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RATINGS: 2414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2417) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2005 Not bad for a Brown Ale. Brown body with a moderate head. Aroma is malt galore with roast, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is the same with some bitterness. Don’t drink it cold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Poured brown with a thin tan head...smell is sweet and malty, smelled very similiar to the Raison d’Etre...tasted a lot like a sweet scotch ale and not like a brown...raisins and hops...all I got...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1469) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Bottle. Pour is a mahogany with thick tan head. Aroma is of malts, brown sugar, raisins and a hint of coffee. Begins with some mildly sweet sugary malts and finishes with some sour hops. Finish is almost like lemon iced tea. Nice and full with some warming alcohol throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDalkoholic (2261) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 16, 2005
My first Dogfish Head beer. Thin khaki head with one of the darkest shades of brown ive seen in a brown ale. Sweet chocolate aroma with a bit of malt thrown in. There is a little bready grain in the back ground, added with dark raisins, and a slight chocolate malt flavor. Somewhat bitter and tasting like a mild stout, but not as good as i had expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2005
This is a solid brown ale. What all bron ales should aspire to come close to, then surpass. Balance is good, a little chocolate and nut in the taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DogfishKing (22) - USA - FEB 11, 2005
Very good. Tasted strong at first but finished nicely. Fairly well balanced, good mouthfeel. Smell is a little strange. Overally I really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kevin (2158) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 9, 2005
tap at the saucer. a very dark brown with a thick head that ran for the hills quick. aroma is odd like an acorn or something oakey yet wet smelling. taste reminds me of the raison d’etre. a bit of sweetness and some caramel. slight doughy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (937) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2005 Can’t put my finger on it but it smells somewhat odd. Borders on Porter qualities as far as flavors go. Smokier than other Brown Ales I’ve tried. Also, not as sweet. It’s missing that familiar nutty flavor that I"m used to in Brown Ales. Nevertheless, It is drinkable & smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2005 This pours very dark brown with a nice but diminishing tan head. This brew is like a light porter with some hop presence. There’s a light bitter upfront and a trail with a bit of nuttiness, plumb, and chocolate. This is good for a brown ale, but it mostly served to bore me as just another "pretty good" micro. Nothing is too special about this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2320) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2005 Bottle. Dry, bittersweet chocolate aroma. Dark, ruby red. Average-sized off-white head. Mostly diminishing. Not much in the way of lace. Nice sharp flavor. Some chalk. Good punch. Alcohol is relatively subdued. Hides any flaws if there are any. Consumed at Jax 5th Ave. Deli & Ale House in Orlando. Oh, and btw, I really like the metallic pastel colors of DFH’s bottle caps. Their label art leaves something to be desired, but the caps really make me want to dig into the beer.

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