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Indian Brown Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

5,245 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 5,245
Reviews: 1,896
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 243
Gots: 561 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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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3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The first time I had this beer was on tap at the Warf Pub In Edgartown MA in 2012 and it blew me away; have had it many times since in the bottle. I consider this to be the benchmark for brown ale. Perfect deep brown color and sustained creamy head. Rich, malty, nutty. My fav for fall and winter sipping. No more Sam Smith...

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4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear ruby-brown with a short white head that is gone swiftly. Minimal lacing. Carbonation seems average.

Aroma: Smells of caramel, pine, a little citrus, some grapefruit, and a touch of coffee.

Taste: Taste follows the nose, with lots of caramel, pine, and grapefruit/citrus. Nice hoppy flavor alongside a sturdy malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Good depth on its own or with a meal.

Overall: One of DFH's signature "That ain't gonna work, bro" beers that somehow does. Super tasty hybrid of a brown ale and an IPA. I paired this with potato chowder and a sausage and it was the perfect winter lunch. My favorite DFH brew, I'd say.

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3.92/5  rDev -4.4%

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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
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