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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

982 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 982
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 33
Gots: 99 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%

Light golden coloured with a nice soapy head. Lots of lace. High IBU, creamy mouthfeel, dry finish. Many citrus hops: Simcoe and the 3 c-hops. OK drinkable.Average IPA.I was expecting better, and I do appreciate you bringing back fresh and sharing the bottle, Doug.

03-30-2012 22:34:05 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

09-27-2012 03:10:24 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

Thanks to holden303 for sending me this one as part of the N00B BIF 6!

Pours a slightly hazy honey orange with a 2 inch puffy bone colored head that settles to a small cap. Thick foamy rings of lace cling to the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and some herbal and citrus zest hop aromas. Somewhat subdued smells overall. Taste is of biscuit-like malt, citrus zest, and herbal hops. A touch of honey flavors in the aftertaste. A medium amount of bitterness sticks to the tongue after each sip. This beer has a medium body and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. A good level of carbonation makes for an easy drink down. Overall, this is a good IPA with a nice balance between the malt and hops. I am glad I got to try a beer from Foothills.

11-04-2011 03:29:18 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-28-2013 22:31:50 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -13.7%

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a nice amber color with a single-finger of white head that recedes somewhat quickly without really leaving behind all that much lacing. The nose is citrus and pine hops, although they aren't terribly present. A bit of malt. The taste is slightly bitter and provides a hint of the hops, but not too much there. Slight bitterness in the feel. Not bad, but a pretty average IPA.

11-11-2010 11:59:01 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-14-2011 17:22:24 | More by nmann08
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metter98

New York

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down but never completely faded away and left a good amount of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of earthy yeast and herbal hops in the nose along with some hints of grapefruit and caramel malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a light to moderate amount of bitterness. The taste seems unusual for an IPA and has lots of flavors of herbal hops and some hints of mushrooms.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
O: This beer has a nice amount of bitterness for an IPA but seemed like it could have used better flavors from the hops.

12-18-2012 03:28:35 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +15.3%

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a hazy copper color capped by a modest head that hangs around for a while and delivers some good lacing

Smell: A nice floral citrus and piney aroma

Taste: Starts out with a nice caramel malt base but delivers the goods with a good citrus hops finish

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a modest level of natural carbonation

Drinkability: Really enjoyed this first firkin at Foothills and looking forward to many more

07-29-2006 02:22:06 | More by brentk56
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-01-2014 07:44:51 | More by zestar
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.3%

With the golden touch of Foothills Brewing, is seems that every style they touch turns to gold. This fresh and zesty IPA is a certain standout among the many ambiguous examples on the market.

Medium gold in color, the beer also shares light amber and orange hues. Its hearty hop and yeast haze gives the beer diffused appearances that reads a tad heavier than it actually tastes. Firm and long lasting retention sticks with the beer until the last sip, lacing with rings on the glass all along the while.

Refreshning floral aromatics of citrusy grapefruit, orange zest, and mild pine highlight the beer's scent while underlying caramel and bread crust offers support and roundness.

The straight forward demeanor continues in taste as the focus of the beer is squarely placed on hop flavor. Leading grapefruit flavors are white, zesty, and lightly pithy while orange juice and fresh peels make significant headway. Malty caramel sweetness and biscuit fullness gives a certain roundness and plump juiciness to the impressions left by fruity hop characteristics. The malts only support the hops which grow into a lightly resinous bitterness in finish that reminds me of pine needles.

Medium bodied, the beer's carbonation wraps around the malt textures for an effortless creaminess to start. As the hop flavor grows, so does its associated dryness that cuts through the malt sweetness and lightens the palate considerably in finish. With a closure of lightly sticky resins, warm alcohols, and escaping malt complexes; the beer leaves crisply and with absolute dryness.

Hoppyum is an effortless IPA that avoids harshness, graininess, and astringency en route to a hop lovers delight of a beer.

10-18-2006 17:16:34 | More by BEERchitect
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +22.4%

Pour a wondeful dark amber color, with little to know head, but mice lacing. This smelled wondeful, I mean just really nice. Pine and citrus freshness! Taste was just as great, hops right up front and very pronounced. Again full on citrus and hops attack. Very smooth going down and could seriously drink this all night, Imean really just YUM!!! Awesome brew from foothills.

11-15-2006 12:04:12 | More by mikesgroove
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-11-2012 23:57:54 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-11-2012 23:56:11 | More by Texasfan549
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-26-2012 06:35:14 | More by ygtbsm94
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Pours medium amber with a white head; some pineapple but with cooked stonefruits.

Medium full body and a rich character and mouthfeel.

Flavors were a bit heavy cooked pineapple and a bit malty. A little out of balance to my taste; or, perhaps I should say that it's a well balanced IPA and that I prefer my IPAs to be a bit out of balance bitter hop-wise! Hops were not as "bright" as I prefer. There was a little bit of a dull character to the flavor and a bit of an "awkward" sweet character. Medium bitter/fruity finish.

Nice fruity bitter finish. A nice drink and good with food. Simply not as bright as I like. Not much of a "statement" here.

02-27-2011 17:22:49 | More by GRG1313
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-09-2013 23:07:29 | More by kylehay2004
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-16-2013 16:05:18 | More by jaydoc
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oberon

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +14.5%

A new and improved IPA from Foothills no name given yet but from the sever says a good chance it will be called hoppieum (spelled correctly),poured a brilliant clear bronze with a thinner white head.A hop attack on the nose grapefruit and pine dominate a mild caramel malt aroma underneath as well,very resiney,piney flavors up front the lightly sweet malt base is there just enough for those who might not like their stuff overly bitter as I drank more I picked up of an herbal finish.Quite dry and immensly quaffable for my money the best standard NC brewed IPA out there a notch above Shiva brewed in Asheville.I had to bring a growler home with me.

12-29-2005 20:40:52 | More by oberon
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zeff80

Missouri

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%

On tap at Mellow Mushroom - Asheville, NC

A - Poured a clear, amber color with a small, tan head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace.

S - It smelled of pine and citrus - orange peel. It had a burnt toast malt aroma.

T - Good piney/resiney hop bite brings a sharp bitterness to the tongue. It had a good burnt toast maltines.

M - It was crisp, sharp and had a dry finish. A medium-bodied ale that was very easy drinking.

D - This is a really good brew. I hadn't done my research and I assumed it available it bottles. I guess I lucked out by ordering it because it was really good.

07-12-2010 01:34:32 | More by zeff80
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largadeer

California

3.45/5  rDev -9.2%

A generous extra from craytonic. Thanks.

Clear and golden with copper highlights. A hard pour yields two fingers of frothy foam that retains well.

The nose is mild, exhibiting faint tropical fruit and herbal notes backed by a dry and bready malt backbone. It's lacking the aromatics of a good West Coast IPA, but it's clean and inoffensive.

Taste is a step up from the aroma, though still not exactly an explosion of hop flavor. Bready malt and leafy, herbal, grapefruity hops lead the way into a very bitter and lingering but clean finish. Light bodied and dry with a definite lean toward herbal, earthy bitterness, this is rather enjoyable and refreshing, but not one of the more memorable IPAs I've had.

03-15-2011 01:53:12 | More by largadeer
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-09-2014 14:19:41 | More by SocalKicks
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

This strikes me as what a good, broad market IPA should be like. Has great character and some spice to it, but it's not so obnoxious or out there that it puts it out of interest in the general, non-beer-nerd public. Carbonation is a bit biting, but overall this is nice. Good good beer.

12-09-2012 20:25:52 | More by RblWthACoz
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%

Appears a copper bodied crystal clear hue with ample off colore white head. Lacing forms in thick and even bands of lace after each sip. Aromatics offers up a crisp citrus nose with herbal tones chiming in as well. I can tell that they use hop pellets, but I compared this one and Seeing Double IPA and decied it would be safer to vacation in Myrtle Beach with a single IPA in a growler format. Flavor had a pleasant malt backbone with a touch of caramel biscuit malt sweetness juicy hop bursts with citrus and pine flavors arising it really hit with the hop bitterness you almost have to scrape your tongue off between each sip. Mouthfeel was resinous medium bodied but quality in carbonation levels straight from the source at Foothills brewpub. Drinkability a solid all around complex IPA that I had to snag on my way to the beach, also grabbed the People's Porter which was equally enjoyable in it's own right.

09-14-2009 16:50:54 | More by WVbeergeek
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.4/5  rDev -10.5%

Pours an effervescent amber with a finger of cream colored head. Good lacing & average head retention

S: Citrus rind, grapefruit, all sort of dial back once warm

T: Breadyness, orange peel, some dryness & a touch of pineyness up front. Grapefruit, pineyness & some biscuitty malt notes as this warms, a flinty mineral edge as well. Finishes with pine & tangerine peel & slight breadyness & a touch of aspirin towards the end

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, nice balance

A good, not great IPA, but worth trying if you can find it

06-15-2011 19:57:15 | More by russpowell
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%

On tap at Revolution Pizza & Alehouse (Charlotte, NC) on 1/16/09. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear gold, with some amber highlights and a finger of eggshell white head. Fantastic creamy 1/2 finger of retention that stays sturdy and flares up magnificently, leaving back massive rings of lace that completely coats the sides of the glass. The aroma is floral, earthy, and spicy hops with nice supportive notes of citrus and caramel.

The taste is similar but the hops are more aggressive with a good lingering bitterness. Citrus and caramel malts are equally present but don't overshadow the hop profile, allowing enough to balance but also letting the bitterness pop in the mouth. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fairly sleek feel on the palette but still possesses a nice prickle that compliments the bitterness well.

Solid IPA from Foothills that is robust with hop character, well balanced, and most importantly, quite drinkable. A solid hoppy staple that is always a pleasure to find on tap not only at the brewpub but other NC establishments as well.

01-18-2009 16:22:45 | More by Kegatron
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Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
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