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IPA Of The Month : June 2014 (Jasmine) - Foothills Brewing Company

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88
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 5.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
It’s summertime! While away those long daylight hours and languid southern nights with this hazy, hoppy IPA. Caramalts set a subtly sweet tone for our infusion of five different hops. A unique double dry hop of Mosaic, Simcoe and Chinook renders an unfiltered gem that drinks like a bowl of fresh summer fruit.

(Beer added by: mbbransc on 06-06-2014)
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Photo of Ready4aHeady
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Bottle received in trade-- as an extra. Pleasantly surprised... very nice hop profile, citrus and tropical fruit with just enough malt to balance.

Ready4aHeady, Oct 05, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

_morandi_, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

ncstateplaya, Aug 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

cardsfan, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +0.8%

lupercmda, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

EasyReader, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of joe1510
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bomber

Thanks, Wil! Always lookin' out. Foothills June IPA offering is pale orange with unadulterated, unfiltered haziness. It fades from sunset orange to goldenrod as the diameter of the glass narrows. The foam is pure white and stiff on the pour before easing into a skim coat of silkiness. Lacing nearly coats the glass. She's a beauty!

The nose is juicy, pungent, and bold. Tropicals abound with mango and papaya leading the way. Apricot is front to back and juicy ripe. Candied citrus peel is also present though in the background when compared to the others. Even pine emerges with some warmth. All of this over a pale malt base that's sugar cookie forward and merely a canvas for the hop profile. Mouthwatering!

I didn't think it would be possible but the flavor keeps stride with the nose. Apricot hits immediately and in a big way. Pineapple, a little on the lactic sweet side, comes across mid-palate along with all the other tropicals I mentioned previously. Pine runs the periphery, always there but tough to put a finger on. The pine does manage to pick up on the swallow and the apricot takes on the leathery dried form. Sugar cookie malt wraps it up. This is a damn tasty beer!

The weight is moderate but the carbonation keeps this beer moving and makes for an incredibly easy drinker. Bitterness falls just short of moderate but does linger after each swallow. The finish dries up quickly. Bueno!

This is the first bottled Foothills beer I've had in a long while and I have to say, it's fucking delicious! Great use of some of my favorite hops; mosaic, simcoe, and chinook. It's dripping juicy and remains bitter and dry. Drinkability is off the charts and the flavor goes on for days. Nice pick up, Wilson!

joe1510, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

visualmartyr, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Duff27, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

egrace84, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

ToddThompson, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

DeadWalkerAir, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

bellbw, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Guitars_and_beer, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Cubatobaco, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Axnjxn, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Probins13, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

qcbrewer, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Fireman_RK
4.54/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Honestly this beer caught me a bit off guard (in a good way). I'm drinking it on a hot summer night and given the floral hops, smooth profile, and drinkability, I'm really digging it. Great summer beer - Foothills continues to deliver great brews apropos of the season.

Fireman_RK, Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

ShanePB, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

bruindre, Jul 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

davet100, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

tarheels4life23, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

DRBiser, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of humuloner22
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have had all of these ( Except as I said before March) I don't know if there was a limited distribution or I just missed the gun on that one. It seems like that the rest of the months were very easy to get. Anyway, 5 out of 6 months ain't bad. I like the gimmick.

Appearance: Hazy golden color, this beer looks more like a wheat beer than other IPA's I have had, if that means anything to you. No real sediment and a fair amount of head if pour aggressively.

Smell: Citrus fruits, some grapefruit from the hops, not too aggressive though.

Taste: This would be a good introductory IPA. It isn't like a Stone Enjoy by but its got good flavor without being too bitter, not that I don't like the Stone, I love it actually. But I have friends that are just American Lager drinkers and content with that. I think they might like this one. Its fruity, zesty in a citrus kind of way, pretty well balanced. But its a very light IPA. If you like them to be aggressive this is not the one for you. Its very drinkable and if it were more like $9.99 for a six pack I would say buy them up. But I paid like $6.99 for this 22 oz. and its really not worth that, when you can buy a six pack of really better beer, from this brewery in fact, for just a few dollars more. I don't know if the brewers read these reviews, but it may be something to consider. Although limited production and limited distribution can keep prices up.

Overall: I will buy one more, but after July I don't know, I may save the hard earned cash for better beer that is not that much more. For instance I purchased the Enjoy by 7.4.14 for a dollar more than this one and really there is no comparison.

humuloner22, Jun 24, 2014
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IPA Of The Month : June 2014 (Jasmine) from Foothills Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.