Liam Deegan

Archive for the ‘Brown Ale’ Category

Beer Review: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale

In Brown Ale, Reviews on October 2, 2010 at 12:58 pm

One of my favorite breweries, Dogfish Head makes “off-centered beers for off-centered people.”  They one of the larger craft breweries and make some really impressive beers.  They brew beers based on recipes found on archaeological digs, in Turkish tombs, and Miles Davis records.  I got a Dogfish Head brew down to New Orleans, and I hope it’s the first of many.  Indian Brown Ale is a combination of an American Brown Ale, a Scotch Ale and an India Pale Ale.  Here’s my review:

Pours a dark brown with an effervescent, khaki colored head that leaves an even lacing around the glass.

Roasted coffee notes, maple syrup and dark malts flood the nose along with a noticeable floral hop aroma.

A soft yet lively and bubbly mouthfeel, with sweet malt upfront.  Caramel and roasty/smokey notes followed by a dark chocolate and bittersweet coffee finish with some bitter hop flavor showing up on the end.

Indian Brown is a very drinkable beer.  Simple and well made.  It has just the right amount of complexity and clean flavors to be intriguing but not too messy.

This beer is a great cold weather beer on it’s own, or pair it up with some game or smoked meat, also with a juicy steak and grilled onions.  A must try.

Style: American Brown Ale

ABV: 7.2%