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Indian Brown Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Indian Brown AleIndian Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,978
Reviews:
2,071
Ratings:
6,128
pDev:
10.73%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
365
Gots:
1,230
Trade:
7
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5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nater919
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nbrady37
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ned57
3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of generalraider
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Profundobaso
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - dark amber, nearly brown, but still transparent under light. nice lacey two finger foam.
Smell - coffee, malts, and hops, all at the same time! really quite a complex smell.
Taste - this is where this beer really excels. has the bold hoppy flavor of an IPA while still preserving the aroma of the brown ale. a slight bite of booze in the very end. really exceptional.
Feel - medium body in terms of mouthfeel, but complex in flavor. refreshing, yet full of flavor at the same time.
Overall - this really is quite a beer. i can't help but keeping sipping on it, and it sneaks up on you quick. really great in every way.

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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Top 5 all-time beers IMO.

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4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Libeertarian
3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 05/03/17:

Very deep garnet color, fairly clear, with spongey brown head of desert mud colored foam. Good retention, a ringed berm of lace, and then a wall of it below. Smells more like a Stout or even a Belgian Dark than most Brown Ales I’ve had, with cocoa, menthol, a little dark fruit. Taste is the same but everything is stronger and with the addition of molasses, and then toffee, the latter especially toward the finish. Hops are soily and strongest in the middle, along side a shot or two of ethanol. Good balance, should satisfy a sweet tooth or a hop head. Full-bodied, syrupy, fine-bubbled, tingly, and creamy, with surprising warmth for not only the style but the ABV as well.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Driftpunx
3.3/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Aglassplease
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reminds me of a good porter. This beer is only slightly hoppy. Rich malty. Not too sweet. This is a very "drinkable" brew

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3.29/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbarny76
4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ksiegel
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Clear brown color with a decent head and nice lacing. Fragrant nutty aroma and dark toast. Taste is nutty, chocolatey, toasted malt and some hoppy bitterness. Nice brown ale.

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4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radcpa
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark appearance with significant tan head that dissipates slowly. Mild nutty aroma. Taste is a mild nutty with a hint of coffee. Very pleasant beer

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Photo of rabbott2
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 6,128 ratings
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