Indian Brown Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Ratings: 4,700 | Reviews: 1,853 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.28/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck bottle with “Packaged In” date on the side of the label.
Appearance: Deep brown bordering black, tiny bubbled but foamy head that stays strong and does not want to go anywhere.
Smell: Herbal and floral hop aroma on top of an unsweetened chocolate and caramelized sugar that some close to a light molasses. Touch of alcoholic esters and dark fruity undertones are detected.
Taste: Fiercely smooth with a layer and complex mouth feel of the medium body. Intricate within the malt flavours ranging from burnt sugar to light roasted malt, nutty almost chocolate to dark bread. Hops are well within the threshold and wield an oily bitterness, flavours tag right along with herbal and floral to the point of being nearly sweet. Mild alcoholic esters with a light mix berry and currant fruitiness. Unsweetened chocolate flavour unfolds slowly on to the taste buds middle to end, close to a carob flavour. Veggie hop finish with remnants of the toasted and roasted malts in the after taste.
Notes: A big yet somewhat humble brown ale, all the flavours and complexities are there but none really want to be dominant. This could be considered a stock or strong ale due to its 7.2% abv, look at it as a sizeable brown ale. An impressive brew.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2002 00:34:07 | More by Jason
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 4,700 ratings.