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

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88
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 5.78%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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_morandi_

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev -4.5%

08-19-2014 04:03:29 | More by _morandi_
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

08-14-2014 13:27:40 | More by ncstateplaya
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cardsfan

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-09-2014 13:03:05 | More by cardsfan
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-08-2014 03:42:39 | More by lupercmda
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EasyReader

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-08-2014 00:48:42 | More by EasyReader
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joe1510

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +6.5%

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!

08-02-2014 03:05:41 | More by joe1510
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visualmartyr

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-31-2014 00:32:50 | More by visualmartyr
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-30-2014 16:41:34 | More by Duff27
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-30-2014 00:52:47 | More by egrace84
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-25-2014 15:46:10 | More by ToddThompson
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DeadWalkerAir

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-19-2014 03:51:00 | More by DeadWalkerAir
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bellbw

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-16-2014 17:11:00 | More by bellbw
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-07-2014 11:47:33 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-06-2014 01:41:17 | More by Cubatobaco
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-05-2014 17:19:23 | More by Axnjxn
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Probins13

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-03-2014 23:19:30 | More by Probins13
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-03-2014 23:14:55 | More by qcbrewer
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Fireman_RK

North Carolina

4.54/5  rDev +14.1%

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.

07-02-2014 02:59:03 | More by Fireman_RK
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-01-2014 12:31:49 | More by ShanePB
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bruindre

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-01-2014 02:57:37 | More by bruindre
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davet100

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-30-2014 19:05:57 | More by davet100
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-28-2014 21:21:32 | More by tarheels4life23
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DRBiser

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-28-2014 17:13:48 | More by DRBiser
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humuloner22

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

06-24-2014 02:22:01 | More by humuloner22
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, almost opaque, yellow-maize coloring with a steady flow of carbonation throughout the body, and a filmy, sparse, white surface coating of head. Aromas of pine tassels, cut grass, lemongrass, tropical fruits, melon, subtle tangerine, and tangy grapefruit. A lot of fruit sweetness all around on this nose. Smells very refreshing. Flavors are tangy forward, as well, with a blast of tart grapefruit and other citrus, followed by the more mellow sweetness of melon and pineapple. There is a solid ridge of resin and pine characteristics, as well, with a building bitterness as you drink. It doesn't let you forget it's an IPA. The body is effervescent and light, with a tangy and citrus sweet aftertaste. There's still a linger of resinous pitch and bitter in the aftertaste, as well. The finish is crisp and clean, and the carbonation limits any lingering on the palate. Solid brew!

06-21-2014 23:37:42 | More by GarthDanielson
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IPA Of The Month : June 2014 (Jasmine) from Foothills Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.