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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

4,665 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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brewerburgundy

California

3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, ceramic mug, bottled 5/23/13.

It's a rich looking beer the transparent deep brown of raisins with a head like light brown sugar.

It's also rich smelling; boozy rum raisins, some toasted whole grain bread, oatmeal with brown sugar, creamy.

Not as sweet as one might expect, dark coffee grounds, earthy hops, and boozy fermented brown sugar make for a decidedly bitter beer set against some raisin.

Creamy, medium-high carbonation, definite fizz on the tongue, gets a bit thin and dry in the finish with obvious alcohol.

This seems to have evolved since I bought the six pack. It was sweeter and it seems to be entering a boozy phase. It is a wonderful rich blend of hops, raisins, brown sugar, and malts.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 00:05:31 | More by brewerburgundy
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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,665 ratings.