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Title: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
Post by: euge on June 05, 2011, 03:34:39 AM
Probably the best I've ever had. Both from them and others in the "Brown Ale" category. As always it's in balance. Perfumed aroma. Clean malt taste.

Wonderful.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
Post by: bluesman on June 05, 2011, 01:42:23 PM
Probably the best I've ever had. Both from them and others in the "Brown Ale" category. As always it's in balance. Perfumed aroma. Clean malt taste.

Wonderful.

+1

Absolutely. My favorite ABA of all time. I have one quite often when I go to my LHBC meetings at DFH Brewpub and it is fantastic on tap as well. Probably my favorite DFH beer.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
Post by: blatz on June 05, 2011, 02:35:33 PM
Probably my favorite DFH beer.

One of the only 2 from them that I like, and I like it a lot.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
Post by: arsenal610 on June 08, 2011, 06:18:25 AM
Saw on their website that the IBU 50 on the beer.  How did the bitterness play a role in the taste?
Title: Re: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
Post by: euge on June 08, 2011, 06:30:08 AM
Saw on their website that the IBU 50 on the beer.  How did the bitterness play a role in the taste?

It's bitter but very malty. Balanced. It's 50 you say? Wow. Compared to Moose Drool it's slightly more bitter but my jaded palate doesn't shout "hoppy". Decent bitterness that marries perfectly with the sweet dark malts.

Title: Re: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
Post by: tonyp on June 29, 2011, 02:02:16 AM
I just had this for the first time last weekend and it was excellent. Sometimes DFH seems a bit over the top but i drank 3-4 of them with little problem :) I cant do that with the 60/90 any more than 1 or 2 of those and i'm done for the night.

nice beer, i'll def pick it up again.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
Post by: scooter2374 on June 29, 2011, 08:20:58 PM
My favorite brown ale was the Brooklyn Brown until I tried the DFH offering. Great beer, I could probably drink it everyday.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
Post by: thomasbarnes on July 05, 2011, 07:28:51 AM
DFH India Brown Ale is too strong and hoppy to be an example of American Brown Ale according to the BJCP or Brewers Association guidelines. It's what gets called a Strong Brown Ale or Imperial/Double Brown Ale.

And, if there was a BJCP category for it, it would probably be first on the list of commercial examples. It's an excellent beer.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
Post by: dhacker on July 26, 2011, 12:42:45 AM
A little late but I'll throw my .02 worth in . . I enjoyed DFH Indian Brown so much I made an 11 gallon clone for last year's brew fest . . I still have about 3 gallons left and it is a dead ringer for the real thing . . hmmm think I'll go pull one right now.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
Post by: arsenal610 on July 31, 2011, 08:49:43 PM
DFH India Brown Ale is too strong and hoppy to be an example of American Brown Ale according to the BJCP or Brewers Association guidelines. It's what gets called a Strong Brown Ale or Imperial/Double Brown Ale.

And, if there was a BJCP category for it, it would probably be first on the list of commercial examples. It's an excellent beer.

For me it wasn't too strong and hoppy.  I got a nice mellow hop out of this one.

OT: Man the BA guidelines are a great source.  Any other guidelines you recommend?
Title: Re: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
Post by: ultravista on May 03, 2012, 01:48:57 AM
dhacker - care to post your DFH recipe?
Title: Re: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
Post by: alcaponejunior on May 04, 2012, 11:47:47 AM
I agree, it's a stupendous brew.  And I'm not even that fond of browns.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
Post by: erockrph on May 04, 2012, 01:01:19 PM
One of my all-time faves. It's just ridiculously complex on the malt side and there's enough hops to balance it out. IMO, this is the premier example of an Imperial Brown.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
Post by: ultravista on May 04, 2012, 01:39:33 PM
I brewed the recipe out of Sam's Extreme Brewing book, converting the LME or DME to all grain.

The beer wasn't bad, but it didn't taste like the real thing. It wasn't roasty enough.
Title: Re: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
Post by: redzim on May 08, 2012, 03:08:13 PM
dhacker - care to post your DFH recipe?

Please do...

I brewed the recipe out of Sam's Extreme Brewing book, converting the LME or DME to all grain.

The beer wasn't bad, but it didn't taste like the real thing. It wasn't roasty enough.

I did same and agree with that it does not match...