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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

399 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | 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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brodah

New York

1/5  rDev -72.2%

12-18-2011 00:00:40 | More by brodah
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yesyouam

New York

1.85/5  rDev -48.6%

The beer is a deep raspberry brown with a creamy, lumpy tan head that leaves good lacing. The aroma yields a little sweet malt, a little roast, a little medicinal hops. It is a medium-bodied beer that feels a bit watery and a bit chalky. Now, the flavor... ew. It's strangely chemically. I can't even tell what this is supposed to taste like. Something has gone awry. I just held my nose and chugged it just to get it down.
(rated Mar 6, 2007)

12-14-2008 15:58:42 | More by yesyouam
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -44.4%

12-28-2011 15:08:03 | More by Brushkanna
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microbe7

New York

2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

01-27-2012 23:24:44 | More by microbe7
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tt0027

New York

2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

11-09-2012 01:00:29 | More by tt0027
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NooseJustice

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

12-01-2013 19:14:13 | More by NooseJustice
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Mudawg

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

02-25-2012 17:51:04 | More by Mudawg
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wac9

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

well it looks great in a glass but that a about it if you like english brown ales look else this offers little to good drinking beers the last sip taste wonderful but the rest of the beer lacks my wanting to drink so move on and keep looking for some great beers pass on this on

02-18-2013 01:42:29 | More by wac9
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

02-12-2013 04:53:11 | More by BugTownPub
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Codytucker13

New York

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

01-06-2012 15:30:42 | More by Codytucker13
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brdc

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Thanks azurelimits for this one. Small capped bottle poured into a pint glass.

Dark brown, reddish highlights, minimal head with no retention or lacing.
Faint nutty aroma, thin on the palate with just faint caramel and nutty taste. Very weak, did not even finish mine. Disappointing.

11-20-2008 02:45:24 | More by brdc
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Bellabananas

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

A: Reddish tones, thin body with a head that dissipates quickly
S: Malty caramel tones, just as you would expect with a brown ale
T: Very thin in flavor, slight malt flavor and a bit of sweetness. After the nose the taste is a disappointment. Leaves a less than pleasant aftertaste
M: Very thin mouthfeel, just slides down your throat
O: Smells great but overall just a disappointment

12-04-2011 06:06:51 | More by Bellabananas
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carnoustie7

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

06-27-2012 21:10:09 | More by carnoustie7
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TimRex

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

02-28-2013 16:29:01 | More by TimRex
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SteveB24

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

10-06-2013 04:56:42 | More by SteveB24
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zachary80

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

04-26-2013 01:19:58 | More by zachary80
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BryanK

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

08-10-2012 00:39:44 | More by BryanK
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

03-18-2013 00:08:00 | More by lccrunchy
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

2.88/5  rDev -20%

I picked up a bottle of the Ithaca Nut Brown on a trip to Albany a while ago. It is a very dark brown color with ruby highlights and a foamy tan head that fades really fast. A few spots of lace are found on the glass as it empties. The aroma is faint, but mainly roasted malt, dried nuts and slightly earthy. Each sip of the medium bodied beer begins malty. Flavors of coffee and chocolate move in and it finishes slightly sour. Some malty flavors are left behind.

This is a good nut brown that is rather drinkable and would definitly buy again, however I think I was looking for stronger malt flavors and more lacing.

06-07-2003 13:11:35 | More by WanderingFool
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MikeyA

New York

2.91/5  rDev -19.2%

It's ok. I don't get much nut out of it. I was expecting more of a hazelnut-ey flavor. Not that great, but not bad. I wouldn't get it again but I'm not pissed that it's all I have to drink during this blizzard. Ooga chakka booga filling up space for two hundred fifty words.

02-09-2013 02:00:14 | More by MikeyA
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krberg

Oregon

2.95/5  rDev -18.1%

Big cream head over a Hires rootbeer body. Very carbonated; it even sounds like a soda.

I smell chocolate malt and no hops. That's about it.

Biscuity and somewhat like hazelnuts. Mildly sweet with little bitterness. Too much co2 bite.

Thin mouthfeel. I like a little richness to my browns.

Pure session beer. Not challenging. Very drinkable, although, I'm not sure you'd want to.

Boring. Probably good for someone who doesn't like "dark" beers. Might be a nice gateway brew.

02-08-2005 22:29:08 | More by krberg
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Thickfreakness

New York

2.95/5  rDev -18.1%

A- Bought at the brewery last weekend. Deep dark brown/black... thin and whimpy tan head that disappears instantly and leaves no traces of lacing.

S- Roasted coffee, slight hints of cocoa, a mixed bag of roasted nuts. Nothing dramatic or fantastic, but pleasant none-the-less.

T- More black iced coffee than roasted nuts. A touch bitter but not overwhelming. Some roasty Macadamia nut/Walnut/Almond flavors shine thru as it warms up.

M- Kinda thin... a decent bitter-sweet blend. No carbonation to speak of. Lots of coffee flavor stands out and I do love a nice cup of coffee!

O- Certainly not a great brown ale by any means... worth a try for sure, but I've had way better. Nothing impressive here, a decent coffee/nutty taste.

09-01-2011 03:59:51 | More by Thickfreakness
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MrOH

Maryland

2.95/5  rDev -18.1%

Deep russet with a single finger of light tan foam. Retention isn't so hot. Lacing isn't either.

Coffee, toast, some dark chocolate, roasting nuts. Deep, inviting, and soothing.

Deep malt, stale coffee, toasty, nutty. Pretty good, except for the acidic twang from the stale coffee note. Check yo mash pH when using dark malts, son!

Medium bodied, low carb, helps to keep it drinkable.

The stale coffee taste kinda ruins this beer. If it didn't have that acidic gas-station coffee twang, it would be damn good.

04-25-2012 04:52:28 | More by MrOH
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Why-P-A

Maryland

2.95/5  rDev -18.1%

A: A nice solid brown color, nor overly red or black with minimal cloudiness.

S: Caramel and sweet grain notes which are similar to of aromas generated during the mashing process.

T: The main component of this beer is the malts as it should be. This beer trends toward the sweeter side with a very minimal bitter finish which could come from either bittering hops or the darker malts, likely the later.

M: Very light in body and mouthfeel, which combined with the average ABV makes this especially smooth and easy to drink.

O: This was one of the 4 original beers offered by Ithaca beer. No outstanding qualities but a solid brown ale. Hard to find on tap but readily available in bottles in the Northeast.

06-02-2013 21:49:16 | More by Why-P-A
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CBFanWish

New York

2.98/5  rDev -17.2%

This is a middle of the road ut brown. It's not bad, but it had a few flaws that could easily be fixed. The taste was chocolate with a coffee aftertaste. I was slightly bothered by a slight metalic taste.It kind of tasted mediciney. The colour was nice dark brown with a thin tan head that didn't last too long. The smell was of chocolate. I don't feel good drinking it. I feel very uncomfortable with it.

03-13-2004 19:15:53 | More by CBFanWish
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Nut Brown Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.