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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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Hops (98) - Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2014
This is a beer that has such a hoppy front with the most flavor on the back. The malt character, the roastyness and all the sweet caramel and smooth flavor just really makes this a favorite of mine.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerseyjohn71 (185) - corsicana, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2014
caramel, nuts, roasty, resin, leather, alcohol, licorice, bread, clove, red, brown, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, sticky, creamy, lively, average carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1035) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours a deep ruby chestnut, verging on black, with a large light beige head, which lasts very well and leaves good lacing. Sweet treacle and toffee notes mix with nutty malt and floral and spice hops to create the aroma. Strong grapefruit and floral hops up front are tempered by treacle sweetness, which builds into the mid-palate, where it plays nicely off savoury, nutty malt. Treacle sweetness and mild floral hops combine in the finish. A very nice brown ale, with a good balance of sweetness and hoppiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElbowRocker (9) - - SEP 16, 2014 does not count
Bottle to glass. Pours a very dark brown with minimal head. Aroma is very malty, with hints of raisin. Mouth is very smooth and moderately thick. Taste is sweet, malty, and very well balanced. A great brown.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (612) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle. Clear brown pour with a light frothy tan head. Lots of burnt malts, brown sugar, caramel, some exotic fruits, raisins and biscuits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Campy877 (172) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep chocolate, almost black with a thin brown head. Aroma of molasses and caramel. Taste has a good brown sugar or molasses tsar with a typical IPA finish. Good diversion from your typical IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (416) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
12oz bottle. Hazy dark burgundy with a foamy tan head. Flavors are molasses, maple syrup, cocoa powder, caramel and roasted malts with nutty and herbal notes. Medium body, soft carbonation, sticky texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (1948) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2014
Pours dark brown with a massive head. Nose shows chocolate, toasty and nutty malt with a bit of brown sugar and treacle too. Some soft spicy hops. Similar flavours, mainly focusing on the nutty and toasty malt. Again thereís note all that much in terms of hops, just some spicy and earthy notes. A fairly aggressive bitterness though. Nice creamy carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3477) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 9, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruit, and grass. Taste is malt, caramel, fruit, spice, chocolate, and grass. Superb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (274) - Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Dark brown pour with dark tank head. Strong roasted malt aroma, some chocolate aroma as well. Flavor is caramel malt, some chocolate malt too. Finish is hoppy bitter and roasted malt. As the finish fades there is a lingering roasted malt flavor. Nice beer all around.

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