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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

4,683 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,683
Reviews: 1,852
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 198
Gots: 322 | 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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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Expensive as hell here in Canada, but I'm a sucker for this brewer so...

Pours a dark brown, damned near black with an impressive tan head, decent lacing.

I can actually pick out some of the cinnamon spice in the Liberty hop along with the toasted malt and dark chocolate.

Lot's of chocolate and coffee in the flavour as well, considering I like both I see this as a good thing. Bit on the boozy side, I seemed to really notice the ABV here and felt it took away rather than added to the overall experience. Finishes dry and slightly chalky with an interesting spiciness.

Considering the bite from the ABV, the mouthfeel is smooth and medium in body.

Price makes it too much of a $$$ in the wallet to try again here in the Great White North, but if I'm in the lower 48 would seek it out again. Some really good flavour blending here.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2010 03:41:42 | More by Shadman
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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,683 ratings.