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Hoppyum IPA | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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348
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Avg:
3.79
pDev:
22.96%
 
 
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Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by oberon on 12-29-2005

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Reviews: 348 | Ratings: 1,406
Photo of gatornation
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

on tap at pangea in Avon,NC clear golden orange with a thin head, smell's of citrus,tangerine and slight mango, taste follows the nose but with a more biiter rind of citrus,lower carbonation with a bitter dry finish, tgis is a good IPA worthy of a try its just not one im seeking out

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; bronze in color; 1 finger off white head that receded to an uneven cap; nice lacing;

S: pine, with a little tropical fruit and cat pee;

T: pine up front; cat pee comes in at mid-palate and stays through the finish with a little floral added in as well; moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; medium dry finish;

O: an odd combination of flavors that would each be fine in their own;

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Photo of BigGold
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First had in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on draft into goblet. Not big, not complicated, but Hoppyum is a balanced and not insignificant American IPA.

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Photo of NCMatt
4.56/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hoppy but balanced, not too intense, very drinkable. Since it's available year round and can be found locally, this might be a new staple in my fridge!

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Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep Amber, ok head and lacing.

Aroma/Flavor: Light caramel, pine, and fruitiness on the nose & palate. Medium level of apparent bitterness. Maybe a touch of rye?

Mouthfeel: Medium light body, dry finish.

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Photo of ordybill
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- has a strong hops and forest aroma, pretty nice
Appearance- A copper yellow color with a small white head.
Taste- A very hoppy brew, nice flavor a little tart with a dry finish.
Palate- A light to medium brew with moderate carbonation with a dry finish and a nice tart aftertaste.
Overall- Not a bad beer at all, I would drink this again.

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Photo of tkelley
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, dated 10/23/14, poured into a tulip glass.

A - clear copper body with a thin off white head.Good lacing and decent retention.

N - American hops with citrus (grapefruit) and pine. Smells of freshness even though it's two and a half months old.

T - a little mellower than the Roseburg mostly hoppy. A little spicy and a background of light biscuits.

M- fair carbonation and a nice smooth feel.

O - a very nice american ipa. Nothing wow or anything but definitely good. Cheers!

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Photo of hotpauko
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It seems each time I get Hoppyum every 4-6 months or so, I expect more hops. Nice look and foam, good approachable piney hop smell, but this beer is very much an even malt and hop balance with a bit of bite from both. The hops are on the organic, bitter side, so don't expect a smooth hop taste. Even with the bite, settles evenly and nicely on the tongue. Bought a six pack, but if this isn't your style, try one first.

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Photo of GinjaSlice
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got it in a trade and was a little old. Looked good and had a pretty nice taste at first. But had a very odd smell and taste afterwards. Its hard to descrbe like a tart/resin/alcohol bite that lingers on the tongue. Not too great.

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Photo of Bmftbl8
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10.99 for a six pack, almost didn't get it because of the artwork on the bottle but oh well I wanted to try it. Had a a nice aroma and strong citrus flavor. Overall not a bad beer.

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Photo of Flight317
2.83/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Rating comes after getting this one in a trade. I opened it , poured and checked the look of things. When I smelled it I didn't get the hop kick I figured I would. I tasted it and knew it was old. I didn't realize how old. Just over 1 year... should be an option for not rating just to track.

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Photo of BigCheese
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

Picked up a 6 pack in NC.

Decent nose. Nice mix of tropical/grapefruit and pine. its got a pretty legit malt backbone, similar to harpoon or other new england IPA's. Its not lackluster in the hops department though. Akin to a torpedo IPA or something similar. Nothing worth going banana's over, but if you looking for a basic IPA this definitely fits the bill.

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Photo of CraigS119
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Purchased at a gas station in the middle so nowhere driving from Tennessee to Florida. From bottle, poured into tulip.


A: Orangey-brown. Some'd call it copper, but I wouldn't go that far.


A: Grape skin and peachy aromas. Tartness with maltiness. Some stereotypical IPA pineiness and resininess as well.



T: A well balanced piney/hoppy IPA. Good bite and lingering flavors. Not overly complex or sweet or bitter. Nectarine/peach fruit flavors at the forefront, with a clean pine/resin followthru.



M: Perfect carbonation and mouthfeel. Crisp and perfect to accompany a greasy burger and fries or steak.



O: I'd rate this beer among the best lighter IPAs out there, including Bell's Two Hearted (a personal favorite). Not an exacted replica with the all the yummy grapefruitiness of 2<3'd that I love, but this one definitely hits the spot.


4.2/5

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Photo of BigBry
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Local tap at Fox and Hounds in Raleigh.
Pours slightly hazy, coppery orange with a tight head. Foam fades bur doesn't disappear, thin lace.
Smell is of citrusy hops, very nice.
Taste has some biscuit malt, then lots of citrus herbal hops.
This beer has a medium body and a slightly sticky mouth feel. Good level of carbonation makes it easy to drink.
Overall, this is a good A IPA with a nice balance between the malt and hops.

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Photo of SlamKing
4/5  rDev +5.5%

This is a nice IPA that is easy to drink (for an IPA that is). I really enjoyed it as a quick beer, but I wouldn't recommend it for someone who was in want of something more complex. Tastes great without being bland.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%

Bottle as a trade extra. Thanks! Pours clear golden orange with a big fluffy and creamy white head. Very pretty. Nice floral aroma that had some hay, lots of sweet mango, light grapefruit, citrus peel, nice lightly sweet malts in the backdrop. Flavor is grass, a hint of mango, sweet generic malts, a bit of funky hop presence, and a slightly off finish. Medium plus bitterness. Medium light bodied, plus carbonation, dry of the finish. Overall a perfectly pleasant IPA that would be very very good if not for the tinge of off flavor in the finish. Worth drinking.

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Photo of barczar
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%

Grapefruit, resin, pine, tangerine, lightly catty notes, and a hint of caramel malt form the aroma. Tropical fruit notes of mango emerge. Fairly complex hop character. Flavor reveals more resin dominance at the base, with pine carrying into the bitter finish. Toasted malt serves only to tie the hop flavor together. Grapefruit pith and tangerine are far overpowered by the resiny hop onslaught. It's more bitter than I prefer, with a bit of harshness at the finish. Loved the aroma, but wish the fruit had carried through more prominently. The finish kills it for me.

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Photo of jsausley
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%

A potent and aromatic beer that is full of lovely, heady hop flavor. This is a top hops beer, with a nice nose and a really strong mouthfeel of bitterness that is not lingering and overpowering. For a low ABV IPA, it is has a lovely profile and it is significantly unique. A very enjoyable, thick flavor of hops, grapefruit and citrus notes covered a nice delectable malt base. Very impressive selection.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

A 12 oz bottle picked up at Brusin Ales in Asheville, NC

A - Amber with some clarity. Half a finger of head.

A - Balance between bitter and citrus hops. Fairly sweet

T - A well balanced hoppy brew! Grapefruit and citrus flavors are balanced with the malty backbone. Bitter aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied and very well carbonated. Oily and slick

O - A very good well balanced IPA, but it doesn't close the deal like the top of the line IPA's do. But its close.

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Photo of Gmann
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light amber color with a small tight off-white head. Not much lacing on the glass.

Nice grapefruit and pine hop aroma. Some tropical fruit and apricot notes as well. A hint of honey sweetness from the malt. A bit too much on the sweet side for my preference.

Similar taste as in the aroma, except much more earthy. Light grapefruit and a rather large pine burst kick things off. There is a bit of pineapple to provide some sweetness. Finishes with an aspirin/resiny note. The beer hits a pretty wide spectrum of hop flavors. The malt is substantial but doesn't really affect the flavor except to provide a bready base to balance the hops.

Moderate body with fizzy carbonation. Quite bitter on the palate but not overly so. A bit dry in the finish. A little lingering bitterness but not awful. 3.75

A very solid bitter IPA.

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Photo of kkleu357
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

From notes on 4/5/14

Down in Chapel Hill for work. Bought a bomber of Hoppyum to try in my hotel room. Pours a golden straw color. slightly lighter than Sam Adams. Had a solid 2 inch head. Very hoppy aroma. Could smell it a few feet away after pouring. Smell is slightly earthy grass. Good amount of malty smell too. Pretty tasty. It is bitter, but it definitely has a solid malt backbone. Has a mild grassy taste, with a bread malt flavor.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Re-reviewed. On tap at The Sunspot in Knoxville TN.

decent looking pint, pale orange color with a good white head which persisted leaving good lacing.

Some citrus and hops on the nose.

Taste is really pleasant. Hop bite is there, good malt background, a little bit of pepper thrown in at the end.

Mouth is just below medium.

Had this in bottles a while back and it seemed not to have as much hop punch back then. Beer was around 3 months old. Guessing this was fresher.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
2.5/5  rDev -34%

Pours nicely, but this is simply just raw hops to me. Just overpoweeing hops with much skunky bite. the mouth feel is not bad but just not the right combination of hops buscuit and malt. Bought local on a vacation and was let down. Enjoyed sweetwatee al local beer much more.

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Photo of garuda
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
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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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
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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Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
85 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.