Indian Brown Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Indian Brown AleIndian Brown Ale
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Indian Brown AleIndian Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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

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Ratings: 6,098 |  Reviews: 2,066
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5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Ri0
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into snifter. Bottled 1/10/14

A - Pours dark brown with red highlights when held to the light with a tan 2 finger head. Retention is forever leaving some lacing on the glass.

S - Aromas of roasted malt, molasses, hint of brown sugar and some piney citrus hops..

T - Tastes of sweet caramel malt, brown sugar, some coffee and a mild citrus pine flavor from the hops.

M - Medium body, smooth creamy texture, nice,soft carbonation, mild hop bitterness and dry finish.

O - This is a good one from DFH, but I'm not sure what to think of a hoppy brown I enjoy IPAs, and Browns, but I think I prefer browns with big malt and sometimes aged in barrels.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle with a bottled on date of 2/5/14; into a pint glass.
Appearance - dark brown, mahogany against the light. A huge, creamy, mocha head!
Lacing is superb!
Smell - a mix of dark malts, caramel, chocolate and fruity hops; smells very much like some black ales (black IPA's)!
Taste - uh oh...there is a bit of copper in the first few sips. This eventually fades to a fairly interesting blend of brown sugar, caramel candy and some fruity hops.
Feel - once the initial "sucking on a penny" goes away; a flavorful, balanced ale comes through and finishes off nicely.
Overall - this reminds me of a local brew that I enjoy, Odell's Mountain Standard; just a few notches below.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Translucent chocolate colored ale. Creamy, egg shell-white head with plenty of sticky, patchy lacing.

Toasty and cocoa aroma. Malty and sweet.

Lots of cocoa upfront. Toasted oats. Hint of brown sugar and molasses. Assertive, earthy hop bitterness. Great balance.

Medium bodied. Well carbonated. Malty texture.

It's been a while since I've had a really good brown ale. This really hit the spot.

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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 86.9% out of 100 with 6,098 ratings
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