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Indian Brown Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

Indian Brown AleIndian Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,362 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4362
Reviews: 1840
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%


Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Forget about the car companies, this is the original hybrid. A cross between a Scotch Ale, an India Pale Ale and an American Brown, Indian Brown Ale is well-hopped and malty at the same time (It's magical!).

The beer has characteristics of each style that inspired it: the color of an American Brown, the caramel notes of a Scotch Ale, and the hopping regiment of an India Pale Ale. We dry-hop the Indian Brown Ale in a similar fashion to our 60 Minute IPA and 90 Minute IPA. This beer is brewed with Aromatic barley and organic brown sugar.

50 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-07-2001)
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Bfarr

Washington

4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep nut brown with a big tan fluffy head with great retention and okay lacing. Brown sugar and roasted malts primarily on the nose. Dark caramelized sugar is nicely balanced with a strong floral, slightly spicy hop presence. Smooth and silky with a fairly clean finish it also has a chewy consistency.

As always, an interesting beer. I see this as an inspiration for the black IPA's that followed. Everything is big and bold yet balanced and enjoyable. The alcohol is well blended and makes an easy drinking ye very bold beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 13:32:05 | More by Bfarr
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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,362 ratings.