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Indian Brown Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Indian Brown AleIndian Brown Ale

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5,321 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,321
Reviews: 1,916
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 259
Gots: 626 | 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: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap in the Rogue Pub on Union St San Fransisco: 3rd Feb 2013.

Thought it looked like a Stout, dark brown with a good foaming head.

Malty molasses hit the nose and mouth, this has a sweet front: plenty of malty flavours as you dig into the brew. I got coffee and dark chocolate along with some dried candid fruit notes.

Good body thickness and feel to the beer, a pleasant and easy to drink brew.

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I love brown ales and IPA's and this beer does a great job of blending the two. The smell and taste are more brown ale and the mouthfeel and hops are more of an IPA. Good ABV at 7.2% and the caramelized sugar and roasted taste give it a great balance. This is one of my favorite Dogfishhead beers and if you like brown ales and IPA's, it will be yours too.

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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 5,321 ratings.