Kick-Ass Brown | C.H. Evans Brewing Company

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89
very good
107 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
C.H. Evans Brewing Company
New York, United States
evansale.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
43
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
13.14%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the brewpub, this was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown color with a light transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds leaving some foamy lacing in a messy way. The smell had a semi-sweet dry roasty nuts, caramel, toffee and a light cocoa combining into a light sharp resin. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors to combine initially and then as it warms more resin starts to kick into a decent little hop bite. Lingering resin and nuts lead into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body so it becomes pretty sessionable. Carbonation comes across fairly smooth and allows the resin to be the bitterness over my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good American Brown Ale, hopheads might even like it.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of David_Green
2.81/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

We have been visiting the Albany Pump Station brewpub once a year for a good many years. Our recent visit turned up the information that this place has a new brewer. He apparently deemed it necessary to tinker with the recipe for their flagship Kick-Ass Brown, which was their one and only outstanding brew and one that was consistently good over many years. The "new" brown ale retains the name of its predecessor, but is substantially different: it is grainier, scratchier, much more malt and less hoppy and smooth. It has declined greatly in overall taste, feel, and drinkability. It no longer kicks ass. And I no longer have a reason to visit this brewpub. Another great beer has bitten the dust.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eddiefl
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArtZan
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burkbom23
3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of charleshoffman455
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

By far my favorite brown

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3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spreetaper
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the County Inn - Olivebridge,NY

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3.59/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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Kick-Ass Brown from C.H. Evans Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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