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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


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 (7870) - .....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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2007 bottle. Pours a very rich, deep, dark brown with a great tan head. The aroma is of hops and plenty of roasted barley. It goes down very smooth and the hops blend excellently with the roastiness. This is a darn good brown. [Nov. 30, 2007]-------� a tasty brew! Itís full bodied with up front flavors of soy sauce, bakers chocolate, and pine. DFHís brown ale does not suffer from any of the flaws I may be weary of, given the style, but goes the extra mile by delivering a roasty, bitter, savory ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Sampled from bottle. Pours clear mahogany with a creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet with molasses, dark fruits and cocoa. Flavor is balanced with coffee, cocoa, special-b malt? (raisins), plums, moderate amounts of spicy, floral hops. Medium to full-bodied and moderately carbonated. Leaves you lips a little sticky. A very good brown that closely resembles a porter. Iím glad it is now available in Texas so that I can put it in my rotation on occasion.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2006 Dark brown with a huge off-white head. An abundance of sweet caramel with hints of chocolate and coffee, there is also a strong presence of hops, this balance of malt and hops creates a combination that works very well. This is a fine beer, one of my new favorites.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Poursa lovely dark brown with a lasting white head. Aroma has coffee, molasses, and a good amount of hops. Sweet taste with a bitter finish. Itís always nice to read a brewers description of the flavor and agree with all they said. I didnít get much ginger in the flavor but thereís definitely coffee, molasses, rasins, and chocolate. A great interpretation of Brown Ale.


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