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Kick-Ass Brown - C.H. Evans Brewing Company

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Kick-Ass Brown
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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
C.H. Evans Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-19-2002)
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Photo of brentblack1

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

09-06-2012 23:57:18 | More by brentblack1
Photo of M_Burkey

5/5  rDev +25%

08-21-2012 04:23:13 | More by M_Burkey
Photo of JTBacon


4.38/5  rDev +9.5%

This is a really satisfying Brown ale. Hold on, let me start over. This is a fantastic and excellent Brown ale. Having never been to the Albany Pump Station, I happened to be there a week ago for a pre-wedding something. While the wedding stuff was happening, I was able to sit at the bar and enjoy a handful of these vessels of delicious. Goes well with an hearty meal, with its own abudance of hearty. I no little about the Brewing Company, but I have had my share of beers and this one ranks competitively with the best. Very enjoyable and I am very impressed with this American Brown.


08-13-2012 21:58:11 | More by JTBacon
Photo of mitch3114

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-21-2012 04:15:48 | More by mitch3114
Photo of stercomm


3.95/5  rDev -1.3%

In Albany on a business trip and stumbled upon The Albany Pump Station. Obviously had on tap

A-Dark brown with a slight tan finger head, slight lacing

S-Getting lots of roasted malts, some spice and caramel

T-Nice taste, get lots of roasted malt along with a nice hoppiness that gives this beer a nice bitterness on the finish.

M-Medium bodied, slight carbonation.

O-A very well balanced beer brewed locally. Very subtle but good

06-17-2012 01:35:23 | More by stercomm
Photo of Jumski

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-24-2012 20:34:50 | More by Jumski
Photo of vonnegut21

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

05-03-2012 14:44:15 | More by vonnegut21
Photo of CheapBeerBuzz


4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-22-2012 22:14:33 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
Photo of tln13


3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

04-20-2012 21:05:40 | More by tln13
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S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4/5  rDev 0%

04-07-2012 22:11:58 | More by sliverX
Photo of ThePorterSorter


4.33/5  rDev +8.3%

this beer drinks like a dark pale ale with an intense hoppiness in the nose and great grain character. It's quite sweet with loads of hop bitterness to complement. The carbonation really pushes this beer into a light, drinkable brown ale. Very effing tasty beer

03-31-2012 23:32:35 | More by ThePorterSorter
Photo of PJF12866

New York

3/5  rDev -25%

03-03-2012 22:00:21 | More by PJF12866
Photo of dantsbeats

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

01-20-2012 23:23:21 | More by dantsbeats
Photo of prisdefer

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-14-2012 19:01:42 | More by prisdefer
Photo of StJamesGate

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-06-2012 15:14:46 | More by StJamesGate
Photo of Gtreid


3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

64 oz growler poured into my bruery tulip. Thanks to naproxen for the hook up.

A: Deep brown color. Not much head comes from the pour, but it does leave a thin collar. No lacing to speak of.

A: Very hop forward nose for a brown ale. I get notes of chocolate, slight roast, and citrus hops.

T: Again, surprisingly hoppy. Chocolate malt notes and citrus. I get a bit of a metallic taste toward the back end. It finishes dry and somewhat sweet with no hint of the abv.

M: good levels of carbonation, medium body.

O: A different take on the style and one I am glad I got to try. I think I prefer the more malty browns, but this is a nice departure from what I'm used to.

12-29-2011 21:44:30 | More by Gtreid
Photo of naproxen

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

12-22-2011 20:37:16 | More by naproxen
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4/5  rDev 0%

12-05-2011 14:45:13 | More by nathanjohnson
Photo of rudy611


5/5  rDev +25%

11-30-2011 03:13:32 | More by rudy611
Photo of rlee1390


4.13/5  rDev +3.3%

A-Deep brown with a one finger head that leaves behind some lacing

S-Roasted malts, spice, caramel and brown sugar.

T-Tastes more like a Black IPA almost. Lots of roasted malt and spices. Wonderful bitterness in the finish as well. Great balance.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, smooth.

O-A wonderful beer by a local brewery. One of their best, along with the Hefe IMO.

10-26-2011 04:26:56 | More by rlee1390
Photo of BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%

A - Deep brown body with a sticky creamy head. Big head with great retention.

S - The nose holds all you would want from a brown ale. A robust nose with scents of bitter, toasted, roasted, a nutty components.

T - A big deep flavor profile with tons of roasted nut. Bitter yeasty brown bread. Toasted nuts again with a faint mocha addition.

M - Robust, deep and drying. Finishes like an Irish dry stout.

O - This beer has depth and complexity and is very well rounded. Closer to a solid porter in my opnion.

09-04-2011 22:43:44 | More by BeerForMuscle
Photo of UDbeernut

New York

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%

from my notes, tasted at the Pump Station in Albany, poureinto a pint

a: nice tan color, nice off white head with good retention

s: nut and citrus hop, mild caramel

t: nut and caramel on the tip pierced by citrus hoppyness. Deffinatly a nice take on the brown ale

m: medium bodied, slightly drying and sticky

o: excellent beer!

07-29-2011 18:57:49 | More by UDbeernut
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New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +11.8%

first beer i get to try while visiting the albany pump station heard great things about this place decided to take a slight detour while spending time upstate

poured out deep red almost like a chestnut brown into my sample glass i asked for a small sampler glass so i could inspect the beer better

aroma was really awesome i smelt lots of burnt or roasted malts in there also some coffee smell and even almonds and cherries too

same in the taste the beer has wonderful balance but you could not get any hops in the nose but now you get the hops in force in the taste this is a really great brown ale

great creamy mouthfeel this beer is really good i think i need to get a growler of it to go for the weekend

07-05-2011 00:10:18 | More by renegadeburger
Photo of Kendo

New York

4.35/5  rDev +8.7%

Got it at the brewpub on 4/23/11.

A: Served in a pint glass. The body is brownish-red (or maybe reddish-brown is more accurate), with a small off-white head. Leaves behind real good lace.

S: Sweet malt - caramel, toffee - and roasted malt. Touch of citric hops.

T: Very nice - good malt foundation that follows the nose (caramel, toffee, some brown sugar). This is followed by a nice citrusy, bitter finish that leaves a clean, drying impression.

M: Just about medium in heft, carbonation is appropriate.

O: This is probably the "flagship" ale at the Pump Station, and for good reason. I could easily quaff this one for awhile and not get bored with it. . . .

04-27-2011 18:09:52 | More by Kendo
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3.98/5  rDev -0.5%

I had this on tap at the brewpub. Apparently a gold medal winner at the GABF, so it's got some pedigree.

The beer is a reddish shade of brown, translucent, with a fairly thin head. Roasted malts and a light citrus nose, maybe amarillo (they use it on their Quackenbush Blond too).

Cocoa and toasted malts are the main flavors, but there's pretty good hops counterbalance here as well. A rich tasting brown ale, one of the better ones I've had.

03-18-2011 10:10:02 | More by TurdFurgison
Kick-Ass Brown from C.H. Evans Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.