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Indian Brown Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Indian Brown AleIndian Brown Ale

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5,067 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,067
Reviews: 1,881
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 225
Gots: 498 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

jacothom, Tuesday at 01:32 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

22Blue, Monday at 05:02 PM
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4.6/5  rDev +12.2%

Pours an opaque brown with roasted malt aromas. The dark chocolate taste hits just before the hoppy aftertaste, but it's an exceptional experience from start to finish. Definitely a go-to beer for when the weather turns cold.

ColdBassHonkey, Monday at 04:06 AM
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

WestHam973, Monday at 02:55 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.52/5  rDev -14.1%

JStewart00, Sunday at 07:44 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.16/5  rDev +1.5%

Epheister, Saturday at 03:56 PM
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4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Easily one of the better brown ales out there. Had it on tap. Here goes:

A: Dark brown with a large head that leaves adequate lacing. Looks nice.

S: Actually quite good. Mild NW hops with a strong malt backbone. Loaded with caramel, toffee and raisins.

T; Very good. Initial taste is one of sweet caramel malt, brown sugar, toffee, some chocolate followed by a smattering of piney hops. Overall, this is a very well-made beer.

F: Excellent. Plenty of carbonation and ample thickness.

O: A very good Brown ale. Will enjoy this one again.

leantom, Oct 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Jsonta, Oct 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Rhf9120, Oct 24, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev 0%

George, Oct 24, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -9.3%

Joestradamus91, Oct 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

BestIPAs, Oct 24, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

alcohline_trip, Oct 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Bmmaher, Oct 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Burnt chocolate notes with a fantastic malt/hop balance. Medium bodied mouthfeel with a slightly (but pleasant and unique) burning feel on the palate. Very consistent quality as usual from Dogfish: Indian Brown seems to have the same flavor and certainly has the same impact it had on me as when I first enjoyed it in 2007.

Belichick36, Oct 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

Johnruth10, Oct 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Could quite possibly be my favorite. It's the best of all worlds.

Tony_Leon, Oct 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Daniel608, Oct 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 5,067 ratings.