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Gnarly Brown - MadTree Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.63%
Wants: 8
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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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Photo of crewfish
5/5  rDev +26.9%
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.

crewfish, Nov 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

yeahman, May 21, 2013
Photo of chrismattlin
4.92/5  rDev +24.9%

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?

chrismattlin, Sep 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

cmichel28, Apr 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

mschwaberow, Jun 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

jnm22, Jun 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

kylehay2004, Nov 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

XUJOE, Jan 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Rod_J, Feb 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

vermilcj, Sep 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

beerme626, Aug 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

jburd19, Feb 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Lukass, May 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Omnium, Jun 03, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

GPHarris, May 20, 2013
Photo of patpbr
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

patpbr, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of buschbeer
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 FL. OZ. can
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It pours brown with amber highlights. It is capped with an inch of tan head that quickly dissipates.

S - It has a great nutty, earthy chocolate aroma. It is very aromatic.

T - It has a robust, nutty taste to start. Then some milk chocolate flavor comes in for the finish.

M - Medium leaning towards full.

O - This is a great brown ale. The flavors and aromas are fantastic. I have become a huge MadTree fan and cannot wait for it to enter the northern Ohio market.

buschbeer, May 18, 2014
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Gnarly Brown from MadTree Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.