Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale

Part IPA, Part American Brown

Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale is a great hybrid beer. If you like hops, but you're in the mood for something with a bit of malt, this is the beer for you. In addition, at about 7% ABV, it packs quite a punch.

All Grain Recipe - Indian Brown Ale ::: 1.072/1.019 (5.5 Gal)

Grain Bill

12 lbs. - 2 Row Pale Malt
3/4 lb. - Amber Malt
1/2 lb. - Crystal Malt (60L)
1/2 lb. - Chocolate Malt
2 oz. - Roasted Barley (a little goes a long way)
1/2 lb. - Dark Brown Sugar (added with 10min left in boil)

Hop Schedule - 52 IBU

1 oz. - Warrior - 60 min.
1 oz. - Vanguard - 20 min.
1 oz. - Vanguard - at Flameout


Wyeast 1187 Ringwood Ale Yeast - 1800 ml. starter


Mash In at 154° for 60 min - sparge as usual
Boil time : 60 min.
With 10 minutes left, add in the Brown Sugar
Cool and ferment at 71° to 74°


An extract version of this Recipe Appeared in Sam Calgione's book : Extreme Brewing.
I have changed it to all grain and rounded off a few weights for the sake of simplicity.
Also, I added hop additions as the original recipe equaled out to only 22 IBU, yet the beer is listed in the book and on the DFH website as 50 IBU.

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