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Nut Brown Ale - Ithaca Beer Company

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Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale

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403 Ratings

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Ratings: 403
Reviews: 211
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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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Brown120, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Bellabananas
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Reddish tones, thin body with a head that dissipates quickly
S: Malty caramel tones, just as you would expect with a brown ale
T: Very thin in flavor, slight malt flavor and a bit of sweetness. After the nose the taste is a disappointment. Leaves a less than pleasant aftertaste
M: Very thin mouthfeel, just slides down your throat
O: Smells great but overall just a disappointment

Bellabananas, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of homebrew311
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Received via trade with BriMaster56.

A: pours a slightly cloudy light brown, no head to speak of, appears rather lifeless in the glass

S: nose features healthy dose of roasted malts, mild caramel notes, no hops

T: taste is nothing like the nose promised, very thin and watery up front, muted ashy malts, bad balance, not quite as enjoyable as I had hoped

MF: very light body, mild carbonation

O: the nose is quite nice with this brew, but that's where it ends. The taste just doesn't add up, very bland.

homebrew311, Dec 04, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

bigred89, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

rab53, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

i3ei3s, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

bluntedboywonder, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

PEIhop, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

djrn2, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

KGarrett, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

touchmeimsac, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

cgise22, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

tclapper, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

victory4me, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Texasfan549, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

logicalparadox, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

nh2032, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

RandyJ, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Burt, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

blackened1339, Nov 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

JAHMUR, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of tobelerone
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

tobelerone, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of deapokid
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

deapokid, Sep 10, 2011
Nut Brown Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.