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:
Also known as Indian Brown Dark IPA

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: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours clear deep ruby with light brown head and great retention.

S: Aroma is coffee, nuts, raisin, chcolate, caramel.

T: Reminiscent of a nutty brown ale as well as a malt-rich scotch ale. Notes of dark caramel, molasses, wood, chocolate, coffee, and dried fruit dance across the palate and leave a warming boozy aftertaste. Body is medium, oily/creamy, low carbonation, roasty bittersweet finish.

Overall, a great beer that I have not had in years. Just proves that when DFH sticks to "conventional" beers, they can hit a home run every time.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

as good as any brown ale could be, one of if not the very best ive had. maybe only behing their palo santo marron... pours nearly black, with just a low auburn glow when held to a light. 2 inch mocha head, epic lacing. smells burned, or on the brink of burned, with that same belgian candy sugar thing as the raison d'etra, but less pronounced. taste is more hoppy than the nose, in perfect harmony with the aroma. there is an alcohol warmth, but not flavor in this brew. mouthfeel is great too, moderately carbonated and full bodied without being filling. enjoyed it with some 85% cacoa dark chocolate... great flavor profile

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Indian Brown Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 6,194 ratings