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Brown's IPA - Brown's Brewing Company

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Brown's IPABrown's IPA

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brown's Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aerozeppl on 03-07-2009)
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Reviews by atr2605:
Photo of atr2605
2.9/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- pours a slightly dark copper with a creme colored head about 2 finger widths with above average retention
S-nice citrus and a little pear aroma and a touch of malt
T-a little spicy with a burnt kind of bitterness. I'm not getting really any of the fruit coming through in the flavor, or crispness from the hops. Quite bland with only the burnt taste really coming through.
M-Medium to full bodied. Right on par.
O-Color is great, aroma is really pleasant, but the flavor really fell through. It didn't have alot of character in the hop flavor, it was just very bland. Not the worst, but I wouldn't get it again

atr2605, Jun 23, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, w/o any sort of freshness info to be gleaned. Pours typical amber, but on the moderatly cloudy side. Nice long lasting khaki head, very slowly morphs to a thick film and leaves all kinds of elegant looking strands of lace. Grainy, piney hop notes, over a slightly thin malt base. Smooth mouthfeel, again perhaps just a bit on the thin side. Suprised by the ho hum ratings of this one. Nothing special, just an easy drinking better then average NY State IPA. Enjoyable brew.

Billolick, Jan 20, 2010
Photo of mctizzz
2.5/5  rDev -28%

mctizzz, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of dantsbeats
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

dantsbeats, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of CoreyClark
3/5  rDev -13.5%

CoreyClark, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of 1fortypoint6
2.96/5  rDev -14.7%

1fortypoint6, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of SickGnar
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark golden amber with lots of rising big bubbles and just a hint of haze. Big, rocky, light-ecru head with good retention and super lacing.

S: Sweet caramely malts and pine & citrus rind hops. A soft bit of diacetyl as it warms. Pleasant, but not very forward.

T: Quite a lot of medium to light crystal caramel and sweetness – sort of honey impression. Almost too sweet. Some toasty grain & biscuit round out the malts. Touch of diacetyl. Fairly firm bitterness & hop flavor, but still pretty balanced for an IPA. Pine and grapefruit rind push the sweet malt aside with a sugar drizzled effect. Middle to end goes increasingly resin and rind. A significant amount of sweetness makes it into the finish to mingle with the lingering hops that show a firm pine/resin/earthy aspect.

M: A bit over medium body with CO2 matched to keep it from leaning heavy feeling. Lots of coating, tacky sugars, a mild bit of chewy dextrins, and lots of hop tannins. Despite all the sweetness, the hops eventually manage to take the finish drying.

D: A tad too much sweetness that slows you down a bit. The diacetyl seems rather out of place with the US pine and citrus hops. I had no issue finishing the glass, but probably would not go for another right away.

SickGnar, Nov 21, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

bobbyr5, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

BrewinHeadBanger, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of mlefebvre7
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

mlefebvre7, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of pgofman
4/5  rDev +15.3%

pgofman, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

GreesyFizeek, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of lansingj24
4.15/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass from a 12 oz. bottle.

A: Reddish color that yielded a good white head. The head quickly disappeared and left a pretty good lacing.

S: Hops are right up in front and they smell great! Spicy, piney hops. A hint of malt in the back but the hops really come out nicely. I really did enjoy the smell.

T: As with the smell, the hops come through first. Citrus and pine. A spicyness lingers afterwards that was quite nice. Crisp finish also present that complimented the flavor profile nicely.

M: Thicker mouthfeel, which is what I always appreciate in an IPA. It wasn't too thick though as to make a labor to drink. Crisp enough to make it a good beer to relax with.

D: Great beer. Didn't even realize the ABV was at 6.5%. Would make it a session otherwise. One concern is that I feel like the spicyness could be cumulative as you keep drinking it, making it overwhelming in the end. Still, great beer and great style.

lansingj24, Jan 17, 2010
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

OnryAndMean, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of blackie
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

hotel beer

a: hazy amber color, decent white head, some lace and retention

s: pale malt body holds a moderate dose of caramel, muddled earthy hops with notes of pine, a little rustic but fine

m: highly carbonated, not quite offensively so, but certainly on the high end, body medium-full and a touch slick

t: buttery caramel with a harsh, abrasive pine hop profile, well hopped but the residual sugars still impose, unbalanced, highly bitter finish, initially off-putting, but it grows on me after a bit

d: okay, too sweet for high drinkability

single from Westmere, Albany

blackie, Jul 08, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Amalak, Nov 23, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

metter98, Feb 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

civicm87, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Clear orange, some lacing is left behind.

S-Some earthy tones, little bit of dirt, not much in the way of hops.

T-Earthy, little bit of citrus and dirt. Not much bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, decent carbonation.

O-A boring, bland semi-avoidable IPA.

rlee1390, Oct 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

DoubleMalt, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

ColdOneKev, Jul 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

BGsWo22, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of mjaskula
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass. The color is a hazy copper, a little darker than I expected. The medium off white head thins and leaves a film of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is well balanced between the sweet malts (honey?) and assertive piney hops. Hop bitterness is strong, but hop flavor is lacking, a faint bit of grapefruit and pine. Malt flavors balance the hops nicely.

Mouthfeel and carbonation are fine. A well balanced easy drinking IPA, but nothing about it stands out as special.

mjaskula, Aug 09, 2010
Photo of erosier
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a clear yellow-orange color with a medium sized and medium bodied white colored head that laces the glass nicely on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet toasted malts, hints of caramel malts, a mix of some citrus aromas and some earthy, citrus hops at the end of the nose.
T: Tastes of sweet toasted malts with a hint of caramelized malt, and then a nice mix of citrus, pine, earthy, and floral hops that are clearly there but not overpowering. A nice change from the hop-bombs everyone expects with an IPA.
M: Lighter bodied, crisp, fresh, refreshing, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Overall a pretty decent IPA and it was nice to have something that didn't feel so acidic going down, real nice mix of flavors and feel.

erosier, Jun 12, 2011
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Brown's IPA from Brown's Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.