Brown's IPA | Brown's Brewing Company

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Brown's IPABrown's IPA

Brewed by:
Brown's Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by aerozeppl on 03-07-2009

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of Brad007
4.2/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark golden color with a two-finger head into my glass.

Grassy hops with only a whimper of citrus. I was expecting it to be hoppier but that's alright.

Hoppier than I expected here with a beautiful citrus bite. Makes up for the deflated aroma.

Lingering citrus/grassy hops with buttery malt. Mmm. Not much else to tell here.

I like this example of the style. I'm usually a sucker for IPAs anyway but this is good as it is.

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Photo of lansingj24
4.17/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass from a 12 oz. bottle.

A: Reddish color that yielded a good white head. The head quickly disappeared and left a pretty good lacing.

S: Hops are right up in front and they smell great! Spicy, piney hops. A hint of malt in the back but the hops really come out nicely. I really did enjoy the smell.

T: As with the smell, the hops come through first. Citrus and pine. A spicyness lingers afterwards that was quite nice. Crisp finish also present that complimented the flavor profile nicely.

M: Thicker mouthfeel, which is what I always appreciate in an IPA. It wasn't too thick though as to make a labor to drink. Crisp enough to make it a good beer to relax with.

D: Great beer. Didn't even realize the ABV was at 6.5%. Would make it a session otherwise. One concern is that I feel like the spicyness could be cumulative as you keep drinking it, making it overwhelming in the end. Still, great beer and great style.

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4.02/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of erosier
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a clear yellow-orange color with a medium sized and medium bodied white colored head that laces the glass nicely on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet toasted malts, hints of caramel malts, a mix of some citrus aromas and some earthy, citrus hops at the end of the nose.
T: Tastes of sweet toasted malts with a hint of caramelized malt, and then a nice mix of citrus, pine, earthy, and floral hops that are clearly there but not overpowering. A nice change from the hop-bombs everyone expects with an IPA.
M: Lighter bodied, crisp, fresh, refreshing, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Overall a pretty decent IPA and it was nice to have something that didn't feel so acidic going down, real nice mix of flavors and feel.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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Photo of aerozeppl
3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the regular IPA the NY hop harvest is the wet hop version.

A: Nice dark hazy copper color. About a finger and a half of white head with good lacing.

S: You can really smell the cascade hops in this one. There isnt really enough malt to balance the nose out but what is wrong with a hop dominant IPA?

T: A nice balanced IPA. It is really bitter but enjoyable. The malt is nice and sweet in the finish.

M: Little sticky in the body. Well carbonated for a growler fill.

D: I enjoy this beer. It is now in bottles which is nice. On tap is even better though. A great local beer.

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3.86/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A&S: When I popped the cap off this one the head was already bubbling. When I poured it had about an inch or more of head with a translucent copper color. Smell is underwhelming, you get more malts than hops.

T&M: This might be the most balanced IPA I've tasted. You get a reasonable bite from the hops and the malts even it out. Doesn't taste like your stereotypical IPA but it's a nice change of pace. Mouthfeel is smooth with little carbonation.

D: Milder flavors make this one more drinkable than many other IPAs. I could see myself drinking a couple of these if I weren't worried about the 6.5 abv.

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3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, w/o any sort of freshness info to be gleaned. Pours typical amber, but on the moderatly cloudy side. Nice long lasting khaki head, very slowly morphs to a thick film and leaves all kinds of elegant looking strands of lace. Grainy, piney hop notes, over a slightly thin malt base. Smooth mouthfeel, again perhaps just a bit on the thin side. Suprised by the ho hum ratings of this one. Nothing special, just an easy drinking better then average NY State IPA. Enjoyable brew.

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3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Liking the label art in 1940s style of hop cones and "Cheers!"

Poured from the 12 oz, bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute.

a: Translucent amber with an inch thick white head which receded to even surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Fruit cup i.e. peach and pear.

t; Hard fruit up front with moderate bitterness over a medium biscuit malt base. Temporarily bitter finish.

m: Medium wiht good body and moderate carbonation tingle.

o: More of a traditional English IPA than American in that the hop flavor is more hard fruit than citrus or resin, although the notes seem to lean more in the direction of the latter as it warms. As such pleasant and easy drinking yet with enough flavor to enjoyably sip.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Brown's IPA from Brown's Brewing Company
3.46 out of 5 based on 98 ratings.
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