Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I love to patronize local and regional breweries, and it helps when the local breweries turn out high-quality products. Poured from a 1/6 barrel keg in my kegerator, this one has a light amber/golden color with a thick, foamy white head that slowly dissipates. The aroma is wonderfully floral, with the hops providing notes of pine and herbs. The complex hop profile mixes with a bit of malt sweetness in the taste, giving the effect of what is almost like a (tiny) squeeze of fresh orange juice. I find the aftertaste to be deliciously bitter, and overall this is a great representative of the style from a great local brewery. I have enjoyed having 5 gallons of this stuff on hand.
Serving type: on-tap
09-13-2009 20:47:00 | More by devilben02
4.43/5 rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a HUGE, dense, resiny head that laces nicely. Bright, pine hop aroma. Nice, amber-straw color. Starts off quite bitter with notes of piney grapefruit, and a slightly citric nature. Builds into a hop resin bitterness that is low-high. In the finish, the hops subside into a nice citric nature where a touch of sweet malt shines through.
I like this one. It is quite hoppy and bitter, but it's not overwhelmingly or unpleasantly bitter. It's just bitter enough to be pleasing and satisfying. A very, very nice IPA.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2013 02:58:59 | More by TheSSG
3.9/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks be to Handle for the opportunity to try this.
A: Clear amber in color with a finger and a half of off-white, soapy head. Leaves behind a thin film with rather large bubbles around the edge of the glass. Lots of a spotchy lacing.
S: It's not often that I start of an IPA smell with the malt, but that's what I notice most with Hoppyum. It's almost like a hopped up brown/amber ale. Caramel and nutty with mild, herbal/earthy hops. Good smell, just different for an IPA.
T: Just as the nose would lead you to believe, malts play a big role in the taste. Sweet, caramel, nutty, grain. Pine and herbal hops bring up the rear, rounding out the beer nicely.
M: On the full side with good carbonation. Has a dry, bitter feel and finish.
O: I like Hoppyum and will have no problem finishing the bottle. With that said, I would grab this if in the mood for a very good brown/amber ale, but if I were in the market for a big IPA, I'd likely look elsewhere.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2011 01:59:51 | More by titosupertramp
3.8/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Another fine offering from trader Brian44556....
Pours an ULTRA clear (maybe the clearest beer I've ever seen) and vibrant orange amber. Medium carbonation. 6.3% ABV. No idea on the price. Apparently, Foothills has JUST started bottling this. The head that formed was enormous. Slightly off-white and pillowy like meringue. Lacing is abundant and sticky. Very nice.
Aromas are robust and what one might expect: some floral notes, some pineapple, some caramel and vanilla. There's also a slightly off-putting detergent note. Bummer, this was elite until that.
Flavor is a mixture of Amber ale notes and IPA notes. Initial burst of flavor is provided by the hops, but this ale billows up in your mouth a little too much, making the entry a little hard to discern. Middle is malty and hoppy. Not that the two are really competeing, but they don't meld perfectly. You notice one, then the other. The hops deliver a knockout punch by the late middle, and the long finish is bitter in a very good way and very long. This is good beer, a touch one-dimensional for a non-Double, however. This is one of the more hoppy East Coaster's I've tried, so I can see this being loved East of the Rockies. Worth trying and tracking down, but short of elite.
What I like most: The beautiful, clear and vibrant appearance.
What I like least: The detergent-like notes in the aroma profile.
Verdict: Very good, short of elite, and a tad one-dimensional. They hit their mark I'm guessing. Worth tracking down.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2011 02:30:41 | More by SolomonGrundy
Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 928 ratings.