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Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA

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1,030 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,030
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 35
Gots: 117 | 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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Photo of Beejay
3.23/5  rDev -15%

A: Apricot in color, hazy with a few floaties. The head is off white and falls into a rocky texture with some large bubbles.

S: The hops come across as earthy and herbal, with perhaps a touch of a spicy note. The finish is breakfast bread, and perhaps some grapefruit.

T: There is certainly some bitterness in there. Earthy, herbal, perhaps grassy. The finish has a touch of grapefruit peel, and a lingering bitterness.

M: Medium in feel, carbonation is on the higher side. Tannic finish with a bitterness that lingers into tomorrow.

O: Overall it's a decent beer, but perhaps a little on the earthy side for my tastes.

Beejay, May 12, 2014
Photo of Ljoreilly
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Ljoreilly, May 11, 2014
Photo of yaksurf
3/5  rDev -21.1%

yaksurf, May 10, 2014
Photo of delta490
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%

Poured a slightly cloudy medium dark amber. There is a foamy head but it has no retention. There's a smidgen that lasts around the circumference and leaves a bit of lacing. The aroma is very citrusy hops with a hint of caramel malt and a bit of funkiness. The taste follows closely with the aroma. The body is a little thinner but with a crisp finish. It's a decent IPA.

delta490, May 09, 2014
Photo of Guden
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.

Guden, May 08, 2014
Photo of TahoeTweezed
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

TahoeTweezed, May 05, 2014
Photo of Arithmeticus
2.85/5  rDev -25%

Poured chilled in flared sampling glasses chez moi, consumed ca. 5 months after canning

A: amber color, good head; decent carb; not much lacing;
S: sweet malt aroma but something, I'm not sure, is off; citrus
T: very bittering hop-forward, way out of balance from the malt, etc.; lingering bitterness, almost as if a bittering hop has been used as a finishing hop; don't detect the Northwest hops advertised;
M: medium-light

Not planning on buying this again

Arithmeticus, May 03, 2014
Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of buschbeer
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip

A - It is amber with golden highlights. It is capped with three inches of beige head.

S - I smell some citrus. Grapefruit seems to be at the forefront.

T - This is a citrus forward beer. The citrus is not overwhelming. It is crisp and has a lingering grapefruit bitterness.

M - Moderate with plenty of carbonation.

O - It is an above average IPA. It is definitely worth a taste or two . . . etc. But with so many options in this style it could easily be lost in the masses.

buschbeer, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of StaveHooks
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

StaveHooks, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of mattsmith413
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

mattsmith413, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of Sanchezrox23
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Sanchezrox23, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of JayQue
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%

OK AIPA, nothing special. Pours a hazy orange color. A hard pour gives you a big frothy antique white head with fairly good retention. There are some thick bands of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is fairly mild....no big hoppy presence here. Some bitterness and some biscuity malt.

Flavor is about the same. There is some bitterness, some dry biscuity malt and a little sweetness from caramel malt. Didn't get any distinctive Simcoe hop aroma or flavor. The overall beer is malt forward with the bitterness more in the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and a little dry. RIch enough for an AIPA.

Overall pleasant but there are SO MANY better AIPAs out there.

JayQue, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of MacQ32
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

MacQ32, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of markgugs
3/5  rDev -21.1%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of EuellGophar
4/5  rDev +5.3%

EuellGophar, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

AngusOg, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of donmonkey1
4.53/5  rDev +19.2%

Appearance: Nice copper color, nice carbonation, nice two finger white head, nice lacing.

Smell: Nice fruity, hoppy, mango-like smell.

Taste: Fruity, I can't pinpoint the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, great carbonation.

This is a great beer. I'm completely screwed up on describing it, but it's awesome. It reminds me of Dig beer from New Belgium. It's very similar.

donmonkey1, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Skelton
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Skelton, Apr 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

DubCo21, Apr 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

AGB, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of ipc2000
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

ipc2000, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of tclipse
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

tclipse, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
3.8/5  rDev 0%

Had on-tap at Westville Pub Asheville. Served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam.

S- Mildly citrusy hop aroma and a faint whiff of booze.

T- Good hop flavor with some moderate bitterness. It doesn't point toward any one particular direction. Just some mild citrus and on into the bitterness which actually becomes more and more intense with each sip. Touch of bready malt brings a slight balance. Alcohol is decently concealed.

M- Slightly sharp with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Nothing spectacular but it's better than the BA score gives it credit for. Just needs a bit more balance.

Immortale25, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of LaurenGuy
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

LaurenGuy, Apr 11, 2014
Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,030 ratings.