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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

4,835 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,835
Reviews: 1,868
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 212
Gots: 397 | FT: 7
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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tigerbeer90

South Carolina

1/5  rDev -75.6%

09-08-2013 01:57:58 | More by tigerbeer90
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chadman7il

Illinois

1/5  rDev -75.6%

01-07-2013 01:26:34 | More by chadman7il
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garyford

Texas

1/5  rDev -75.6%

02-15-2012 21:26:13 | More by garyford
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SkateZoo

Virginia

1/5  rDev -75.6%

03-04-2012 01:05:09 | More by SkateZoo
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rvcram9219

New York

1.5/5  rDev -63.4%

12-07-2013 03:07:36 | More by rvcram9219
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direwolf-pgh

Pennsylvania

1.68/5  rDev -59%

Dogfish Indian Brown Ale - tastes like cough syrup

seriously, how anyone can drink this and not think of robitussin is beyond me.
How bad is it? I purchased a crate on recommendation and I'm giving it back to the kid who sold it to me.
I created this account just to post of the experience. Its nasty. Its so nasty this should be a one sentence review and yet I'm hammering out all this whatnot to reach the 250 word minimum.
in a word. its gross.

03-10-2013 12:53:41 | More by direwolf-pgh
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Jim_DemonDeacon


1.75/5  rDev -57.3%

06-08-2012 21:00:17 | More by Jim_DemonDeacon
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edificio5

New York

1.83/5  rDev -55.4%

This beer had the appearance of a brown ale. I have been experimenting with trying different brown ales. I came across this beer. I decided to buy a six pack. When I looked at the beer and poured it, it was clearly a nice brown and heavy beer. I was hoping that i found another good beer however when i took my first sip it was just so bitter. I was hoping for something in the vein of Brooklyn Brown or Newcastle or even a Nut Brown type of ale but it wasn't. To be fair the packaging did say it was hoppy. If you are into the bitter taste then i think you may like it however if you are into a brown ale beer like Newcastle then this isn't for you

03-02-2013 01:15:54 | More by edificio5
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jereb33

Michigan

2/5  rDev -51.2%

11-06-2012 01:44:35 | More by jereb33
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Imsothirsty

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -51.2%

01-27-2012 17:17:47 | More by Imsothirsty
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -51.2%

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Diabloking


2/5  rDev -51.2%

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JoeyG

New York

2/5  rDev -51.2%

07-29-2012 22:14:49 | More by JoeyG
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BlakeL

Florida

2/5  rDev -51.2%

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Vermont

2/5  rDev -51.2%

11-02-2012 06:32:37 | More by chippo33
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Klif

Indiana

2/5  rDev -51.2%

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Michigan

2/5  rDev -51.2%

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davidhilgen

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -51.2%

11-28-2012 22:50:47 | More by davidhilgen
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nicholas527

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -51.2%

03-04-2012 19:56:17 | More by nicholas527
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Immortale25

North Carolina

2.08/5  rDev -49.3%

Poured into a Corona Extra pint glass. Says bottled on 8/2/11.

A- Pours a borderline opaque black with a 1/4 inch head that drops down to a paper thin head with splotchy bubbles on the surface. Not much lacing.

S- Smells of burnt malts with roasted overtones but not much else. Maybe a little coffee but not enough to be substantial.

T- Eh. More roasty notes but that's all. It's quite overbearing. Like a brown that wants to be a stout. Not sweet like you would expect from a beer made with caramelized sugar. Just a malt bomb with a bit of hops. Not as bad as previous attempts I've made to get into this beer but I still simply can't get down with it.

M- Once again, a stout's flavor with a brown's mouthfeel. Doesn't match up.

O- I've never liked this beer and have always maintained that it's my least favorite Dogfish of all time. This still holds true although I think that reviewing it made me gain a tad bit more respect for it. Still, I'm struggling to not drainpour it.

10-14-2011 00:39:26 | More by Immortale25
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -45.1%

03-01-2013 07:34:25 | More by ohiobeer29
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DIPADude01

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -45.1%

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Ronan201

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -45.1%

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mulliwater

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -45.1%

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NoHop4me

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -45.1%

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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,835 ratings.