Indian Brown Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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6,065 Ratings
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
Ratings:
6,065
Reviews:
2,054
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10.73%
 
 
Wants:
361
Gots:
1,197
For Trade:
7
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Ratings: 6,065 |  Reviews: 2,054
Photo of rsuarez1982
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Docksidebars
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Edie
3.27/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of omeliast
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

When poured the color is a very deep amber brown color. The taste of the beer is very intense and malty. Long flavor length in mouth after drinking.

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Photo of Reebvba
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beer from a pitcher into a pint glass along with a chicken philly and sweet potato fries. The color is a dark brown with a medium head that lingers in the glass, The initial taste is somewhat heavy with a very roasty, malty, coffee feel and limited nose. I did not care for the aftertaste which is somewhat harsh and chalky. It gets better with food as you lose the finish. I did not notice the hop element even though it clocks in at 50 IBU. Overall pretty decent as long as you are ready for the aftertaste.

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Photo of Reddanm1
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The Indian Brown Ale is a very nice beer. The color is an extremely, deep, dark amber color. There is a scent of chocolate in the aroma as well as roasted scent. The overall taste of the beer was good. It had a very dark coffee flavor, with a hint of toasted nuts. The aftertaste tasted like burnt toast. Overall, the beer was good, but not a every day drinking beer.

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Photo of jmarod7
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Malty with a toasted barley or toffee smell. Good solid color of a clear brown. Smell is more pungent than the taste.

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Photo of bpkrippner
3.54/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Jjmj51
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wlerik1
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very dark color, almost black
indescript smell
powerful, efevesent yer smooth and heavy mouthfeel
and delicious sweet, thick taste, very potent, yet refined.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown Ale Tasting

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Photo of ThemThangs
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I bought this randomly knowing nothing about it, and it was a pleasant surprise. Pours dark with a nice head that fades very slowly. Has a great sweetness too it, with some toastyness/roasted nut-like notes that reminds me of porters. Goes down pretty smooth. Very nice.

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Photo of Junior
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PureSteele
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JonathanED
3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of foghornleghorn22
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stephenlee
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcflorian
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jeffreyhill021
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of valkyre65
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hazedandconfused13
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
4.1 out of 5 based on 6,065 ratings.
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