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IPA Of The Month : February 2014 (Rosie The Riveting) - Foothills Brewing Company

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IPA Of The Month : February 2014 (Rosie The Riveting)
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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 5.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pimpinmidget on 02-07-2014)
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Photo of oberon
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into an impy nonic a tangerine-like color with a frothy half finger white head that leaves almost a full ring of lace behind as it settles.Big juicy citrus fruits in the nose with some sharp grapefruit rind coming thru most,not much malt presence to be found except for a little sweet dough.Sweetish overripe citrus fruits on the palate with a little more alcohol induced sweetness but it never goes overboard just good hop complexity with the before mentioned citric element and aspirin in the finish,the malt is there giving off a little sweet dough but the hops to be expected and hoped for win out.Bring on March!

oberon, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Mantooth, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of HopAttack3
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

HopAttack3, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of tastybeer
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lovely tangerine orange color. Accidentally poured the whole second half of the bomber and with that has come many chunky floaters in the bottom third off my glass. Head is comprised of tight white foam with occasional larger bubbles especially around the rim. Decent 1/8" retention. Aroma is full of pulpy grapefruit, and some zesty spicy pine. Very happy citrus, juicy and welcomingly fruity. Taste brings a large array of fruity flavors, some pine, and again zesty spice. Nice wholesome bready maltiness cleanly supports the pulpy hop scene. Sweet, candy like, dry for balance, even peppery. Fruit is tropical, citrus, grapefruity as well as orange and lemon, almost orange sherbet like but not so sugary and fake orange in flavor. I enjoy.... Good body and pleasant mouthfeel. Slick, soft, dry and smacky. Overall quite nice and very likable.

tastybeer, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of qcbrewer
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

qcbrewer, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of dailyminefield
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

dailyminefield, May 29, 2014
Photo of aleckpa
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

aleckpa, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of tarheels4life23
4/5  rDev +0.5%

tarheels4life23, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of cantfindme
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

cantfindme, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of wedge
3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale orange-gold color beneath a compact pure-white head. Decent lacing. Smells of perfume-like floral hops, some grainy sweetness, apricot, pulpy orange, melon, and cracked black pepper. More fruity and juicy in the flavor with lemon, grapefruit, ripe fruity sweetness. Lingering peppercorn spice and solid bitterness. The melon-like, green sort of sweetness is similar to the January edition and, again, unlike most IPAs. The sweetness wears on my tongue a bit, but in a fruity kind of way, so it's not bad. A little more than medium bodied and a little dry. About the same level of enjoyability as January. Looking forward to something a bit different in March.

wedge, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Bottleneck says 02062014.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before sinking down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing cascades down the glass. On the second pour from the bomber, chunks of hops and yeast sediment are present in the body.

S- Bright juicy hop aroma with some grass, pineapple and grapefruit notes and distant malt. Slight booze fume.

T- Very tangy with more tropical fruit notes and a bready aftertaste. A noticeable alcohol presence but it doesn't drag things down. Bitterness is assertive but backs off at the right time.

M- Tight and sharp with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Very good but I kind of feel like I'm drinking Seeing Double or Jade since there's not a whole lot of difference between these beers. They all taste good but are so similar it's almost like they're slightly tweaking each recipe and bottling it as a different beer. Or maybe it's just their house yeast strain, what do I know?

Immortale25, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of CraftEyeDoc
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

CraftEyeDoc, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very hazy almost murky honey golden apricot in color with light to moderate amount of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass + surface and a peach + orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy off-white head that reduces to a couple of medium sized patches of thick medium bubbles surrounded by a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of hops - citrus/grapefruit, pine, and tropical/pineapple stand out. Underneath is a light to moderate grainy malt with hints of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of grainy malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of hops - citrus/grapefruit, pine, and tropical/pineapple in descending order of strength. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness which lingers for a while.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky upfront and slightly creamy in the finish.

O: Enjoyable and quite tasty, I personally preferred January to February but it is a very nice beer. Big flavors/aromas from the hops but it carries a little more bitterness than January. Would definitely get this one again.

dbrauneis, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

baklo, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

AngusOg, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

gratefulbeerhead, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Brewsed
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Brewsed, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of bcrossan
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

bcrossan, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of JCam9981
4/5  rDev +0.5%

JCam9981, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of humuloner22
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I will have to agree with the others, this reminds me of Jade and so happens I had a bottle to compare it to. Its about the same abv, but the IBU's are substantially less. The smell wasn't over powering but was nice and hoppy in its own way. Overall I could say this is a lightweight version of Jade, but really to me its not in the same category. One and done, I was hoping to grab a bottle each month but I am late to the game on this one and missed March, maybe leaving it until April has messed with the wow factor, but it wasn't overly bombastic to me. I will say that it was a good beer and not overly boozy but for a buck more I got a bomber of Jade and really, this one doesn't live up to its cousin/sibling. It was a good beer and I love the idea of an IPA per month, keep em coming guys, too bad I missed March, but I will seek out April!

humuloner22, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

ncstateplaya, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

ToddThompson, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy amber color and a very modest head; just a few strips if lace

Smell: Tropical fruit, with a hint if pine and white wine grapes

Taste: Tropical fruit flavor (pineapple and lemon), with the white wine grape aspect building, in the middle; bitter and fruity in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The sweetness I noticed in January's version is gone and this beer is much more about the hops, as a result

brentk56, Feb 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

BlueBirdDaze, Feb 11, 2014
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IPA Of The Month : February 2014 (Rosie The Riveting) from Foothills Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.