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Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA

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1,061 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,061
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 35
Gots: 129 | 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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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

plinythederek, Feb 25, 2013
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2/5  rDev -47.4%

fishguyac, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of bigfnjoe
2.08/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish snifter. Undated

A- pours a very slightly cloudy orange with a one finger white head. Uninspiring, but nice

S- very mild orange, citrus hop aroma. Boring and weak

T- mild bitterness. Must be an old bottle, because there isn't a ton of flavor. Bah

M- really really thick...syrupy. Ugh

O- dating your bottles would help, Foothills.

bigfnjoe, Dec 29, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

ChrisKayler, Dec 28, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

pualie84, Aug 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

DrunkinYogi, Dec 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

OriolesFan1008, Monday at 01:47 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

bruindre, Jun 06, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

wbumgarner, Dec 16, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

seeswo, Oct 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Pours nicely, but this is simply just raw hops to me. Just overpoweeing hops with much skunky bite. the mouth feel is not bad but just not the right combination of hops buscuit and malt. Bought local on a vacation and was let down. Enjoyed sweetwatee al local beer much more.

Gobearswalter34, Aug 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

cookiemon66, Sep 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

BcOneSeven, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of AgentZero
2.6/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from chawk as an extra in a trade.

A - Golden yellow beer with a bit of orange in it. Nice soapy head that rose up and left some good stick on the sides.

S - It's hoppy, but not super hoppy. Floral with some citrus and a malty backbone. Kind of boring.

T - Soapy, some chemical cleaner that is a bit unpleasant, and a not so great aftertaste. Some pine and grassy hops, but it's not doing enough to cover up the less than stellar parts of the taste.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation.

D - Average at best, this is not something I'd buy or drink again.

AgentZero, Mar 02, 2011
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2.63/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

bottled: unknown

A: Pours a honey colored ale with excellent clarity. Single finger of off-white foam caps this and falls in a couple minutes to a quilt of the same. persistent, albeit inconsistent lacing.

S: wood, green apples, pine, resin, hints of grapefruit rind. Malt in the background, subdued but resonant. Vienna malt profile.

T: Woody (again), with metal, hints of resin. Actually surprisingly one-dimensional to me. The hops seems to mostly been added in the latter half of the boil, and don't add much to the brew IMO. As an IPA, I feel this doesn't meet the US standard. As a pale ale, yes, but not as an IPA.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. middle of the road.

O: Underwhelming. Would try again, wish I knew the bottle date.

harrymel, May 04, 2011
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2.63/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

poured into a GI goblet (no other clean glasses!!)


Beer pours a clear amber color with about a fingers worth of off-white head that dissipates into a small ring around my glass. Some nice bubbles floating to the top however probably attributed to my choice of glass.


A little weak for an IPA. Seems more like a pale ale. Slightly sweet bready malts with a little citrus to it. For the style, nothing special, but if I was told this was a regular old pale ale, it would get some decent marks.


Up front bitterness...a little earthy (pine, grass, etc) moving into some slightly sweet malts. Maybe a tad too malty, like you get from an older IPA, however this bottle is only about a month ago.


Almost medium bodied with good carbonation. Beer is very crisp/clean with a slightly dry finish. Pretty refreshing, but not what I want from an IPA.


Nothing special. This bottle is relatively fresh and I doubt I'd enjoy it a whole lot better even if I had it on tap. A nice extra and glad I tried it, but taste more like a APA than an IPA (and it would be a pretty decent APA!). A good beer to have on a hot day...I'll give it that.

cetherid, Jul 26, 2011
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2.65/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

22oz bottle thanks to Mike. Poured into Bruery tulip.

A - Pours copper, white head, spotty lacing, whispy retention.

S - Bitter hops, some malt, some astringent notes. Meh.

T - Ugh. Hops, slight malts, some medicinal notes, herbal notes. Not really all that good.

M - Medium, good carbonation, oily finish.

D - Not good...at all. Why is this beer even close to an A?

Sean9689, Feb 13, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,061 ratings.