Ginger - January IPA - Foothills Brewing Company
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
4.44/5 rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Good start guys! I have had this one for a few weeks and I have just picked up February's release, looking forward to it. This is a very pleasant IPA, but almost not an IPA. Its really a nice beer whatever you want to call it. Very tropical, like Jade, but more smooth around the edges. I could drink a lot of these, if they were half the price I paid and the fact that they are all probably just about gone. Nevertheless, I am happy I got to try this one.
Appearance: Golden straw, with a lot of head and carbonation, as some others mentioned. This is not a bad thing to me. It almost looks like that most ubiquitous of American beers, but definitely is not.
Smell: Every time Foothills gets me. I love the smell of this one, its tropical fruits, almost even a chardonnay or a New Zealand Sauvignon blanc. Its interesting to say the least.
Taste: is nice, very well balanced, not too much hoppy resin but just enough to round out the fruit notes.
Mouthfeel: I can never really get this description that well, as long as its not syrup or some flat consistency I pretty much think mouthfeel is hard to describe, this one feels like a carbonated beer. Not creamy like a nitro, but typical of the style.
Overall, I like this one and I am looking forward to more releases.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 02:32:15 | More by humuloner22
3.95/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I really like this concepst of a different IPA every month from Foothills.Pours a dull lightly hazed apricot infused lighter golden whith a full one finger white lacey head atop.Aromas of ripe tropical fruits,some spiciness, along with a bit of butter/caramel,alot of fruitiness.I like the fruity hop complexity on the palate,overripe tropical fruits along iwth lighter bitterness in the finish,some booze and sugary sweetness holds up to the hops but is not in your face.I really like this beer and am looking forward to each month's rendition.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2014 22:51:13 | More by oberon
3.66/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy yellow with an off white head that dissipates immediately. No lacing or cascading present. The nose consists primarily of citrus notes. The flavor is dominated by citrus notes with a malty finish and a hint of aspirin in the aftertaste. The flavor is underwhelming to say the least-I expected more. The mouthfeel is good, not too carbonated or overly syrupy. Overall, I had rather high expectations for this beer and was let down, especially for $6 per pint. Jade, which is one of my favorite IPAs period, is much better.
Serving type: on-tap
01-14-2014 02:21:42 | More by thegodfather2701
3.99/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Served on-tap at Foothills Brewing Co. in Winston-Salem, NC
A: Pours a hazy medium apricot in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some medium yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy white head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit hops with a light amount of honey sweetness.
T: Upfront there are light flavors of pale malts with some light to moderate amounts of honey sweetness. That is followed moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit hops which impart a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.
O: Easy to drink and very enjoyable with well hidden alcohol. Really nice showcase for the hops - similar to Jade but highlighting a different hop. Definitely one I would grab again and now I am looking forward to trying the rest of the month's IPAs this year.
Serving type: on-tap
01-11-2014 19:47:15 | More by dbrauneis
Ginger - January IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.