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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

392 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 9
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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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-24-2013 00:20:14 | More by Slatetank
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zachary80

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

04-26-2013 01:19:58 | More by zachary80
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Wortman1998

New York

3/5  rDev -16.7%

04-04-2013 16:50:18 | More by Wortman1998
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 02:42:02 | More by mooseo
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HeyJim

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

03-24-2013 01:30:19 | More by HeyJim
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-21-2013 02:10:58 | More by WDJersey
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

03-18-2013 00:08:00 | More by lccrunchy
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fx20736

New York

4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 11:48:10 | More by fx20736
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-13-2013 23:56:47 | More by dsshuck
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draftpunk

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-09-2013 05:19:03 | More by draftpunk
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 03:28:30 | More by Treyliff
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TimRex

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

02-28-2013 16:29:01 | More by TimRex
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chalkda01

New York

3/5  rDev -16.7%

02-24-2013 02:39:07 | More by chalkda01
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metter98

New York

3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 02:33:32 | More by metter98
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wac9

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 01:42:29 | More by wac9
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Mojoman8561

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-17-2013 15:38:25 | More by Mojoman8561
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rmargeson

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-16-2013 23:38:10 | More by rmargeson
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edzo22

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-14-2013 00:34:18 | More by edzo22
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

02-12-2013 04:53:11 | More by BugTownPub
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MikeyA

New York

2.91/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It's ok. I don't get much nut out of it. I was expecting more of a hazelnut-ey flavor. Not that great, but not bad. I wouldn't get it again but I'm not pissed that it's all I have to drink during this blizzard. Ooga chakka booga filling up space for two hundred fifty words.

Serving type: growler

02-09-2013 02:00:14 | More by MikeyA
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

02-04-2013 19:07:46 | More by Budinetz
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Mike099

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25%

01-28-2013 23:12:42 | More by Mike099
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brewsclues

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

01-26-2013 05:36:48 | More by brewsclues
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Fahz

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-26-2013 00:11:24 | More by Fahz
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Sipchue

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-29-2012 14:01:59 | More by Sipchue
Nut Brown Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.