sebletitje (6849) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at Copper Creek.
Pours amber with brownish head.
Aroma of floral hops.
Taste is malty leaving a light coffeish-nutty feel mixed with hops.
Notes chocolate and malts give it a nice balance with the bitterness of the hops.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Poured a dark red/brown with a big thick head, plenty of lace. Aroma of caramel malt, light hop, not much citrus. Taste is also not very hoppy, but nicely malted. This is a little more like a brown than india brown. Finish is lightly bitter. Mouth is somewhat creamy. Very nice cask.
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown/red color. Citrus hops in nose. Caramel and chocolate in flavor along with well balanced bitterness and hop flavor.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Date: 03/31/2007
clear dark brown with ruby edges, frothy beige head, lots of lace,
dry chocolate aroma with lots of citrus hops,
big chocolate flavor with an abundance of american hops, milk chocolate grows as it warms but the hops keep pace to hold the balance,
Score: 3.4 to 3.7
sweet citrus and chocolate aroma,
lots of sweet chocolate flavor balanced by the citrus hops,
a really fine example of the style,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is malty with some bitter hops. Flavor is malty with some brown sugar and a bitter hop finish.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was mighty tasty. Interesting idea, I’ve not had any other india brown ales. this definitely smelled like a chocoalte IPA... which was interesting and I was uncertain by the aroma whether i’d like it or not. But alas, the first sip convinced me it was worth it. Had the hoppiness and very slight bitterness of an IPA but was smoothed out by the chocolate, maltiness, and nutty brown ale qualities. Very interesting and well worth having. well done.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
this is definetely an interesting and cool style. had a solid brown color to it. i found the body and aroma to both have their fare share of hoppiness. i enjoyed it.
aracauna (3128) - Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one would put up a fierce fight with Dogfish Head’s Indian Brown Ale, and would probably win because of a more complex malt body. Like the DFH brown, this one isn’t afraid of the hops. There’s a strong hoppiness, but the hops give off a good bit of pine instead of any citrus. The flavor actually has the malt holding it’s own with a light sweetness, a good hazlenut and bit of dry cocoa powder. The description on the chalk board in the brewpub said this one was inspired by a beer brewed in 1995 by the long-defunct Blind Man Ales.