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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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Aha! Finally a brown ale that isn't for the pansies! Most brewers think that they can get away with taking a standard ale and giving it a bit of a smokey espresso flavor (like lame beers such as Goose Island Hex Nut and their Christmas brew). Where is the kick? Dogfish Head gets this one right. Starts smooth and slightly malty and finishes with a slightly bitter kick from wonderful hops. Good because it isn't too malty or smokey. This one doesn't let you down with the alcohol, either. The extra hops definately take what I think is normally a boring style, and take it up a notch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2004
On Tap: Black colored, little layer of a head. Sweet caramel nose, with alcohol tones. Roasted malt taste. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Mostly opaque coloring, with overtones of brown and red. Has a minimal head that disipates after a few minutes. Starts off with a slight taste of hops which is quickly gone after the taste gets past your tongue. The hops as well disipate after a few minutes. Tastes of caramel and maybe a hint of chocolate. Generally smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Deep amber/brown body, tan head. Sweetness in the nose. Caramel, perhaps. Great flavor. Combines sweet and spicy overtones. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (4905) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 21, 2003
Reddish brown, with a thin head that disappears quickly. Nice aroma of fudge and alcohol, with some bourbon as well. Chocolat flavor, with and exceptionally dry finish. Strong, lingering aftertaste. Interesting and tasty brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Pours a hazy reddish color, with medium tan head that dissipates fast. I smell a lot of coffee, with some hints of brown sugar. A surprise to start, quite acidic. I can taste some of the traditional brown flavors in the middle, chocolate and coffee especially. A very hoppy finish makes this a very unique brew.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Dark brown, very small head. Aroma is brown sugar and hops. A very distinctive brew, with some sugary malt and caramel contrasting a acidic smokiness and bitter hops. Nice effort to come up with something different, which is this brewery's strong suit, but this one attacks with the acid and is just not balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Bottle. Dark brown with some red. Aroma is a nice nutty roast. Flavor, is a sweet nutty malt. Smooth, and good, but nothing special. Good for a session beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Very good and very different. Dark amber brown body with good inital head that settled to almost nothing very quickly. Somewhat fruity sweet aroma with a good hop backbone. Falavor was nutty and sugarary sweet. A big oily mouth feel much like a belgian dubbel. Very good but to rich to drink to many.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirTom (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2003
Pretty good. Sugary in strange ways, similar to other dogfish head beers. A bit of a sour taste. Unique and good.


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