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Nut Brown Ale - Ithaca Beer Company

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Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale

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402 Ratings

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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 210
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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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
Photo of Swanson
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Swanson, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Why-P-A
2.95/5  rDev -17.8%

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
Photo of HoppyKilaMonster
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%

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
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

lccrunchy, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of fx20736
4.16/5  rDev +15.9%

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint, served at room temp.

appearance: turbid chestnut brown with a pretty creme brulee khaki head that doesn't stick around long. spotty lacing.

aroma: light toasted caramel, herbal hops, faint diacetyl and some alcohol esters. it is all rounded together in a nice bundle.

mouthfeel: is good, soft and full.

taste: takes a while to get going but lightly toasted malt with a kiss of caramel vanilla sweetness and a nutty quality like hazelnuts or pecans.

notes; like the Dundee this is a nice, simple malty brown from Upstate NY with just a touch of sweetness. Easy drinking.

fx20736, Mar 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

dsshuck, Mar 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

draftpunk, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Treyliff
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%

A- pours dark brown, slightly hazy. Small fizzy white head completely dissappears almost immediately leaving no lace or head.

S- roasted hazelnut with fresh coffee, literally smells like coffee with hazelnut creamer. Sharp nutty notes with a bit of toffee, pretty strong aromas overall.

T- sweet and nutty with some hazelnut flavor, similar to the nose. Roasted coffee bean and Caramel malt sweetness with just a touch if hops on the backend. The finish is dry, leaving a roasted nutty bitterness

M- medium body, moderate carbonation, just a bit of cream on the mouthfeel with a slightly smooth finish

O- I really liked the nutty coffee flavors in this one, probably not for non-coffee drinkers but I enjoyed it

Treyliff, Mar 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

TimRex, Feb 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

chalkda01, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%

A: The beer is relatively clear brownish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dense tan head.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of nutty malts in the nose along with some notes of chocolate malts and hints of coffee beans.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell, but isn't quite as strong. Neither sweetness nor bitterness are perceptible.
M: It feels rather medium-bodied and somewhat smooth (but a little thin) on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I wished that this beer could have been a little heaver, but it is very easy to drink and has some nice flavors.

metter98, Feb 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

well it looks great in a glass but that a about it if you like english brown ales look else this offers little to good drinking beers the last sip taste wonderful but the rest of the beer lacks my wanting to drink so move on and keep looking for some great beers pass on this on

wac9, Feb 18, 2013
Nut Brown Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
81 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.