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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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3.1
   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1345) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 22, 2014
Bottle from Sugaya. It pours a rich ruby brown that looks somewhat stout like in the glass butappearance wise Iíd say is closer to a Belgian dark ale like a Rochefort 8 or 10. The nose is soft chocolate & toffee with a citrusy hop presence - pretty good. The beer has a medium body & a somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. The taste is quite good, roasty, cacao paste, figs, bitter coffee grinds & playing with these malt flavors are some candy sweetness & citrusy hops. Pretty good but Belgians do it better.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajmkendrick (23) - Oak Harbor, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2014
This dark chocolate colored beer pours a thick tan head that lingers. It has a nutty aroma with a hint of burnt sugar. The taste is reminiscent of the same and with the rich malted barley and high IBU from the dry hops it is nutty, sweet, and bitter all at once. The alcohol is high enough that it really becomes prominent as the beer comes to room temperature, so drink this one quickly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (935) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2014
Clear medium rubyish brown. Large frothy creamy tan head, partly lasting. Aroma is quite malty. Burnt roasty malty. Molasses. Nutty. Chocolate. Caramel. Coffee. Flavor is dusty cocoa mostly. Earthy hops. Medium body. Dry. Medium creamy. Lightly acidic. Mild bitterness. Roasty dry finish. Complex and still easy drinking. Puts the typical brown ale to shame.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (471) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2014
Sweet malt, chocolate, dark roast, dark fruit, roasty aroma. Caramel, some hops. Medium body, roast, chocolate, caramel, molasses, hops, a slight bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstonerock24 (91) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours brown with a dark brown head. Aroma is chocolate, nutty, and caramel. Flavor is bitter with a nice nutty chocolate finish. Great brown.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerInHeaven (116) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2014
pours cola brown with a medium tan head. aroma is malty and bready. Taste is full rich malty caramel. definite coffee notes. slight bitterness and hop presence on the finish. nice fading linger. Really good beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CelticJohnny (41) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2014
Pint glass, brown with a finger tan head. Smells like molasses, caramel, and brown sugar. Tastes like roast nuts, molasses, and nice caramel malt. Oily, medium mouthfeel. Pretty tasty! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDittrich71 (2) - - APR 8, 2014 does not count
Another winner from Dogfish Head. Dark brown in color. The hops play off nicely with the caramel. Not over hopped.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (4899) - ITALY - APR 8, 2014
quasi scura nocciola buona schiuma discreta persistenza leggera uva buona secchezza note tostate discreto amaro alcol piuttosto nascosto

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chacobella (42) - Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2014
Shared bottles over the course of month during a beer march madness bracket style tournament held by Louisville Dads Beer Club, this style buster came in 3rd of 32 beers with its hoppy aroma, beautiful color, vanilla molasses tobacco vanilla tastes and pleasant finish...as this was a secret competition, we were surprised when this was in the final 4! Well deserved...


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