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: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark brown hue with a thick, tan, 3-finger head that lasts forever, leaves a great trail down the glass, and ends in a fluffy persistent lace.

S: Great malty aroma with alcoholic overtones. It has hints of coffee and cocoa powder in the background.

T: Smooooth dark ale that is slightly sweet and slightly bitter. Nice toasted malt background, with coffee and chocolate overtones. There is a solid alcoholic bite in the end.

M: Strong and boozy. It has a medium body and heavy carbonation.

O: Awesome brown ale. This is a nice sipping beer @ 7.2 % alcohol by volume. This is another winner by Dogfish Head. I can’t believe how smooth this beer is.

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Very hoppy brown ale. Not bad

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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 6,171 ratings