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Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a Chimay goblet.

A: Pours a hazy copper color. There's about a finger worth of white-colored head, retaining itself decently. A thin collar remains around the glass, leaving some spotty lacing behind.

S: I have to say, the malt backbone here is pretty interesting. It's bringing brown sugar, candy, caramel, and even some cherry esters - when combined with the grapefruity hops, it's almost like a low-ABV barleywine. I'm not always a fan of malty IPAs, but these guys did a good job making this work.

T: The initial grapefruit tasted on the palate quickly turns herbal/floral near the finish. It's fairly bitter, but not so much to where it's oppressive. Post-swallow, it becomes slightly malty, revealing an aftertaste of toffee, caramel, candied sugar, and even the occasional ester. I'd reckon this is a bit more complex than the typical IPA.

M: Fairly crisp and decently carbonated, if a bit full bodied for my tastes. The bitterness scrubs away some - but not all - of the sweetness off the palate. It isn't super drinkable, but it's a nice one to savor.

O: This is a reasonably delicious IPA I'd buy semi-regularly if it were more locally available. I like that the malt backbone actually adds to the beer instead of distracting from the hops in particular. Good stuff.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy orange with an off white head. Very noticeable, pleasant malt presence, spicy citrusy hop bitterness, nice bit of piney hops there too, and some other light floral notes. Taste is a nice combination of piney and citrusy hops, a little sweet, and a nice malt backbone bringing it all together. Well balanced, fairly simple, but still pretty tasty.

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12 oz bottle poured into sniffer glass. Don B gave me the bottle....
A: pours a rich copper color, thick frothy khaki color+1 finger head, carbonation, sediment suspended
S: the aroma is my favorite part, its a sweet bouquet of caramel, citrus, apple, fruity, brown sugar, just fresh all around
M: medium body, slightly chewy
T: slight caramel, grapefruit, orange rind, ginger ale, citrus, hops, bitterness, crisp dry finish, hop head enjoyment
O: wow I'm impressed, sign me up a subscription to this brew as the aroma and flavor are great, truly a fine brew.

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