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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2001
Good sweet maltiness in the flavor, reminscent of brown sugar and candy. Nice brown color, though the most noticeable aspect is the almost complete lack of a head on this one. Also lacks a bit in the creaminess department. A good brown, but nothing phenomenal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2001
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2003 Deep, I mean deep brown color, nice full beige head and sheets of lace, sweet malt nose with hints of caramel. The front sweet, maybe a bit to sweet, mild carbonation, the middle fresh, the finish a bit hop spicy. A real nice beer, but just a tad to sweet? thanks Venom.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
aledrinkerLS (101) - New Brunswick, USA - DEC 3, 2001
Very good brown ale. More like strong american brown than anything else. I love the carmelized flavor and the hop presence.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bhenry76 (101) - Landenberg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2001
Rerated - Brown sugar, sweet finish. I found it to be a bit too sweet to the point of feeling heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fantomasus (204) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 2, 2001
Itís beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
legion242 (2162) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2001
Black-stout like color; Rocky head that didnít stick around to say hello; No notes for aroma? Sweet, brown sugar to start, nice hops and very subtle nuts thankfully. The alcohol was present and warming. Again, thin palate. Damn it! Thanks as always to the greatness of VENOM!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2001
Re-rating after another try. Boy have I come a long way. Fairly well hopped. Dark ruby color with little head. Good hop aroma with maltiness apparent. Burnt toffee flavors abundant. Quite sweet with hop flavor in the background. Quite heavy on the palate. A good beer, but nothing incredible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2001
Lovely hopping on this one with the characteristic toasted barley of the other Dogfish Heads Iíve had. Dry finish, very hearty. And that colour, deep red brown. A very unique product.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimmylib (169) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2001

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2001
A dark brown going toward black color and a light head graced this ale. The bouquet was slightly alcoholic and very fruity. Indian Brown Ale hovered between slick and syrupy in mouthfeel. This beer was somewhat flat on the palate and lacking signifigant flavor. A somewhat sweet malty taste was apparent along with hints ranging from maple to caramel.

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