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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

4,674 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,674
Reviews: 1,852
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 195
Gots: 319 | 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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Tomdee74

Connecticut

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

Had this a few times but finally just picked up a six as it's been a while and its time to review..

A - Poured into a tulip glass.. pours a dark brown color.. tried to pour aggressively to produce a head but only produced a tiny one that dissipated quickly. the lacing is pretty good.. spotty lacing all around.. good in this category..

S - just like the label says... it tells you some ingredients and you can smell them in this.. a nice smelling brown ale..

T - I'm impressed with this brew because the flavor is there and the abvs are low.. this is pretty sessionable. i'm enjoying it on an 80 degree day no problem.. pretty tasty brown ale.. really like smuttynose brown ale and this one when it comes to picking up a brown session.. very malty.. more sweet.. not a hop bomb at all.. i love hops but when it's time to kick it down a bit, i enjoy this one!!

M - good carbonation and feels a little thick and flavorful. very crafty brew...

D - i rank this up there because good flavor, low abvs put it there... this is one i gotta get in me every so often when i'm not on a big hop kick!!

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2010 20:51:39 | More by Tomdee74
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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,674 ratings.