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Nut Brown Ale - Ithaca Beer Company

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Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

392 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001)
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hkyplyr73

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-18-2012 20:45:49 | More by hkyplyr73
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FrankyLikesIt

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-14-2011 19:35:44 | More by FrankyLikesIt
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zaparzynski

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-17-2013 01:35:29 | More by zaparzynski
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thick dark brown, almost black with a 1 inch caramel head, quickly fades, with some residual lace. Smell right off is chocolate, spice, and caramel. Taste is almost coffee like, very nice actually, with a good hoppy after taste. This was very smoothe, somewhat thick but not overally so at all. Its seems very drinkable and I was suprised

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 00:17:58 | More by mikesgroove
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-17-2011 21:09:15 | More by tclapper
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Drew88

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-09-2014 18:34:20 | More by Drew88
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RandyJ

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-16-2011 04:04:29 | More by RandyJ
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alalvarez75

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-15-2011 05:12:47 | More by alalvarez75
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-06-2011 02:17:53 | More by pavpav12
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OldSchoolGamer

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ithaca is definetly one of best brewers out of New York. Almost all their beers have been quite good. This is another solid outing from them. Here is my review:

A: Pours a very dark, brown. Almost opaque with just touches of red around the edges. Head is on the tan side, but is actually quite minimal.

S/T: The aroma is very robust. Lots of caramel, brown sugar, nuttyness, and toasted malts. Flavor is also robust and quite complex, which is uncommon for a Brown Ale. Lots of toasted and roasted malts. Also quite a bit of coffee, brown sugar, caramel, and a touch of chocolate. The nuttyness is also present. I am really surprised with this one. Loads of excellent malt flavor and complexity. Easily one of the best Brown Ales I have had to date.

M/D: Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Nice and creamy with a somewhat dry finish. Drinks very well. Like I said, this is one of the best Brown Ales I have had to date. So if you like Brown Ales, don't hesitate to pick this one up.

I wasn't expecting much from this brew, but I was more than impressed. Considering I have been drinking a lot of Imperial Stouts lately, I am still impressed with this beers strong, complex, and robust flavor. The only other Browns I like are Mikkeller Jackie Brown, Rogue Hazelnut, and Dogfish India Brown. This one is right up there with the best.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2010 20:43:53 | More by OldSchoolGamer
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-17-2011 03:05:23 | More by nh2032
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TheBeerNation

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-20-2014 19:03:06 | More by TheBeerNation
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kkosmoski

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A nice dense tannish head atop a medium brown/red brew. Some pretty good stick to the side of the pint.

A very nice aromatic malt smell wafts out of the pint with toasty, caramel, and roasted qualities.

Some roasty malt flavors to start out followed by some sweeter undertones and a nice grainy base malt foundation. There are some 'nutty' flavors in there suggesting some toasted malts, as the name would suggest. A very malty brew, hops are barely recognized and only there for balancing out the malt.

A little more carbonation than I would like to see for an English Brown. Light to medium-bodied. This would make a pretty good session beer, nice flavor and drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2006 20:24:48 | More by kkosmoski
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blackened1339

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-15-2011 02:35:24 | More by blackened1339
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-16-2011 23:06:04 | More by fizzyted
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maxhock

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-07-2014 00:34:08 | More by maxhock
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WesWes

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark amber/brown color with an offwhite head that laces the top of the glass. The nose is of toasted malts and nuts. The taste is good. A nice balance between pale, crystal, and victory malts. There is low hopping and a nice "brown type" aftertaste. The beer is medium bodied and is quite drinkable. I'm from this area and drink this beer often. The Nut Brown Ale is one of their best sellers and best tasting beers. It's not the best one of this style, but it's also not the worst.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2003 14:48:46 | More by WesWes
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beerdedbiker

Vermont

4/5  rDev +11.1%

07-09-2012 14:45:33 | More by beerdedbiker
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prisdefer

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-14-2012 18:28:48 | More by prisdefer
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep reddish brown color with sparse off-white head.
Smell is a nice combination of chocolate, roasted malt and over-ripe fruit.
Taste also shows a dark fruitiness, along with some coffee and chocolate notes.
Rich and full in mouth with a nice nutty finish. A opleasant mild bitterness also begins to show through as the beer slowly warms.
Nice beer with good drinkability. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2007 00:19:33 | More by tgbljb
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John

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fine example of the brown ale style. Medium-full bodied, rocky tan head.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2001 15:56:13 | More by John
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Edwaka01

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into imperial pint.

A - Dark brown. Garnet hues shining through when held to light. No head worth talking about, lacing on top of beer though.

S - Coffee, roasted malts, vanilla.

T - Coffee, toffee, roasted malts, hazlenut?, vanilla.

M - Full bodied, nothing special here.

O - One of the first craft beers I ever loved, so I'll always have a soft spot for this one, no matter how many better beers I try. All biases aside, this is still awesome.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 23:58:52 | More by Edwaka01
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Freggs

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-03-2012 01:27:50 | More by Freggs
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bluntedboywonder

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-26-2011 16:52:28 | More by bluntedboywonder
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Edward19

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

05-14-2014 03:39:47 | More by Edward19
Nut Brown Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.