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RATINGS: 2476   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 (836) - 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 donít really pick up a ton of hops...at first. Thereís 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 íbalancedí brews, this is exactly what theyíd rag on. Actually, come to think of it, since itís too sweet, that would make it imbalanced... M: It finishes rather sweet, and unfortunately, the hops donít really dry it out as much as Iíd like. Even worse, it lacks the creaminess I like out of most sweetish brews. For that reason, itís hard to drink. On the plus side, thereís no remote hint of harshness in the feel. O: Itís 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 itís well worth a try for those who like this style, but I wonít be back for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
clueo (176) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2016
The aroma smells a bit like molasses and the appearance is a rich brown. The taste is a little sweet with a nice mild hoppy finish. I have not had many variations of this beer type and found this selection to be fantastic!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
fuzzcro (254) - Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Very good brown ale! Sweet with a little spice. They really mixed this one up and it all blended nicely. The scotch ale comes through wonderfully. High ABV goes unnoticed, maybe the slight sweetness is the reason for that. Itís an easy, enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RaijinSen (360) - POLAND - SEP 15, 2016
Deep brown beer with a nice, medium head. Aroma of walnut leaves, caramel, raisins, waffles, chocolate. Seems drier in the taste that it actually is with medium carbonation and an interesting, medium bitter walnut finish. The flavours are pretty the same with a solid touch of american hops. And here is a snag because the latter at some point stand out too much in a perfume fashion. Nevertheless, the beer is a really decent brown ale IPA specimen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (2119) - Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Bottle - average size foamy head, very dark brown color, pretty sweet caramel aroma and flavor, some dark fruit/raisin like flavors in there too, fair size hop balance, sweet finish, good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emartell (349) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - AUG 28, 2016
Aromas a caramelo, malta, notas dulces y ligeramente ahumadas. De color rojizo con tonos granates. Corona de espuma abundante de buena retencion. Carbonatacion media. En boca, notas a caramelo, maltosa y con final seco y amargo. Al paladar deja muy buen sabor de boca. Al principio sobresalen las motas a malta, grano y caramelo, para dar paso a un final seco y amargo. En general es bastante buena, quizŠ no tam apegada al estilo por el amargor tan intenso, pero muy rica.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeliriumT (500) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2016
Pours dark brown. Aroma of rich brown sugar, caramel and molasses. There's little hop aroma to speak of (in this bottle at least - bottled 8 months before drinking). Hops come through nicely in the flavour but again I was expecting a hit of hops. All in all though it is a brilliant brown ale which I would definitely drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
M15ter (56) - - AUG 17, 2016
Amber-brown. Thin tan head. Caramel, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla aromas. Mostly sweet and bitter throughout. Malty flavors. Syrup, bread. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (787) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours an opaque brown with a fading light beige bubbly head. Aroma is of molasses, ginger, chocolate, nuts, slight bitterness. Taste is of ginger, chocolate, Nutella, grassy, caramel. Light oily mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjez (478) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown, cola highlights and a low beige head. Big full aroma of caramelised brown sugar, chocolate. Rich and sweet. The flavour is similar, almost too strong in its sweet caramel and molasses, cacao, kinda overpowering any hop notes. The hops do integrate well with bitterness combining well with fizzy carbonation and smooth malt. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3994) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2016
sample from bottle, poured a deep amber to brown colour with a tanned head on top.nose of sweet caramel malts, toffee, light cacao, molasses, nuts, and slight roast. taste is sweet with a sticky mouthfeel.

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