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The Deuce - Sun King Brewing Company

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83
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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 18.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TwelveOunces on 10-29-2012)
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MortarPestle

Indiana

1/5  rDev -72.7%

11-04-2012 13:25:05 | More by MortarPestle
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

As the 1,000th and a Deuce CANQuest (TM) review, my utmost thanks goes out to Anther6Pack! What The Deuce is this?!? I was told deuces are wild and now I am handed a Subpoena Duces Tecum! I am riding the first deuce-and-a-half into town to get this resolved! "Oof! Did you get served?!?!" I am almost always served as I rarely get cut off, except when I am riding my 2003 Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce.

Enough with the jokes! I have a screw-top CAN of beer to review!

From the CAN: "A CANlaboration by Sun King Brewery [&] Oskar Blues Brewery"; "Pack It In, Pack It Out"; "Made Possible by Ball[,] cask.com[,] Silgan".

First off, let me reiterate that this is NOT the medium from which to CANduct an aggro pour! On a previous CANBottle review, I splashed beer into my keyboard and this time, I got a huge gush that could barely be CANtrolled, causing the loss of ~ 2 fluid ounces. While I rushed around to clean up the mess and overflow, it created two dense, rocky fingers of deep-tan head that eventually collapsed inwards to look like a fallen souffle. Color was a deep-brown with minimal light penetration, allowing me to see ruby/garnet highlights (SRM = > 34, < 44). Nose had a slightly sour quality, something that I have been noticing in Brown Ales lately, along with the usual chocolate malt sweetness. Mouthfeel was full, creamy, really. It tasted like a dark chocolate milkshake, if anyone ever made such a thing. The sour smell translated to a deeply smoky flavor in the mouth and on the tongue, followed by a very chocolaty taste. The finish was slightly charcoal, making it more dry than I am used to in the style. It was still chocolaty, but it had a burnt, overcooked quality that would cause me to give it a pass on a second go-'round of The Deuces.

Serving type: can

02-05-2014 22:18:03 | More by woodychandler
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Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-22-2013 04:55:37 | More by ChrisWashington
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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

11-20-2013 16:53:20 | More by BSuter
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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-28-2013 02:45:08 | More by mpayne5
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South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

05-26-2013 20:06:29 | More by mikeincharleston
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Florida

3/5  rDev -18%

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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-10-2013 14:51:29 | More by aasher
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denimdemon

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-10-2013 19:44:59 | More by denimdemon
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Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Indiana

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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Lukafer

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

01-23-2013 04:08:45 | More by Lukafer
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MordorMongo


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-13-2013 20:37:53 | More by MordorMongo
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indybearsfan

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +23%

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mrandypandy

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-13-2012 03:59:05 | More by mrandypandy
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AaronHomoya

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A canned collaboration between Sun King and Oskar Blues breweries. This is a kinda strange beer - it's a really hoppy brown ale. Appearance is brown, of course, with somewhat minimal head. Nothing special here. The aroma starts to get interesting, though.

The strong citrus, pine hoppiness is a surprise after looking at a brown ale. It's really a pronounced hop aroma, with little else. I like it. The taste follows with a hop dominated flavor, though it's supported with nice brown malt that makes it come together a little like an IPA, except with brown malt instead of caramel. It's a fairly unique combination of flavors that works for the most part.

I don't know if I would go for this style all the time, but I certainly have enjoyed it as a change of pace so far.

Serving type: can

12-01-2012 14:00:07 | More by AaronHomoya
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texasdrugaddict

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Skye1024

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-22-2012 03:28:59 | More by Skye1024
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cosmonick

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-21-2012 00:29:49 | More by cosmonick
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bryang002

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-13-2012 18:31:57 | More by bryang002
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a single for $5.99 because I didn't want a 4 pack at $20. Kind of pricy for the contents.

Pours dark brown. Faint off-white head and little lacing.

Big hop aroma from this one. Pine and citrus fruits. A little chocolate malt, but very hop forward.

Big bitterness up front. Orange, lemon and pine hop flavors along with a little roasted malt and nutty bread. Kind of weird as the mellow brown malt body clashes a bit with the intense hoppiness and this is coming from a hophead.

Medium to light bodied. At times was a bit watery. Lots of carbonation makes a crisp finish.

Interesting, but didn't do much for me. Tasted more like someone dumped a bunch of hops in a brown ale than any cohesive effort. Also the price point even for SK offerings is much too high.

Serving type: can

11-13-2012 14:16:04 | More by jmarsh123
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The Deuce from Sun King Brewing Company
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