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Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA

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Ratings: 1,171
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 38
Gots: 171 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company 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 +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber with no freshness dating; pours a clear, light amber body with a two-finger light tan head. Decent retention and good bits of lacing.

Very plesant citrus hop notes, mostly orange and lemon, with just a bit of pine resin notes. A little sweet caramel malt.

The flavor follows the aroma fairly closely with a little more of the bitter pine resin in the flavor than in the aroma. Good balance of the citrus, pine and malt flavors.

Medium to light mouthfeel and very drinkable. Very solid IPA. I would readily recommend it.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a two-fingers thick light tan head into a tulip glass that left great lacing and sheet until about halfway through when it settled into a thin ring. the body is a bright amber.
s - hops of citrus and pine which really blended together nicely.
t - very juicy like oranges and grapefruits with a pine finish. a hint of spice comes through as well.
m - medium with lively carbonation.
o - really solid AIPA, very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of humuloner22
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alright, my last review was of another Foothills product. The newest IPA of the month. In retrospect it was maybe better than I gave it credit for. My lower rating stem from a purely economic perspective. It was a solid beer. Case in point this beer.

It is a good IPA, not outstanding, but one you can drink frequently at a reasonable price. A local grocery store had it on sale last week for $7.99 a six pack. Now we are talking! In perspective I paid a buck less for the bomber of June IPA of the month, which by the way had less alcohol and I understand that often that is a driving force in price, although I do not know why. Nevertheless on to the review.

Appearance: Tawny golden amber, a good bit of head when poured fairly easily that stayed and stayed.

Smell: Nice aromatic grapefruit, some malt sweetness, but not too much, floral, overall well balanced in the aroma.

Taste: At first you get balance you detect in the smell, then as it passes over your back palate and you are hit with a bitterness from the hops that tend to linger. I drank a more potent DIPA right after this and did not get the lingering bitterness, almost like an arosol hairspray bitterness. Its good and bad in that respect. But its a balanced IPA overall. I do wish I could figure out the lingering grapefruit rind bitterness issue. Overall I do like this beer and its easily obtained and often on sale around here. It is one of Foothills better beers. Honestly I think they do IPA's well. Jade is amazing. I don't get the craze over Sexual Chocolate, but I have already addressed that.

Overall: Well worth seeking out, and even at $10 a sixer its a good deal and a great beer.

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3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | 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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3.98/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler obtained via Growling at the Moon from cbros. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" beige head over the cloudy amber brew. Head falls slowly, with lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine hoppiness.

Taste starts bitter, balances in the middle with some sweetness, and pine comes in on the close. Mouthfeel is a little rocky, but remains quite drinkable. Comes together even better as it warms a bit.

Photo of KajII
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a hazy medium amber orange with an average (1-2 finger) white sudsy head that slowly receded, down to a medium film and large collar with excellent sticky lacing.

The aroma was of grain malts, floral and pine hops and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit and orange).

The taste was a bit malty with a hint of caramel and a mild citrus sweetness early on, progressing with a nice bitter piney hop taste, a bit of grapefruit with a mildly bitter floral ending. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow, with a hoppy citrus taste left behind to linger on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a dry yet somewhat creamy texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this is a very simple IPA, a dose of hops, caramel and a touch of citrus. Sometimes simplicity is the best way to go. Simply delicious...


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3.96/5  rDev +4.2%

A potent and aromatic beer that is full of lovely, heady hop flavor. This is a top hops beer, with a nice nose and a really strong mouthfeel of bitterness that is not lingering and overpowering. For a low ABV IPA, it is has a lovely profile and it is significantly unique. A very enjoyable, thick flavor of hops, grapefruit and citrus notes covered a nice delectable malt base. Very impressive selection.

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3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft at the brewpub.

A - Orangish copper color with a small off-white head that lasts.

S - Nice aroma of caramel malt and fresh citrusy/resiny hops.

T - Flavor is caramel malt, earth, and citrusy/resiny hops, some orange and a little pine. Not over the top, but good.

M - Body medium with average carbonation.

D - Good for an IPA. This goes down very easily.

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3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a mostly clear copper color with a 1 finger head and decent lacing.

S: Hops up front with a malt background.

T: Hops and grass followed by a nice balance of malt.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: Very solid beer. Nicely balanced and easy to drink.

Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,171 ratings.