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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
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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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4/5  rDev +5%

12-06-2011 16:42:20 | More by Lantern
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5%

12-04-2011 18:39:34 | More by jophish17
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meich75

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +31.2%

12-04-2011 04:43:41 | More by meich75
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

12-04-2011 00:00:55 | More by tclapper
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 15:35:57 | More by Cresant
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Gyle41386

South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

Pour looks as amber as amber can get. The glass would look perfectly natural sitting on John Hammond's cane with a mosquito preserved inside it. Yes, that's a Jurassic Park reference. Just over a finger of rich white foam retains very well. The inside of the glass is plastered with sticky lacing.

Smells like equal parts citrus and pine, with a lesser portion of bready malt. Pretty standard IPA nose, really. The label boasts an all-star cast of hops (Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe), but they're not as dominant as I'd like.

Sweet and bready flavors up front give way to a piney/citrus rind bitterness that borders on being too harsh. Alcohol is not surprisingly never noticeable.

Medium bodied and appropriately carbonated. The plush head led me to believe it would be creamier than it was, but it's by no means a bad texture. Still a pretty easy drinker despite the almost off-putting finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 04:42:26 | More by Gyle41386
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Bmoyer0301

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

12-01-2011 19:42:54 | More by Bmoyer0301
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freduardo

Alabama

4/5  rDev +5%

11-30-2011 02:07:10 | More by freduardo
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UNCCTDawg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-30-2011 01:41:35 | More by UNCCTDawg
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JimKal

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint

A: This is a very nice looking IPA. Pours a darkish amber with a nice head that leave significant lacing as you drink the beer.

S: I don't detect a lot of aroma ;but it has some hop and malt notes.

T: This is very subjective but this did not work for me as a strong toasted malt is not what I like in an IPA. It wasn't bad or objectionable but it did convince me that this is one I won't repeat. I wanted to like it more as it is made right here in the Triad of NC.

M: Medium bodied.

O: It was interesting that the first one of these that I had I liked quite a bit. So, I went out and bought a six pack but I found that, upon reflection, it just didn't appeal to me. I like big West Coast IPAs and balanced East Coast IPAs. This one didn't make the hop bomb list nor the balanced list.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 21:02:44 | More by JimKal
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aleckpa

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.3%

11-26-2011 13:43:04 | More by aleckpa
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.3%

11-24-2011 00:14:40 | More by jenray
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into a Duvel Tulip Style Glass. Liquid was an orange/yellow color and its pretty hazy; lots of little particles. Off-white to creamsicle colored head, and yeah this beer has crazy amounts of lacing. Very frothy and creamy looking. Good looking beer especially for an IPA.

Smell is good. The hop profile is the main feature. Zesty citrus, earthy pine, and floral. Slight sweetness and a little bready, but hops are the dominant profile here. Hops smell clean and fresh!

Taste is also really good. Citrus (orange, grapefruit, and sweet tangerine), pine, and earthy tones. Decent malt backbone provides some sweetness, sort of sweet buiscuty. Overall really well balanced.

Mouthfeel is great, medium bodied yet very smooth. A good carbonation level with a gentle clean finish at the end (sorry if this sounds like a fabric softener commercial). This beer is crazy drinkable. unbelievably good brew, I'm very impressed with my first sample from Foothills. A very good well balanced IPA. A good beer with a better aftertaste... burps up real nice. Gets better as it warms up. Thanks JCB for the trade!

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 02:57:05 | More by AndyAvalanche
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mjaggers

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

11-22-2011 14:51:58 | More by mjaggers
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Paincane

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 22 oz bomber purchased at Tasty in Raleigh on a recent trip there. Poured into pint glass. Clear amber color with two finger tan head producing clingy lace with great retention.
S: Floral, citrus, bread aromas are all evident on the nose.
T: Citrus, grapefruit and orange up front with malt backbone and breadiness in middle and a clean dry hoppy bitter finish.
M: Medium bodied and moderatley carbonated. Well balanced.
O: Very enjoyable IPA with good nose and taste. Would definitely enjoy again.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 01:39:43 | More by Paincane
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

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CaptCleveland

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

11-18-2011 04:50:51 | More by CaptCleveland
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SpdKilz

Illinois

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

A big thanks to mullenpc for this extra. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours a clear amber hue into a tulip with about a finger + of slightly off white head that dissipates slowly leaving chunky lacing.

Smell – Pine, citrus, bready malts, orange, pineapple, and floral.

Taste – Lots of hops and slight bitterness, plenty of citrus mainly orange (quite nice). Spicy hops (white pepper), slight bready malty backbone.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, creamy, prickly carbonation.

Overall – A pretty good IPA. It is going down easily.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 01:34:16 | More by SpdKilz
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BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +31.2%

11-17-2011 09:47:54 | More by BeerNoobNC
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hopburster

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

11-17-2011 05:41:10 | More by hopburster
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kungpao

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

11-16-2011 01:50:46 | More by kungpao
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iadler

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Hair of the Dog tulip.

A- Pours a translucent gold with a two finger head that leaves some nice lines of lacing behind.

S- Floral and herbal hops, pine, caramel malt with subtle grapefruit and orange zest.

T- Pine and grassy dominate with hints of caramel malt, grapefruit, orange zest and floral hops. There is some cardboard taste and odd minerals which is off-putting as well. Pretty one-dimensional.

M- Medium carbonation with a thin and watered down body. Finishes dry and bitter.

O- This was an average at best IPA. Pleasant aroma, but the taste was just really boring and the cardboard taste got to me.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 00:46:37 | More by iadler
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

11-15-2011 18:28:41 | More by twowheelssoar
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +31.2%

11-15-2011 16:37:22 | More by NCbeerpirate
Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 928 ratings.