India Style Brown Ale - Foothills Brewing Company
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Reviews by kkipple:
3.35/5 rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
On tap during a Foothills session night in my hometown. Quite the enjoyable evening.
Foothills Festive is a clear, red-rust ale with an everlasting tight tan head that leaves generous amounts of lacing as the beer goes down my gullet.
Smell is very hoppy, lots of citrus notes and sweet malts fighting for dominance. I don't know what "style" this is supposed to be, but for a brown ale it's heavily hopped....
Taste is a wild mix of nutty malts, citrus hops, and possibly some spice thrown into the mix. The hops eventually beat the sweet malt into submission. I'm pretty sure I tasted some cherry in there amidst the melee... Is this a winter warmer? A well hopped American Brown ale? Who knows. Even the name hints at three different styles. While the hops are a bit stronger than I'd like, overall this is a good, if tough to define, beer.
Mouthfeel is mildly dry and clean with a citrus hoppy aftertaste. Cascade? It's drinkable, but nothing outstanding.
In sum, Foothills Festive is a lot like that cute, yet utterly mental redhead you dated for 5 months back in college -- fun and unpredictable, but the multiple personalities may grate on you if you keep going back to it. (or her.)
Serving type: on-tap
01-25-2007 01:58:44 | More by kkipple
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3.26/5 rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
First had: on tap at Foothills
Clear mahogany pour, with a small beige head that sank to a ringlet, leaving a few spots of lacing on the glass. Caramel malts in the nose, fairly roasty, light earthy and citrus hop aromas. This followed through in the taste, caramel malts, brown sugar, nutty, with notes of earthy, citrus, herbal hops, leaving a dry bitterness in the finish; pretty average brown ale with a slightly upped hop profile. Light-medium body, fairly crisp and somewhat drinkable, though lacking in the flavor department.
Serving type: on-tap
05-31-2013 15:31:11 | More by Rifugium
India Style Brown Ale from Foothills Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.