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Brave Horse - Schooner Exact Brewing Company

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Brave Horse
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Schooner Exact Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Sky2625 on 07-23-2011

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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 3
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3.98/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured clean dark amber color with a half inch of off-white head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma had a good, solid base, without being sweetly smelling, and some nicely counter-balancing hoppiness. On the tongue, the story was the same, malts that were just a touch less than sweet and crisp hops that contrasted nicely and left a bit of a tingle on the finish.

The body was great, nicely full and smooth, with an evenness that's rarely seen. Drinkability was excellent, I suspect a growler would be gone before you knew it, so ya better grab two. Overall, another great brew from one of Washington's smaller breweries. Worth a trip to either the brewery tasting room or the Brave Horse Tavern (the only 2 places to get this brew) for a few.

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4.2/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at Schooner Exact. Poured into a red plastic "keg cup" on August 13th, 2011.

A: The beer poured a dark amber color, very reminiscent of Coca Cola. Almost no head formed, but there were patches of white soapy bubbles on the surface of the beer.

S: A strong pine aroma initially greets, but is followed up by orange peel and dark caramel.

T: The flavors of Brave Horse are very similar to the aroma. Pine comes through at the beginning, but a strong toasted/burnt malt flavor seeps through with a hint of oily orange peel.

M: The beer has a medium body with a slightly oily mouth feel and mid level carbonation.

O: Not a CDA, but not really a straight IPA, either. This is a nice rotational beer from Schooner's stable. Recommended.


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4.2/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Schooner Exact. Poured into a standard pint glass (this review from notes taken 7/2/11 - took me that long to get to 20 reviews so I could add this).

A - Poured a dark amber orange with 1 finger of barely off-white small bubble head. Several carbonation streams present. Shines bright orange/gold when held up to the light.

S - Mild citrus hop nose, with a hint of pine and floral hop.

T - Clean flavor, heavy pine hop, with a piney and grainy finish. Also a hint of malt at the tail end of the flavor. Great balance and intensity.

M - Medium body and crisp. Moderate intensity carbonation tingles on the tongue.

D - Very nice IPA. Satisfying, refreshing, and crisp. Great for just about any occasion.

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Brave Horse from Schooner Exact Brewing Company
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