Nut Brown Ale - Ithaca Beer Company
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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
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
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
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
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
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.