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Hoppy Medium - Foothills Brewing Company

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86
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 6.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pimpinmidget on 11-09-2013

Combining the best of two great beer styles, Hoppy Medium is an aggressive American Brown Ale. A roasted malty backbone with a hint of sweetness is complimented by a citrusy hop finish. It’s an IPA. It’s a brown ale. It’s a Hoppy Medium.
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Photo of tlema1
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I normally don't care for brown ales, but this was nice...had a nice hoppy taste

Photo of lupercmda
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Onenote81
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of qcghost
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigTrubble
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of walkinginplace
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dhesington
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleckpa
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Olde Hickory Christmas Ale pint glass at Olde Hickory Station.

It has a muddy brown color. It's really murky and the appearance of the beer doesn't look inviting. However, once you smell it, it smells like Foothills Hoppyum. Citrus, pine, and some roast. The taste is similar to Hoppyum but with the roasty malt. Although it doesn't taste like DFH Indian Brown Ale, it reminds me of this. Brown ale hopped up. Good carbonation, smooth.

I really enjoy this beer. I wish they'd bottle it or have it more widely available on draft. I'd recommend to check it out.

Photo of Robyn
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured ontap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a light brown coloring, crystal clear, with a foamy, fluffy, off white head. Nose of resinous and grassy hops forward, with a semisweet backbone of roasted nut and chocolate. Flavors are resinous and citrus forward, on a sweet and rich nutty and chocolate backbone. Grapefruit, tangerine, grass, pine pitch, and a subtle sweetness to balance. Smooth, light bodied, with a tangy and cotrus ladened, resinous hops profile. The finish is slick and smooth, with a bitter hops linger.

Photo of Martyrob
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of siege06nd
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of EasyReader
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mattsmith413
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of EinFesteBurg
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of jak
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JCam9981
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Immortale25
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on-tap at Bier Garden Asheville. Served in a Highland pint glass.

A- Pours a medium brown color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Very nice hop aroma that's a bit piney as well as slightly citrusy.

T- Flavor is a bit more on the earthy side with a solid bitterness and a good amount of toastiness from the malt. Very easy to drink especially once the palate acclimates to the hops. Whoa! 7.8%?! You can't tell at all. More points earned for that. Slightly sweet.

M- Slightly oily with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Such a smooth brew for the ABV. If you see this, give it a shot if you're a fan of toasty DIPAs.

Photo of petermethot
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Hoppy Medium from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.