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GoodLife 29’er India Brown Ale

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Once every four years, we get a 29th day of February, which gives people another day to do something remarkable in February. GoodLife Brewing Company decided that today was the best time to release its newest creation, 29’er India Brown Ale. This seasonal beer is like the contast of colors in springtime, a brown with the green of hops and it is remarkable!

29’er India Brown Ale is a classic brown with a hoppy, roasted nose to balance a nutty, stong malt body that finishes with smooth chocolate and coffee undertones.

Malt: NW Pale Malt, Bonlander Munich, Brown. Crystal 120, Pale Chocolate, Kiln Coffee
Hops: Warrior, Pacifica, Glacier, Columbus, Perle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7864) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2014
well balanced with a nice hop profile, though it didn’t stand out as much as my favorite pale or the ipa (or IIPA). Good dark malts, though. Sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (4062) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at Bend pub. Pours out a rusty brown topped with a sand head. Nose is malts some light roast and a hop twist. Taste is as the nose with a good malty backbone and light hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (592) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
A man can search downtown like a clown for a formidable Brown and come up short. It doesn’t seem to be too popular of a style in the land of Cascadia. I would call this more of a straight up Brown and avoid all this India business everyone keeps tagging on. Seriously, when was the last time India really had anything noteworthy to do with the IPA (and spin-off styles) style of beer? Ranting aside, this poured looking sort of like a homestyle cola in every way, bit thicker and long lasting head. Sort of a foggy, rustic brown. I was trying to find a beer at a local Bend brewery that was malty as fuck and this one sure came close. Nutty, roasty and caramel with light coffee and chocolate, even some actual cola taste. A bit more full in the feel than your typical IPA and very smooth going down. I’d session a few of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3638) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
Brown,small lasting tan head. Blended nose of sweet malt & hops.Big bodied toasty malt profile with a medium hop finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Dark brown, almost black body with lasting white head. Aroma is malty with a hop ring. This smells like an IPA but tastes like an imperial brown. Very malty with a coffee and chocolate note in the flavour. Full bodied with a malty finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11766) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of toasted malt, carmel, graininess and cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toasted malt, carmel, cocoa, earthiness and a hint of grapefruit with a smooth moderatly bitter lingering earthy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - JUL 20, 2012
Really nice brown ale. 6.0 was hidden, well balanced and though malty, it worked out. I dont mind saying Im not a crazy fan of brown ale, but what they did with this was great, it was a hair grainy but overall really nice in aroma and taste. Nutty, sweet brown sugar with good blend of hops, get some

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2012
Brown in color, clear with a thin head. Super Hops aroma floral with a hint of fruit. Nice roast malt backing and good dry finish. Very good Black IPA.

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