Indian Brown Ale
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
American Brown Ale
Ranked #26
Ranked #6,469
4.09 | pDev: 10.76%
Jan 31, 2024
Aug 07, 2001
Also known as Indian Brown Dark IPA

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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Rated: 4.09 by gongfu from Connecticut

Jan 31, 2024
Rated: 4.24 by eluvah from New York

Sep 15, 2023
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Reviewed by Shiredave from New York

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Innovative, hybrid style part robust porter, part IPA all Brown Ale.
Deep, chocolate brown with a frothy, pale tan head of sticky foam.
Aroma is brown sugar and leather, chocolate malted milk and whiff of phenolic esters.
Flavor is robust for a brown ale and firmly bittered but not IPA IBU's, full of dark and caramel grain character.
Medium plus body with great balance of sweet and herb bite though a little bit cloying as it warms.
This reminds me of Ubu Ale and Turbo Dog but bigger and better - with a hint of Kick Ass Brown hopiness.
Like most DFH beers, unique, off-style and memorable.
Jun 08, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2023
Rated: 4.79 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 19, 2022
Rated: 3.74 by dan_amdg from Illinois

Feb 12, 2022
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Reviewed by eameslover from Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First time I had ever seen this style...Really good! No joke, I could taste a stout, an IPA (not a lot but some distinctive hops) and a good brown ale. Mostly the first and last but it wasn't entirely one if the aforementioned styles. I really enjoyed it
Apr 28, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Apr 10, 2021
Rated: 4.37 by Dillpickle315 from Colorado

Mar 27, 2021
Rated: 4 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 3.59 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Argento from Rhode Island

Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 3.58 by carolinared from North Carolina

Mar 19, 2021
Rated: 3.98 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela

Mar 04, 2021
Rated: 5 by tp1962 from Illinois

Feb 15, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by GaryM6 from New York

Jan 28, 2021
Rated: 3.68 by Soneast from Wisconsin

Nov 08, 2020
Rated: 3.78 by generallee from Virginia

Sep 12, 2020