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RATINGS: 2488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdjuice (498) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - NOV 14, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2005 So delicious. The pour is flawless but not outstanding in anyway. This seems to be another one of those beers where the flavors all work synergistically to make a really good tasting beer. A very nice sweetness, nuttiness and heaviness to it. Well balanced with a perfect amount of bitterness. Fantastic for a flagship brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Pours a dark ruby brown, light tan head that lasts fairly well. Sweet malty aroma, and there is a hint of alcohol. Taste is a sweet rich caramel malt. Very lightly carbonated, and this adds to the smoothness. Very little hop flavor, and only the lightest bitterness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 14, 2005
A lot of sweetness and not enough drieness for me. Smuttynose Brown Dog blows this away.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2005
dogfish head - amazing beer - without question. everything they put out is great. Swet aroma - strong complex dark deep rich flavor. And a slow lingering rich after taste - grreat beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 Pours a dark brown with a small white head. Malty with notes of brown sugar and coffee and hazelnut. Strong taste of alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9552) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 9, 2005
On tap at the Map Room in Chicago. This brown ale poured with a fluffy tan head - it took a while to pour. There was a very malty sweet flavor with a slightly chalky finish. This beer tastes a lot like Loterbol Bruin (the brownest of the brown ales), but is not quite as rich.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Bottle. Poured a deep reddish-brown with a moderate layer of toffee-colored head. Aroma was of coffee and cereal malts, brown sugar, and toffee. Quite sticky on the palate, with lots of sweetness in there (chocolate, molasses, and caramel), semi-fresh coffee grind, and a roasted nuttiness. Medium-bodied, and not a whole lotta carbonation in there. It worked well with the flavors slowly creeping through the mouth. Nice finish of roasted barley and sweet molasses.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2005
Light hops, malts in the nose, it was very faint though, I could hardly smell anything. Pours brown with a faded white head. It is hoppy at first then there is a nice roasted malt flavor. It has a smokey aftertaste and was quite nice overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2005
a very agressive brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Bottle. Big fluffy head slow to disapate. The dark rich looking color scared me into thinking it was a stout in hiding. In the end result it is sure not like a brown ale but way beyond my ability to classify. Complex. Fist strong with lots of carmel, coffee and sweetnes but finishes hoppy but yet mild.


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