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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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (58) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Bottle (12 oz): comes in six packs. Very nice brown ale that is a regular in my frig.

Smokey taste with a slight scotch finish. 6/21/14: Dropped the rating slightly after a few more. The smokey taste is sometimes almost burnt. Coffee taste also present.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2014
Flaske, 355 ml. Mahognybrun. Maltet næse. Sødlig opvaskevand. Letristet malt. Brød. Chocolade. Ikke dårlig eller ublanceret, men vil alt for meget på een gang - ofte et problem med Dogfish Head. Kedelig prog-øl.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiMuBai (154) - - MAY 12, 2014
Excellent brew. Has a sweet, malty aroma with a slight hint of hops. Great color brown that is as clear as brown can get. The flavor slowly creeps across your toungue and leaves a light bitter finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerTrek (9) - - MAY 11, 2014 does not count
Draft at Belmont Station. While I despise the IPA label being reassigned to any hoppy beer from red to brown, I am willing to forgive Dogfish Head both due to their brewing excellence and the fact that despite the ’pale’ in IPA it historically most likely resembled the blood-red brown of this beer, Carmel-colored with thick head and dark lace. Alcohol, dark berries, and earthy hops in the nose, thick and slightly-cloying mouthfeel with rich malt, alcohol esters, and back-tongue bitterness in the middle, and eatery-fruity malt and satisfying bitterness at the end, finishing in malt rather than citrus or astringent. Excellent example of a historical IPA, regardless of label.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickel (227) - - MAY 11, 2014
Brown in color. Aroma of hops and roasted malt. Interesting mix. Taste is fruity and caramel. Slightely bitter aftertaste

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
liquidbread86 (35) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Dark with slight head. Sweet aroma. Reminds me of a coffee stout. Not quite a true scotch ale, but not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (1890) - NORWAY - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle shared at the daje reaches 2000 ratings session
Pours dark brown with a big tanned head. Smell of caramel, burnt sugar, some dusty hops and dark malts. Medium sweet, burnt sugar and caramel, some spices and hints of dark fruits. Moderate bitter finish. A very nice take on the brown ale style

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2014
Americans, they have revitalized so many beers over the years, you’re forgiven if you forget to mention the Brown Ale in all the "confusion". A lovely brown with a brown sugar type malt, meeting loads of hops, this is so well balanced and clever, it scares me away from ever daring to try brewing myself. If I had made this, I’d named it after that most amazing of bands, Rolling Stones masterpiece, Brown Sugar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1386) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Pours a clear, but very dark garnet brown with a full rocky light tan head. Aroma is coffee and bitter chocolate. Taste is big but well balanced, with sweet caramel malt, coffee, chocolate, molasses and a nice hoppiness that is not too bitter. Good effort.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ester_ (92) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Brown color with a little bit of foam. Aromas of malt, burned caramel and hazelnut. Taste of caramel, hazelnut, malt and hop bitterness. Couleur brune avec un peu de mousse. Arômes de malt, caramel brûlé et noisette. Saveurs de caramel, noisette, malt et amertume de houblon.


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