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RATINGS: 2311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Beer poured a dark brown, and has a nice nutty, caramel aroma. Flavor is great, I really liked this brew, Dogfish know what they’re doing!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4932) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is of caramel, brown sugar, and some roastiness. Pours a very dark reddish-brown. Barely transparent when held to the light. Nice tan head with fair retention. Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, coffee, roastiness, and grapefruit. Good balance of malts and hops. Starts a little on the sweet side and finishes slightly bitter with more of a sweet aftertaste. This is a different tasting beer. Seems like a cross between an IPA, a stout, and a brown ale. Definitely not your ordinary brown ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 23, 2004
Dark reddish brown pour with tan head. Aromas are pretty intense. Lots of toasted malt, bread, a little graham cracker, and some hops. Smooth and rich in the mouth, with all the flavors present that the nose hinted at with a little more earthy overtone to everything and a slight bit more chocolate flavor. Dry, earthy/spicey charicteristic in the finish. Very good. Perfect for me to knock back during a Buckeye or Browns game.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2004
clear deep brown/red with a beige head. aroma of dark bready malt, brown sugar and earthy hops. nice mlaty front with the hops dancing around in the finish. an ineresting take on a brown ale. very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 20, 2004
120z bottle dated 04/04 Not too appealing of a head, but gorgeous brunette red-head color. Smells like a tootsie roll...faint smoke too...a wacky combination of malt, hops and yeast. A real chewy nutball of a beer. Wacky pubby brown, perhaps a touch acrid but that may just be a slightly harsh bitterness from the hops...Drained while the rain faded near the Vrain.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Pours dark brown and reminds me a brazillian coffee during the rainy season. The aroma is quite lacking but the appearance is nice due to the small tan head that lingers throughout. The beer is quire easy to drink. There is a two fold reason for this. The alcohol is masked well but not by a spectacular tasting beer. I dont think there is anything exciting about this beer. Its is quite hoppy but beyond that I can’t really recommend it based on flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2004
Poured a darker mahagony with a small tan head. Heavy brown sugar and molasses aromas. Sweet tasting (like the smells) but with a nice bitter balance. Alcohol well hidden. Another good beer from the folks at Dogfish Head.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biznizness (1104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Very nice beer here. Nice and dark with a great flavor and the 7.2% is a bonus. The hops are nice too.. me likey. Very interesting and unique beer. Try it. Sorry I can’t think of anything else, I gave blood today.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Very dark. Ok head. Aroma is developed, nutty. Taste is malty, some dark fruits and bitter. The makings of a good beer, but it just didn’t come together quite right.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 10, 2004
I usually don’t like Brown Ales, but I was intrigued by the idea of an IBA -- and was very impressed. A hoppy Brown Ale makes an Interesting brown ale with a bit of a kick. Well done and very drinkable for a brown. Will have more.


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