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Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA

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891 Ratings
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Ratings: 891
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 32
Gots: 67 | 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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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-31-2013 20:36:31 | More by CBlack85
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

01-31-2013 02:58:52 | More by Jsmercer
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-28-2013 22:06:10 | More by CalbeDacks
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

01-28-2013 18:01:27 | More by hemorhoidzz
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North Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden honey color that is slightly cloudy. Pours a nice head that sticks around for a couple of minutes before dissipating to a lacy head. Leaves moderate lacing down the sides.

S - Balanced. Citrus notes, piney notes, and earthy malt undertones.

T - Lives up nicely to the smell. Nice hops, not overpowering, and a nice malt backbone to balance.

M - Very good, perfect about of carbonation to give this a really nice feel.

Overall I've had this one tons of times but this is my first time from a bottle. I have to admit I was a little excited to see that I could enjoy this one at home now, even though I can get this at most bars nearby here in the Raleigh, NC area. It does loose a little in the bottle, maybe not as fresh as what I'm used to on draft around here, but still fresh and a great beer. One of the more balanced IPAs out there to me. This has what an IPA should, strong hops character with a nice malt balance, and what makes the balance better is that to my taste, one particular hops flavor does not stand out, rather nice combination. Great beer and a good example of what the North Carolina craft scene has to offer.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 00:08:41 | More by cottonkoozie
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-26-2013 20:16:44 | More by johnyb
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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a 12 oz tall pint. Pours a darker but still light orange with a nice white head. Smells of nice citrus hops, nice but not overly complex. Tastes of piney and floral hops, very nice taste. Beer goes down smooth, good carbonation, light body. Overall a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 22:50:31 | More by cyclonece09
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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-20-2013 16:49:36 | More by BigDaddyJohn
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a murky orange in color with about an inch of fluffy head. smells of pine, grapefruit citrus, and fresh cut grass. a nice bitterness up front followed by a very floral flavor of hops (cascade?) blending nicely with the sweet malty backbone. medium body with moderate carbonation.

a really nice ipa with a modest abv. the first FRESH tasting ipa i've gotten from my last 2 mail orders placed. a shame on the other ones, but this is really enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 01:29:00 | More by facundoCNB
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North Carolina

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South Carolina

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South Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Foothills Hoppyum IPA
22oz bottle into a pint glass
no born on date

First beer Im using the .25 increments on. My world is in shambles (I dont like change).

A: Pours a slightly hazy apricot-amber color with 2 fingers of light tan head, which is very bubbly and has good retention. Leaves lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.

S: Really nice aroma here. Juicy hops, citrusy, mint, floral-y, lime. Subtle sweet malt notes. Smells refreshing. Is reminiscent of a mojito (fairly certain Ive never said that about a beer before) with the mint and lime notes. I really dig this aroma, which is quite unique.

T: Taste is a toned down version of the nose. I still get mint and lime citrus, along with lemon zest. Some piney bitterness that lingers for a while after each sip. I like the taste, but its fairly muted. The flavors as a whole could certainly be more prominent. Theres not much of a malt backbone, and the one dimensional hops dont make the flavor feel full.

M/D: Medium body, appropriate carbonation, has a light feel to it. Somewhat lacking. Drinkability is high.

O: Started off strong with a great aroma, but the taste and lackluster mouthfeel dropped this down in my book. Unfortunately without a bottle date, theres no way to tell if this is fresh or not, but as is, I dont think its something Id buy again. It wasnt bad, but there are just so many really good IPAs, I dont see myself going back to a mediocre one like this.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 01:21:17 | More by zac16125
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

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South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from a sixer picked up at Peabody's in Boone. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass...

A: Pours a pale gold, with a half-finger white head; minimal retention and not much lace.

S: Citrusy, lightly resiny hop aroma; some lemon notes, too. Sweet / honey in there, too.

T: Nice resinous hop flavor with some light tropical fruit character; pale malts don't compete with the hop flavor.

M: Light bodied; moderate carbonation; nothing too crazy - actually a bit lackluster in the mouthfeel department, but I guess it does lend to a greater drinkability.

O: A nice IPA - definitely not too heavy, but it does have some decent hop aroma and flavor. Doesn't seem like a 6.3% brew (feels like it should be lower) with the thinner mouthfeel which might trick some into making it a "session" IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 01:50:29 | More by jpro
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New York

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to a tall Ommegang flute; no freshness or bottle dating, but this was bought at Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham a little over two weeks ago. I had a bottle of it that night and it tasted beyond fresh as hell, so personally I’d wager that this was bottled as little as three weeks ago, if not less, and likely no more than four.

Appearance (4.0): Just about two and a half fingers of tight, custard-colored foam rises off the pour, topping a warm, honey-gold body that’s crystal-clear. It has average retention, and not so much lacing as evenly-spaced, spotty suds all around the glass as the beer goes down. Less webbing or sheets of lace so much as just suds, but they’re all over. In the end, it’s still a rather good-looking beer.

Smell (4.5): Very, very nice pineapple and mango citrus-sweet fruit tones are clear and fragrant in the nose, undergirded by a moderate candy sweetness that blends well with that sticky, sweet pineapple juice scent. The hops have some resinous, herbal character backing up the citrus, too, adding a nice dimension. Any malt or yeast character present is clean and essentially undetectable.

Taste (4.0): The bitterness is between moderate and rather strong for the style, which is great—a solid grassiness mixes with a skunky, herbal bitterness whose astringency blurs the line with chewing on citrus peel. The sweet citrus character in the nose is almost entirely absent, though—as is any of the candy-like sweetness in the nose, too. This is just a dry, pale, crackery, bready (the malt is really just like liquid Vermont Common or oyster crackers), and clean ale with a very solid dose of skunky, grassy, herbal hops bitterness.

Mouthfeel (3.5): Just barely on the light side of medium-bodied, with some moderate hop oil character drying out the finish nicely; the carbonation is a little underpowered, foaming modestly on the way down and lending a slight prickle here and there. Better than average, not great.

Overall (4.0): This is really a solid IPA, and for $8 or $9/ sixer this is a great value. It’s got a simple base with a straightforward hop profile, done well—fruity in the nose, grassy-herbal on the palate, and with a hefty bitterness. It’s solid, dependable, and refreshing. Especially considering the price, definitely pick some up if you see it, if you’re looking for an easy hop fix.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 03:20:54 | More by fmccormi
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3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber (no freshness data) into a Bell's tulip. The pour is clear and orange-gold with 1-2 fingers of head. Decent retention. Nice blend of citrus and pine on the nose. Citrus includes grapefruit, lemon, and some orange.

Medium body, but feels a bit thin. The beer is quite bitter without much malt behind it. It's not the most well-balanced IPA I've had. The bitterness is rather piney, sappy, and unpleasant. There isn't as much fruity bitterness promised by the nose. Just a sharp, flowery bitterness followed by some tea and lemon flavors. The finish is dry and minty and lingers nicely.

I doubt I'd buy this again. It's good, but there are other IPAs out there that are more worthy of repeat purchases. The flavor reminds me a little of Sweetwater IPA, though I didn't enjoy it quite as much.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 11:32:47 | More by deadonhisfeet
Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
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