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Barrier Reef Nut Brown | Rip Current Brewing

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3.78/5
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34 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rip Current Brewing
California, United States
ripcurrentbrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
English-style Brown ale that is smooth and malty featuring a big nutty flavor.

Added by MasterSki on 12-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,597
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
34
pDev:
10.32%
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice rich brown caramelly color, with less carbonation than I like to offset the far too viscous texture. This was a bit sweeter than I generally care for, but had a great toasted nut aroma. All in all a decent beer, but when in San Diego, IPAs reign supreme and at Rip Current, that trend is no different.

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Rip Current Brewing in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and some nutty aromas. Taste is much the same with a toast flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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January 31st, 2015 - Rip Current's Nut Brown has been a staple on the menu for as long as I've been going to their North Park tasting room. Humble and oak colored in its little tasting goblet, it has a hard time catching the same attention as the bigger, bolder, hoppier brews on the menu. But it's a beautiful beer in its own right, and well worth starting with before lashing one's tongue with stronger things. The nose features a nutty, toasty quality. The board suggests toffee is present, too, which I can see, but if its there, it's dry, like dried caramel, or a Twix bar. There's subtler touches of almond, too. The flavor emphasizes toasted bread, slightly burnt by a few too many seconds in the toaster, but it's not overly exciting. The body is top-notch, light without being thin, and helps the toffee flavor float and kick a little.

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Barrier Reef Nut Brown from Rip Current Brewing
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 34 ratings
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