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Indian Brown Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

5,036 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,036
Reviews: 1,881
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 226
Gots: 489 | 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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1/5  rDev -75.6%

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Well done toasted marshmallow without the bitterness of any char that may accidentally have resulted from the campfire. Really well balanced between its malty character and its dry hops.

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So hoppy for a brown that at first it just seemed weird. But as I adjusted my expectations, and as I let it warm, the beer really grew on me. It's astonishingly dark (I could see the brown only by holding it up to the light) but r gorgeous. Looks more like a scotch ale than a brown. The nose mixes caramel and a bit of citrus and pine. The taste feels unbalanced when really cold but as it warmed the caramel and nutty qualities evened out the hoppiness. A true hybrid and a great fall beer.

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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 5,036 ratings.