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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 (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 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (58) - Livorno, ITALY - MAR 6, 2015
Eí dž un bel colore marrone scuro, molto intenso, con riflessi rossastri; la schiuma Ť poco presente, fine e di colore beige. Líaroma Ť interessante, complesso, pulito e raffinato. In evidenza cioccolato, caffŤ, tostature, sentori terrosi, prugne disidratate, zucchero di canna, melassa. Il gusto non si discosta di molto, riproponendo note di tostatura, caffŤ, leggero cioccolato, uvetta, prugne secche. Ha un corpo medio, una carbonazione contenuta ed Ť molto gradevole e morbida in bocca, lasciandosi bere molto facilmente. Alcool non pervenuto, appagante retrogusto lungo e morbido di caffŤ e di cioccolato.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (443) - 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 (429) - 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. Iím not sure what Iím missing with this one, but it just didnít 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 (110) - - 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 (38) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
On draft. Nice malty, coffee aroma. Deep brown color, nice tan head with pretty lacing. Donít really taste the hops, but maybe itís 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 (227) - - 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 (198) - 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 (1207) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Brown pour from draft at lumpys in Antioch. Choclate and nutty. I change my mind each sip on how much I like it. Overall it's pretty good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11002) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2015
bottle from kihoskh. rare event that i get to rate a bottle with 2000+ ratings on it. clear dark amber nutty bruwn.aroma is like really good belgian quad, raisins, dark dried fruits, faint nutty note, malts, but also below the complexity a dose of us hops that gives a sweet sawdusty base to the aroma. Really cool aroma. Flavor is also very complex, malts, roasted malts, spices, some undefined raisin like but also sweet flavor, candi suger perhaps, lots of hops, flavor is more brown aleish than quad ish. this is a very, very good brown ale for sure.


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