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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Nose: very malty, almost smells like dark toast Appearance: Dark brown with a reddish glow, no head. Taste: Malty with a strong alcohol bite, mabye a bit too strong for a 7.2% beer. I can taste only a very weak hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Bottle. Pours brown with an off white head. Nutty, sweet, and moderately hoppy aroma. Flavor was interesting. Roasted malt, nuts, and raisens offset by piney bitter hops. Finish is crisp and bitter. This beer could use a little more balance...sweetness maybe. This sample struggles for identity in my opinion. I am not sure if I would revisit. On tap maybe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Being a fan of brown ales, this one lef tme pretty flat on first impression out of a sampler set at DFH Alehouse in Gaithersburg, MD (2/4/2006). Nice bouquet, but the taste was overly malty for what I wanted, although when pared witht he food (Jambalya) it wasnt too bad. I would have hoped for something better, but it was 5th int he five beers sampled that evening (minus the desert Worldwide Stout - 2002). Very red, would have expected something tending towards more brown given the ingredients and name.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padron4KM (809) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2006
12 oz bottle, bottled on 9-26-05.
Clear iced coffee brown, with a 2" reddish tan head
Aroma is light, malty, toasty,coffee,caramel.
Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, watered down coffee.
long coffee like finish. nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2006
This is amighty big beer for being a brown. Admirably, Dogfish makes this so smooth, you wouldnt know it. Lovely aroma, toasty with hints of chicory. Pours a dark dark mahogany with a nice cream head. Taste is roasty with more of that chicory. Finish is smooth, body is bigger than most browns. I enjoyed this brown from DFH, they dont disappoint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2006 Pours midnight brown w/ medium semi creamy froth. Aroma is malty w/ slight brown sugar. Medium to full nectar w/ mellow residual effers. Flavors are fruity w/ a malty backbone. Cocoa, brown sugar, roasted coffee bean, slight leather. Alcohol is well hidden. Finish is long with a mellow asprin bitterng. Overall: Its a well balanced, complex, strong ale that amazingly asprins up on the finish w/ no hop presence before hand. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeterA (342) - EL SALVADOR - JAN 30, 2006
Nice aroma, malty. The color is a nice transparent dark brown with a thick, long-lived beige head. The flavor is nutty with hints of mocha. Its very smooth and the mouthfeel is clean. Overall another solid beer from DFH.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
This is a very interesting beer, in the fact that stylistically is a cross between a Scottish ale, and an IPA. This beer has great malt character, and sweetness, from the use of caramelized brown sugar, that is balanced to some degree, with vibrant hop character. At 7.2% abv, it is a great sipping brew, and one I enjoyed while watching the ball game at the bar. Available in 6 packs that retail for $7, this is a year round brew, and one that doesnt get the attention other DFH beers gets, but one that I think should get more. Indian Brown Ale pours to a beautiful, bright, deep chestnut color, with a thick and creamy tan head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is very inviting, with lots of good sweet, malty, and nutty aroma paired with some citrus/piney hop aroma. The palate is very firm, with lots of good sweet malty, nutty, and caramel flavors, that is full on the tongue. Indian Brown Ale finishes with more good sweet and nutty malt up front, then ends with just enough citrus/piney hop bitterness to take the cloying edge off this beer. I really enjoyed this one. You really get lots of sweet malt character in this beer, and the hop character while very apparent, is there to cut the sweet malt character of this beer. I wont say it balances, as this beer is more malty than hoppy, but make no mistake, you can smell and taste hops in this beer as well. I like the fact that you get lots of malt and lots of hops in this beer, and it is a great beer to sit and relax with.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Pours a dark brown from the bottle. Nice off-white head sticks around and provides lace. Malt and coffee dominate the aroma. The full-body is noticable before the flavors of nutty, bitter coffee and caramel. Creamy aftertaste followed by hop crispness is very pleasing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2006
Tap at RFD, Washington DC. Dark amber coloured with a large off-white head. Malty aroma with some chocolate and coffee perhaps, plus brown sugar. Medium bodied, similar elements in the taste plus lots of hops. Very good.

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