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Hook & Ladder Backdraft Brown - Hook & Ladder Brewing Company (No. 2)

Hook & Ladder Backdraft BrownHook & Ladder Backdraft Brown

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BA SCORE
81
good

230 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 230
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%


Brewed by:
Hook & Ladder Brewing Company (No. 2) visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-21-2002)
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abcsofbeer

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3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle with no drink by date, this ale is Coke colored, reddish brown. The head is pretty thick and tall and has good retention and lacing.

The aroma is slightly nutty with some sweet aromas coming through. I also detect a little graininess.

The taste is very smooth and lightly hopped with some smooth malt flavor thrown in. It has a small sweet flavor too.

The mouthfeel is medium but with very little carbonation. Overall this one is well blended between the hops and malts, so nothing really stands out.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2008 16:55:40 | More by abcsofbeer
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Hook & Ladder Backdraft Brown from Hook & Ladder Brewing Company (No. 2)
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