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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

4,705 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,705
Reviews: 1,853
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 199
Gots: 335 | FT: 6
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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DeFaz

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3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a big, unique, interesting beer that manages to be sweet and dry at the same time. The caramelized malt and the hops are both dominant and work together. The nose is all about the alcohol, the sweetness, molasses and the malt, and the taste starts off sweet and finishes dry as the hops show up dressed to kill, with the raison, chocolate, and alcohol noticeable. The mouthfeel is somewhat creamy but also on the thin side. I can't say that this really hides the high ABV, and the sweetness is a bit much for me. This beers works really well, which is an incredible feat considering how bold it is. Personally, I tend to stay away from beers of this magnitude, but I respect the risk taken in making this and the fact that it really is something special.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 05:54:03 | More by DeFaz
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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,705 ratings.