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Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

927 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 927
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 33
Gots: 78 | 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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Ratings: 927 | Reviews: 296 | Display Reviews Only:
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charlienyc

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-08-2014 21:01:16 | More by charlienyc
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Packlifenc

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +31.2%

01-08-2014 01:30:46 | More by Packlifenc
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fellowrs

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-06-2014 19:51:27 | More by fellowrs
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-06-2014 13:50:06 | More by Damian74Shensky
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a Chimay goblet.

A: Pours a hazy copper color. There's about a finger worth of white-colored head, retaining itself decently. A thin collar remains around the glass, leaving some spotty lacing behind.

S: I have to say, the malt backbone here is pretty interesting. It's bringing brown sugar, candy, caramel, and even some cherry esters - when combined with the grapefruity hops, it's almost like a low-ABV barleywine. I'm not always a fan of malty IPAs, but these guys did a good job making this work.

T: The initial grapefruit tasted on the palate quickly turns herbal/floral near the finish. It's fairly bitter, but not so much to where it's oppressive. Post-swallow, it becomes slightly malty, revealing an aftertaste of toffee, caramel, candied sugar, and even the occasional ester. I'd reckon this is a bit more complex than the typical IPA.

M: Fairly crisp and decently carbonated, if a bit full bodied for my tastes. The bitterness scrubs away some - but not all - of the sweetness off the palate. It isn't super drinkable, but it's a nice one to savor.

O: This is a reasonably delicious IPA I'd buy semi-regularly if it were more locally available. I like that the malt backbone actually adds to the beer instead of distracting from the hops in particular. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 21:39:51 | More by ThisWangsChung
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MPSTARR

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

01-03-2014 23:32:07 | More by MPSTARR
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cwguy5

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-03-2014 18:18:38 | More by cwguy5
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sd123

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +5%

01-03-2014 02:06:30 | More by sd123
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Beers9beers

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-01-2014 15:44:03 | More by Beers9beers
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CaverDave

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

12-31-2013 01:18:27 | More by CaverDave
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

12-30-2013 21:15:46 | More by ms11781
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Nathan_Snyder

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-29-2013 00:04:47 | More by Nathan_Snyder
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

12-28-2013 06:11:20 | More by ChrisKayler
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scottDC

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-27-2013 21:46:41 | More by scottDC
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BeastLU

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-24-2013 20:49:40 | More by BeastLU
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ghowehattrick

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

12-24-2013 20:49:30 | More by ghowehattrick
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-24-2013 02:33:05 | More by mc4z
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy orange with an off white head. Very noticeable, pleasant malt presence, spicy citrusy hop bitterness, nice bit of piney hops there too, and some other light floral notes. Taste is a nice combination of piney and citrusy hops, a little sweet, and a nice malt backbone bringing it all together. Well balanced, fairly simple, but still pretty tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 18:22:27 | More by jbaker67
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-20-2013 21:20:34 | More by Mattyb79
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-18-2013 00:47:52 | More by tdmccarthy
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-17-2013 16:33:02 | More by Drknight
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

12-17-2013 02:33:33 | More by Hanzo
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outdoor7or24

Georgia

4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into sniffer glass. Don B gave me the bottle....
A: pours a rich copper color, thick frothy khaki color+1 finger head, carbonation, sediment suspended
S: the aroma is my favorite part, its a sweet bouquet of caramel, citrus, apple, fruity, brown sugar, just fresh all around
M: medium body, slightly chewy
T: slight caramel, grapefruit, orange rind, ginger ale, citrus, hops, bitterness, crisp dry finish, hop head enjoyment
O: wow I'm impressed, sign me up a subscription to this brew as the aroma and flavor are great, truly a fine brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 22:53:50 | More by outdoor7or24
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

12-15-2013 20:27:25 | More by DrunkinYogi
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WallyHop

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-14-2013 21:35:04 | More by WallyHop
Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 927 ratings.