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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

4,692 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,692
Reviews: 1,853
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 198
Gots: 327 | 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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2/5  rDev -51.2%

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mwar

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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braican

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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Ohio

3/5  rDev -26.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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majinsnake

West Virginia

3.1/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this for Thanksgiving. It was okay. I had every last drop. I might have another one of these,

appearance Normal appearance.

smell Smell was normal.

taste Pretty dark, though not a flavourable taste.

mouthfeel Much mouthfeel.

overall It was allright.

Serving type: bottle

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3.33/5  rDev -18.8%
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Serving type: bottle

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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,692 ratings.