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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

4,682 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,682
Reviews: 1,852
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 198
Gots: 322 | 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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pheurton

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4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

extremely dark brown with blood red highlights when held to the light. chocolate milk colored head of foam and miniscule bubbles that sticks around. nice roasted barley/semi-sweet chocolate aroma. somewhat spicy too. medium to full bodied, exceptionally smooth...feels just right. complex malt flavors go from darkly sweet to nutty to almost bread like. spicy floral hops balance nicely while getting out of the way of the malt flavor. not a hint of alcohol despite its size. a big and beefy brown ale, crafted well with all kinds of flavors coming together coherently. probably one of my favorite DFH beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2004 17:14:03 | More by pheurton
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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,682 ratings.