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Santa Cruz Brown Ale - Epic Brewing Company

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Santa Cruz Brown AleSanta Cruz Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 02-01-2012)
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-31-2013 02:01:46 | More by ste5venla
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California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-28-2014 02:00:56 | More by zestar
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07-22-2014 23:38:00 | More by afsdan
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-04-2014 03:49:09 | More by Aimeeford
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-04-2014 01:43:24 | More by jduprey007
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Dave_in_GR

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

06-13-2014 01:11:37 | More by Dave_in_GR
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beer pours very dark brown, almost black in color. White head that turns into a nice foam rim around the glass. Some stickiness in the head.

Aroma is fairly simple, malt and pine. Despite its simplicity it has depth and is enjoyable.

Lots of roasted flavors, well balanced between malt hops. Crisp finish with a chocolate aftertaste.

Great body, well carbonated, full mouthfeel.

Too bitter for style, but I don't mind that one bit. This is a very enjoyable beer. I am very pleased with the selection. It would be great with meat on a cold night.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 00:32:41 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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prock180

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-29-2014 21:03:04 | More by prock180
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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-29-2014 03:34:29 | More by Zachtheporter
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williahd

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-18-2014 22:52:09 | More by williahd
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jvillefan

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-30-2014 03:36:48 | More by jvillefan
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Steamer

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-01-2014 02:30:38 | More by Steamer
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condorsim

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-25-2014 18:40:44 | More by condorsim
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-19-2014 02:07:18 | More by Dave_Treat
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BigGold

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-11-2014 01:51:08 | More by BigGold
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jaymo18

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-17-2014 22:39:44 | More by jaymo18
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-14-2014 21:53:05 | More by ricecracker420
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a kick butt hoppy brown ale with the hops falling squarely into that pine family we know and love. dark pour, thick too, more like a porter than a brown ale with loads of dark malt, some cloudiness, and only a small off white head. the nose here is real hop forward, like green pine cones, sappy and fresh. the malt is less chocolate than expected and much more towards that dark bitterness of unmalted roast barley. the hops trump the malt bitterness with a unique bitterness of their own very much sprucy and pine forward. the full body may be a little filling for the style, as this is quite a hearty drink, but one that probably works well in three seasons and is nothing short of beautifully executed. we need more india brown ales on the market, especially in this price range. if epic did 6 packs i would nominate this one.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2014 05:14:06 | More by StonedTrippin
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beergoot

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Brown-ish red body with a thick, creamy, light tan head; spotty clumps of foam cling to the glass. Spicy, dark roasted malt aroma; cinnamon and mocha. Slightly charred grain flavors; burnt toast; acidic and bitter overtones. Medium body; clean and dry finish.

Nice hodge-podge of flavors with some nuttiness and chocolate tones in there as well. The mouthfeel is slightly weak in the body. Overall, a rather intriguing if slightly uneven brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 03:45:15 | More by beergoot
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Zorro

California

3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown colored beer with a small tan colored head.

Smells of cocoa and toast grain and faint coffee. Slight sour scent from the patent malt but it smells pretty tame.

Starts out sweet and strong on the patent malt with a smoky after taste. Lots of chocolate and toasted grain with a middle level of bitterness. Some coffee flavor but it is quite mild.

Mouthfeel is thick.

Overall a very tasty brown ale /porter.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 00:01:37 | More by Zorro
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NickTight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-08-2014 03:17:00 | More by NickTight
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-12-2013 02:07:49 | More by ZEB89
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Santa Cruz Brown Ale from Epic Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.