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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

411 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%
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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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Cooker_stp, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

zaparzynski, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of emyers
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy brown color with amber highlights and a two-finger beige head.

Smell: When I think brown ale, this is pretty much exactly the aroma I envision - nuts, lightly toasted malts, a hint of caramel. Very nice.

Taste: Similar to the smell, but a little bit toned down. Toasted malts, nuts, caramel malt, just a touch of earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light-bodied with a medium-to-high carbonation level for the style. Comes off a tad bit watery.

Overall: This is a style I tend to overlook, so I'm glad I picked this beer up. Very good example of the style, although a little more body would have been ideal.

emyers, Aug 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Lambocalrisien, Aug 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

mcdego1279, Aug 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

BillRoth, Aug 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

jp312, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

CatapultDowntown, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Danimal1101, Jul 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

dhmxray, Jul 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

pathman, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

JxExM, Jun 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

LPJones, Jun 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

jaxon53, Jun 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

tedho21, Jun 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Swanson, Jun 03, 2013
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2.95/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Why-P-A, Jun 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

HoppyKilaMonster, May 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Slatetank, May 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

zachary80, Apr 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Wortman1998, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of mooseo
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Dark brown/mahogany with a small light tan head.

S - Toasted malt, hazelnut, caramel, and a hint of sweet chocolate.

T - Sweet toasted malt with a pleasant nuttiness throughout. Subtle dark chocolate and toffee. A touch of earthy hops on the finish, but not much. Burnt grains and nutty flavors linger in the mouth.

M - Light-medium body, creamy and relatively smooth going down. Mild carbonation, and perhaps a bit watery.

O - A decent nut brown, very easy to drink. The overall flavor is a tad too subtle and the hops are buried by the malt, but it's still a relatively tasty beer.

mooseo, Mar 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

HeyJim, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

WDJersey, Mar 21, 2013
Nut Brown Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.