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RATINGS: 2496   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a deep dark brown in color with an average size light brown frothy head that lasted only a short while but produced some good lacing. The aroma was heavy of a toasted caramel malt, a mild resin hop and a moderate scent of a leathery yeast with a nice rich roasted coffee note. It tasted mildly sweet, malty and slightly bitter with just a hint of caramel and coffee at first and finished with a nice dark bitter coffee flavor that lasted a nice long time. Mouthfeel was very creamy in texture and full in body with a very soft carbonation. Overall this Brown Ale was robust and loaded with lots of flavor, as well as being very smooth and creamy.


3.6
trapped (3150) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with reddish tint, large spongy off-white head, coffee-forest berries aroma, medium carbonation, bitter roasted malt/coffee taste with a hint of molasses, thin body, long bitter finish. Nice coffee dominated brew,

3.9
shawnmurphy (495) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours clear amber-brown with thin tan head and lacing. Aroma: nuts, smoke, caramelized brown sugar. Flavor: molasses, brown sugar, almonds, pine nuts, sour prunes juice, raisins, chocolate, coffee, ash. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, dry finish, yet somewhat oily.

3.1
Padedze (49) - - MAY 20, 2017
Part of a 4 beer flight at TJ Stone , Washington DC in May 2017. Good example of a brown. Heavy on the roast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Ronritter (733) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2017
12oz bottle dark auburn color thin off white head aroma is brown sugar and roasted malt taste is the same with a smooth short finish

3.1
Jpmercer (115) - shakopee, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2017
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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
BeerRenter76 (1015) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Originally rated on 12/31/08. The brewers description of this as part scotch ale, IPA, and brown ale is pretty accurate. Aroma of toasted caramel malts, alcohol, and some floral hints. Flavor is the same as aroma with some nuttiness and a coffee finish. A little on the sweet side but its hearty and filling, I liked it.

3.5
mice (966) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2017
0,33l bottle from Beergium. Dark brown beer with long lasting light beige head. Aroma has sweet dark malts, some caramel and roastiness. Maybe some hints of coffee also. Taste has sweet malts, hops, some roastiness and coffee. Medium body and medium carbonation. Quite ok.

3.5
commonmac (1246) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2017
12oz bottle picked up at The Ale Jail in St. Paul. Consumed in a spiegelau IPA glass. Amber/brown in color with a light tan head. Aroma has traits of hops with toffee, caramel, and an almost cookie like characteristic. Taste has qualities of molasses with toffee and brown sugar. Notes of coffee almost come through which was a little bit unexpected. There is a bitterness present especially at the finish with a residual bit of sugar. Really a strange blend of a lighter coffee stout and a traditional Dogfish Head IPA. Mouthfeel is slightly thin but has some minor oily characteristics. Something a little too unbalanced in this effort for my taste. Pretty decent for a brown ale.

3.1
Idiosynkrasie (7533) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 26, 2017
355ml bottle. Clear, dark brown colour with ruby glimmer and small to average, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Spicy aroma of roasted barley, hints of burnt coffee, burnt caramel, a touch of liquorice, molasses, coffee surrogate on celery basis. Taste is bitter, almost a bit tart, roasty-spicy malty, notes of roasted barley, hints of burnt coffee, burnt caramel, liquorice, a touch of molasses, coffee surrogate, raisin, blueberry, some hop bitterness. Unbalanced, harsh, more burnt than just roasty flavouring material.

3.7
Ron (3962) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 14, 2017
Bottle. It pours a dark brown color with a beige head and lacing. The aroma is toffee, brown sugar, and hops. The taste is burnt sugar, molasses, raisins, and nice hop bitterness. The sweetness is subtle and balanced really nicely with the hop and coffee bitterness.


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