Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale

Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale

Brand
Dogfish Head
Expression
Indian Brown Ale
Category
Dark Ale
Style
Strong Dark
Abv
7.20%
Country
USA

By Jeff Evans

81
Nose
Oranges and other fruit over nutty, savoury dark malt.
Palate
The same savoury, nutty malt flavours hit the tongue first, but there's a lot going on here – rye crispbread, liquorice, caramel sweetness and spicy alcohol, with tangy, fruity hops creeping up on you while you're concentrating on everything else.
Finish
Dry, bitter and warming, with nutty, rye-like, dark chocolate and then hops having the final say.
Comment
A complex beer, packing contrasting, intriguing flavours, but perhaps a little too strong for its own good.

By Jim Anderson

70
Nose
Turkish coffee.
Palate
A smooth, creamy texture introduced by intense hop bitterness and mammoth waves of malt that display notes of coffee and pepper.
Finish
Lingering graininess and hop bitterness delivered by an alcoholic truncheon.
Comment
In contrast to the Brooklyn Brown Ale, perhaps what a brown ale could be like. Extreme for the style (such as it is) but delightfully mainstream for this particular brewery.