Founded in 2009 in Murphysboro, Illinois the Big Muddy Brewery is first brewery in Murphysboro in over 50 years. It was worth the wait! The Big Muddy Brewery makes some great brews, and with a wide range of beers there is something in their portfolio that is sure delight just about everyone!
The Monster India Brown Ale is a very different beer that meshes a brown ale with the hop notes of an IPA. On the pour the beer is murky amber with copper hues. The head is thin with staying power and sandy in color. The viscosity is medium to low.
On the nose there is a slightly fruity aroma of fermented berries that is barely discernible through the hop notes that dominate. The aromas are mostly reminiscent of an IPA.
On the palate the carbonation is notable but note overwhelming. Notes of bitter hops are balanced by sweet caramel malts and a slight nutty flavor. The midpalate echoes the initial flavors. The finish lingers with a profile that goes from bitter to slightly sweet back to bitter where piney, hoppy notes remain.
The Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 3.0 Pints out of 5
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