Nut Brown Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale
BA SCORE
3.59/5
442 Ratings
Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States
ithacabeer.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The rich mahogany hue of the Nut Brown is the first thing you will notice. You’ll find subtle hints of both chocolate & coffee. We delicately blend chocolate & caramel malts with four others to make this flavorful, easy drinking beer. The malt character will appeal to those looking for a moderate dark ale, but the smoothness is what will surprise all.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,485
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
442
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
3.37
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 442 |  Reviews: 218
Photo of micromaniac129
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A cloudy and hazy, mahogany color brew. On a vigorous pour I got a scant head, tan and plain. Carbo's were desent though.
Aroma is as one might expect: I malty front with a bit of nuttiness say hazelnuts and a bit of chocolate.
Flavorful at first with some nuttiness, probably hazelnuts since thats what it tastes like, and choco. After that the taste falls along the malty graininess side.
on the palette the beer is weak and watery and has a slightly harsh finish.
overall I'd say it's a weak offering. It's good but lacks complexity and flavor. That being said I'd still drink another. Probably at some chain restaurant.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler, the beer is an auburn-brown coloring with a filmy, yellowish ring of head. Aromas of roasted mocha and hazelnut. Flavors of hazelnut and peanut, blended with a coffee backbone that is dark and bitter. The aftertaste leans more towards the roasted coffee character, with a bit of an Amaretto type presence. Slick, roasted, and slightly bitter finish. Different.

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Photo of kingslotty
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of callahwj
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of JohnQVD
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of jstein89
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Blaze5445
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of MrOH
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Deep russet with a single finger of light tan foam. Retention isn't so hot. Lacing isn't either.

Coffee, toast, some dark chocolate, roasting nuts. Deep, inviting, and soothing.

Deep malt, stale coffee, toasty, nutty. Pretty good, except for the acidic twang from the stale coffee note. Check yo mash pH when using dark malts, son!

Medium bodied, low carb, helps to keep it drinkable.

The stale coffee taste kinda ruins this beer. If it didn't have that acidic gas-station coffee twang, it would be damn good.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass- pours a cola color (brown/ruby pretty translucent around the edges) with a half finger head, minimal retention and no lacing.

Smell is not very strong- mostly dark malt and a little bittersweet chocolate and a little nutty.

Taste is consistent with smell- not too intense dark malt with a little bittersweet chocolate.

Mouthfeel is like a dry stout- medium bodied, a little watery, and nope actually no carbonation. I got a single bottle of this and I won't likely get it again.

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Photo of deonreds
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Nut Brown Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 442 ratings
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