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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

4,675 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,675
Reviews: 1,852
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 195
Gots: 319 | 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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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up one of these on a trip to Phily. Dark brown color. Unique and plenty intriguing. The flavor brings out more juniper and malt again with a slight change to the bourbon side of whisky. Some herbal/citrus hop jumps into the picture as your tastebuds adjust to the array of flavors, caramel malt rises nicely throughout. This brew is medium bodied with modest carbonation and a rich, smooth feel. A definite pleaser.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 01:45:10 | More by cfalovo97
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MarioM

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-22-2012 20:49:58 | More by MarioM
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srhudnall

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

11-22-2012 01:13:19 | More by srhudnall
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ncworster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-22-2012 01:03:07 | More by ncworster
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micahmye

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-21-2012 23:48:44 | More by micahmye
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Cris4545

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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chrismel

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

11-21-2012 00:20:31 | More by chrismel
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eargle

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-20-2012 20:06:33 | More by eargle
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tmm313

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

11-18-2012 17:50:38 | More by tmm313
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barneysdad

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-18-2012 17:23:29 | More by barneysdad
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TheSteak22

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-17-2012 19:49:31 | More by TheSteak22
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rolandboy

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-17-2012 12:20:59 | More by rolandboy
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CalbeDacks

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-17-2012 00:34:47 | More by CalbeDacks
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MattGeleske


4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-16-2012 19:41:28 | More by MattGeleske
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Much thanks Will -

12oz bottle to New Belgium Globe...

A: Tawny brown color, dark with transparent gold and red hues. Tannish head settles into a nice ring and leaves some lacing here and there.

S: Malty sweet and a bit sugary, nice aromas of browned caramel and molasses, with hints of vanilla, maple-wood, and even a ghostly flash of oak...faint dark fruit character, figs...light earthy hoppiness.

T: With lots of malty caramel, the taste is right in line with the nose. There is the slightest hint of alcohol, and a coffee-like roasted bitter edge that competes with the sweetness. Toasted grains, burnt caramel and brown sugar.

MF: Thinner medium feel with a light syrupy edge and a touch of warming. Lower bitterness.

O: A really pleasant brown its own unique twist. I could drink more of this, definitely.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 15:01:16 | More by Scotchboy
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bnewchurch

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-16-2012 03:22:35 | More by bnewchurch
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noremac423


4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-16-2012 02:59:51 | More by noremac423
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

11-16-2012 02:28:26 | More by msondel
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sneaks2210

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

11-15-2012 02:55:03 | More by sneaks2210
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gshak

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

11-14-2012 23:35:05 | More by gshak
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alwaysplayin

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-14-2012 21:28:19 | More by alwaysplayin
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tviz33

New York

4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle in to a pint glass.

A- Pours a rich dark brown with a one finger tan head. A nice thin cap of foam sticks around for the whole serving and some lacing is present.

S- Caramely and rich with some brown sugar and maybe a little bit of chocolate. Slightly nutty and has a touch of alcohol scent to it.

T- Roasty and sweet at the same time. This is one that you can really enjoy as it warms. A noticeable hop presence comes around at the end.

M- Leaning towards the thicker side of things and creamy. Well-carbonated, smooth, and easy-drinking.

O- A very solid and drinkable brown ale. I'm not seeing a whole lot wrong with this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 05:10:04 | More by tviz33
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rm9679

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-14-2012 03:05:29 | More by rm9679
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YoPo


4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-13-2012 03:59:24 | More by YoPo
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-13-2012 01:01:15 | More by Dank26
Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,675 ratings.