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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

391 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 8
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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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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Mudawg

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-25-2012 14:57:42 | More by lsfrontman
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stouty5

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +25%

02-21-2012 01:36:37 | More by stouty5
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josefnewsong

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25%

02-16-2012 18:59:03 | More by josefnewsong
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jclaydev

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25%

02-11-2012 22:43:53 | More by jclaydev
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.7%

02-05-2012 19:59:27 | More by jfcaa193
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beertunes

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-30-2012 23:41:39 | More by beertunes
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beerman999999

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-30-2012 02:11:13 | More by beerman999999
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Brabander

Netherlands

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

This is overall a very nice English brown ale! I got this bottle a few weeks ago in a trade.

Poured in my Struise glass this beer looks good, nice darkbrown fluid with a decent head. Nice carbonation and hardly no lacing.

Smell of coffee and dito coffee taste. I also thought that there were some hazelnuts in this beer. Soft sweet.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 21:32:11 | More by Brabander
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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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throwback

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-23-2012 05:10:43 | More by throwback
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modernartblues

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Tulip from Bottle
Purchased From Brewery 01.16.12

A: pours a coffee colored body, appears darker, closer to black in glass, head quickly recedes, not much lacing

S: roasty, maybe hints of coffee, nothing earth shattering, but pleasant

T: follows the nose, some roast and a touch of malt sweetness, not getting much nutty out of it, doesn't quite nail the style (seems more portery rather than a true nut brown), but I am enjoying it.

M: nice, smooth, plenty of carbonation, which is needed for this sort of light bodied beer

O: pretty good, would purchase again. nothing earth shattering here, but solid beer from a solid brewery

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 21:57:32 | More by modernartblues
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Milkysunshine

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25%

01-22-2012 01:55:45 | More by Milkysunshine
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mattbk

New York

3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Looks sort of thin, head disspiates quickly. The color is a very deep brown.
S: I really like this aroma. Chocolate, cocoa, coffee, hazelnut. It's like a chocolate coffee.
T: Same in the flavor, with some bready sweetness to round it out. The sweetness is mild and balances the other flavors well.
M: This beer falls down a bit when it comes to mouthfeel. It should be quite a bit fuller I feel. The light body makes the finish very short. I'd like the taste to hang around my tongue a bit longer. The carbonation is appropriate.
O: I do like this beer quite a bit from a taste perspective. It's also very drinkable, half the beer is gone in a flash. But, while it is very good... it could have been great.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 03:18:48 | More by mattbk
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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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Codytucker13

New York

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

01-06-2012 15:30:42 | More by Codytucker13
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hotmanflab666

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-04-2012 03:53:02 | More by hotmanflab666
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-04-2012 01:59:18 | More by whallgren
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animal69

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-02-2012 07:29:22 | More by animal69
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h0gg

New York

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-31-2011 03:32:43 | More by h0gg
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TerrenceOBrien

New York

3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The dark almost porter-like appearance, along with the hints of coffee on the nose lead you to believe this will be a much heavier and stronger brew than it is. The very thin head should have been a dead give away that this would have a very light mouth feel. Overall it was very malty and I found it to be heavily carbonated. Not a bad beer by any stretch of the imagination, but nothing to write home about either. There are light notes of chocolate -- primarily in the aftertaste -- but they're easily lost in what is an overwhelmingly grainy and molasses-y flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 18:28:39 | More by TerrenceOBrien
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a dark brown, slightly malty looking head was roughly 1/2" came off a light tan.

Smell: smells off light coffee, not as strong as I would expect but definitely worth inhaling.

Taste: light coffee, slight chocolate. Easy to drink and very easy to love.

Mouth: medium carbonation might be heavy to some. Backwash of the taste if pretty evident.

Overall: one of my better favorites already when it comes to the brown ale category. I would say my 3rd favorite...might be a go to in almost any occasion, hope you enjoy....Cheers to all!

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2011 00:09:00 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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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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smithmd4

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-27-2011 05:31:11 | More by smithmd4
Nut Brown Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.