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IPA Of The Month : April 2014 (April Showers) - Foothills Brewing Company

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IPA Of The Month : April 2014 (April Showers)
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very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dbrauneis on 04-04-2014)
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woodchip

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-13-2014 03:49:09 | More by woodchip
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06-16-2014 14:47:34 | More by ncstateplaya
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06-12-2014 15:51:08 | More by cardsfan
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06-11-2014 17:52:58 | More by zekeman17
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-10-2014 03:58:02 | More by Kurmaraja
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Virginia

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06-10-2014 00:16:36 | More by HopAttack3
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06-09-2014 12:41:15 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is light golden and transparent with a half inch of white head. Aromas include floral hops, lemons, misc. citrus. Decent flavor. Hop forward, though there is a nice, sourdough malty body in support. Tangy and zesty with flowery hops. Light to medium in body with moderate sweetness. Overall, this was pretty tasty.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 04:08:08 | More by Huhzubendah
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-31-2014 16:37:32 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-09-2014 01:37:11 | More by AngusOg
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mntlover

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow/orange color clear with a towering off white head that falls so slow and laces well.

Aroma is nice citrus grapefruit with some herbal backing, and some tropical fruit notes on a bready malt base.

Taste is nice and hoppy tropical fruits, nice pine resin notes some light herbal notes lots of hops on a light clean malt base that stays out of the way. While there are lots of hops present it is not overly bitter just hoppy. Nice and light plus favorable be a great summer brew.

Mouthfeel is light side of medium with lightly preppy carbonation.

Overall I would buy this one again if I could, I believe this might be better then there regular IPA at least its more drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 20:38:30 | More by mntlover
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, clear, caramel-gold coloring with a tall, frothy, foamy, clingy head. Aromas of very tart, sweet citrus blend forward, fresh cut grass, floral highlights, and a tangy hint of resin. Smells great! Flavors are grapefruit forward, with highlights of tangerine, lemon, and lime, as well as some grassy notes, pine highlights, and only the slightest hint of bitterness to help balance the palate. Smooth, mid-bodied, with some sharpness around the edges from the increased carbonation throughout the body. The carbonation also provides for an effervesced finish, with a fruity, slightly bitter aftertaste. Solid brew! These monthly IPAs are a lot of fun!

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 02:44:19 | More by GarthDanielson
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North Carolina

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04-28-2014 15:47:06 | More by APBT91
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Terp96

North Carolina

3.09/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bomber into my Duval Tulip. Deep orange in color. Solid head retention. Not much in the nose. Piney hops but a bit underwhelming. Taste is okay as well. Much more of a sweeter, malty backbone than other IPAs I've had from Foothills. This is much more of an English style. Not what I expected. Mouthfeel was solid for the style. Overall, pretty disappointing. Glad I tried it but not my favorite from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 10:38:51 | More by Terp96
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EinFesteBurg

North Carolina

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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-22-2014 12:28:41 | More by FUwolfpacker
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear light to medium orangish copper in color with significant amounts of active visible carbonation quickly streaming from the bottom of the glass and some golden yellow + honey highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy creamy beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thin film covering the remainder and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of floral, herbal, and just a touch of tropical/passionfruit hops over the top of slightly sweet grainy malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet grainy malts. That is followed by moderate flavors of floral, herbal, and just a hint of tropical/passionfruit hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which lingers slightly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery with a light to moderate amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Definitely not a bad beer but I feel like these IPAs of the Month are trending in the wrong direction for me - I have liked each one of these slightly less than the one before...

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 23:27:41 | More by dbrauneis
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oberon

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice to have #4 of this 12 month series.Pours into an imperial nonic a clear medium golden with a thin wispy white head that is gone in a flash,good clarity but a very thin head.Good complexity to the aromas with tropical fruits and "green" garden notes not to mention some light pine resin,some sugary sweet notes are present as well.Lightly carbonated and on the thinner side,not watery but pretty light.Again overripe tropical fruitiness from the hops take center stage on the palate along with some leafy green notes,light vidalia onion comes to mind as well,sugary sweetness is pretty big as well.Maybe my least favorite of the four but this is not a bad beer by any means.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 20:47:46 | More by oberon
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cantfindme

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

04-20-2014 16:27:46 | More by cantfindme
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aleckpa

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-19-2014 19:33:47 | More by aleckpa
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-19-2014 13:37:06 | More by Gatordaddy
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-18-2014 13:03:33 | More by KevinGordon
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humuloner22

North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

After drinking so many West Coast IPA's lately this one is not as powerful. It does have a very nice balance of hops and malt. Its a good gateway IPA, for those who have not drank that many.

Appearance: Brilliant clear and a beautiful golden red hue. I like this color of a beer, drawn to it, but generally the taste lets you down. Not really with this one.

Smell: Sweet, not a lot of hops but floral, April flowers is what they are going for perhaps? Its not a hop dominant beer, but smells alright.

Taste: This is a very drinkable beer and if it was more in the range of $4 a bomber it would be a bargain. Its a gimmick thing they are doing but I think its cool as hell, still this is an average tasting IPA. I would really call this a flat out American Pale Ale, it doesn't have the IPA hop dominance you come to expect from craft brewers, even Foothills, I mean for god sake they make Jade, one of my favorite beers of the style.

Overall: If it were cheaper it would be well worth it, its not bad but its not worth $7 either. One caveat, if the brewer reads this, and you haven't already made up your mind about the mash, give us something to scream about this year!

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 23:33:32 | More by humuloner22
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-16-2014 23:33:15 | More by tarheels4life23
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IPA Of The Month : April 2014 (April Showers) from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.