Excavator | Big Ditch Brewing Company

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3.83/5
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50 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Ditch Brewing Company
New York, United States
bigditchbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by papat444 on 11-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,265
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
50
pDev:
8.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
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21
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of nodder
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewforme
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed two pints of these at the World of Beer. It reminded me of a Coldspresso, but a little thicker feel and a little more cocoa flavor. Not sure of the IBU, but I would guess no more than 10-15. I definitely would have this again.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

canned 12/15/17

L- The beer pours dark brown, almost black. The head is a good 3 fingers of tan foam. As the head recedes some legs of lace are sporadically left behind.
S- The nose is of modest intensity and consisting of a cross between chocolate and root beer. That said it isn't overly sweet, just the impression it leaves behind.
T- On the palate it's a pretty typical brown ale. It's pretty well balanced. There are notes of chocolate that fade behind a soft hop presence. Bitterness after 4 months in the can is on the lighter side.
F- Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is moderate. The beer finishes lightly dry making it an easy drinker.
O- This is pretty standard fair for a brown ale. Good enough to drink without hesistation, but not a stand out to seek.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryften
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RockyM72
3.17/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulytasker
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheTinDoor
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fishguyac
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of billab914
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Blu Wolf Bistro in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a fairly dark brown color, with a small head, and a good bit of lacing.

Smells like creamy milk chocolate, light rye spice, and pumpernickel bread.

This is a bit watery, but still quite tasty anyway. There's a really nice creamy sweet chocolate flavor, some very light rye spiciness, and a big breadiness. It's definitely a brown ale- doesn't try to be anything else.

This is medium bodied, but finishes a tad thin/watery on the finish. It's super drinkable, however.

This is not too bad. It's not the best brown you'll ever have, but it gets the job done.

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of nater919
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 360BeerReview
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tests: Goes down mostly smooth and has a toasted Rye bread taste as well as a mild Coco or Chocolate taste. Finishes with a medium after taste lasting for 10 Seconds.

Look: Dark Brown with a nice tan fluffy head

Aroma: Toasted rye bread aroma with a hint coco.

Every gulp you take will fill your pallet with lots of tests.

360 BeerReview.
YOUTUBE

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Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark brown with a lightly tanned head; good retention and some nice lacing. Aromas and flavors are appropriate to the style: sweet dark bread, caramel, some raisin, spicy rye, and earthy wheat. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. A nicely balanced and super drinkable brown ale

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Photo of DaveCash
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heerboth
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of generallee
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMConrad9
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice Brown Ale with a hint of chocolate. Very smooth and to heavy for a darker beer.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kruggiero
4.63/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sachie23
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.87/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This is a fairly bland brown ale. The rye compliment is nice, adding a spiciness to the beer but otherwise it is overly sweet and fairly tame for the style.

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Photo of deonreds
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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Excavator from Big Ditch Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 50 ratings