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RATINGS: 2472   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Apellonious (53) - USA - SEP 29, 2005
pours dark brown/ruby color. small quickly dissapating head. hoppy and crisp on the first sip. sugary caramel taste. roasted aroma. definitely not your normal brown ale, not as smooth, but still good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Dark brown. Small, creamy, tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, subtle hops, and some sweetness in the aroma. Same flavor with more hop presence. Medium body, very easy drinking. You could put down the 6pack without realizing it. Great session brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Bottled. Very, very deep brown coloring with a small off-white head that stays around for awhile. Big coffee notes in the aroma, with a very sweet flavor that smacked of chocolate and coffee. Finish was moderately hoppy, providing a nice balance to all the sweetness. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Nice deep brown in color and translucent with ruby accents when held to light. Icy, dark tan topping for the head. Aroma is charming as usual, with brown sugar, whole wheat honey bread dough, Coca Cola, chocolatey roasted pecans and scores of silent black licorice. Prevailing sweetness of caramel, chocolate and licorice register first in the flavor department. A peppered trait curtails the nutty positioning of brazed pecans. Potentially rye and beet sugar added for additional nuances. Pecans are most relevant in the follow through. Borderline syrupy, with hops providing the sprits in place of forced carbonation. Finishes like liquefied brown sugar and melted Rolos.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Sweet and malty nose, slightly sweet, warm and round mouth feel, caramels and burnt sugar (though itís not too sweet). Hops evident but not dominant. Nice bitterness though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Sweet malty caramel aroma. Dark body color with decent tan head. Flavor has a malt sweetness, balanced by the hops and some spicy flavor as well. Felt a malty molasses taste on the palate, if that wouldnít of been there this would of been a 4.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7976) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2005
This is what i like to see when i look for the best brown ales, rogueís #1 brown ale should take notes, this is a dark ruby colour, some lacing, lacking head, but who cares..good pleasing smell...sweet bitterness, a winner and highly recomended if u want a solid brown brew!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Whoa -- knocked my socks off. A lovely deep chocolate colored brown with a nutty, coffee like nose. Taste was very sweet and hoppy presence Liberty and Warrior probably. Brown sugar was a tad overdone, a tad sour, and the alcohol presence was noticeable, but this beer was mightly and enjoyable. Looks, smells and tastes great -- thats all there is to it. Another in my rotation now...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Bottle. Pours darker than I had expected. Coffee, nutty, caramel and some spices in the nose. Good aroma. It was much roastier than I though, especially for something classified as a brown. (Although classifying DFH isnít the easiest task.) It wasnít as hoppy as Iíd have expected, but the hops were present. It was also a little sour (not in a good way), a little malty sweet, and some caramel and brown sugar ... hmmm, just like the label says. Funny thing is, I had this both out of the glass and straight from the bottle, and the bottle tasted a bit better. Go figure.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 14, 2005
A nice brown ale with plenty of hops. As mentioned in the description it has the typical flavors/aromas that you would come to expect in a decent brown ale, especially molasses, brown sugar, and caramel. But they donít mention that there is also lots of hoppy notes that make this beer truly stand out. Delicious.


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