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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)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
5
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of sidetracked
3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at Founders. ABV was listed as 6% on the board--possibly a slightly different brew from before.

Pours a clear mahogany brown with an off-white head. Head lingers and creates some initial lacing.

Not much aroma ... bready malt with a little roastiness. Very light floral hops present as it warms?

Upfront taste is sweet roasted malts. Flavor intensity increases towards the finish to create a mix of sweet and bitter. Some bready malts and roasted coffee at the finish--possibly some rye? Lingering roasted flavor and bitterness.

Medium body, smooth. Clean finish. Medium carbonation.

Enjoyable, but the aroma is lacking. Easy to drink--good flavor and not too heavy. Not very memorable though.

5/20/2011

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Photo of Nunya
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of dfclav
3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at blue dog 6/10

A - towering soapy 3 finger head that hung around forever. The beer itself is a beautiful golden brown, or very very light chestnut with plenty of active carbonation.

S - smells extremely hoppy. Pine and grapefruit stand out, with slight notes of floral and earthy hops. Similar to a well hopped IPA, not a brown ale.

T - very refreshing citrus bite with a pretty aggressive hop twang for a brown, more like an IPA. A bit grassy, with a very subtle roasted finish. Nothing very complex about this beer, but it is a refreshing brown.

M - about medium bodied, leaning more toward the lighter side. Good twang from the hops and the malts hold everything together well enough from being a mess.

O - good beer, not great but I am glad I got the chance to try it. As with pretty much every founders beer I have had, I would probably have it again.

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Photo of JoshVandy
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taken from notes:

6/25/2011- 64oz. Growler from my recent trip to the brewery into a Founders snifter.

A- Pours a hazy redish brown with a 1 finger off-white head. Pretty good retention and great lacing on the glass.

S- Nice maltiness with some hop resins, subtle caramel, coffee, some chocolate, maple

T- Nice hop presence that isn't overpowering, followed by a clean maltiness. Slight caramel, espresso and more chocolate.

M- Medium body with average carbonation. Fairly smooth and somewhat creamy for a brown.

O- A hopped up brown ale. Not what I'd call my favorite, but fairly decent overall. Stands in the huge shadow of its Mountain Brown brother, Cashew.

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Photo of haazer
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the blue dog.

A- Deep, opaque(FROM THE SIDES) dark brown brew with a nice egg shell head. Settles to about 1/2 inch and leaves some lacing. After head dissapears, when looking at the top of the brew down it is light brown, and can see through to the bottom. Fairly odd that the sides are so dark.

S- Srong earthy hop aromas, and somewhat grassy. Some chocolate and caramel aromas stemming from the malts used.

T- Chocolate, caramel, and toffee blend with grassy, herbal hops. Theres some citrus to the hops as well. Theres a little bit of an alcohol aftertaste lingering. As the beer warms I pick up a bit of a walnut aftertaste.

M- The beers weak point IMO. Well carbonated, and slightly bittering, but on the lighter side of a brown ale feel.

O- Good brown ale but obviously not the best. I do like the idea of the hop's strength implemented in the brown ale but I would rather it be thicker and more malty. Still gotta love the Led Zep reference, and MMH happens to be my initials.

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Photo of monitorpop
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of instinct2
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bringmetobelgium
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of senorscientist
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of craftaholic
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barczar
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of thedifferencemaker
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of red94tt
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaphog
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vfgccp
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

32 oz. growler. Deep brown body. Smell is hoppy even as I pour it into the glass. Grapefruit and resiny pine. A little bit of nuttiness and toasted malt in the nose. Taste is still aggressively hopped. Grapefruit mostly. Bitter toasted malts accentuate some of the more piney hops. Chocolate malt and a strong bitterness in the back end. Medium body. I wasn't enthused by the description, but this drinks really nicely. Aggressive malt backs up an aggressive hop flavor.

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Photo of 57md
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bb-magic
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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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