JulienHuxley (6029) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2018 Bottle. Brown pourrais with thin cream foam. Aroma is woody, light booze, old c hops. Taste is bitter, roasty, woody malts, piney, very woody. Palate is med bodied with strongly carbonation. Meh obguthr (7008) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2018
Pencil shavings, pecan nose. Cloudy brown, medium tan head, nice lace. Pecan and brown sugar, subtle coffee finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation. I hoped for a more prominent hop presence. Foxbush (2180) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2018
12 oz bottle from Growlers to Go in Short Pump, VA The India Brown Ale poured a clear brown/dark amber color with a small off white head and lacing. The aroma of roasted malts, pine resin. A characteristic of Simcoe hops is pine resin. The medium body ale has average carbonation. The taste is full of pine, some citrus and cocoa. Nicely balanced ale with complex taste and competing hops for the spotlight. mcberko (20483) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2017
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted malt, resinous hops and a hint of roast. Flavour is along the same lines, with a decent balance of toasted malt and faded resinous hops. Doesn’t seem fresh. Okay balanced but nothing special. Bif (2440) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2017
On tap. Pours a brown color with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus and roasted grains. Taste of citrus, bit of pine, with caramel and brown sugar. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, quite crisp with an IPA touch to it. Tasty.
coachd (1035) - Missouri, USA - NOV 17, 2017
Very complex brown ale/IPA aroma. Slight roast, chocolate, good clean hops. Appearance is brown of course with a cream colored head that leaves tons of lacing. Tastes like malt and caramel up front with earthy hops to follow. Smooth yet perfectly carbonated palate. Just excellent. Probably the best brown ale I have had. Finhead (1884) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2017
Hazy, reddish-brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has some earthy hops along with bready malt. It has a medium body with smooth texture and average carbonation. The taste is bitter, but it melts quick to a milder, semi-dry finish. edgallow (4761) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2017
Draft pours amber with a white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and some pine. Taste is caramel and citrus. jackl (8605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Keg @ Schlafly. Deep brown with red highlights. Small off-white head.
Aroma’s interesting. A bit of cocoa and charred malt with distinct highlights of pine cone, resin. Taste is wonderfully fresh and dynamic. Pine, dirt, conifer tree. Cocoa. Burnt toast. Bracining bitterness cleans things out on the finish. Medium body. Woah, this is good. ARH (1141) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
On tap poured into a shaker. The aroma is citrus orange, light raisin, and light licorice. It pours a dark, but clear caramel color with a light, tan creamy head. The head retains a thick ring with a light surface dusting and leaves a light web lace. The taste is a medium light bitter and a medium sweetness. The slick, full body has a creamy carbonation and finishes with orange, light licorice, and pine cone. The aftertaste is a mellow burnt flavor that has some lingering power.