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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

412 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 412
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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4/5  rDev +11.4%

alalvarez75, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

FrankyLikesIt, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

GrindFatherBob, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of Phelps
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A generous extra from inlimbo77, poured into my newcastle schooner.

Deep chestnut, almost completely opaque. The cream-colored head is about half an inch tall and fizzy, becoming a silky thin top layer within just a few seconds.

Nutty! The nose is a variety pack of peanuts, chestnuts, walnuts. Sweet wort and milk chocolate make up the other half of the aroma. Pretty fantastic.

The flavor is a more subdued, earthy version of the aroma. Nuts are softer, hops are bigger, and there’s a finish of tangy, dusty grain. Notes of milk chocolate linger in the background.

Carbonation is medium-high and pinching, bringing out just a bit of fizz. Body is velvety and medium. Mild bitterness.

Ithica’s Nut Brown isn’t a bad example of the style at all. Smells great but tastes just bit too tangy for me.

Phelps, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with a reddish hue. There's a 1/2" of brownish, thick, foamy head with decent retention. The nose has notes of caramel, coffee, and roasted malt. The taste nutty with notes of coffee and caramel. The coffee and roasted malts play a large role here. The nutty flavor is earthy and hangs around on the palate for quite a while. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and well carbonated.

This is a pretty good beer, but for the style the roasty, coffee-like notes are a little intense. It's definitely worth checking out.

tdm168, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of sniper061
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on tap in a pint glass. The head on this beer was thin upon initial presentation and didn't really lace at all. With the first sniff of this brown ale I was very excited about the smell of molasses, coffe, and chocolate. I am not going to say that I didn't enjoy this beer but I will tell you from the first smell to the last drop I was left less than fulfilled. It lacked the body to back up the nose. This would be an okay beer to finish a night of drinking.

sniper061, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

pavpav12, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

asparkoflife, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Brown120
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Brown120, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Bellabananas
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%
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 -16.4%
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 -9.5%

bigred89, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

rab53, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

i3ei3s, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

bluntedboywonder, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

PEIhop, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

djrn2, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

KGarrett, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

touchmeimsac, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

cgise22, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

tclapper, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

victory4me, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Texasfan549, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

logicalparadox, Nov 17, 2011
Nut Brown Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.