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Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA

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894 Ratings
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Ratings: 894
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 32
Gots: 68 | 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 gratefulbeerhead


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-01-2013 23:33:04 | More by gratefulbeerhead
Photo of robwestcott


4/5  rDev +5%

01-19-2014 17:13:46 | More by robwestcott
Photo of Goblinmunkey7


3.14/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Slight chill haze on a dark gold color. Head is white with a loose, foamy cap. Drops to a thin wispy cap with a tiny collar. Some specks of lacing. Lighter carbonation than.expected.

Smell: Light caramel malt sweetness. Some backing breast notes. Hops run through pine and citrus. Pine needles and orange zest. Lightly floral with a slightly spicy hop finish. Vague salty aroma. Juicy and sweet. Nice balance. Orange juice sweetness. Cooked malts.

Taste: Slightly spicy and leafy hops. Cooked and slightly caramelized malts. Bready, like.crust. Big juicy orange with some backing pine needle. A bit watery. Marmalade and a touch of mint. Low-grade balance. warming tamps everything down a bit, leaving more juicy orange than anything else.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation on a medium to light body. Incredibly smooth and pushes creamy. Very clean and easy drinking.

Overall: Suboptimal.

Decent. Best thing it has going for it is the silky smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is balanced and approachable.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 02:59:58 | More by Goblinmunkey7
Photo of Omnium


3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice gold color, 2 fingers of soapy white head, nice lacing as well.
S - Very floral, nice crackery malt, but the aroma is really weak.
T - Big time floral bitterness, some pine, big grapefruit in the end.
M - A tad watery, and more dry bitterness.
O - Not bad, unique for what it is, but a far cry from great.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 02:45:14 | More by Omnium
Photo of FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-13-2013 04:08:24 | More by FUwolfpacker
Photo of zekeman17


4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-04-2013 02:14:14 | More by zekeman17
Photo of angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Consumed 6/21/13

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving this bottle to me, for absolutely no reason

Appearance: Somewhere between dark gold and light copper from a distance, some yellow and orange when held to the light - very clear - pours with an average-sized, bright white head, fades to a cap, leaves minor lacing

Smell: Unexpectedly mild overall - floral and spicy hops with some caramel malts - floral citrus, lightly oily citrus rinds - some hints of pine, too - grassy, leafy, lightly spicy - perfume-like at times - pale and caramel malts

Taste: Similarly mild, with leafy hops - leafy, almost grassy, lightly spicy - kind of a generic hop flavor, doesn't really impart a ton of citrus or pine - some juicy orange, and oily grapefruit, though - some pine needles - medium level of bitterness - pale malts, lightly cooked caramel malts, and some overall graininess

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely dry, nicely carbonated, very drinkable

Overall: Hoppadequate

This isn't bad by any measure, but it doesn't really stand out. I'm not going to bash it for not being very hoppy (not all IPAs have to be), but I can think of about a dozen APAs that have a more complex, more interesting hop profile. This is worth drinking, and I'd certainly drink another free bottle, but I wouldn't trade for it.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 05:10:07 | More by angrybabboon
Photo of Seanibus


4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours rich amber with a dense rich head. The aroma is slight and hoppy, but the flavor is strong and sweet, with bready malt and a cheerful flowery hops that fades to a honeyish kiss at the end, with a piny bitterness. The mouthfeel is clingy and pleasant.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2011 21:34:00 | More by Seanibus
Photo of TheBigBoy


3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-10-2014 14:30:42 | More by TheBigBoy
Photo of craytonic

District of Columbia

4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy copper pour with good head and lacing

Smell: Nice citrus foral and pine aroma, slightly sweet

Taste: Light citrus florals, slightly sweet with nice papaya and grapefruit hops

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nice soft carbonation

Overall: Very enjoyable and highly drinkable, a great IPA. ABV is slightly high.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 02:58:05 | More by craytonic
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South Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Growler poured into a Duvel tulip. See-thru light amber with a soapy white head. Retention's pretty good, and some nice patchy lacing is left on the upper third of the glass.

Fresh aromas of grapefruit and tangerine zests enveloped in light toasted and bready malts. Not particularly potent, but pleasant. Hop flavor is a little more assertive, with a pleasant juicy and tangy citric burst, a touch of pine. Malts are a little sweet, a little bready, a little toasty (and a little too plentiful); bitterness could stand to be cranked up a notch or 2.

Overall impression: Not bad, a couple of tweaks away from being suitable for a hophead palate. So far, I'm finding Foothills' darker brews to be much more enjoyable than their offerings in more hop-centric styles.

Serving type: growler

12-08-2010 20:52:41 | More by PDXHops
Photo of Danielr26


3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-18-2013 17:06:59 | More by Danielr26
Photo of calcnerd


4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

05-29-2013 01:12:06 | More by calcnerd
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4/5  rDev +5%

07-14-2013 02:41:34 | More by scott2269
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4/5  rDev +5%

11-30-2011 02:07:10 | More by freduardo
Photo of BarrytheBear


3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle courtesy of jpmclaug. Thank you Jason!

Two observances prior to our feature presentation:
1. Foothills has some amazing bottles. From Sexual Chocolate, to Baltic Porter, to this here Hoppyum, I like everything about their bottles. Bright colors, the font and lettering, and the pictures all make for great graphics.
2. Why does season 2 of Dexter not even come remotely close to season 1? Please tell me things get better, because I cannot stand to think that it's all down hill from here. But, as a shot of interest, Doaks broke in and went to the air conditioner? In my best Cris Carter, "come on man!"

On to our review:

Pours a medium orange with a quickly dissipating head and less lace than Vicky Secrets model.

Big biscuits on the snoot, followed by orange marmalade and papaya atop a healthy caramel bed. Seems more on par with the British dealings.

Mild bittering hops up front turn to soft tropical fruits that are balanced by a strong doughy biscuit. Again, more a British interpretation than a classical American attempt.

Mouthfeel is quite nice and luxurious, with the malt laying a smooth blanket for the hops to ride atop.

Overall, as an American IPA, this is a bit lacking. But for a paler, more European take on the style, this acquits itself nicely. I'll play towards the middle here and say that overall I enjoyed this beer, albeit as an interloper to the style it proclaims to be.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 01:12:21 | More by BarrytheBear
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-21-2012 17:08:05 | More by smutty33
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North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a hazy medium amber orange with an average (1-2 finger) white sudsy head that slowly receded, down to a medium film and large collar with excellent sticky lacing.

The aroma was of grain malts, floral and pine hops and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit and orange).

The taste was a bit malty with a hint of caramel and a mild citrus sweetness early on, progressing with a nice bitter piney hop taste, a bit of grapefruit with a mildly bitter floral ending. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow, with a hoppy citrus taste left behind to linger on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a dry yet somewhat creamy texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this is a very simple IPA, a dose of hops, caramel and a touch of citrus. Sometimes simplicity is the best way to go. Simply delicious...


Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 16:11:13 | More by KajII
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-05-2012 19:44:44 | More by SPRichard
Photo of Bendurgin


3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks Brent for this one. This pours a clear honey color with a finger of rocky white head. It seetles leaving nice sticky lace.

A bit of a strange aroma for an american ipa. Hints of sweet bubblegum with a grainy hay aroma. Kind of lacking in the hop department here; faintly floral in the background but I require more out of my hop forward brews. Again I think this one is grainy on the pallet. It loses it's sweetness and rounds up with bitterness in the finish.

The body is light with good carbonation. Overall not bad. The aroma is a little unexpected but the flavor makes up for it. A little of kilter here but enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 01:56:52 | More by Bendurgin
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-18-2013 20:52:33 | More by touchmeimsac
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-21-2014 17:06:19 | More by JohnParadee
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-17-2014 18:52:05 | More by jaymo18
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-20-2013 21:20:34 | More by Mattyb79
Photo of zrab11


4/5  rDev +5%

05-27-2013 13:16:54 | More by zrab11
Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
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