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Indian Brown Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

Indian Brown AleIndian Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

4,362 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4362
Reviews: 1840
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%


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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troysoy2

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle with a 11/08/2011 DOB.

Poured into a pint glass, maybe I could have given it a more aggressive pour, because I only got a half finger of light tan head. Nonetheless, that head stuck around for a while. Not much in the lacing department. Body is a dark red-brown.

The smell is much roastier than I was expecting. Dark, raosted malts. Almost more like a porter, really. A hint of sweetness, caramel. Bitter coffee balances the sweetness out. Underneath all this, I could get maybe the slightest trace of grassy hops.

Toasty malt, mollasses in the body. Dry finish with moderate hop bitterness. Unremarkable mouthfeel, maybe a little more thickness or body to it would be nice.

A solid offering from DFH, but nothing I'm going to be craving overly much in the months to come.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 05:29:51 | More by troysoy2
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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
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