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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

4,676 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,676
Reviews: 1,852
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 197
Gots: 321 | 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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Stimack

New York

4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Brew poured to a nice dark brown color, with a fair sized tan head that was quite creamy. The retention was good and the lacing was mostly concentrated at the top 2/3's of the glass. The aroma was nice, roasted malts, nice chocolate notes come out. Slight coffee and brown sugar seems to be present as well. The flavor of this brew is excellent, the roasted and chocolate malt flavors are so crisp and to the point- they make the beer IMO. Has the perfect hop backing to go along with the malts, great flavor here. This is such a smooth beer that the 7.2 ABV is a complete surprise as there was no hint of alcohol in this brew. This brew has been a treat and though I have had it in the past I it seems to be one that I by-pass on a regular basis, will have to change this in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2010 00:14:46 | More by Stimack
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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,676 ratings.