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Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA

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991 Ratings
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Ratings: 991
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 33
Gots: 102 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 12-29-2005)
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Reviews by Wolfpack2005:
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North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%

A-Pours a transparent light copper/amber color with a 2 finger head that fades quickly

S- Strong piney hop aroma with mild hints of grapefruit. A faint caramel malt presence.

T-A nice malty caramel sweetness that is hinted at in the nose, up-front. Follows by a nice pine and citrus hop flavor. A nice dry hop finish.

M-Light, dry body with moderate carbonation.

O-A nice semi-sessionable mild IPA, not overly complex but well executed.

12-28-2012 21:02:25 | More by Wolfpack2005
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North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +14.5%

A new and improved IPA from Foothills no name given yet but from the sever says a good chance it will be called hoppieum (spelled correctly),poured a brilliant clear bronze with a thinner white head.A hop attack on the nose grapefruit and pine dominate a mild caramel malt aroma underneath as well,very resiney,piney flavors up front the lightly sweet malt base is there just enough for those who might not like their stuff overly bitter as I drank more I picked up of an herbal finish.Quite dry and immensly quaffable for my money the best standard NC brewed IPA out there a notch above Shiva brewed in Asheville.I had to bring a growler home with me.

12-29-2005 20:40:52 | More by oberon
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +25%

08-27-2012 05:20:40 | More by hopivore
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-09-2011 05:25:49 | More by BenTherHppedThat
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New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -9.2%

Thanks to Jackthebear for this 650ml bottle. Poured it into my Odell's IPA flute glass. Poured a very nice light amber color with a off=white head. My impressions were it was a very clean a pretty looking beer.

Smell - Was wonderful floral grapefruit notes. My favorite aspects of this beer.

Taste - Nice smooth start and middle to this beer not overly bitter and was pleasing. Had a bit of an after taste that I was not fond of. This is why it brought my score down.

Mouthfeel - was a bit thin

Overall not a bad drinker and will have no problem finishing the bottle but not one I am in love with either.

03-16-2011 22:29:49 | More by rwinzing
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-08-2014 02:17:17 | More by Kappakoosh
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-22-2013 02:43:17 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-06-2014 05:16:38 | More by 77apm
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-03-2013 17:17:06 | More by cincysig
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2.98/5  rDev -21.6%

A- cloudy, with a beautiful burnt orange color, tons of pieces of hops and yeast chunks despite only pouring 3/4 of the bottle. Just a few off white bubbles in place of a head. I'm fine with not filtering but give me a warning and don't carry over the hops!

S- pungent, resinous, and dank with blackberry, raspberry and kiwi. Strong caramel sweetness and a touch of herbal also in the mix.

T- relatively light, citrusy flavors. Middle is a biscuity malt which fades to fairly high, astringent bitterness. Columbus hops seem to dominate with a Simcoe pine character also present but little citrus or juicy character.

M- thin, lightly carbonated. The thinness seems to accentuate the bitter finish but does little else for the beer.

O- this one was a disappointment. A few muddled, stale malt flavors and a bunch of bitter, astringent, medicinal pine is all that really comes through. Oh, and it's ugly.

05-08-2014 03:27:04 | More by Guden
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-17-2013 22:33:25 | More by anjah
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New York

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%

Pours typical honey amber, fairly calm under a light khaki head, leaving copious amounts of sheeting a streaked lacing. Resiny hop nose. This is a full flavor and quite tasty IPA. Quality evident, easy drinking. Wish I could get this locally. Nice job Foot Hills

08-24-2009 15:00:26 | More by Billolick
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

08-08-2014 23:00:18 | More by avitallo
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4.15/5  rDev +9.2%

Cheers to khiasmus for a growler of this brew in a trade. Pours dark amber with a nice head. Smells mostly of citrus hops. Taste is mostly citrus hops but very smooth. ABV is reasonable & the beer is very drinkable so this would be a great session IPA. Recommended.

05-01-2009 21:18:24 | More by SkinnyElvis
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Golden amber colored with decent clarity and a minuscule bit of foam covering part of the top of the beer. Faint piney hop aroma. The taste is much more bitter than the aroma implies. Deep pine hop flavor that definitely grows in intensity throughout the fade. The bitterness from the hops definitely pricks the tongue.

02-26-2014 04:00:57 | More by Franziskaner
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New York

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%

an outstanding extra from kflack! thanks kevin

22oz bottle slightly above fridge temp poured into a snifter. no freshness date.

pours out a huge fluffy 3 fingers of white head. very nice retention with lots of sticky lace. a clear amberish orange color. looks like an ideal IPA.

the intial aroma is piney with earthy and metallic notes. it improves much more as it warms up introducing some dank almost resinous hops. lots of green grassy notes. under that there is some citrus with quite a bit of bready, sticky caramel malt. maybe a touch of tropical fruits way back there.

a hoppy taste, but it has a very nice balance. pine and grapefruit citrus are cut nicely by a biscuity, bready, sticky caramel malt. a nice grassy bitter finish.

a very smooth and clean feel to this beer. crisp bitterness. medium bodied, maybe just slightly too much carbonation for the style. but overall i enjoyed the way this beer felt on my palate.

a very sessionable hoppy ipa yet still with a nice balance, i could see buying this if it was available to me. very happy i got the chance to enjoy this.

03-13-2011 06:41:31 | More by dogfishandi
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4.26/5  rDev +12.1%

This is real beer. It is authentic. One of a kind, but easy to find. My new favorite go-to beer. Refreshing crisp taste. Always tastes fresh and not like it has been sitting on a shelf for a year. As far as IPAs go it isn't bitter or biting. It is balanced, smooth, and has great flavors. Goes well with most foods but also great on it's own.

07-20-2014 23:57:32 | More by headaches
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-09-2014 00:44:34 | More by Mantooth
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-30-2014 02:44:48 | More by sourdog
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-29-2013 18:27:51 | More by Cynic-ale
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-01-2014 01:47:37 | More by GOBLIN
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-28-2014 21:08:46 | More by jminch
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-03-2013 22:22:07 | More by dmk91
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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-02-2014 03:31:53 | More by williamjbauer
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West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%

Appears a copper bodied crystal clear hue with ample off colore white head. Lacing forms in thick and even bands of lace after each sip. Aromatics offers up a crisp citrus nose with herbal tones chiming in as well. I can tell that they use hop pellets, but I compared this one and Seeing Double IPA and decied it would be safer to vacation in Myrtle Beach with a single IPA in a growler format. Flavor had a pleasant malt backbone with a touch of caramel biscuit malt sweetness juicy hop bursts with citrus and pine flavors arising it really hit with the hop bitterness you almost have to scrape your tongue off between each sip. Mouthfeel was resinous medium bodied but quality in carbonation levels straight from the source at Foothills brewpub. Drinkability a solid all around complex IPA that I had to snag on my way to the beach, also grabbed the People's Porter which was equally enjoyable in it's own right.

09-14-2009 16:50:54 | More by WVbeergeek
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Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
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