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RATINGS: 2446   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2010
12-oz bottle. A: The ale is a dark mahogany color, so deep red that appears black from afar. A very tall rocky and persistent tan head. Excellent lacing. A: Highly aromatic. The nose is malty, thick with a smoky undertone that drips with peat and alcohol-soaked cherries. Caramel malts add further heft to the body. T: A balanced smoky brown beer. Darker malts, toasted with chocolate, coffee and caramel, lead the way. They are followed almost immediately with a palpable smoky flavor. The result is thick and almost coarse brew. Hop flavor manages to peak through the malts and smoke but just barely. A very enjoyable drink. P: The mouthfeel is full, smoky and thick, but not so heavy that it is burdensome. I was edxpecting a run of the mill brown ale but, knowing DFH, I should have known otherwise. Finish is fairly dry. P: They label is a brown ale, but it sure tastes like a scotch ale. The finish is not heavy so you go right back for another drink. Excellent balance overall.


4.7
joebeerhead (1) - - AUG 23, 2017 does not count
Rich malty. Not as hoppy as IPA. Would definitely try to find this beer again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
beern (126) - Alabama, USA - AUG 22, 2017
Pours amber, brown with a nice 3-finger tan head and an aroma of malt and brown sugar. Tastes viscous upfront and of semi-sweet malt and brown sugar upfront with a mild hop finish. It’s medium to full bodied with minimal to moderate carbonation.

3.6
EHSRanders (2059) - Tjele, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2017 Bottle. Hazy dark brown color With medium creamy light brown mostly lastning head. Aroma is roasted malt With notes of chokolade. Sweet chokolade flavor. Creamy palate.

4.1
alex_leit (4546) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 18, 2017
Bottle. Dark mahogany color. Aroma: dark but not burnt malts, tropical fruits, a little wine and higher alcohols, hops and wood, esters. Taste: malt, coffee, chocolate, biscuit, caramel, fruits, fortified wine, medium hop bitterness.

3.2
JohananaV2 (227) - - AUG 4, 2017
It was a bit rich for my taste. The flavors were powerful it just packed a heavier punch than I was wanting or expecting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
commonshawn (1270) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2017
12oz bottle with commonmac. Brown with full white head. Strong smell of dark notes. Sugary, malty, full bodied. More malty than hoppy . Rich. Ok to good.

3.6
trapped (3269) - 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 (539) - 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 (786) - 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


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