« on: February 19, 2012, 08:10:38 AM »
I have come to the same conclusion as you Peter. I recently entered a Moose Drool clone as an American Brown ale in a competition (it was either the NHC or UMMO). Both judges liked it, but said that it wasn't hoppy enough. I was disappointed because Moose Drool is a classic example of the style (I believe it's even mentioned as an example of the style in the style guidelines) and it only scored in the mid to low 30s. Oh well, lesson learned.