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Brown's IPA - Brown's Brewing Company

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Brown's IPABrown's IPA

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BA SCORE
80
good

70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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New York

4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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Brad007

Vermont

4.22/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark golden color with a two-finger head into my glass.

Grassy hops with only a whimper of citrus. I was expecting it to be hoppier but that's alright.

Hoppier than I expected here with a beautiful citrus bite. Makes up for the deflated aroma.

Lingering citrus/grassy hops with buttery malt. Mmm. Not much else to tell here.

I like this example of the style. I'm usually a sucker for IPAs anyway but this is good as it is.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 05:28:43 | More by Brad007
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lansingj24

New York

4.15/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 15:15:39 | More by lansingj24
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BrewinHeadBanger

New York

4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-26-2011 18:37:38 | More by BrewinHeadBanger
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pgofman

New York

4/5  rDev +14.6%

12-02-2011 00:34:58 | More by pgofman
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erosier

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2011 13:01:11 | More by erosier
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Bandi

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.6%

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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-20-2011 20:41:26 | More by DoctorB2B
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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admiralcrunch

New York

4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-22-2011 11:03:44 | More by admiralcrunch
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aerozeppl

New York

4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the regular IPA the NY hop harvest is the wet hop version.


A: Nice dark hazy copper color. About a finger and a half of white head with good lacing.

S: You can really smell the cascade hops in this one. There isnt really enough malt to balance the nose out but what is wrong with a hop dominant IPA?

T: A nice balanced IPA. It is really bitter but enjoyable. The malt is nice and sweet in the finish.

M: Little sticky in the body. Well carbonated for a growler fill.

D: I enjoy this beer. It is now in bottles which is nice. On tap is even better though. A great local beer.

Serving type: growler

03-07-2009 21:03:30 | More by aerozeppl
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2Xmd

New York

4/5  rDev +14.6%

07-21-2014 01:25:49 | More by 2Xmd
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Tartarus

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A&S: When I popped the cap off this one the head was already bubbling. When I poured it had about an inch or more of head with a translucent copper color. Smell is underwhelming, you get more malts than hops.

T&M: This might be the most balanced IPA I've tasted. You get a reasonable bite from the hops and the malts even it out. Doesn't taste like your stereotypical IPA but it's a nice change of pace. Mouthfeel is smooth with little carbonation.

D: Milder flavors make this one more drinkable than many other IPAs. I could see myself drinking a couple of these if I weren't worried about the 6.5 abv.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 01:57:22 | More by Tartarus
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Billolick

New York

3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2010 00:42:26 | More by Billolick
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bobbyr5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

06-08-2013 16:13:11 | More by bobbyr5
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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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Jumski

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-24-2012 03:10:59 | More by Jumski
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crisis44

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-08-2013 14:41:57 | More by crisis44
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luvbier

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

11-28-2013 00:39:43 | More by luvbier
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vonnegut21

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

06-19-2012 14:52:40 | More by vonnegut21
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

06-02-2014 23:46:00 | More by mick303
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Stimack

New York

3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I am a little surprised at the low ratings for this brew but for me this is a very good brew. I have been enjoying this brew for a good while know and am actually surprised that I had not reviewed this in the past. Poured to a slightly hazy copper/amber color with a thick pillow white head that leaves great lacing. The aroma has a inviting mix of hops, Chinook and Cascade with malts peaking through. The hop aroma for me on this one is very nice, not domineering but enough of a presence to be up in your face. The flavor, again for me, is very good. Nice malt flavors peak quickly and break to an enjoyable hop flavor. Finishes on the sweat side but is nice, hop flavor lingers on the tongue. Now this is not a favorite style for me but IMO this is a solid offering and I am glad to have it in the 12 Mix pack. Again, IMO, another good job from Browns.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2010 18:48:32 | More by Stimack
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Brown's IPA from Brown's Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.