Brewed by Wellington Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Guelph, Canada


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Release date: February 11th 2012 Wellington Brewery is proud to present a beer that bridges the gap between tradition and trend, Terrestrial India Brown Ale. This beer has the rich malt complexity of an English brown ale with layers of roasted caramel and earthy characteristics. Terrestrial is more than a traditional brown ale, it has been hopped in the style of an American Cascadian pale ale. Amarillo and Sorachi Ace hops dance on the nose while being accompanied by the refreshing citrus bitterness of infused cascade whole leaf hops. This beer will allow your senses to soar and explore while being grounded to terra firma.

Tessic's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tessic (1045) - Brantford, Ontario, - OCT 25, 2012
This IBA poured a deep brown colour with a big, beautiful, tan coloured, rocky head. Not much lacing. To the nose there are scents of gravy, dough and dark malts. Very strong smelling in the gravy dept. First sip was interesting with strong hop flavours and roasted malts with a little caramel and light coffee. Finish is bitter withy the roasted malts and coffee lingering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippyHop (605) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2016
Surprised to see this stuff getting so little love. Beautiful, dark mahogany colour - I want a desk and leather armchair to match. Citrus/pine hops on the nose, with an earthy, nutty caramel malt backdrop. Taste is nutty and fruity, lots of fragrant hops, and a finish that’s just the right amount of bitter for the style (IMHO). Not as good as Le Castor’s Eclipse, or Pit Caribou’s Brown Ale Americaine, but in the same mould. Really nice, really drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2016
Love the use of sorachi ace in this beer... Nice and spicy with a complimentary of pine and citrus peels. Excellent hoppy brown ale with compliments of nuts and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3095) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
Cap and flip-top bottle from the LCBO. Pours a dark amber, almost copper colour with a big head, warm-beige, frothy, creamy, long lasting and with lots of lace. At first, chocolate and mild vanilla aromas, with some grassy hops and fruity notes coming later. The taste is more on the dark roasted malts and the hops gets stronger in the finish. Decent dry mouthfeel, but still refreshing overall. Hints of fruits and nuts. Closer to a watery stout that meets an IPA. Still, a pretty good crossover brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Randy4Beer (513) - - SEP 25, 2015
Nice chestnut brown pour with a gorgeous, mocha coloured head. Aromas are a bit woody, a touch nutty, with a hint of smoke. A creamy, full, mouthfeel. Tastes are dry cocoa powder, the merest hint of pine, and as it warms, some red fruit peels. I’m not sure what to make of this one, or exactly how to categorize it, but it is an enjoyable beer to drink landing somewhere in between a sipper, and quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franckg (1279) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2015
Arômes de houblons secs et francs. Pamplemousse, mangue, abricot. Un peu de noisettes et caramel. En bouche, plus sec. Le côté brown ale se fait plus discret, enveloppé dans les houblons. C’est encore très sec, un peu d’agrumes mais les différents houblons ne se démarquent pas malgré l’utilisation de sorachi ace et amarillo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (682) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2015
As a Welly One-Off 2015. 750ml bottle. Pours a huge frothy beige head and has a dark brown appearance. Thick dirty lacing. Aromas of earthy hops. Flavours have a bit of a smokey like taste at first. Lots of malty and earthy hop flavours as well. Some good bitterness and sweetness, well balanced. Goes down quite well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gluepot (452) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2015
A fluffy ivory brown head. The nose is quite faint, with elements malt and chocolate. Chocolate and cream lead the taste profile, which is unusual for a brown ale, to say the least. That said, this is an understated, well blended beer with sub-tastes of mild grassy hops and roasted nuts. A bit off category but it all hangs together.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
750 mL ridiculous bottle. There should be a rule against putting ordinary beers in elaborate packaging and then charging the consumer for the packaging. Or maybe I should just smarten up and stop falling for this shit. This one somehow manages to miss out on the best qualities of both the "india" and the "brown."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (950) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a deep brown colour with a generous lasting off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, some cocoa. Taste is nuts, roasted malts, a bit of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (800) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Deep clear mahogany with a one finger tan head that lingers and leaves some spotty lace. Nose of chocolate, nuts and wood. with some grassy hop presence. Light sweet toffee and nut with a more pronounced chocolate and pine bitterness. Medium light creamy mouth with soft carbonation. Interesting hybrid but I still prefer a good black IPA.

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