RateBeer
overall
98
100
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


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 (9004) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (1447) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2008 Deep brown, tiny frothy head. Smells sweet, but also very ordinary. Roasted and toasted bready flavor, somewhat like burnt toast. Nothing overly appealing, but not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Very malty nose with a creamy, spotted head. I have to get past the deepmalt to notice the hops, but they are there. Excellent for this time of year. Alcohol is tasted as it should be, but not overdone. Small bitterness on the finish, but well balanced. Very nice brown.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Deep dark mahogany, rocky tan head. The nose is very malty with coffee, caramel, and brown sugar, some dark fruitiness, with a slight hint of earthy hops. The malt stands out initially, but the hops do jump up to fight off the sweetness. Alcohol shows a bit as it warms. Full bodied, medium carbonation, dry malty finish. For a brown ale, might just be the best I’ve ever had. Another great brew from these guys...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Puor like a mahogany table, think and strong and dark. Brown head, very nice. Fruity aroma, nuts and malts. The rtasy was quite good. I enjoyed the brown sugar in there. great beer

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
singlelensrefl (24) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2004
A very good beer. I like the pirate suggestion in the previous rating, very fitting, though I’m not sure why. Definately mainly a cross between an IPA and a brown ale. Both styles are combined so well to form this great beer yet are distincly separate from one another. Beautiful red-brown color, with a single layer head of bubbles on top. The light carbonation goes well with this beer. Sweet malty aroma. Contains hints of roasted earthiness, wood, dark chocolate, molasses like sweetness, slight hops. Awesome flavor as well. Notes of roasted nutiness, chestnut, coffee flavors, earhiness, very nice sweetness the brown sugar. Excellent beer and very enjoyable. Wish I could buy it here.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2004
Bottle. This brown ale is thick, strong, and definitely pirate-worthy. Don’t ask me what pirates have to do with this beer, just drink it and you’ll know what I mean.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 199 200 201  202  203 204 205 » 240


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50