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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

4,675 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,675
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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beerinator

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very very dark, slight hints of red in the light. Nice bubbly tan head.

Aroma: Malty, slightly sour aroma. Barnyard-y? Interesting smell. Maybe a slight bit of flanders sourness.

Taste: Malt strikes hard. Burned roastyness, with caramel sweetness. Roasty upfront with not too much bitterness in the finish. Tiny tiny bit of sourness in the end. Overall the mouthfeel is very pleasant. Quick finish, the belgiany aromas aren't as obvious in the taste.

Notes: Very solid mouthfeel. Good off-center brown.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2004 14:55:56 | More by beerinator
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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,675 ratings.