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Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA

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86
very good

1,204 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,204
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 39
Gots: 195 | 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:
Beer added by: oberon on 12-29-2005

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Ratings: 1,204 | Reviews: 326
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of zeledonia
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Oxford in Raleigh, NC on 20 June 2014.

Pours clear medium amber. One finger of off-white head, good retention, fantastic lacing covering the inside of the glass.

Smell is faint, more earthy than anything else, with an herbal slant. Not much there.

Taste is just straight up plain bitter. Pretty one-dimensional. A little grain in front. Rather chalky. Meh

Feel is okay. Medium-heavy, enough carbonation. Unremarkable.

A simple, straightforward IPA. Not a whole lot to it, other than enough bitterness to cover any subtle flavors but not enough to be a palate wrecker.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Cresant
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served this 22 oz. brown bottle in a Sierra Nevada Hops glass. No date on the bottle. Thanks to brentk56 for this one. The body was clear and golden orange. There was a creamy white head that remained as a solid cap.

The smell mild citrus and pine. Earthy and a bit pungent. A bit of rubbing alcohol.

The taste was very flavorful hops but not strong bitterness. This one finishes grassy with a long linger. Light malt sweetness lets the hops take the focus here. Not harsh but lots of hoppy flavor.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied. Smooth at first, some coarseness and then a smoother finish. Adequate carbonation. Nothing groundbreaking in this beer but I'm glad I tried it.

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3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got me a growler of Hoppyum here and cant wait to enjoy it. The beer pours crystal clear and dark golden in color. Small white head with lots of lacing.

Aroma is most definitely hoppy. Citrusy hops lend notes of orange juice and a slight pine resin. A touch of caramel malt and the slightest hint of alcohol in the aroma as well.

Really solid flavors. Almost perfectly balanced with the hops and the malts. Hoppy up front with a bit of sweetness. Great bitterness profile. Really easy to drink.

A really solid beer from the boys at Foothills. This is one of my regulars I have when at the brewery and it will continue to be my regular beer while enjoying a meal or at the bar.

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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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.

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3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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2.91/5  rDev -23.4%
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.

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3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

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Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,204 ratings.