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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

4,677 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,677
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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acrawf6

Louisiana

4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out a very dark brown, pretty much black in the center with a frothy tan head.

smell. Nice combination of roasted and burnt malts with a hoppiness that's dry and slightly metallic. There is also a small menthol coolness I am getting in the aroma as well.

Taste. Heavy flavor with burnt flavors and tastes of cream coffee and chocolate. Its the darkest and heaviest brown ale I've ever had, but still very smooth. Certainly does remind me of a brown ale/ipa. Aftertaste has an initial bitterness to it, but the large roasted and burnt flavors come out nicely.

Mouthfeel. Body is full, and the alc. is hidden nicely. Is creamy and very smooth.

Overall, a great and incredible beer, with great flavor, great balance, and great finish. Just fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2008 17:53:32 | More by acrawf6
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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,677 ratings.