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Indian Brown Ale A cross between a Scotch Ale, an I.P.A, and an American Pale, this beer is well hopped and malty at the same time. It is brewed with Aromatic Barley and caramelized brown sugar. - 50 IBU available year round, bottles & draft - Descriptors: Notes of molasses, coffee, ginger, raisinettes, chocolate


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2004
UPDATED: APR 6, 2008 Deep ruby color with thin beige head. Did not last long though with some lacing. Wonderful caramel, vanilla aroma with some hoppiness. This smells like a winner. Definite sweet caramel, roasted malt flavor and burnt sugar is apparent with some bitterness. Not a typical brown, flavorful albeit a little odd. Very palatable but a little thin. I like the whole package. Good session beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
ghostwheel (43) - Hauppauge, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2004
The first sip of this beer gave me a very good impression. Great aroma and flavor, nice color and an overall good impression. But I noticed that the longer I drank this beer, my tongue became laden with an overiding bitterness that became increasingly unpleasant. As the night wore on, I kept wishing the beer go away. Itís like finding the hottest girl you ever met, start dating her and later realizing that the baggage ainít worth the looks. I wonít buy it again. Perhaps IPAís were simply meant to be IPAís...not brown ales. Worth a try though......out!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Nice deep brown appearance with medium head, thin lasting throughout. Good roasted malts, small hops aroma. Well balanced hops and malts. Decent sugar, sweet caramel flavor. Great beer. My 100th rating. Travled to over four countries. Many beers. Many, many more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2004
a solid brownish red in color w/ very little head. Extremly creamy w/ little carbonation smelled of roasted malts w/ carmel and something a bit sweet behind that I could not identify. a good flavor... roasted and carmely very smooth nice even flavor

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2004
12 oz bottle at Strawbridges. Delicious brew: hopped up Scotch ale or a "brown" IPA. The beer starts with lots of tasty aromatic hops, then moves to a sweet malty middle and finishes with hop bitter. Ethanol is not noticeable

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2004
The description and idea behind this beer is brilliant. If it would taste like it say it would be the best beer in the world, but this one is too thin and weak. It is a good beer for yellow-beer-drinking-wimps who wants to explore the great world of beer. But for hardcore beer fans, this is not intense and powerful enough. But off course it tastes good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2359) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Nice big, dense, frothy head. Settles to a nice cratered top. Great roasted aroma, slightly sweet, with malts and a hint of caramel. Color is a dark reddish brown. Flavor is quite good. Well balanced with roasted grains, a bit of caramel and yeah a hint of burnt popcorn like bunkypop says. Finish is a little dry but good. A very good brown ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUN 18, 2004
Wow, this is one different beer! Its like a Frankenstein beer- IPA, scotch ale and,an American ale! It is a beer, you just gotta try. Maybe youíll like it, maybe you wonít. Many flavors will smack your tongue around. Go get it!!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
steview (1018) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 16, 2004
duvel tulip glass: aroma; sugar, burnt popcorn, and fruit like plum. appearance; pours like watery maple syrup with small, tight, and tan head. it looks a little thick. it feels a little syrupy, but it isnít too active so it also seems a bit watery. however, itís not watery. it tastes like a weak barley wine crossed with a weak IPA. flavors of fruit like plum, brown sugar, and caramel. itís a bit roasted and a bit salty and i guess tries to have some proud bittering albeit an invasion of scotch/barley wine characteristics. finishing it leaves my mouth feeling dry, but tasting sweet - interesting. hey, i really like it... cheers! note: it's an interesting brew and i'm not too clear about this bubblegum thing. perhaps there's a hint, but i'm sensing more of a burnt/sweet popcorn thingamajig. egh?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2004 Normally I do not care for this style, But this is exceptional. Pours from the bottle with a dark and relatively clear amber. Has a little scum for head. Smells of bubblegum and peaches come out initially. That is followed by dirt. The taste is sweet and tart with cherries. There are also some roasted and salted peanuts. This would make a great session beer.


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