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Indian Brown Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Indian Brown AleIndian Brown Ale

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5,387 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,387
Reviews: 1,927
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 266
Gots: 684 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-07-2001

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
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a deep dark mahogany with hints of orange and amber. Almost opaque. 1/4 finger of dark brown dense head, lingering.

Nose is really sweet and sugary. Notes of brown sugar, caramel, and roasty malts.

Taste is really rich and deep. Has a peaty, mossy, earthy flavor. Lots of sweet up front again, brown sugar and slightly burnt caramel. Followed by creamy malt and just a little blast of hop on the finish. Really nice.

Feel is appropriately medium full bodied. Nice thickness.

Such a good brown ale. Really rich and deep flavors. Lovely balance.

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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 5,387 ratings.