Hap & Harry's Tennessee Ale
Hap & Harry's Tennessee Beer / R. S. Lipman Company

Hap & Harry's Tennessee AleHap & Harry's Tennessee Ale
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #675
Ranked #46,105
3.43 | pDev: 14.87%
Hap & Harry's Tennessee Beer / R. S. Lipman Company
Tennessee, United States
Hap & Harry's Tennessee AleHap & Harry's Tennessee Ale
Notes: Malts: Pale Malt / Biscuit / Rye / Vienna / Carafa / Aromatic Black

Hops: Perle for bittering, Saaz for aroma, Goldings

IBUs: 35
View: Beers
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 48 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of hoptheology
hoptheology from South Dakota

3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wasn't really sure what kind of style this was once I got it, but "brown ale" might be stretching a bit. 12 oz bottle acquired from the state of Tennessee, one of those gas station/secret craft beer stores that seem to be in every section of Tennessee. No date. Poured into shaker pint.

Color is fiery burnt orange, with a tall head that overflowed the glass so this is probably a little past its prime. Sticky lacing. Lasting head of 1/2 finger.

Nutty aromas with hints of dusty grain, caramel, tea.

Flavor is slightly nutty, slightly caramelly, with fruit flavors going on and some light hop spoilage. Faint metal. It's full-flavored, nothing wrong with that, but it isn't exactly what I'd really look for in a brown ale.

Feel is very carbonated with a nice creaminess, with a finish of starchy dryness.

Overall, probably a beer more suited for the masses - not much complexity but it's easy drinking and has some interesting bright fruity notes amid the nuts and caramel.

Sep 04, 2018
Photo of mattflippin
mattflippin from Tennessee

3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Dark amber beer with a big, faintly off-white head which faded quickly. Smelled quite bready and nutty, malty, notes of caramel. Tastes quite malty, great balance of bitterness and sweetness, touch of spicy hops in there. Quite light bodied with moderate carbonation. All in all, nothing to write home about, but exceeded my expectations as a single bottle pickup in the Publix beer section.

Jan 23, 2017
Photo of GreesyFizeek
GreesyFizeek from New York

3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by Will tonight thanks man.

This one pours with a huge head- not a good sign. It's light brown with lots of lacing.

Smells kinda stale and oxidized, with a slightly nutty and sweet malt backbone.

This is pretty forgettable. The slight oxidation isn't pleasant, but at least the nuttiness is kinda good. It's just basically boring and not really memorable in any way.

This is light bodied, fairly watery, with a normal level of carbonation.

Nothing really to recommend with this one. Not all that good.

Dec 05, 2016
Photo of mlockman
mlockman from Indiana

3.89/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

While this was really looked down upon by some of my co-workers who lived in the area, I thought this beer was phenomenal. From what I understand, it is brewed under contract at Yazoo brewing, and the quality of the brew is reflected in its taste and aroma. Deliciously malty with sublte hop undertones, this is EXACTLY what I look for in a no-nonsense brown ale.

May 16, 2016
Photo of chinchill
chinchill from South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from Tenn. served in a Belgian snifter.

Pours with a deep, dark red-brown body topped by a small head that soon dies to a thin ring.

Aroma: medium roast and complex mix of malts with some spicy hops.

Flavor: about equally bitter and sweet. Ample roasted grain flavor with floral and spicy hops. Quite nice.

Feel: medium-full body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: nicely robust and well-balanced. Exceeded (vague) expectations.

Dec 02, 2015
Photo of JacobusFavier23
JacobusFavier23 from Texas

3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L- Looks amazing, dark wooden/amber beer that has a head about half an inch thick when poured.
S-Malty, sweet like carmel, very bread-y.
T-Very malty, almost overpowering. But all in all good. It tastes very robust. It's a sipping beer; isn't delicious.
F-Very carbonated, but it goes well with the taste. The feel is actually very thin, and I wasn't really expecting that.
O-Solid beer I got in Knoxville. I think you can only get it in Tennessee, I wouldn't go out of my way to get it, but if you can snag it while in Tennessee its good enough for a taste.

Sep 30, 2015
Photo of MikeWard
MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

another beer picked up on a whim on a recent trip to Knoxville.

Poured a somewhat murky plummy brown color. Head was small and off colored

Smell was bread, malts, and a slightly unpleasant odor I wasn't able to distinguish

Taste was off putting, really nothing to speak of. Just...beery...

Mouth was a least a decent slightly above medium, though the aftertaste wasn't thrilling.

Overall, got through it, but was easily the worse beer I had on the trip. Didn't seem like it was old or infected. Just not a taste that appeals to me.

May 22, 2014
Photo of sommersb
sommersb from Tennessee

3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 11-21-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 330 ml brown bottle, screw-cap
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: 6-pack from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

A: Clear, reddish-brown beer, capped by an off-white head of a finger's height. Head retention and lacing are good.

S: Aromas are of bready malts, nuts, dark breads, and light notes of caramel.

T: Taste has some malt sweetness, but this takes a back seat to the bitterness of the hops and also the roasted grain flavors. Reminds me a bit of a porter.

M: Carbonation is between medium and high, on a medium body. I get toasted malts on the finish, which leaves a lingering bitterness.

O: Overall a good brown ale from Yazoo and packaged by R.S. Lipman.

Nov 22, 2013
Hap & Harry's Tennessee Ale from Hap & Harry's Tennessee Beer / R. S. Lipman Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 48 ratings