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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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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2.55/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12oz bottle purchased as a single from Oliver's in Albany, NY.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" beige head over the slightly cloudy reddish amber brew. Pillowy head recedes very slowly, with plenty of chunky lacing. Aroma is citrus and tart, some off vegetal character. Taste starts sweet, piney in the middle, vegetal comes on in the close. Mouthfeel is smooth, but drinkability suffers as does the whole experience, from the off aroma. Unfortunately the smell reminds me of garbage, which is off-putting.

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2.59/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Tastes are brown sugars, sediment, fake caramel, vegetable hops and tastes, paper, apple pits, kooky bitterness, onion rings, malt extract, beef sirloin gravy, plastic tubes, green tea, gingery spice, pickled pears, medicine and rotten fruit. Not my forte.

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2.64/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: After a foamy spew from the bottle, the beer pours a cloudy copper color with a stiff head that leaves plenty of lace

Smell: Rather sweet, but with a distinct earthy pithiness; hard to describe as it is very different but not particularly appealing

Taste: A rush of almost medicinal bitterness flows over the tongue and, while there is a sweet malt undertone that registers on the palate, the profile is totally unbalanced both before and after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and sticky, with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Not quite sure whether this bottle was indicative as I have never tasted anything from this brewery before, but this beer was just not very enjoyable

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2.69/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Got a 12oz single of Brown's IPA at Hoosick Beverage in Troy NY for $2.65.

With a moderate pour this hazy copper colored brew gives a nice 1" of hearty light tan head that creates craters and thick globby lace as it slowly slowly settles. Great retention and great lace. Nose is candied pine, diacetyl, and raw grains. On the tongue it's a bit heavy with diacetyl for the style, bordering on offensive as it clashes with the hops. Trying to ignore the butter they're tangled up with, the hops are a nice bitter resiny pine and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is good all around- enough carbo to temper the bitterness, moderately thick, finishes dry.

The diacetyl here is a major flaw, it seriously clashes with the hop and muddies the whole thing up. A damn shame. The smallest change could make this a great beer. So close, yet so far away.

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2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- pours a slightly dark copper with a creme colored head about 2 finger widths with above average retention
S-nice citrus and a little pear aroma and a touch of malt
T-a little spicy with a burnt kind of bitterness. I'm not getting really any of the fruit coming through in the flavor, or crispness from the hops. Quite bland with only the burnt taste really coming through.
M-Medium to full bodied. Right on par.
O-Color is great, aroma is really pleasant, but the flavor really fell through. It didn't have alot of character in the hop flavor, it was just very bland. Not the worst, but I wouldn't get it again

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2.96/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of SeanfromShorts
2.97/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A - Beautiful copper cloudiness

S - Definitely some distinct hops. Unlike many other IPA's i've smelled.

T - Sweet towards the end. Didn't really dig this that much.

M - Good. A little sticky.

All in all, not one of my favorite IPA's, but drinkable, for sure.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.11/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this beer into a glass mug from a 12 oz. bottle. A 1-finger head developed with some fairly decent lacing. The standard-issue IPA ring of foam persisted throughout the duration of the beverage.

Minimal nose, mostly floral and piney in nature with a hint of yeast.

The flavor is loamy and muted behind a muddy texture. It's not bad, but largely tastes like earth and leather, without that nice floral flavor that exists on the nose. It swallows well with some brighter hop characteristics, but leaves the flavor of mushrooms in your mouth on the swallow (but I like mushrooms.)

The mouthfeel is heavy and flat with a nondescript silt texture.

Overall it's not a bad beer, but for the bucks there are many better IPAs out there.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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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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