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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAY 25, 2003
Rich clear mahogony color with a tan head. Somewhat sweet nutty and hoppy aroma. Smooth, rich, and roasted, the flavor is of caramel and some nuts. Initial malty sweetness tapers to a pleasantly bitter roasted nutty finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2003
This beer pours very dark brown with moderate head that quickly disappears. The aroma is of hops with slightly malty undertones and hints of alcohol. Extremely smooth taste and very easy to drink. Hints of nuts in the flavor. Very good brown ale.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2003
A very unique beer, dark brown in color hoppy with moderate bitterness and a hint of chocolate, well done and worth drinking!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2003
As usual another very good Dogfish Head brew. So far haven't found one i didn't like. Wonderful sweet aroma, nice roasted nut and chocolate flavor. This is so smooth and enjoyable!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eirikur (369) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAY 16, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2003 This is really a mix. All the flavours collecting together. A smoky aftertaste is really dominating, and this is a fine allround ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2003
Not quite a brown ale as advertised. Aroma is malty and slightly smokey. Appeareance is brown, are you surprised? Flavor has a hint of malt and chocolate with a sour and slightly hoppy flavor. A good beer but not quite as flavorful as the Raison D'Etre.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Nicely hopped, smoked flavor. An interesting brew. I liked it. It was a mix of an IPA, Brown ale, and a pale ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2003
very rich,thick dark brown ale with a robust flavor with hints of roasted nuts. a great beer for a cold rainy day

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2003
Roasted malts and chocolate, although this beer had a strange sour astringency to it. Some good brown ale characteristics but not many. On the same level as their pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2003
Mahogany color with a small tan fizzy head. Smells like sweet fruit and alcohol. Taste carmel, alcohol and earthy.


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