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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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MBPChead

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this one with my girlfriend as well as a couple other times.

Appearance: black in color with Ruby hues at the bottom of my tulip and dark orange shades at the top by accompanied by a thick creamy coffee colored head. Simply beautiful

Smell: dark roasted charachter on the nose giving molasses and dark chocolate with a slight hop character. Pretty nice aroma overall.

Taste: right off the bat is a roasted malt character that gives you the flavor of dark chocolate, molasses, coffee, and licorice. Good hop finish giving you a grassy and grapefruit flavor. As it warms up it gives off more of a sweeter brown sugar characteristic. Quite tasty overall.

Mouthfeel: thick smooth and crisp, wonderful combination of styles here with a stout like robustness and the wonderful clean crisp finish from the hop character.

Drinkability: goes down well but can also be enjoyed as a sipper, not perfect but pretty darn good.

This is definitely going to remain as a regular in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2010 19:04:54 | More by MBPChead
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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,705 ratings.