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Gnarly Brown - MadTree Brewing

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very good

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 9
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: meanmutt on 04-24-2013)
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5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best beers in Cincinnati. It is full flavored and has a beautiful dark color. This beer makes the perfect gift for an out of town friend. I recommended stopping by the brewery and filling up a growler to take home. Madtree has an exceptional selection. I celebrate this brewery's entire line-up.

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of chrismattlin
4.92/5  rDev +25.2%

This is one bad-ass beer! I always have a few on hand, cold and ready to go; it's my go-to.

The best thing about it? Uniqueness.

This beer blurs the lines between Brown Ale, Porter, and Black IPA.
This beer blurs the lines between bitter and sweet. A great balance.

When you drink it, your palate goes for a ride. First, the Cascade and Chinook hops find their way to your sensory, then, all of a sudden, the malts steal the show! 2-Row, Victory, Extra Special Brown, Pale Chocolate, Roasted Barley... wow. A bit of a fuller mouthfeel than most "brown ales", and a hoppy, coffee finish have you thinking it may almost be a Porter. But, wait, at first it tasted like a Black IPA... nah, these malts are dancing perfectly together... that's definitely one gnarly brown ale- a fitting name for a beer, eh?

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4.8/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a - poured a one finger thick light tan head into a snifter that left thick lacing with nice billowing throughout. the body was dark brown bordering on black.
s - vanilla with some chocolate coming through.
t - roasted chocolate with some piney hops coming through and then coffee finishes this one out.
m - medium and coating.
o - very close to a porter. i really enjoyed this one, great sipper and enjoyable.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a dark brown with a off-white two finger head.
S - Sweet and roasted with vanilla.
T - Malt and earthy. Roasted coffee and almost a porter flavor. Subtle bitter hops.
M - Light body and not to much carbonation.
O - A pretty good beer. Nice marriage of brown ale and porter. Used a can for my chili and really added to the flavor.

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Gnarly Brown from MadTree Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.