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Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA

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1,151 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,151
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 38
Gots: 155 | 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 facundoCNB
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of cadaugherty
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jmarsh123
2.88/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an fairly clear orange almost reddish tint with a 1/2 finger bubbly head. Almost looks like a few sours I've had.

Some citrus hops hit the nose along with a little bit of caramel malt and pine hops. The nose is somewhat subdued.

Starts out with just a touch of citrus fading quickly into a sweet caramel malt. Finishes very dry with a hint of piney hops. Also somewhat astringent finish.

Mouthfeel and carb are good for the style.

Enjoyable only because I love IPA's. It's kind of mediocre for the style as nothing really stands out much and drinkability isn't terribly high.

Photo of Lantern
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of daliandragon
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler today at the brewpub while passing through Winston-Salem. I adore their Seeing Double, which is my regular drink at the Saucer when I go but that can get to be a little much sometimes and I wanted to see how the regular strength stacked up.

Bright golden color with impressive lace hieroglyphics once the mountain of white head dissipates. Nose isn't strong but does feature piney, citrusy hop resin and hopefully what I'll be tasting shortly.

Heavy hammer beat of Simcoe hops with tart citrus and pine notes. Lasting bitterness in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is fairly thick for the style but helps carry the hefty flavors. Not much to complain about here.

This growler has a short life expectancy anyway but it probably won't see the sunrise. This goes down too easy, I'll be back for more. More quality from Foothills.

Photo of ms11781
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of garuda
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Golden body, mostly clear, with a white head that has good retention and lacing.

M - Medium body and carbonation, smooth consistency with moderate bitterness.

S/T - Similar, with grapefruit flesh, floral, pine resin, sweet caramel malt, yet stays bitter through the finish.

Photo of jrohrbacher
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Bilco
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of herman77
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of mntlover
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale orange color seems bottle conditioned as some light floaters around. Nice two finger cream colored head falls slowly with decent lace.

Aroma is nice fruity citrus along with some pine under notes. Malt is caramel based with only light sweetness in the nose.

Taste is light caramel malt loaded with citrus hops some fruity notes and bitterness.Finish is dry with lingering grapefruit rind and lingering pine resin in the finish. A normal big C hop type IPA. Pretty tasty brew can't believe I have not reviewed till now as I have had several times. Not on my normal IPA rotation but a pretty good localish IPA.

Mouthfeel is light side of medium with pretty mellow carbonation for an IPA, I like it.

Overall a solid brew maybe I will have to have more often. Really need to do a blind taste test of IPA's to see which one I really like the best.

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz.

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a yellowish white fluffy head which retains well.

Smells of fresh piney and floral hops over some biscuity malt.

Tastes of biscuity malts with piney bitter hops.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A pretty good flavorful IPA that drinks easy, but comes across a little boring in the taste. That aside, not bad and worth a try.

Photo of Omnium
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Photo of rudabegga9
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Boulevard Ales pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $1.67 (I think)
Purchased: July 26, 2014
Consumed: July 29, 2014
Misc.: Appeared to be born in July 2014, but couldn’t read the whole label

Poured a caramel, orange, mostly clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy white head. Some bubbles coming up from the bottom. Good amount of foamy, layered, spotty lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled Simcoe hops, Columbus hops, citrus hops, grapefruit rind, floral notes, caramel, wet Cascade hops, sharp pine and light resin hops.

Tasted pretty close to the smell. Got wet Cascade hops, spicy Columbus hops, sharp Simcoe hops, citrus hops, some resin hops, floral hops, light grapefruit and sharp pine.

Light-to-medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, bitter, citrusy finish.

A pretty good IPA overall. Would have it again for sure.

Photo of Brams17
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of kawilliams81
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of rangerred
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hap on tap.

Arrived a hazy dark orange with a thick head and great lacing.

Smelled strongly of piny and earthy hops with some caramel malt coming through.

Flavor had quite a bit of hop flavor up front, piny, leading to a strong bitterness. Some bready and caramel malt was detectable underneath the bitterness. Some alcohol detectable on the finish. A very good beer that I would definitely seek out again.

Photo of hopsolutely
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Worth the long walk to "Carolina Beer Company" near D7 at Charlotte's airport! First time I've ever been this early for a flight and truly a pleasant surprise...

Pint is a dark golden copper colour with visually impressive carbonation, despite a limited white head. A well balanced but hop-forward aroma highlighting Simcoe and a variety of "c" hop delights. Citrus, specifically grapefruit, predominates but barley and biscuit provide the backbone. The flavour is less well balanced, but still very enjoyable. There is a hop sharpness at the front that I personally enjoy, but might not appeal to everyone. A delightfully lingering bitterness rounds out the taste, with caramelized malts acting as the foundation.

A great beer that I'd recommend and would purchase again, even without the comparison to an airport's typical macro limitations...

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Brian44556 for the trade. Poured into a tulip.Poured copper in color almost amber, slightly hazy. Nice heading off white colored heading. LAcing all over the place solid looking.

Smell is not as hoppy as you would think for a name like Hoppyum and after reading the hop billing to this beer. Heavy caramel notes.

This is more of a balanced taste than a hop bomb. Dextrose and malty slight twang of hops but not overpowering just there to balance it all out.

Mouth has a slight chew,full bodied for an IPA, great carbonation and finishes slick and smooth.

I guess I was slightly disappointed with what was stated on the bottle as a great hop bill but just seemed a bit of a let down. All and all not a bad beer.

Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,151 ratings.