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RATINGS: 2284   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6199) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, nutty, roasted grain), lightly hoppy (grapefruit). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Decent, but I donít like acidity of this level in a brown ale.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2003
SMACK!!!! A roasty caramel awakening seeps from my glass...i could squeeze out the nut, caramel, malt, and floral/Golding hops out of my glass with a sponge. Distinct dark brown appearance which is magenta red in the light. Heavy head..beige in color, but lacing heavily and remaining quite creamy..probably one of my favorite things about this beer. The taste itself is pretty complex. You have something to the effect of a caramelized roasted barley effect right on the tongue...my favorite part of this...nice malty finish. Something of a nut and wood flavor dance around too..and during the drinking is when the aroma of those Goldings really become apparent. A very smooth drink, a good smack of a bite..some roastiness and chocolate hidden in there, a nice dry, but not horribly dry finish. I love the way it feels as those little bubbles and caramel base go over my tongue...Dogfish i love you!!!!! Thanks goes to akinm for donating a bottle to my drunken cause...thanks matt!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2003
What!!! the alcohol canít possibly be that high! I cant taste it at all oh man this rating just went up even more. the aroma is a little bland but it has some malty almost chocolatey notes. this beer looks great. rich brown color, very clear, well filtered. a light tan and very tight head that lasts all the way to the bottom of the pint glass. very pretty beer. very smooth body. flavor is a little sweet, a little toasty and rosty and as it warms up some bitterness sneaks out too. finishes very smooth, a hint of slightly roasted grain and a little friendly bitterness leave me wanting more. I am glad i got a six pack of this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
80skid (65) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2002
A solid beer. Strong flavor, almost similar to a black and tan. The rather high alcohol content (7.2%) is well hidden. Bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Deep brown color with a rapidly diminishing head. Powerful aroma of brown sugar and burnt caramel, with a faint hop lingering in the end. The description says well hopped but I didnít seem to notice in the flavor. Giant sugary sweet malt with a bit of spice, clean warming finish. This is one that I could drink all night long.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2002
Has a deep amber color and a hops smell. Taste is mildly roasted/hoppy and it finishes refreshingly bitter. Overall I thought this was a very good beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2003 Deep brown color, quickly fading head. Huge malt flavor with a sweet flavor and aroma. Very unique. Ends bitter with a toffee caramel thing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2002
It might call itself a brown, but itís not my kind of one - really weird accents of fruit candies and odd, exotic spices in addition to more usual brown ale flavors. Too sophisticated? Is that possible?

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rib Eye (147) - USA - DEC 11, 2002
Re rate: 12/11/03: Even better than I remembered. Yummy. Nicely malty sweet and not overly hopped. This is a great beer and second only to Immort Ale as the best that Dogfish Head has to offer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2002
This is a great brown ale. Possibly my favorite of the style. Dark brown in color. Tan head. Tasted like brown sugar and malt. Try this brew from a great brewery.


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