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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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datalager

Connecticut

4.78/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I ran out of my DFH IBA a few months ago. It has been a staple on my cellar shelf since first discovering it almost one year to date. In an attempt to abstain from familiar ales, I have been on the hunt for all things new and unusual. Meanwhile, the Indian Brown has become but a ghost of a memory to my palate.

Yesterday, after noting a diminutive stock of brew in said cellar, I concluded that me and my taste buds yearned for DFH's classic hybrid brown once more. As I sit here typing this I am yet again, like Romeo to Juliette, discovering my love affair for this incredible...no...prodigious dark ale.

There is simply so much to love, here. The handsome frothy, dark pour. The full bodied aroma of vanilla, toffee, and roasted grains. Flavors swimming with sweetness, and a dry hoppy finish. This beer does it all...and it does it all WELL.

This is, in my most humble opinion, DFH's greatest accomplishment.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 12:51:58 | More by datalager
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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,675 ratings.