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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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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-01-2011 07:26:37 | More by rab53
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i3ei3s

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-30-2011 02:20:39 | More by i3ei3s
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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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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-24-2011 02:09:21 | More by PEIhop
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-22-2011 23:20:19 | More by djrn2
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KGarrett

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-18-2011 23:46:48 | More by KGarrett
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-18-2011 21:10:11 | More by touchmeimsac
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cgise22

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-18-2011 15:04:35 | More by cgise22
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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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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-17-2011 18:49:29 | More by victory4me
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Texasfan549

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.7%

11-17-2011 09:12:55 | More by Texasfan549
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logicalparadox

New York

3/5  rDev -16.7%

11-17-2011 05:14:44 | More by logicalparadox
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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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RandyJ

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-15-2011 18:20:09 | More by Burt
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-15-2011 16:26:34 | More by mjtiernan
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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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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2011 01:18:47 | More by bpfrush
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-14-2011 22:42:57 | More by JAHMUR
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +9.7%

Very small fizzy head dissipates almost instantly; leaving pretty much no lacing at all. Semi-opaque, reddish-brown color.

Nice nose full of dark malts, vaguely roasty and nutty. A hint of sweetness.

Taste follows the nose and is led by the dark malt, with a very subdued hops presence; extremely low bitterness. Lightly toasty and nutty with traces of caramel and maybe a little coffee in the finish.

Medium carbonation, fairly short and dry finish. Easy to drink, a nice brown, nothing earth-shattering but very pleasant on a cool fall evening in upstate New York.

10-25-2011 13:45:37 | More by tobelerone
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev 0%

Enjoyed on 8/27/2011. Reviewed from notes.

Opens with a huge tuft of cocoa brown foam, which fizzles down to a thin ring of white suds. Body is cola brown with deep reddish notes when held to light.

Whiffs of caramel, roasted coffee beans, chocolate, anise, licorice and other dessert flavors tickle the nostril. It manages to be light and unconfrontational, despite all the big aromas on display.

Flavor is dry, showing off coffee bean and leather up front, followed by a sweet caramel, a little pipe tobacco and a Dr. Pepper-esque conclusion. I'm also catching a mild plum sweetness on the backend.

The mouth is smooth at the opening, followed by a dry and sizzly conclusion. A mild espresso bitterness hits the back of the tongue, making for a nice diversification of flavors.

I was certainly impressed with this underrated entry into the brown ale category. It's complex and drinkable, making for one of the best of type available in my childhood stomping grounds of Central New York.

09-10-2011 04:24:27 | More by deapokid
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soju6

Missouri

3.43/5  rDev -4.7%

A:Pours a dark brown with a small tan head that fades quickly and not real lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted nuts, abit of caramel and a soft sweetness.

T: Taste of mild nut and a bit caramel. There is a subtle bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Moderate body, smooth and a bit creamy.

O: Nice casual beer for the style. Good for a couple.

09-09-2011 02:46:54 | More by soju6
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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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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -10.3%

This beer pours out as a nice looking brown color with a light tan colored head on top. The smell of the beer is slightly sweet and a little nutty. The taste of the beer is a little sweet up front that fades into a subtle toasted dry flavor in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel of the beer is nicely carbonated and has a good drinkability to it. Overall this beer is well balanced and is easy enough to drink several in a sitting if you choose too.

08-30-2011 00:24:35 | More by Knapp85
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy brown with moderate carbonation. Off-white head that diminished pretty quickly. Not much lacing to speak of.

Smell: Very nice roasted aroma. Hints of caramel.

Taste: Moderate bitterness with a slight sweetness that pops up in the finish. Nice roasted malt flavor. Hints of caramel, chocolate, and nuts.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body that was dry but left a creamy feel. The carbonation was lively.

Overall: Disappointing head, but I loved the aroma and flavor, and found it to be very refreshing. Wish I had another bottle.

08-05-2011 23:45:19 | More by SolipsismalCat
Nut Brown Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.