Indian Brown Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Ratings: 4,370 | Reviews: 1,840 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by MattyG85:
4.38/5 rDev +6.6%
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:
4.16/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Why did I wait so long to try this brown ale. It looked to me like your average brown on the shelf. Wow, was I wrong.
This creation is all about NOT the average brown ale.
Starts with it's higher abv and ends with the hoppy nature in the finish.
Deep dark and redish glimmer with small head that laces well.
Coffee aroma some chocolate notes and malty goodness. Ditto in the taste.
Finish with a hop ending and this ale is a winner!
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 01:31:14 | More by MightyMonk
Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
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