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Brown's IPA - Brown's Brewing Company

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Brown's IPABrown's IPA

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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.97%
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:
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(Beer added by: aerozeppl on 03-07-2009)
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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.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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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.

Photo of ikats
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, light amber in color with a substantial slightly beige head. Grassy hops fill the aroma, but there is also sweetness of malt. Taste is not terribly bitter, but hops are evident. Malts also play a significant role. I personally think it's a little too much malt, but I am not sure it's out of style. Fairly balanced. There is some bitterness in the aftertaste, but not unpleasant. Medium body. Seeing that I am almost done with my pint while writing this review, I'd say it's drinkable.

I believe this is my first Brown's beer. Based on it I wouldn't mind trying more. It's local beer for me (NY state), and that's important to me. Freshness date on the bottle would be nice to have.

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4.22/5  rDev +21.6%
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.

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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

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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.

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2.63/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Tastes are brown sugars, sediment, fake caramel, vegetable hops and tastes, paper, apple pits, kooky bitterness, onion rings, malt extract, beef sirloin gravy, plastic tubes, green tea, gingery spice, pickled pears, medicine and rotten fruit. Not my forte.

Photo of ngeunit1
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served a bright and slightly haze copper-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head reduced down to a spotty layer and a ring and left behind some nice lacing on the glass.

S - Aroma has some nice pine hop aroma and a touch of caramel malts in the background. Touch of citrus hop also in the background.

T - Starts off with some nice pine hop flavor and some caramel malt backbone. Touch of citrus hops also mixed in. Through the middle there is a bit more hop coming through. The finish has a blend of hops with some nice bitterness and a touch of sweet malt that lingers nicely.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. There is nice dry finish at the end with the bitterness. Pretty crisp and refreshing.

D - Very drinkable. Decent hop profile, but it could use a bit more of a punch for an IPA. Otherwise fairly well balanced, it a little tones down.

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3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Brown's IPA from Brown's Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.