Indian Brown Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by tewaris:
3.95/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Indian Brown Ale
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
...a cross between a Scotch Ale, an India Pale Ale, and an American Brown (brewer's description)
12 oz bottle, bottled July 21, 2010 poured into a New Belgium snifter on September 18, 2010.
Pours clear and deep brown, that gives an appearance of black in a glass. Tan colored creamy head that starts huge, sticks around, and leaves an excellent lacing.
The initial aroma is sweet, but hops overpower it. The hop aroma is very fresh and herbal: grassy, citrus. I could not detect any of the sweetness from the first impression over the course of the beer; it was a hop-fest.
There is some malty sweetness, and a good backbone from start to finish, but it's always in the background. It never gets sweet and remains bitter all along, sometimes because of flavorful hops, and because of the roast at other times. The roast can be very well felt and once in a while it tastes like over roasted coffee, not meant in a bad way. But, where's the caramel? It seems like a hoppy porter or a Black IPA: a generously hopped ale brewed with dark malts, and a pretty good one at it. But, not a malt forward beer as it claims to be. Clean and bitter finish.
Seems alright. Carbonation is medium, so is the body. Never cloying.
Good. Overly bitter at times, even though the IBUs are low for the body.
Too much roast is my complaint with this one; I expected a different beer from their description. But, is it good? Very much. Will I drink it again? Yes! Would I recommend it? Yes!
Serving type: bottle
09-19-2010 00:32:27 | More by tewaris
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
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