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RATINGS: 2475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (915) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. Sparkling reddish with a frothy to minimal tan head. Aromas of caramel, nuts, dried fruits, brown sugar. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Deep roasted character into a fruity and alcohol finish. Very pleasant.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (924) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Slightly smokey roasted malt and chocolate aromas from a crystal clear medium brown/cola colored body with a thin white head. Creamy texture with lots of milk and dark chocolate notes and husky grain flavor. A subtle but noticeable molasses and brown sugar taste at the end in the back of the mouth. Nicely balanced earthy bitterness that keeps this really interesting. Finishes with all these flavors lasting long after the final sip. This is anything but a run-of-the-mill brown ale. Tasty, delicious and complex.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BarleyBob (19) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2016
A total miss for me. The hopiness totally overpowered the roasted malty notes one looks for in a brown ale. The overall effect was a bitter, confused mess of a brew. I may end up pouring the rest of the 6-pack down the drain.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1692) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2016
Very malty, quite sweet, plenty of toffee. Thick palate, alcohol noticeable. Really satisfying beer - shame I had to gulp half of it down because of an incorrect TV screen in the airport.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
migwell (277) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2016
Well, color me ’old and in the way’, because I’m really not digging this brewer’s mish-mash. They seem proud of the fact that it’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but for me, the mixup doesn’t work at all. I like some scotch ales, which can be quite delicious, I drink a lot of IPA’s and the occasional APA, but trying to make a Franken-brew out of spare parts and caramelized brown sugar... yowch! ’DeScriptors: Notes of molasses, coffee, ginger, raisinettes, chocolate’. Uh huh. I don’t like it. Mix up some coffee, molasses, ginger, raisinettes and chocolate, throw in some brown sugar and you get some very odd flavored candy. Not a drain pour, but close.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoptimusPrimed (155) - SPAIN - APR 2, 2016
First Indian brown ale, nice malts and hops. Good carbonation, full bodied. Will try again

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VincentAnthony (39) - Massapequa, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Pours a clear lovely dark brown. Aroma of roasted malts and brown sugar and caramel. Tastes darker than a traditional brown - rich with caramel and toffee and molasses. Perfect carbonation and just enough hops for balance. Definitely more than 2/3 of the way to a porter. An excellent brown.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
danfontaine (41) - - MAR 26, 2016
Ar- toasty malts, hints of chocolate and caramel, subtle burnt toast, low hop aroma Ap- pours a clear dark brown, nice tan head, good looking beer Fl- light malt sweetness up front is very well balance with roasty and hop bitterness. Hints of toffee, caramel, toasted almonds, nice bittersweet aftertaste. Mf- full bodied, perfectly carbonated, dry, mild alcohol warming Ov- very nice beer, well balanced and delicious. I want another :) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (954) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours a red brown color with an off white head. Aroma and taste of malts, caramel and fruits with notes of nuts. Hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriszfat (84) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2016
From a 12 ounce bottle. Pours dark with minimal head. Aroma is sweet malty and coffee/toffee. Drinks medium to light with slightly bitter coffee hoppy flavor. Drinks like a stout or porter more than a brown.


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