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Founders Misty Mountain Hop Brown | Founders Brewing Company

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3.87/5
Very Good
60 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by TCgoalie on 10-20-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
60
pDev:
6.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Aroma is very citrus dominant initially, with grapefruit and tangerine opening the way for deeply toasted, nutty malt and resiny, earthy hops.

Flavor is a bit more muddled, with citrus clashing a bit with the deeply toasted/lightly roasted malt and resiny hop bitterness. Bitterness lingers a bit much in the finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
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On tap at King's Head

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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
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America's upper midwest region has always flirted with maltier, heavier, and more robust taste. But with the influence of hops come knocking, the American brown ale is taking a bitter turn.

Founders Misty Mountain Hop Brown comes out of the gate with a medium-dark brown hue and a sturdy frothy sand-stained head that crowns the ale. Robust aromas of toffee, nuttiness, coffee and cocoa pale in comparison to its citrus and pine overtones. While its taste is rich with toffee and caramel, that sweet balance will give way soon.

That's because over the middle palate, the sweetness gradually fades and the hops begin to rise. As the savory character of pecan, toast, caramel and butter pecan retain, their associated sweetness retracts and the bitterness sets in swiftly. Coffee-like with the shavings of fresh pine, the grassiness of a fresh mowed lawn and bright citrus rinds all complement the bitter finish.

Medium-full on the palate, the beer's rich upstart is slow to relax and keeps the taste richer and fuller late into the session. A mild coffee-like astringency balances the sweet finish for a session that's as robust as it is bright.

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Pours a brownish copper with ruby edges and a half finger of head. The nose is super piney and hoppy. The hops are the start of the show here while all the traits that make a brown ale a brown ale are muted.

This is tasty but style should matter to some extent.

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Founders Misty Mountain Hop Brown from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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