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Indian Brown Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Indian Brown AleIndian Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,713 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,713
Reviews: 1,853
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 199
Gots: 337 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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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BrewMaster

California

3.45/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle, no freshness markings but it was in my beer cellar for about 4 months before I opened it tonight.

Appearance: Pours a medium brown color with tawny hues when backlit. Creamy tan head with good retention and neat lacing.

Smell: Sweet and malty with a sweet roasty and black cherry scent. Alcohol, anise, and a light floral quality round out the nose.

Taste: Roasty with a bold maltiness. There's no escaping the intense sweetness to this beer. It is cloying with flavors of brown sugar, figs, cherries, and toffee. Because the beer is incredibly sweet the ending is drier than I expected. The only hop bitterness is in the middle and it's very light and quick before being clobbered by the sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and well carbonated. A syrupy medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: This beer is just too dang sweet for me. The ripe fruit flavors are nice but the sufar kills the other flavors in what could be a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2005 04:06:42 | More by BrewMaster
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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,713 ratings.