Hiatus | Renegade Brewing Company

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3.77/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Renegade Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
renegadebrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Hohnbaum on 12-25-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,462
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
55
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
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0
Gots:
20
Trade:
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of bigpoppa67
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light brown color forming into a nice shade of light ruby coffee. Head is grey-beige with lots of yummy lacing left behind.

Aroma of chocolate chips, brownie tin, and light cashew.

Flavor is blood, oatmeal, cocoa, peanut hull, hints of coffee, herb/grass, and a finish of brownie batter.

Feel is perfect for the style. Nice and light, refreshing, great carbonation with a hint of dryness/roast on the finish.

Overall a really good brown ale. Glad I could pick more up.

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Photo of superspak
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy reddish copper/brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of nutty medium roast coffee, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, dark fruit, herbal, grass, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready/light roasted malt, coffee, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big nutty medium roast coffee, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, dark fruit, herbal, grass, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/grassy/spicy hop and roasted coffee bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of nutty coffee, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, chocolate, cocoa, herbal, grass, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malt, coffee, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from hop/roast bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.5%. Overall this is a very nice American brown ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malt, coffee, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Great nutty/fruity coffee presence, and a great well rounded base brown ale malt profile. Just enough hops to balance. A very enjoyable offering, and great style example.

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Photo of GregSemenza
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blazer22
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ControlVolume
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tastes like a standard brown ale with coffee, not much to be said

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Photo of Majorwolfe
2.92/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of SeymourDunn
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deereless
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nhoelzen
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of teraflx
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Groovin on a 12 oz can in a pint glass via a friend from work---Thanks Randy!
This most excellent brown ale pours a clear medium brown with an astounding head of foam that settles to a thick ring, thick rich layer, and righteous lacing. Nose of subtle coffee, sweet caramel malts, and subtle hops. Flavors exceed the nose with coffee and moderate caramel malts on the front and sides, middle features more dark roasted coffee and finishes with a nice herbal hop and lightly bitter roasted malt note. Great mouth feel, light carbonation, and a lightly dry finish. Excellent. The best brown ale I have had in a long time.

Cheers

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Photo of cmwilliq
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight coffee, hint of yeast, hint of chocolate, hint of hops, and slight pale malt. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of coffee, roasted malt, slight sweet malt, slight hops, hint of yeast, hint of caramel malt, and slight yeast. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beaver13
2.71/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy brownish amber with a medium creamy off white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is burnt roast chocolate malts and a little coffee.

The flavor is sweet chocolate malts with heavy acidic burnt roast that masks any coffee. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, too much burnt roast with little coffee.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CrummyLuke
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SamN
3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A sort of bland dark ruby brown color. Very thick head, 2+ fingers of khaki-tan, soapy and sticky. Nose is appealing, with a big hit of creamy cold coffee, toasty, vaguely nutty., pine sap. Taste follows a similar trail, with coffee upfront, dry and almost over-roasted, a good dose of hop bitterness. Kind of bland, actually, without much depth to the beer. Probably some black malt in the grain bill. Lots of coffee with a decent brown ale underneath. Bigger body, active but subdued carbonation.

As a coffee brown ale, it's not bad. I just with there was more distinct characteristics. The similar flavors are so similar that they hard to differentiate, so it ends up being a bit boring. I think this can be made better. I mean, if Surly can do a great coffee brown ale, Renegade can, too.

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.75/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Hiatus from Renegade Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 55 ratings