Indian Brown Ale bottle
Indian Brown Ale Dark IPA pour
Indian Brown Ale bottle

Indian Brown

The prototypical Dark IPA






Year Round

Original Release Date:


Dark IPA

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 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 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 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.

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


Looking to find Dogfish brews in your neck of the woods? We currently sell in 30 U.S. states plus Washington D.C., although we hope to add more someday! Select your brew of choice, enter your zip code and we will tell you where it has been delivered in the past 60 days. But wait! Before you hop in your ride and drive to pick up that elusive Dogfish you see on the screen, please, please call ahead to confirm availability. Just because a beer has been delivered doesn’t mean it is still on the shelves or that the keg has been tapped.

Here is the list of where we currently have wholesalers.

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IPA glass


Balsamic vinaigrette salads, smoked meats, duck confit, braised ribs, venison, prosciutto, stews


Dark & opaque

Mild, pleasant hop aroma balanced with roasty malt

Roasty, sweet malt with mild hop bitterness & brown sugar notes

Medium body, slightly dry finish