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Indian Brown Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

Indian Brown AleIndian Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,371 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4371
Reviews: 1840
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%


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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andyo

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice beer.

Poured a deep, dark brown, with a very nice frothy head. This beer had a warm roasty smell to it-the malt was very present, even before I drank it!

Upon tasting this beer, I noticed a big malt present, and the hops came through really nice. Nice roasted chocolate flavors with an even bitterness throughout. This is a nice beer to just hold in your mouth and let roll araound on your tongue. Actually reminded me more of a porter than a nut brown. Definately a great beer that I will be enjoying more of. At 7.2, this one has the potential to sneak up on you, however.

Note: I'm not really a big fan of Brown Ales. Too many times I am disappointed by the lack of complexity and the often "watered-down" taste I get. For intstance, Red Hook and Wild Goose make lousy Brown's, in my opinion. The only Brown Ale (up to this point) that I really cared for was Columbus Brewing Nut Brown Ale. This offering from Dogfish Head, however, has given me new hope in this style. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2004 00:21:16 | More by andyo
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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
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