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RATINGS: 2458   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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3.1
Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) This is a fine example of the completely disrespectful way American brewers approach traditions. From the name you would expect this to be a hybrid between a Brown Ale and an IPA, but the brewery claims it to be a hybrid between a Scotch Ale, a American Pale Ale and an IPA. But a curious hybrid it is. Very dark mahogany, brownish head, very malty (burned malt). The 50 IBU are pretty well hidden underneath the sweetness of the malt - to some extent. Quite an extreme brew.

4.1
Beerhunter111 (22947) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Kaffee, Karamell. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, leicht bitterer Abgang.

3.7
Rasmus40 (22047) - 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

3.7
Theydon_Bois (20841) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle at home (Beermongers, Portland) 22/11/12.
Very dark mahogony brown with a big frothy tan head.
Nose comprises caramel malts, hops, metallic and mineral tones, barley, light dark fruits and a touch of cocoa.
Tastes of malt, barley, hops, toffee, raisens, chocolate.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate.
Decent - although my memories of having had it on tap at Rehoboth a few years back were that of a beer a few marks higher!

3.5
saxo (19530) - 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
harrisoni (19398) - 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.

4.1
mcberko (19172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2010
12 oz. bottle, pours a very dark (near-black) brown with a medium tan-head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts, nuts, coffee and brown sugar. Complex flavour of mainly roasted malt and nuts, with a bit of caramelized sugar and coffee. Mouthful is very smooth and creamy, with a very pleasant hoppy aftertaste. Wonderful brew.

2.1
Oakes (19010) - 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?

3.9
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Clear deep amber beer with a nice beige head. Malty caramel and chocolate aroma, cocoa powder, vanilla notes, roasted, toffee, hop notes. Hoppy roasted flavor, caramel, chocolate, cream notes, grassy hops, floral, cocoa powder, some licorice. Full bodied snd really tasty.

3.6
chrisv10 (18572) - DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle, 7.2%. Dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, chocolate, little nut and hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, nuts, chocolare, medium sweet, hop and a little bitter.


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