RateBeer
overall
98
100
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ARH (805) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2015 12oz bottle poured into a belgian tulip. The aroma is a malty chocolate and roasty coffee initially, but the chocolate fades. Coffee aromas remain in the form of fresh beans and are joined by earthy grains, brown sugar / molasses, gingersnap cookies, and raisins. The beer is crystal clear, oily, and lightly effervescent with a deep, dark, and rich caramel brown hue. Its topped by an off-white, soapy head that retains a thick ring, a frothy foamy surface, a leaves a moderate, messy lace. The beer is a balanced, medium bittersweet. Its smooth with a light, prickly carbonation, and a medium body. Lightly smokey flavors of raisin and cooked brown sugar merge with coffee and a light biscuit biscuit note on the palate. It finishes with a syrupy chocolate, roasted coffee, and cooked brown sugar blend, as well as a light charred note. The aftertaste is lightly astringent as well as cloying with a sticky sugar character, and light flavors of coffee, clean ginger, and bread.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demannu (175) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Relatively unique experience. Not sure if it is a good unique or not. Can clearly get traits from both the malty scotch style and the hoppier IPA/pale ale styles. I typically like the complex brews but this is almost too much to hold together. Definitely not something i can drink often. A rather confusing drink for me. Each sip seemed to taste different so i cant quite figure this one out.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (100) - Livorno, ITALY - MAR 6, 2015
E d un bel colore marrone scuro, molto intenso, con riflessi rossastri; la schiuma poco presente, fine e di colore beige. Laroma interessante, complesso, pulito e raffinato. In evidenza cioccolato, caff, tostature, sentori terrosi, prugne disidratate, zucchero di canna, melassa. Il gusto non si discosta di molto, riproponendo note di tostatura, caff, leggero cioccolato, uvetta, prugne secche. Ha un corpo medio, una carbonazione contenuta ed molto gradevole e morbida in bocca, lasciandosi bere molto facilmente. Alcool non pervenuto, appagante retrogusto lungo e morbido di caff e di cioccolato.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (476) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2015
From bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a beige head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma has coffee and lightly roasted malts. Taste has a gentle sweetness, roasted malts, just a hint of smoke, coffee. Medium mouthfeel.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2015
12 oz Bottle. Appearance is dark caramel color with tons of foamy, beige head. Aroma is roasted grains, sugar, raisins, and citrus. Taste is similar with lots of dark fruit sweetness, caramel, followed on a citrus hop bitterness - also very acidic. Palate is light-bodied, thin texture, lively carbonation, and semi-dry finish. Im not sure what Im missing with this one, but it just didnt sit well with me. Too acidic. Flavors contradictory and all over the map. I felt like it was trying to do too much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alberti92 (157) - - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is slight citrus, lemon and toffee. Body is medium With low carbonation. Taste begins quite sweet like molasses which turns into some citrus. Finish is quite big and ends with a coffee bitterness coupled with some nutty hints. Hops come to life as it gets warmer with grapefruit and some mango appearing. Had this back to back with Samuel smiths nut brown. This definetly had much more bolder flavours with more hop character coming through. Nice beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bg80 (48) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
On draft. Nice malty, coffee aroma. Deep brown color, nice tan head with pretty lacing. Dont really taste the hops, but maybe its a subtle edge to the maltiness that balances really well. Creamy. Coffee after taste. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eberndt (231) - - FEB 16, 2015
Roasted malt and coffee flavor. Creamy mouthful and not much of a hops presence. Pretty good brown ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (285) - Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Aroma is an interesting cappuccino up front with some brown sugar and roasted malt when you explore it further. No hops at all in the scent; strange for dogfish head. Very pretty brown color with a light tan head of foam. Tastes roasty, slightly hoppy and sweet. Has a lot in common with a scotch ale but has more brown sugar, rather than malt sweetness. Has an interesting creme brûlée quality about it. This was good; I feel it is a bit overrated. Perhaps the brown ale category isn't packed with great beers so this one dominates. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (1434) - CROATIA - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml from deli in Brooklyn. Pours brown with small off-white head. Roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, nuts. Sweet. Medium body.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 240


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50