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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

4,808 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,808
Reviews: 1,862
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 210
Gots: 384 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -26.8%

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Illinois

1/5  rDev -75.6%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +22%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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mrebeka

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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leftbigtoe

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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New Jersey

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Georgia

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New Jersey

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Alextricity

Michigan

3.4/5  rDev -17.1%

Bottled 8/02/11 ... poured into a pint glass.

Yes. That long ago. Almost 17 months ago. I wish I had checked the date before buying my beer.

Appearance: Pours a dark, deep brown color with a small, tan head. The lacing's pretty good at the beginning.

Smell: Smells like you'd expect it to after it's been in a bottle for so long. Mild malt notes, but a sour, vinegar-like trunk smell is there as well. Not an overpowering smell... quite muted. I would certainly expect a fresh batch to smell a lot more pleasant.

Taste/feel: Tastes about as good as a 17 month old beer should be able to. It's drinkable, has a very nice and deep malty/coffee aftertaste. The hops seem to be almost completely gone in the taste and aroma, and it just drinks like a heavy brown ale ... almost like a porter or a stout with the super rich aftertaste. The feel's pretty decent. Low carbonation and somewhat creamy. Not bad.

Overall, hard to accurately score this one due to the sheer age of this beer. Regardless of its age, it tastes better than a lot of beers do fresh. I'd definitely try this again either on tap or out of a fresher bottle.

12-31-2012 22:10:24 | More by Alextricity
Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,808 ratings.