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Indian Brown Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,665 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,665
Reviews: 1,851
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 195
Gots: 314 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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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TripelJ

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3.48/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Now Quaffing: DFH Indian Brown

I remembered really enjoying this beer the first time that I had it, but now that I revisit it, I find it to be a little less memorable. Pours an unclouded ruddy brown with a minimal white head. As the head settles it looks like a glass of cola sitting on my desk. The smell is sweet and slightly grassy. The taste was full compared to other american brown ales, bigger hop presence and more of a burnt roasted bitterness which was nice, but the mouthfeel was a little too thin which made the whole thing seem unbalanced. Worth a try, and something I will revisit every once in a while, but not when there are other, better browns available.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2005 01:28:00 | More by TripelJ
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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,665 ratings.