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Pilot Mountain Pale Ale - Foothills Brewing Company

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Pilot Mountain Pale AlePilot Mountain Pale Ale

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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-21-2005)
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Photo of BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +34.4%

02-09-2013 16:41:41 | More by BigGingDrinker
Photo of Johnny2stixx

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

09-10-2012 04:36:55 | More by Johnny2stixx
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +25.8%

On tap at Barley's and Must say a very fine ale indeed. Poured a deep orange amber with a white frothy head with great retention and a sticky layer of lace to follow. The smell was huge, big hop profile. Lots of citrus hops with a deep resin vibrant aroma, Cascade are very evident here. The flavor is a huge hop bomb, and coming from Foothills you know its good. Very big dry bitter finish and damned if that sweet orange blossom flavor did not hang around forever. I could swear this was 8%abv or more, realy quite a strong brew I was feeling afterward. Overall hell yeah, this was awesome. I would drink this anyday, absolutly wonderful and a great addition to any bar!

04-24-2007 23:32:11 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of cardsfan

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +21%

06-11-2014 00:09:17 | More by cardsfan
Photo of JackElamsGhost

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +21%

01-02-2012 01:41:26 | More by JackElamsGhost
Photo of reagbr8


4.5/5  rDev +21%

06-07-2012 01:29:23 | More by reagbr8
Photo of Fitzy


4.45/5  rDev +19.6%

This brand new brewery in Winston-Salem is going to go far. Everything I tried, I loved. The food rocks too! Although they didn't have the Kind IPA on tap, I didn't mind. The Stout was nice and smoky and a bit higher in alcohol content than I'm used to. Try this place out and you'll be hoppy!

04-28-2005 12:09:09 | More by Fitzy
Photo of caban


4.45/5  rDev +19.6%

Happy to be drinking this Excelent Pale Ale. Found it on Tap at Liberty Tap House in Columbia SC.
Head:alittle light in the head,

Apperaence: good color and slightly hazy

Aroma: Fresh Fruit, nice touch of Green

Taste: Flavors abound,from Malty to a lingering hop finish

Finish: Hops dominate, left me wanting another sip.

This is one of my favorties when at Southern Beer Fest: The guys have a great thing going.

Go Foothills!!!

05-19-2009 21:22:11 | More by caban
Photo of Cindirene

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +19.1%

From the tap it poured nicely with a nice tight head which dissipated slightly - The nose is hoppy kinda citrusy as in maybe a northwestern hops - A little malt balance is detectable - The taste is excellent with some malt background but nice grassy piney hops in the foreground - Has a nice medium body that invites another - Altogether a very good session beer

02-02-2007 02:05:15 | More by Cindirene
Photo of rtratzlaff

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +15.6%

A filtered clear amber bodied pale ale with plenty of strong cascade aroma in the nose. Some caramel malt hits first with a strong hop piney bitterness from the Cascade hops coming on quickly imparting grapefruit like qualities. Light mouthfeel with a crisp carbonation. A good sessionable hoppy pale ale.

08-02-2009 19:33:53 | More by rtratzlaff
Photo of pathman


4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

07-14-2013 18:04:03 | More by pathman
Photo of GoodOmens1986


4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

03-12-2013 01:20:03 | More by GoodOmens1986
Photo of Arborescence


4.15/5  rDev +11.6%

Appearance: Clear amber, pours an airy head.

Aroma: Fresh citrus, but also malt, interesting and delicate combination.

Taste: Great combination of malt and hops! Very robust flavour, quite strong. Not as refreshing as you might think because of that, but very tasty!

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall: Solid pale ale with some sweetness and bitterness, nicely balanced.

05-09-2012 20:15:53 | More by Arborescence
Photo of beer2day

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +11%

Hazy orange pour with 1/2-finger of head. No retention. Not much lacing, but nice carbonation and an attractive coloring bring the score up.

Where is the nose here? Maybe I'm losing my sense of smell, but the current crop of pales haven't done much for me (amarillo hopped beers not included).

Huge citrus hit. Estery. Citrus absolutely explodes on your tastebuds. Slightly slick and oily, but fits the style.

Great drinker for a hoppy pale ale.

03-24-2010 17:15:15 | More by beer2day
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +10.2%

Pours a clear copper with a nice bead with a rather thin head,nice mingling of aromas of biscuit malt and a little caramel with some herbal/grassiness really showing thru as it warms a little.Extremely well balanced biscuit malt and a touch of caramel up front finishing with nice spruce,pine flavor rounding this one out nicely.A real sociable pint to be had if with friends this is the one to order I think.

06-30-2005 20:18:23 | More by oberon
Photo of rodrot

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +10.2%

Poured a very pretty dark amber/orange color with a 1 finger head that stuck around. Aroma was quite hoppy at first whiff, and then a good bit of caramelly malts started showing up in the nose. Taste was a nice blend of citrusy hops and sweet, sugary malts. I could taste lots of citrus as well as ripe peach and apricot in each swallow. Very tasty! Mouthfeel was medium in the palate and very easy to drink. As a side note, I had this on tap at Canyons in Blowing Rock and the board above the bar stated this beer's ABV as 6.2-6.5 percent. Regardless, this is a very nice example of an APA and worth seeking out for the hopheads out there.

08-27-2007 16:19:11 | More by rodrot
Photo of atsprings

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +9.7%

The beer pours a crisp amber with a thin diminishing head. The aroma is dominated by earthy hops. The taste is a wonderful balance of earthy pine hops and rich caramel malts. A smooth well balanced flavor lingers very well into the aftertaste. The beer is light and crisp with just a slight stickiness. This is an extremely enjoyable pale ale.

05-10-2007 00:56:36 | More by atsprings
Photo of blitz134


4.05/5  rDev +8.9%

Poured a nice transparent orange/amber color with a single finger off white head which disappeared rather quickly to a thin layer. Nose was filled with floral and grassy hops with a good malt sweetness to tone it all down. Taste was slightly hoppy with a nice bitter finish. Hops were mainly grassy and pine. This was subsequently balanced well with a good dose of sweet malts, all reminicent of the aroma. A light flavor overall, but good nonetheless. Mouthfeel was the only downer for me as this was barely above feeling thin to me. Drinkability was amazing though due to the nice refreshing flavor and light feel on the stomach.

06-14-2005 02:10:45 | More by blitz134
Photo of twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-15-2011 18:29:13 | More by twowheelssoar
Photo of KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-29-2013 04:39:15 | More by KevinGordon
Photo of JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-03-2012 16:41:50 | More by JohnQVD
Photo of blackie


4/5  rDev +7.5%

appearance: The beer is golden in color with a white head of which a small amount remains throughout the experience.

smell: Crisp, herbal American hop aromas with a light, balancing sweetness of pale malt. Nothing special, but easily "good."

mouthfeel: The carbonation is just over medium, and the body a lighter medium.

taste: Nice blend of fresh hop flavors and pale malts. The hops taste pretty green and give a great bitterness level that cleans up the finish.

drinkability: easy...great balance of character and drinkability

Sampled at Foothills on my way back from Linville

11-13-2006 22:34:00 | More by blackie
Photo of baklo

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-22-2014 02:42:51 | More by baklo
Photo of VaterRoss

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

Ont tap at the brewery.

Pours and amber/orange with a small white head that rings. Smell is light grapefruit hops and the unmistakeable crystal malt. Lots of pale/crystal type malt in the taste, med-light body and med carb.

Very similar to the SN Pale Ale but fresher tasting . This isn't too surprising as SN pretty much invented the style.

From notes, March 19, 2012

10-30-2012 16:15:47 | More by VaterRoss
Photo of mralbertson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-15-2013 01:50:37 | More by mralbertson
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Pilot Mountain Pale Ale from Foothills Brewing Company
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