Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale (7.2% ABV)

Indian Brown Ale

Availability: Year Round

Forget about the car companies, this is the original hybrid, a cross between a Scotch Ale, an India Pale Ale, and an American Brown. Our Indian Brown Ale is well-hopped and malty at the same time (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 as our 60 Minute IPA and 90 Minute IPAs. This beer is brewed with Aromatic barley and organic brown sugar.

The Indian Brown Ale is available year-round, so you should be able to find it at fine retailers and restaurants who carry our other year-round beers.

For the story-behind-the-story on the Indian Brown Ale, please check out Sam talking about (and enjoying)it in our Quick Sip Clip below. Cheers.


Original Release Date: 12/1999
Food Pairing Recommendations: Balsamic vinaigrette salads, smoked meats, duck confit, braised ribs, venison, prosciutto, stews
Glassware Recommendation: Pint
Tasting Notes: molasses, coffee, ginger, raisinettes, chocolate
Wine Comparable: Shiraz