Falling Down India Brown Ale - Old Forge Brewing Company
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev +10.2%
16 oz. can poured into a bulbed style pint glass. Liquid portion comes out a nice dark more brown tan amber color. Deep amber red glow wen held up to the light with some ok clarity. Nice milky latte colored head with tons of small bubbles and decent lacing to it. Good looking beer.
Smell is good, nice malt backbone. Slight hints of chocolate and coffee with a little bit more brown sugar and caramel sweetness and some brown breadiness. After that there are plenty of hints of hops, this is a well hopped brown ale. Some nice earthy and pine hops.
Nicely flavored beer. Malt presence there, but I think the hops profile jumps out first. Plenty of fresh nectar and resiny pine hops come out right away. After that there are subtle hints of cocoa as well as caramel. At the end there's a slight peppery earthy flavor. Pretty well balanced overall, I'm digging it.
Mouthfeel is nice, medium bodied. Good carbonation level and pretty smooth. Starts a little sweet but immediately bitter, than sweet again at the end. Balance is great with a nice approach and hopping the beer a little more. Crazy drinkable, and universally acceptable, could drink this pretty much year round. Like it quite a bit. Nice offering from a brewery I'm not fairly familiar with, but would appreciate if I were a local.
10-24-2013 21:47:39 | More by AndyAvalanche
3.15/5 rDev -13.2%
On tap @ the Old Forge Brewing Company (Danville, PA) on 4/30/11. Served in a pint glass.
Pours a deep murky brown, topped with a finger of off-white head. This retains with some creamy bunching, and a generally rich flare-up, leaving back some nice looking swathes of lacing. The aroma smells floral and earthy in the nose, with a bit of a raw citric character going on in the nose. A bready sweetness and roasted notes mingle in the background, keeping this mostly pleasant, but this is fairly hop-forward overall in the nose.
The taste is bitter with a fresh green bite that spreads earthy citric bitterness out into the mouth. Malty sweetness attempts to mostly balance that out, before this moves into more of a burnt backend that then trails roast which mingles with some strong notes of leftover bitter fruit and a lingering earthy dryness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a very sharp and lively feel on the palate, which is ultimately coming off a bit over carbonated at times. This does manage to get a little creamier along the back, the longer this hangs in the mouth, but the assertive prickliness of the carbonation does eventually start to get a tad distracting.
This was an OK attempt at an India Brown Ale but the overly raw aspects of the hop profile and the aggressive carbonation unfortunately kept me from really getting invested in this glass of it. It looked like this was the first time for this being on tap, so hopefully there will be some room for improvement for this one.
05-03-2011 16:59:17 | More by Kegatron
Falling Down India Brown Ale from Old Forge Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.