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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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maxhock

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-07-2014 00:34:08 | More by maxhock
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illpass78

Maine

4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Handsome looking beer. It's a dark amber hue with a one-inch off-white head. Holding it up to the light reveals some reddishness, and it's clear. It looks like an inviting brown ale.

Aroma: It smells of roasted malt and nuts. The maltiness and nuttiness are equal. It's not super strong on the nose, and alcohol is very faint. It's mild.

Taste: Now this is a tasty beer. The nuttiness is right up front and there's some enjoyable toffee notes. It's very smooth, and very easy to drink. The finish is good. On the whole, it's malty and mild, with a strong nutty character. Pretty great; pairs well with chocolate, and I could see it going well with some roasted vegetables or a burger.

Mouthfeel: Easy drinking. There's nothing off-putting about the experience of drinking this.

Overall: Terrific brown ale. I got this in a mixed six and would get a full six pack for sure. The perfect beer for a chilly autumn or winter night.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 03:21:00 | More by illpass78
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

01-12-2014 15:41:05 | More by rorjets
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cornpone

New York

3/5  rDev -16.7%

01-11-2014 22:13:41 | More by cornpone
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braican

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

01-11-2014 01:06:31 | More by braican
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

3.06/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Dark brown, a hint of red. Appears clear. Virtually no head.

Smell - Moderately strong dark malt aroma. Chocolate, coffee, hazelnut.

Taste - Principally dark malt. Chocolate and hazelnut. Touch of burnt toast. Kind of watery. A little lemony hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium.

Overall - Not awful, just not a stand out. Tends toward the quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 03:47:57 | More by scaliasux
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hopley

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-09-2014 04:47:40 | More by hopley
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Prager62

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-23-2013 10:28:35 | More by Prager62
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RancidAggro

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-18-2013 03:42:47 | More by RancidAggro
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Vonhinx

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

12-14-2013 20:30:15 | More by Vonhinx
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NooseJustice

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

12-01-2013 19:14:13 | More by NooseJustice
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ChrisMyhre

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-28-2013 23:15:10 | More by ChrisMyhre
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Evarigan

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-21-2013 23:45:41 | More by Evarigan
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-02-2013 01:30:02 | More by KeKeKumba
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BodiesLexus

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-27-2013 02:28:42 | More by BodiesLexus
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TonyY

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

10-14-2013 01:22:57 | More by TonyY
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-09-2013 20:16:00 | More by ncstateplaya
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goldenM13

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-09-2013 04:56:36 | More by goldenM13
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse.

This pint arrived at my table with a one finger head still in place. Eventually this broke down and was I left with some swirls of foam and a little lacing.

The smell was brown ale all the way...malts and nuts and coffee.

The taste is like the nose...with malts being at the fore. It is nicely balanced between sweet and bitter.

Mouth feel is medium with medium carbonation.

Overall not a bad pint to be enjoyed with some good BBQ on a Saturday afternoon. It would make an fairly decent session beer on a cool fall afternoon.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2013 13:04:11 | More by polloenfuego
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SteveB24

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

10-06-2013 04:56:42 | More by SteveB24
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-05-2013 23:46:01 | More by Mark5252
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shortkut

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

10-05-2013 22:19:50 | More by shortkut
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DoubleMalt

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-27-2013 21:54:06 | More by DoubleMalt
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Andragos

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-18-2013 05:08:41 | More by Andragos
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smccann

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-17-2013 19:26:16 | More by smccann
Nut Brown Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.