Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA

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Ratings: 1,261
Reviews: 336
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 40
Gots: 231 | 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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Photo of Hopitality
4.59/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this heavily-hopped brew from the NC Piedmont. Both Piney and fruity, It tastes like bottled maryjane :)

Photo of DrewsBrews450
2.99/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Cloudy orange color with slight lace.. A/T pine, orange, slight bready malt.. The hops are unbalanced with the malt.. The bitterness finishes harsh without much malt to follow.. It's ok but I would never get this IPA again.

Photo of Manuel_M
4.94/5  rDev +30%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best IPA I have had in a long time. Extremely well balanced.

Photo of gatornation
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

on tap at pangea in Avon,NC clear golden orange with a thin head, smell's of citrus,tangerine and slight mango, taste follows the nose but with a more biiter rind of citrus,lower carbonation with a bitter dry finish, tgis is a good IPA worthy of a try its just not one im seeking out

Photo of HamdenHector
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; bronze in color; 1 finger off white head that receded to an uneven cap; nice lacing;

S: pine, with a little tropical fruit and cat pee;

T: pine up front; cat pee comes in at mid-palate and stays through the finish with a little floral added in as well; moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; medium dry finish;

O: an odd combination of flavors that would each be fine in their own;

Photo of mtbrame
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My go to IPA for sure! Long time fan.

Photo of NCMatt
4.56/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hoppy but balanced, not too intense, very drinkable. Since it's available year round and can be found locally, this might be a new staple in my fridge!

Photo of jimmerz
3.02/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Reminded me a lot of sierra Nevada's torpedo, which is decent and drinkable but not a favorite.

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep Amber, ok head and lacing.

Aroma/Flavor: Light caramel, pine, and fruitiness on the nose & palate. Medium level of apparent bitterness. Maybe a touch of rye?

Mouthfeel: Medium light body, dry finish.

Photo of JodyPowers
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
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

Photo of Kono52
3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good solid drinking beer. Great color. Not as hoppy as I expected or hopd..

Photo of RDBJ
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A backup for when the varsity goes down

Photo of ordybill
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- has a strong hops and forest aroma, pretty nice
Appearance- A copper yellow color with a small white head.
Taste- A very hoppy brew, nice flavor a little tart with a dry finish.
Palate- A light to medium brew with moderate carbonation with a dry finish and a nice tart aftertaste.
Overall- Not a bad beer at all, I would drink this again.

Photo of tkelley
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, dated 10/23/14, poured into a tulip glass.

A - clear copper body with a thin off white head.Good lacing and decent retention.

N - American hops with citrus (grapefruit) and pine. Smells of freshness even though it's two and a half months old.

T - a little mellower than the Roseburg mostly hoppy. A little spicy and a background of light biscuits.

M- fair carbonation and a nice smooth feel.

O - a very nice american ipa. Nothing wow or anything but definitely good. Cheers!

Photo of hotpauko
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Photo of GinjaSlice
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got it in a trade and was a little old. Looked good and had a pretty nice taste at first. But had a very odd smell and taste afterwards. Its hard to descrbe like a tart/resin/alcohol bite that lingers on the tongue. Not too great.

Photo of Bmftbl8
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10.99 for a six pack, almost didn't get it because of the artwork on the bottle but oh well I wanted to try it. Had a a nice aroma and strong citrus flavor. Overall not a bad beer.

Photo of Flight317
2.83/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Rating comes after getting this one in a trade. I opened it , poured and checked the look of things. When I smelled it I didn't get the hop kick I figured I would. I tasted it and knew it was old. I didn't realize how old. Just over 1 year... should be an option for not rating just to track.

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Excellent if you like grassy IPAs.

Photo of BigCheese
3.8/5  rDev 0%

Picked up a 6 pack in NC.

Decent nose. Nice mix of tropical/grapefruit and pine. its got a pretty legit malt backbone, similar to harpoon or other new england IPA's. Its not lackluster in the hops department though. Akin to a torpedo IPA or something similar. Nothing worth going banana's over, but if you looking for a basic IPA this definitely fits the bill.

Photo of CraigS119
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Purchased at a gas station in the middle so nowhere driving from Tennessee to Florida. From bottle, poured into tulip.

A: Orangey-brown. Some'd call it copper, but I wouldn't go that far.

A: Grape skin and peachy aromas. Tartness with maltiness. Some stereotypical IPA pineiness and resininess as well.

T: A well balanced piney/hoppy IPA. Good bite and lingering flavors. Not overly complex or sweet or bitter. Nectarine/peach fruit flavors at the forefront, with a clean pine/resin followthru.

M: Perfect carbonation and mouthfeel. Crisp and perfect to accompany a greasy burger and fries or steak.

O: I'd rate this beer among the best lighter IPAs out there, including Bell's Two Hearted (a personal favorite). Not an exacted replica with the all the yummy grapefruitiness of 2<3'd that I love, but this one definitely hits the spot.


Photo of beerinchapelhill
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Yum! Local and delicious!

Photo of BigBry
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Local tap at Fox and Hounds in Raleigh.
Pours slightly hazy, coppery orange with a tight head. Foam fades bur doesn't disappear, thin lace.
Smell is of citrusy hops, very nice.
Taste has some biscuit malt, then lots of citrus herbal hops.
This beer has a medium body and a slightly sticky mouth feel. Good level of carbonation makes it easy to drink.
Overall, this is a good A IPA with a nice balance between the malt and hops.

Photo of SlamKing
4/5  rDev +5.3%

This is a nice IPA that is easy to drink (for an IPA that is). I really enjoyed it as a quick beer, but I wouldn't recommend it for someone who was in want of something more complex. Tastes great without being bland.

Photo of BMMillsy
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%

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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Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
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