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Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA

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very good

328 Reviews
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Reviews: 328
Hads: 1,302
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 22.96%
Wants: 42
Gots: 261 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: oberon on 12-29-2005

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Photo of JodyPowers
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1/16/15 bottle date. Tasted fresh. Pine aftertaste. Not a hop bomb like expected but nice balance. Great color

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Photo of barczar
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%

Grapefruit, resin, pine, tangerine, lightly catty notes, and a hint of caramel malt form the aroma. Tropical fruit notes of mango emerge. Fairly complex hop character. Flavor reveals more resin dominance at the base, with pine carrying into the bitter finish. Toasted malt serves only to tie the hop flavor together. Grapefruit pith and tangerine are far overpowered by the resiny hop onslaught. It's more bitter than I prefer, with a bit of harshness at the finish. Loved the aroma, but wish the fruit had carried through more prominently. The finish kills it for me.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%

Bottle as a trade extra. Thanks! Pours clear golden orange with a big fluffy and creamy white head. Very pretty. Nice floral aroma that had some hay, lots of sweet mango, light grapefruit, citrus peel, nice lightly sweet malts in the backdrop. Flavor is grass, a hint of mango, sweet generic malts, a bit of funky hop presence, and a slightly off finish. Medium plus bitterness. Medium light bodied, plus carbonation, dry of the finish. Overall a perfectly pleasant IPA that would be very very good if not for the tinge of off flavor in the finish. Worth drinking.

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Photo of oberon
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of BenTherHppedThat
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Jlynch318
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rwinzing
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of HopticalDeployment
3.19/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of chiefbender
3.09/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Guden
3.01/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of anjah
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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3.52/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of hotpauko
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It seems each time I get Hoppyum every 4-6 months or so, I expect more hops. Nice look and foam, good approachable piney hop smell, but this beer is very much an even malt and hop balance with a bit of bite from both. The hops are on the organic, bitter side, so don't expect a smooth hop taste. Even with the bite, settles evenly and nicely on the tongue. Bought a six pack, but if this isn't your style, try one first.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
85 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.