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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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foxmul924

New York

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

(Bottle into Room-Temp Pint Glass)

Appearance: Beautiful, Ever-Present Brown Head with a--You Guessed it--Brown Body.

Smell: Bouquet of "Carmelized Brown Sugar" with Flowery Hops Barely Distinguishable.

Taste: Very Complex. Sweet Caramel and Brown Sugar Intertwined with Liberty Hop Aftertaste. Superbly Well-Balanced. Only Slight Tinge of Alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Full-Bodied with a Semi-Clean Finish. Very Smooth for 7.2%.

Drinkability: Great-Tasting, but May Only Care for 1-2 Pints Being that it is So Filling.

Other: Definition of Craft Beer. Flavorful and Eye-Opening. Delicious!

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2008 21:15:54 | More by foxmul924
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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,677 ratings.