Indian Brown Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into New Belgium globe

A-Pours clear dark reddish brown,with a tan 1 finger pillowy head. Lingers forever leaving wicked lace on glass.

S-Smells of roasted malt, molasses, raisins, spices, a hint of brown sugar, piney hops with a faint wisp of alcohol.

T-Tastes of sweet caramel malt, latte, chocolate covered raisins,coffee,a little booze and a mild citrus flavor.

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

O-Overall a great brown ale. Way to go DFH!

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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
4.1 out of 5 based on 6,068 ratings.
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