Dogfish Head 'Indian Brown' Ale

Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale 1
Dogfish Head 'Indian Brown' Ale. 7.2% abv. 50 IBU. Deep ruby color. Pours two+ fingers of head. Excellent retention and outstanding lace. Nose of malt, caramel, walnut, sweet bread, abundant hops. Aromas are clear and present all the way to the bottom. Front taste is caramel with ample balanced hops. Medium-big body. Mouthfeel is creamy, warm, slightly sticky, flowing with small-bead carb. Aftertaste is sweet, warm sugar, bitter hop bite that is balanced well with the sweet flavors.

This is an extraordinary brown ale. Browns are one of my favorite beer styles, and this is an exceptional example of an American-style Imperial Brown. Strongly recommend.

From the brewery:

"Forget about the car companies, this is the original hybrid. A cross between a Scotch Ale, an India Pale Ale and an American Brown, Indian Brown Ale is well-hopped and malty at the same time (It's 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 regimen of an India Pale Ale. We dry-hop the Indian Brown Ale in a similar fashion to our 60 Minute IPA and 90 Minute IPA. This beer is brewed with Aromatic barley and organic brown sugar. Indian Brown Ale is available year-round, so you should be able to find it at fine retailers and restaurants that carry our other year-round beers. Don't see it? Ask! Most great retailers would love to hear from you."

Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale 2
The lacing on this brown is divine.

Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale 3
The retention and lacing was outstanding.