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RATINGS: 2453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark chestnut color. The head is a two finger mocha shade. It has a wonderfully soft texture, and as it fades away, leaves behind plenty of lacing on the glass. S: I don’t really pick up a ton of hops...at first. There’s a pleasant wave of brown sugar, nuts, and chocolate at first. Hops build up as it unravels in the glass, revealing both piny and herbal qualities. Maybe even a touch of mint. I must say, the hops are VERY well integrated within the maltier aspects of the aroma. T: Aye...this is a bit of a letdown next to the nose. Subdued hops open this up - providing notes of grapefruit, mint, and pine - and roll all the way to the back end, being propped up by caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and faint chocolate. This malt backbone builds up on the finish, slowly but gradually. My problem here is that it seems like a cross between a boring IPA and a boring brown ale - it hybridizes the two styles well enough, but comes off blandly. When people rag on ’balanced’ brews, this is exactly what they’d rag on. Actually, come to think of it, since it’s too sweet, that would make it imbalanced... M: It finishes rather sweet, and unfortunately, the hops don’t really dry it out as much as I’d like. Even worse, it lacks the creaminess I like out of most sweetish brews. For that reason, it’s hard to drink. On the plus side, there’s no remote hint of harshness in the feel. O: It’s not a bad beer. Nor is it interesting, complex, or subtly executed. Basically this is just another average brown ale, only with a hint of hops. I say it’s well worth a try for those who like this style, but I won’t be back for this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1628) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
migwell (271) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoptimusPrimed (152) - SPAIN - APR 2, 2016
First Indian brown ale, nice malts and hops. Good carbonation, full bodied. Will try again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VincentAnthony (35) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
danfontaine (40) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (852) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriszfat (74) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Larry_Duffman (291) - - MAR 20, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2016 I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours a dark brown color with a beige head and lacing. The aroma is toffee, brown sugar, and hops. The taste is burnt sugar, molasses, raisins, and nice hop bitterness. The sweetness is subtle and balanced really nicely with the hop and coffee bitterness. This is a really nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
daigoon (28) - - MAR 19, 2016
Draft. Nice appearance, dark brown with beige head. Taste finished with hint of coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (3533) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Cask pour at the brewery. Creamy texture, smooth slick, roast chocolate with an underlying bitter bite. Nice to see a brown ale with some snap to it.

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