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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2004
Deep brown ale with thick light brown head.Caramel aroma with light floral hops. More pronouncer torrefied malt with nuts, and pleasant bitterness. Woody notes in the end. Nice bodied beer, well balanced and pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2004
Creamy off-white head on a clear dark mahogany body. Aroma is nice... a bit of maple, coffee-like malt, and a touch of hops. Flavor is a good enough brown ale. Sweet dull coffee, piney hops. Kind of a creamy palate. Good all around beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2004 Deep auburn in color with a durable, fluffy off-white head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt, brown sugar and mild background hops. Smooth mouthfeel due to body and restrained carbonation. Toasty malt tones dominate flavor with a medium pleasant bitter hop finish. A very interesting combination of styles which I think DFH pulls of quite admirably. 7.2% alcohol shows a mild warming effect. Good Stuff!!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Dark red-brown color with a good head. Clean malty smell. Fills and warms the mouth. Taste of roasted malts and caramel with significant hops to really add character. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 19, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2007 Original Rating 4-4-6-4-2 Fort Wayne Ale Fest 2004. This bottled brew poured a small head of finely sized light brown colored mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body was softly carbonated transparent and brown colored. The aroma was mild with malty notes and the mouth feel was smooth mildly tingly and left a finish of lingering malts and hops. OK, but not as good as I had expected form such a wonderful brewer as DFH. Rerate 7-5-8-5-16

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cubedbee (10) - USA - MAY 18, 2004
Deep brownish red color with thick lasting head. Aroma is predominantly malty. Very nice balance to this beer with a slight aftertaste of the hops. Excellent beer overall.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2004
A good dark pour with a lasting tan head. Perhaps over hopped, the malt tastes of the barley and the caramel of the brown sugar didn’t come through. I should have been forewarned by the India in the title. The aftertaste was that of the hops

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2004 Bottled from 157th Street bodega-Pours Dark Brown good head mAlty start sweet alcohol finish. good F’n Beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
roder60 (1282) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2004 Excellent excellent beer. Im very surprised it wasnt rated higher. As the description says, its a cross between an IPA and a scotch ale and the balance is remarkable. Pours dark brown with a brown sugar/chocolatety aroma. Good chocolate molases taste offset with a unique hoppy finish. I love this beer. Wish i had more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ross (2075) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2004
ahhhh another dfh beer. and this one doesnt disappoint either. one thing i like about their beers, is they make virtually no attempt to conceal the alcohol. this one is no exception to the rule. brown color, sweet malty smell, and of course- hoppy tasting. the alcohol is noticable, and this brown ale is wonderful. im glad i was able to score a sixer in maine, since i cant buy this shit in NC.


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