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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

4,904 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,904
Reviews: 1,870
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 219
Gots: 432 | 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:
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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Pours dark brown with a massive head.
Nose shows chocolate, toasty and nutty malt with a bit of brown sugar and treacle too. Some soft spicy hops.
Similar flavours, mainly focusing on the nutty and toasty malt. Again there's note all that much in terms of hops, just some spicy and earthy notes. A fairly aggressive bitterness though.
Nice creamy carbonation.

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From notes on 12/10/13

Very dark reddish color. Malty hop caramel smell. Bitter taste. Little citrusy on the back end. Malted caramel on the front. This is my first Dogfish Head. So far good.

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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 4,904 ratings.