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RATINGS: 2458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Aroma of roast coffee, chocolate, caramel, and a wisp of soy sauce. Appears a deep cherrywood color, with a small brown head that dissipates. Flavor is both roasty and smoky at the start, giving we to a depp malt backbone, and finishing with an assertive though mellow hop bitterness - a tad salty at the finish. Palate is medium-thick and slick on the tongue. Overall, a unique brew that defies classification but that is somehow supremely balanced.

jmgreenuk (10104) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 17, 2017
Bottle at Tap Craft Beer Bar, Robertson Quay, Singapore. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is roasted caramel malt, grassy light fruit hop. The flavour is moderate sweet light bitter with a dry grassy, red berry fruit, nettle, spicy, molasses, woody hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average to soft carbonation. I'd have preferred a little more carbonation but I guess I'm just a black IPA junkie. Not sure this is a brown Ale tho!!

Bill Becker (1911) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 19, 2017
From Mar 2007

Pours from 12oz bottle a clear deep brown with a small head of foam that doesn't last long and doesn't leave any lacing.

The smell is of roasted malt and some citrus hops.

The taste has huge roasted malt up front that smacks you in the face...just as I remember it. ;^) As I take more sips, there's a more than ample infusion of hop bitterness and some dark fruit notes. Man, this is great stuff! So much roastiness and there's some toffee also hitting my taste buds. And just a little bit of warming in the back of my throat that reminds me to sip and take my time with this gem. What a Brown Ale!

Bottom line: This is a top notch example of the style that is a *must* try.

FatPhil (17160) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 11, 2017
355ml bottle (Ebrowarium.pl) (5:4:4:2:9=2.4)

Very savoury aroma, soy, but also very sweet. Dark red, persistent small tight beige head. Dead palate, slickish from sugars, carbonation does nothing to lift it. Nasty soapy taste, some savoury soy mushroom and sugar mess. Only plus is that it covers the 7.2% behind the mess, but deep down this is a terrible ale.

bth122 (1680) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2017
Draft in Pittsburgh before the Ed Sheehan show. Pours a dark brown with generous head. Roasted malt, floral hop, brown sugar, caramel. Medium body. Medium light bitter. Nice texture. It's been awhile since I've he this one but it is still good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

balloonbuffoon (659) - - SEP 25, 2017
12floz bottle, no date, $1.75 paid as a single, pint glass. Appears a medium-dark brown with some amber glow at the bottom. Head forms a small layer and retains it character. Firmly a brown ale in the nose, aromas of brown sugar and mild roasted malts noted. A fine American brown, resin, tree bark, pine, and faint cocoa flavors comprise this fullish bodied and fairly hoppy dark ale.

Ktwse (5604) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2017
Pours deep cloudy brown with low tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, sugar, citrus. Taste is roasty, mild lingering bitter finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

jbethea (71) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2017
I'm sorry, I just dont agree. All the hops they advertise here get lost on this thick syrupy molasses with a bitter rotten walnut finish. No, not for me. It sounded great, tasted awful. Its almost like it wanted to be a stout, but it just wasn't. I made it bout 7-8 sips in before i called it quits n dumped it. I am a broke ass law student and cant afford to throw away top dollar brew... But life's too short to drink beer u just dont like, even if ya really wanted to. Sorry dogfish, I still love you.

Bacchus66 (967) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2017
12oz bottle. Medium reddish brown with a tan head. Chocolate, raisins, toffee, bread, light roast coffee, grassy hops. Medium body. Fresh, mildly bitter finish. Dee-licious.

tapefuzz (866) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2017
12oz bottle. Pours brown with a moderate beige head. Aroma is roast, spice, toffee, chocolate, and a light pine. Taste is similar but with some caramel. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slick-creamy mouthfeel.

androman (2866) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2017
UT090917 backlog. On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, London. Nose is Chocolate. Dark chocolate, mild coffee. Light to medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Long hoppy medium to heavy bitter. Medium body, slick, medium carb. 748516

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