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RATINGS: 2491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (836) - 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 dont really pick up a ton of hops...at first. Theres 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 balanced brews, this is exactly what theyd rag on. Actually, come to think of it, since its too sweet, that would make it imbalanced... M: It finishes rather sweet, and unfortunately, the hops dont really dry it out as much as Id like. Even worse, it lacks the creaminess I like out of most sweetish brews. For that reason, its hard to drink. On the plus side, theres no remote hint of harshness in the feel. O: Its 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 its well worth a try for those who like this style, but I wont be back for this one.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (1330) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Poured from bottle dated 12/5/16 brown with reddish hues and a thin tan head. Aromas of roasted malt chocolate toffee and burnt grain. Taste is malty with oaky sweetness sd nice mouthfeel and a lingering bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2742) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle. Black with Reddish tinge. Malty; roast malts, lots of chocolate and coffee, burnt roast, caramelized brown sugar. Hoppy; grassy and earthy hops. Sweet malty with nice bitter hoppy edge. Probably unique. Certainly interesting. An unusual and decent beer. (2008)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (6299) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Tap at Dogfish Head, Milton. Colour is clear brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Chocolate, some nuts, hops and malts. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Korcz (2315) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Kawa, brązowy cukier, resztki chmielu.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffaoe (633) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2017
roasty light coffee aroma. dark red/brown in color with nice long lasting head with a tinge of light brown to it. taste is of very dark caramel malts, roasted barley, coffee, and faint hints of chocolate.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ehaak26 (315) - - DEC 19, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Aroma of malt, coffee, chocolate and some hops. Tastes rather thin, otherwise nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
k9coug (114) - USA - DEC 18, 2016
Started drinking it too cold. It was 10 degrees in my garage. As it warmed, I loved this beer. Chocolate and coffee on the nose. Nothing like a dark IPA, dont know why its named what it is.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2694) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Keg at Barcade, St Marks Place, Manhattan. Dark brown with some translucency. A gorgeous cream-coloured head leaves lots of lacing. Very little aroma: some resin, some soft citrus, some oak. Taste is much more pronounced: the malty sweetness and oaky umami combine with a well-judged fresh hop bitterness. Slight metallic note in the long finish. A mixed bag, but a mixed bag at a high level. Imminently quaffable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (491) - - NOV 30, 2016
Aromas of lemon and grapefruit, with wet leaves and hazelnut chocolate. Taste is hazelnut, milk chocolate, raisin skin, grapefruit, then a moderate piney hop bite with some wet leaves.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LetsGoState (860) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Appearance is a deep brown. Aroma is rich malts. Taste is nicely balanced between lightly bitter hops and sweet malts. Overall very good.


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