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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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
Aroma is restrained but has notes of citrus, malt and chocolate. Pours a ruby brown, slight head. Very smooth. Hops linger at the end. Alcohol is nicely delivered. Awfully close to tasting like a porter. A solid brown ale, enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4640) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
More like a brown IPA than a strongly hopped brown. Hops are strong. Body is thin. Dark copper. Nice head. Warm malty nose. Alcohol is well hidden. Nicely hopped.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwellplum (54) - USA - AUG 17, 2003
A very dark brown ale, lots of things going on in this one. It is sweet, malty, and finished with carmel for me. Nice kick too. This is a good brew, I'll go back for more.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1077) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2003
A good but heavy brown ale. A little to sweet for my taste, but they have done a great job creating a unique brew. Darker than a brown. Winey notes due to alcohol. These guys really make strong brews.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Bottled. Poured a dark brown/black with barely any head. The nose was like chocolate smoke. The taste was like a hoppy carbonated coffee. It was pleasant, but definately not a session beer. Because of the thickness and alcohol content (7.2%), this beer is much better suited for the cold winter months. I'll be sure to have some more this coming winter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3321) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2012 Pours a dark mahognay with a decent 2cm tan head which fizzles into some nice lace after a couple minutes. Nose is sort carmelly. Start is kinda of malty and theres some alcohol present too, while the finish smooths out into a more caramel flavor. The carbonation is good, and the palate is medium. This is an interesting brew, allthough I can honestly say that I dont taste any IPA in this, like the brewers said...(6/4/7/4/15 3.6)~~~~~RE-RATE~~~~~Only took me 9 years to re-visit this beer. 16 ounce sample on tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma is a bit roasty with some herbal hop character. Lightly metallic. Decent. Transparent cola-colored body with a medium cream-colored head with good lacing present. Starts a little sweet with some mild chocolate hints. Becomes toasted, lightly burnt and chewy in the middle. More burnt tannins come in the finish later on. A little heavy on the body, but decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2005 Smells roasty/malty/caramel/coffe/chocolate.Pours out a deep ruby,w/ a quick brown tinted head(yum)some lace that held on long after the beer was drank.Tastes like it smells roasty/malty/w/ some hops in there.Roasted coffe/chocolate-malt/hop balance.Very smooth on the palate(easy to drink). Another great brew from this wonderful brewery.The hops are very well intregrated.Damn good stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Beautiful pour with head to match. The initial taste was a bit different, resembling a wine or fortified wine like sherry. The aftertaste was smoky and pretty good. Not bad but still not that good for a brown ale. The Samuel Smith Nut brown was much better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2003
This is an odd one but I liked it quite a bit. Hops and malt are quite evident in the aromas. Taste is sugary-malty hints of roasted and chocolate flavors. There are plenty of hop flavors in there also. IMHO does not belong in the "Brown Ale" category.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaBeer1972 (1327) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2003
I very heavy Brown Ale. Probably a little too complex of a flavor in my book. The alcohol tends to overwhelm the hops-malts battle. Otherwise, I think it would show more promise.


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