Indian Brown Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Ratings: 4,708 | Reviews: 1,853 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MattyG85:
4.38/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottled on 12/03/13.
Appearance: Pours a deep dark brown with some amber. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid two fingers of light tan head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.
Smell: A toasty, roasty, and earthy brown aroma with good hints of chocolate, sugar, and earthy hops. Upfront scent of toasted malts with hints of chocolate, coffee roast, biscuit, toasted bread, nuts, caramel, toffee, grains, and yeast. Sweet hints of brown sugar and molasses. Decent hints of earthy hops linger with some grass. Subtle hints of raisin and fig. Also some slight hints of ginger spicing. A pretty solid brown aroma.
Taste: Like it smells, a toasty, roasty, and fairly earthy malt forward brown ale taste with good notes of chocolate, sugar, and hops. Upfront taste of toasted malts with notes of chocolate, roasted coffee, toasted bread, biscuit, caramel, toffee, nuts, grains, and yeast. Sweet taste of brown sugar and a little molasses. Subtle earthy hop presence with some notes of grass. Undertones of dark fruit including some raisin and fig. Light notes of ginger spice. A very good brown taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy and smooth. Fairly chewy and slick.
Overall: A very good spin on a Brown Ale. Very good toasty and roasty malt notes. Hops aren't as strong as one might think from the description but as a brown ale it nails the style.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2014 08:05:22 | More by MattyG85
More User Reviews:
3.55/5 rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A- pours a deep brown color with a hint of burgundy. Nice cream colored head that sticks to the glass and has good lacing
S- I smell coffee or bitter beans like coffee or coco. I don't smell much but I never do.
T- coffee taste. Bitter but not hoppy. I really have no idea. It is good not terrific but very drinkable.
M- medium bodied with clean aftertaste.
O- I enjoyed this beer. Not my favorite but well brewed as usual by Dogfish Head.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 00:39:40 | More by Boggdogg
Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,708 ratings.