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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

397 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | 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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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

02-04-2013 19:07:46 | More by Budinetz
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Mike099

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25%

01-28-2013 23:12:42 | More by Mike099
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brewsclues

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

01-26-2013 05:36:48 | More by brewsclues
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Fahz

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-26-2013 00:11:24 | More by Fahz
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Sipchue

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-29-2012 14:01:59 | More by Sipchue
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sevenarts

New York

3/5  rDev -16.7%

A: Translucent cola brown. Very very little head with no retention and no lacing - it soon entirely fades away as though it was never there at all.

S: Mild and malty aromas of caramel, vanilla, hazelnut.

T/M: Again, very mild but pleasant flavors. Vanilla, a slight nuttiness, sweet caramel malts, some tea-like flavors that linger at the end of a sip. Body is a little on the thin side.

O: This goes down really easy and is pleasant in its unassuming way, but there's no oomph to it, nothing special. Easy to drink and totally inoffensive. A little more body and better head/carbonation would go some ways towards making it an entirely average brew.

12-20-2012 23:10:28 | More by sevenarts
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rymurphy617

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-19-2012 20:12:04 | More by rymurphy617
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stxp

New York

3.3/5  rDev -8.3%

appearance: cloudy brown, no head, un-carbonated looking, no lace, slightly flat?

smell: toasty biscuit, nutty, slight alcohol, bready

taste: slight roast, not overpowering, slight burnt, very bready malty, undetectable bitterness

mouthfeel: thin, gets a bit creamy on the end, not thick like the style, sloghtly oily

overall: great malty toasty taste with a touch of roast, easy to drink, goes down smooth, mine was very flat

12-02-2012 23:55:54 | More by stxp
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eargle

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

11-20-2012 20:03:42 | More by eargle
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SLeffler27

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-18-2012 05:49:17 | More by SLeffler27
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felixljr

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-17-2012 18:25:21 | More by felixljr
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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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Freggs

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

10-20-2012 10:44:28 | More by Dirtinabottle
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

10-04-2012 02:02:25 | More by GennyCreamAle
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eek42

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-26-2012 13:55:17 | More by eek42
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GFD400

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-25-2012 23:50:29 | More by GFD400
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CKav

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25%

09-19-2012 21:19:47 | More by CKav
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +11.1%

I had this on-tap at Valhalla in NYC.

Served in a pint glass.

A: Poured out a brown color that was substantially more cloudy in the middle and fairly transparent around the edges. The slight head, while small, still stuck around for a good bit.

S: Both nutty and caramely, farily potent, and with a fresh brown sugar bill along with a lit-kerosene lamp type of fiery smokiness.

T: Yep, lots of roast on this one... more so than many people had given it credit for even. It reminded me somewhat of Alaskan Smoked Porter in this regard.

M: Much more nutty and smokey that mapley or syrupy, with no booze detected, and some moderate lacing left on the glass.

O: Either I was just in the mood for this type of brew or maybe I'm just more of a fan of this style than most. Nevertheless, I thought this was tasty.

09-09-2012 23:28:00 | More by Chaney
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citylifelover

New York

3/5  rDev -16.7%

09-09-2012 00:54:38 | More by citylifelover
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jurbanik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-07-2012 13:37:04 | More by jurbanik
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brentblack1

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-07-2012 00:24:11 | More by brentblack1
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kmt314


4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

08-27-2012 19:47:21 | More by kmt314
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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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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%

Bottle purchased at the brewery in February, and has held up pretty well. Pours a hazy dark brown with red highlights not limited to the edge of the glass. A decent tan coloured head dissipates quickly with little lacing.

Impressive aroma of roasted dark malts, with espresso/coffee tones and even a hint of smoked oak. The flavour isn't as well balanced as I'd hoped, the toasted malt sweetness transitions rather abruptly into a bitter finish, with pleasant nuttiness in the aftertaste.`

08-11-2012 20:55:12 | More by hopsolutely
Nut Brown Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.