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Dogfish Head "Indian Brown Ale"

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Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale

AMERICAN BROWN ALE
Dogfish Head "Indian Brown Ale"

Bigger and stronger than the average brown ale, this quirky brew is true to the off-centered sensibilities of this high-profile craft brewery tucked away in low-profile coastal Delaware. Dogfish Head’s Indian Brown Ale is an uncommon hybrid, supplementing the dark, sweet malt of brown ale with the assertive hopping of an I.P.A. and the burnt sugar character of a Scottish ale. Unbound by style, this brew roams free of convention or precedent. The dusty, cocoa-colored beer sustains a creamy head for minutes on end. Scents of milk chocolate and raisins compete with lingering flavors of hard toffee and orange peel. Brown ales are often mild, if not downright meek — but not this one.

Price: $12 for six-pack of 12 oz. bottles


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