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RATINGS: 2468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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


1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
this beer did nothing for me...tasted a little sour, not bitter, might have been a bad keg, but i doubt i will go back to this if i see it again

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bailz316 (236) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Pours a very dark brown with creamy tan tan head. Aroma is sweet with brown sugar prominent. Notes of maple and caramel. Somewhat malty and hoppy. Moderately bitter, dry finish. Very good, complex beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Clear dark mahogany under a fairly stiff dark khaki head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted nuts, roasted malt (almost porter-like), pine oil and alcohol. Sweet toffee notes on the tongue at first followed by chocolate, malt, vanilla backed up by a welcome kick of hops. I thought the mouthfeel was just a bit thin given the flavor but the carbonation was just right and the finish was short, crisp and pleasantly bitter. Another winner from DH.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Dark Amber color with a thick tan head. Aroma is nutty, with a nice roasted malt character (chocolate, coffee, and caramel) along with some floral hops. Very balanced flavor. Lots of malts with a strong coffee taste and hints of chocolate, nuts, smoke, and caramel. There is also a lot of hops present - spices and grassy with a bitter alcohol biting finish. A great and complex brown ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2005
A little darker than Coke to my eye. Fantastic but contradictory nose with a little hop spice mixed in with a roasted malt essence. Nice on the tongue. Reminds me favorably of Smuttynose Porter. Pretty great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Looks like coke with a nice tan head. Flavor is very nice but a little on the hoppy side which is a trait im starting to savor. Chocolaty with hints of coffee. Aroma is that of semisweet choclate. wonderful!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaronLS (85) - Grove City, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2005
A chocolatey and malty smooth beer, yet also pleasantly bitter. Its resembles as stout when it first hits your mouth, but finishes like an IPA. My favorite of the dogfish head so far. Very unique.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2005
UPDATED: APR 4, 2012 Draft at DFH-MD ale house. Clear, dark brown body with a bubbley off-white head, diminishing. Aroma is molases, nuts and chocolate. Flavor is sweet with some roastedness. Molases, chocolate, dark fruit, toffee, nuts and a bit of coffee.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12122) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2005
12oz bottle-pours arich light brown head and color is black with a tint of red. Aroma is malt, dark malt with coffee notes. Taste is dark malt, creamy, good carbonation, backed up by hops. Builds a coffee aftertaste as I progress through the beer. This style is not quite my taste, but well done, good occasional beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2561) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Pours a very dark brown ruby color with a fizzing beige head. Aroma is malty, nutty, slightly chocolaty with a hint of smoke to it. Taste is malty, nutty with hints of coffee,caramel,chocolate and toffee. This beer has grown on me and I tend to like it a lot more now than before.


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