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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, nuts, roast malt, bitter hops, little flowers and has a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14104) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2008
355ml bottle from a trade with a non-RBer. I mean in what way is this a brown ale? Yes, it’s a nice beer, but really an Indian Brown Ale, what is that? It’s a malty choccy beer, a strong (stout) porter perhaps, but a brown ale? Growing up in the pubs of 1950s East Cheam, brown ale never tasted like this, or am I confusing myself with Tony Hancock again? Innit marvellous! Or perhaps there’s a joke here that I’m not getting? It’s got some American hop on aroma and then a rich lush dry malt mouthfeel and flavour and yet remains with some juiciness. Crunchy milk choc malt. As much as I like the US beer scene, sometimes I’m left in complete disbelief. Anyway, forgetting the IBA problem, is the beer any good? Reminds me a bit of Wychwood Hobgoblin with a bit more hop and alcohol, an Imperial Hobgoblin perhaps. Bit too syrupy on the malts maybe.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14103) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle @ Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Pours dark brown with a small creamy head. Roast, caramel, fruit and a hoppy finish. Chewy malty - nuts and caramel. Tasty!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle. Clear red/brown head - white head. Roasted, berries, caramel, nut, pleasant, light hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13773) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2009 Bottle, 7.2%. Vinous aroma, roasted, smells a little lagered. Clear dark brown colour. Small stable light brown head. The flavour is nicely roasted, slightly sweet. Not as vinous as the aroma, but still a bit vinous. OK balanced. Roasted aftertaste with a good deal of barley bitterness which gets a bit rough after a while.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Tap at Busboys and Poets. Very dark maroon with a medium beige head that lingers. Aroma of cocoa and vanilla. Flavor is butterscotch at first, then roasted coffee and pine nuts. Very rich and tasty. On of the nicer Dogfish Heads.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2000
While it is totally unique, I just couldn’t get into this for some reason. I think it was those bubblegum notes. Where the hell did they come from?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2003
(Bottle) Brown ale that pours with little to no head. Medium body with a descent flavor with a hint of brown sugar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11728) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear dark reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 050214

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2003 (draft) Clear mahogany with tan head. Aroma is sweet, raisin, caramel, roasty. Taste is medium sweet, malty, light caramel, roasty. Wet, light/medium body. (bottle) Very dark brown body with minimal head. Rich caramel and chocolate malty sweet aroma, a bit of bitterness at the edges. The taste is sweet but hoppy. Assertive maltiness (caramel/chocolate/coffee), the brown sugar is evident as well. The sweetness diminishes at mid-taste, and some spiciness and the English hops begin to assert themselves. Alcohol is always at the periphery and finally makes itself known in the aftertaste. Good beer, though taste- and strength-wise it's much more a doppelbock than a brown ale.


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