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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

4,697 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,697
Reviews: 1,853
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 199
Gots: 329 | 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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jkanavel

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A: Dark brown. Light hardly passes through. Almost porteresque.
Coffee cream head, decent lacing.

S: rich coffee aroma. toasted roasted grains. some floral hop notes, but very subdued on the nose.

T: Smokey. Charred grains. Smooth malts, sharp citrusy hop notes. Dried cherries. DELICIOUSSS. Sweet and malty, hoppy, but this is a world class smoked stout parading around as a brown ale.

M: Smooth, medium bodied, good amount of carbonation.

O: I love it. There is a lot to say about this brew, a lot of comparisons to make. You know when you're drinking it though. SO distinct.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 23:43:07 | More by jkanavel
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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,697 ratings.