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RATINGS: 2398   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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Deep brown with a lacy tan head. Lots of roasted malt in the flavor without being overpowering. Sweet and sugary with a very mild hop aftertaste. Very smooth and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, not much of a head to speak of. Roasted malt aroma. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth. Hops are not overwhelming but present. Very nicely done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1736) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Nice brown color, with a short lived head. Sweet roasty and caramel aromas. Taste is also roasted malt, sugar, coffee and nutty as well. Very enjoyable experience.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Pours a dark brown, iwth a nice toffee colored head. Has the caramel aroma that I expect from a brown ale, but there are hops hiding there as well. Shares the roastiness and coffee notes of a porter with some pretty agressive hopping. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2004
A hopped up brown ale. Dark brown color. Good caramel malt aroma coupled with hop aroma. Good deal of bitterness in there also, but not too much. Full mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1141) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2004
earthy smoky aroma, lots of malt in there. deep ruby brown, good roasty nutty taste. superb mouthfeel, smooth and balanced. good beer. would be great with some beer jerky!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
brownish hue, rich & smooth feeling in your mouth, nice hoppy, nutty caramel flavor. good bittersweet ending.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Beer poured a dark brown, and has a nice nutty, caramel aroma. Flavor is great, I really liked this brew, Dogfish know what they’re doing!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5660) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is of caramel, brown sugar, and some roastiness. Pours a very dark reddish-brown. Barely transparent when held to the light. Nice tan head with fair retention. Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, coffee, roastiness, and grapefruit. Good balance of malts and hops. Starts a little on the sweet side and finishes slightly bitter with more of a sweet aftertaste. This is a different tasting beer. Seems like a cross between an IPA, a stout, and a brown ale. Definitely not your ordinary brown ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 23, 2004
Dark reddish brown pour with tan head. Aromas are pretty intense. Lots of toasted malt, bread, a little graham cracker, and some hops. Smooth and rich in the mouth, with all the flavors present that the nose hinted at with a little more earthy overtone to everything and a slight bit more chocolate flavor. Dry, earthy/spicey charicteristic in the finish. Very good. Perfect for me to knock back during a Buckeye or Browns game.


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