Indian Brown Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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

Why did I wait so long to try this brown ale. It looked to me like your average brown on the shelf. Wow, was I wrong.
This creation is all about NOT the average brown ale.
Starts with it's higher abv and ends with the hoppy nature in the finish.
Deep dark and redish glimmer with small head that laces well.
Coffee aroma some chocolate notes and malty goodness. Ditto in the taste.
Finish with a hop ending and this ale is a winner!

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

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is an amber brown color with a little clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Roasted coffee, chocolate, hazelnut, caramel, brown sugar sweetness, and some earthy notes.

Taste: Same as above with light bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, light bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty nice brown ale. I just enjoyed a couple of these.

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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 6,178 ratings