Holy City Brewing Chucktown Follicle Brown
Holy City Brewing Chucktown Follicle Brown is an American Brown Ale, no ABV listed on the can, but a quick visit to the Holy City website reveals it is 6.8%.
A good looking pour for the style, this is a bit on the darker brown side with a solid tan head. This has a strong aroma of roasted nuts and citrus hops. My first sip confirms my suspicions from the nose, this is much more of a “Brown IPA” than a traditional Brown Ale. Sweet and nutty to start with a good bit of hazelnut and mild malt roastiness. After that the hops begin to run amuck with a blast of citrus and some unfortunate medicinal bitterness. Just a slight bit of metallic taste in the finish.
I’m going to be honest, I really did not care for this much the first time I had it, but I don’t remember it being anything like this. I’m thinking it might have been a bad batch or infected can. This might not do a lot for me as a Brown Ale, but as soon as I started thinking of it as more of an IPA it became a lot more enjoyable.