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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

928 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 928
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 33
Gots: 78 | 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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devilben02

North Carolina

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
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irish01980

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-17-2013 19:46:44 | More by irish01980
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cwguy5

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-03-2014 18:18:38 | More by cwguy5
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ipc2000

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-15-2014 01:07:22 | More by ipc2000
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TheSSG

Illinois

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
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andy1701

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

06-10-2013 22:20:45 | More by andy1701
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jkd03c

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-06-2013 19:38:13 | More by jkd03c
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titosupertramp

Tennessee

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
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xseanprimex

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

10-28-2013 21:40:52 | More by xseanprimex
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earlholman

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

02-08-2014 05:18:18 | More by earlholman
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CMOrak

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

07-25-2013 17:41:36 | More by CMOrak
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SharkNado

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-13-2014 01:19:20 | More by SharkNado
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tabascosigned

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-11-2013 13:11:24 | More by tabascosigned
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-26-2013 00:30:10 | More by bigpoppa67
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LouDogg114

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5%

11-17-2013 19:56:33 | More by LouDogg114
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twkirkby

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-24-2012 00:04:38 | More by twkirkby
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SolomonGrundy

California

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
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VinsanityDiesel

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

12-10-2013 16:56:10 | More by VinsanityDiesel
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Loki

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-15-2013 13:54:47 | More by Loki
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ScubaSteve00

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-25-2014 00:52:20 | More by ScubaSteve00
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plinythederek

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -47.5%

02-25-2013 02:55:57 | More by plinythederek
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Miamilice

Vermont

4/5  rDev +5%

11-14-2011 14:32:47 | More by Miamilice
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

12-31-2011 18:21:15 | More by VaterRoss
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Bloodbuzz99

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5%

07-17-2012 00:08:49 | More by Bloodbuzz99
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mcaulifww

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-20-2013 14:46:43 | More by mcaulifww
Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 928 ratings.