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RATINGS: 2375   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 30, 2004
this is yet another beautiful ruby red brew.(i have had alot lately.)when poured into a pint glass,it gave off almost no head to speak of.the first sniff let off wonderful sents of brown sugar,and carmel.very upfront and pleasing.the flavor was also very nice.with layers of chocolate,coffe brown sugar,carmel malts,and hops near the end.i must say this is top of the line for brown ales.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Very Big light brown head, tart dark fruit aroma and roastedness. Minor hoppy bite at the end but overall a roasted malt flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sbrewno (49) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Dark brown pour with a fair head. Aroma like choclate. Thick, lingering first sip. This one is strong. Roasted enough to border on a porter? Great flavor, complex blend of malt and hops. A very, very good ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Bottle pours a red brown color with a nice off white head and not much in residual lace. The aroma is sweet, a touch roasted, and nice hops. The flavor his me as drier than expected, somewhat roasted, and with a lingering bitter finish. The body has an almost Belgian cleansing quality. Overall, not bad at all.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2004
All in all, I’m not a huge fan of Brown ales. This one was above average for sure. With a strong presence of Coffee and raisins (lesser Browns, in my opinion, suffer from tasting too much like Bosco!) there’s a nice roastiness in the nose. Subtle, sweet finish with nice presence of caramel or molasses.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Bottle - nice deep chocolatey aroma. Deep brown, almost purple with light shining through. Beautifully tightly bubbled beige head. Delicious. Malty, chocolatey. Soft on the palate. This is a very nice beer!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2004 Dogfish Head seems to have a monopoly on the "overpriced beer" market. This stuff is mediocre at best, and at $9 for a sixer, I damn sure expected more. Big disappointment, but much better than that putrid Raison d’Etre.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 11, 2004
If I only had one word to describe this beer, it’d be "rich." But, I’ll throw in a few more for good measure. Extremely dark brown with ruby highlights and a thin, tan head. Nice malty aroma. The flavor is, well, rich. Extremely malty with hints of toasted nut, coffee, chocolate ... bitter hoppiness, too. If it had been a blind test, I would’ve said this was a porter ... and a damned good one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2004
A thick light brown head over a dark brown, ruby tinted beer. Has a sticky lace as well. Rich malty aroma, molasses, dates, demerara sugar and some warm spiciness. A touch of toasty aroma as well. Very full-bodied beer. Sweet malts, dates, toasted nuts, a touch of chocolate, leather, and toast. A touch of bitterness on the finish, but not as hoppy as I was expecting. Alcohol is perceptable but nicely warming. Reminds me of some Czech dunkels even though it is clearly an ale. Why is this a brown ale and not a dubbel?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Roasted malt nose with hints of caramel. A bit sweet up front with hints of chocolate malt. Traces of hops in the middle, with a malty smooth finish. Excellent brew.


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