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Renegade Brewing Company

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Style:
American Brown Ale
Ranked #380
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #28,374
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 9.52%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
55
From:
Renegade Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews by Hohnbaum:
Photo of Hohnbaum
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of superspak
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
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 Whiskeydeez
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Majorwolfe
2.92/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WDJersey
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bear1964
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teraflx
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Miami66
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InfragilisBrew
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nhoelzen
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.46/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sampled last night on 4/4/15. Comes in a 12 ounce can from the Renegade Brewing Company in Denver, Colorado. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a pint glass.

Brew pours a very dark amber in color with a thin beige cap. A good amount of lacing is seen when sipped that stuck to the sides of the glass. The aroma is of roasted malts, caramel and light coffee notes. Pretty much is said for the taste with a light hint of spice in the mix also. Unlike some 'Coffee Stouts' this one isn't overpowered by the black coffee bitter taste. Really tasty and goes down easy. Really liked this one. Lighter to medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. A really good brew! Cheers!

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Photo of 22Blue
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cmwilliq
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tylerstravis
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrummyLuke
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
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 Stillmakingnoise
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
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 RyanCrawford
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArkyPalmer
4.49/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hiatus from Renegade Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 55 ratings