Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company
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3.6/5 rDev -5.3%
Served in what appeared to be a weizen glass at the Charlotte airport. Pours a translucent amber with a creamy, one inch, bright white head that dissipates into a thin, consistent skim. Nose expresses toasted malts and a hint of noble hops. Taste consistent with nose - some simcoe comes out at the start, but a light, noble hops bitterness reveals itself at the back and lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is light-medium, with a lively carbonation, a trace of citrus acidity and some residual burn at the finish. Overall, a decent, well-balanced IPA; however, the hops quality is a bit too unassuming for my taste.
04-07-2012 23:30:41 | More by Jwale73
4/5 rDev +5.3%
a - poured a two-fingers thick light tan head into a tulip glass that left great lacing and sheet until about halfway through when it settled into a thin ring. the body is a bright amber.
s - hops of citrus and pine which really blended together nicely.
t - very juicy like oranges and grapefruits with a pine finish. a hint of spice comes through as well.
m - medium with lively carbonation.
o - really solid AIPA, very drinkable.
04-02-2012 14:47:26 | More by GPHarris
3.58/5 rDev -5.8%
Light golden coloured with a nice soapy head. Lots of lace. High IBU, creamy mouthfeel, dry finish. Many citrus hops: Simcoe and the 3 c-hops. OK drinkable.Average IPA.I was expecting better, and I do appreciate you bringing back fresh and sharing the bottle, Doug.
03-30-2012 22:34:05 | More by Sammy
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Bomber with no freshness dating; pours a clear, light amber body with a two-finger light tan head. Decent retention and good bits of lacing.
Very plesant citrus hop notes, mostly orange and lemon, with just a bit of pine resin notes. A little sweet caramel malt.
The flavor follows the aroma fairly closely with a little more of the bitter pine resin in the flavor than in the aroma. Good balance of the citrus, pine and malt flavors.
Medium to light mouthfeel and very drinkable. Very solid IPA. I would readily recommend it.
03-19-2012 23:13:30 | More by FanofHefe
3.55/5 rDev -6.6%
Poured from tap into pint glass at clt airport.
Pours a orange golden. Little head, lots of carbonation and sticky lacing. Smell is of piney hops and malts.
Taste is of slightly bitter hops. Crisp and mild with a bit of malty finish.
Nice ipa..not one of the best I've had but its a solid brew.
03-16-2012 20:20:39 | More by DrinkSlurm
District of Columbia
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
Nice if a bit subdued IPA
Presentation: 22 oz brown capped bottle. Label with the poppy/retro branded Foothills feel and an illustration of three glowing hop cones. Side narrative offers a small description bragging about pungent hoppiness. Notes SRM: 8, IBU: 70, and 6.3% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.
A - Clear pale amber pour with a rich frothy head, good retention with nice surface memory and lacing.
S - Nice if a bit soft nose, some resin, citric, caramel malt...
T - With a similar flow of soft citric, resinous notes with a floral hint and a dash of grass over light caramel malt.
M - Medium body with medium to medium soft carbonation, and a slightly sticky touch over a light bitter finish.
O - Pleasing and quaffable but I was "hopping" for a bit more.
Notes: For an unexpected local IPA, Winston-Salem, it is a rather nice offering, and well worth the try. But through this trip I have had it at their brewery, on tap in Charlotte, and now this bottle, and while pleasing, it feels a touch perfunctory and tamed.
03-06-2012 02:49:52 | More by Daniellobo
2.78/5 rDev -26.8%
22 oz bottle poured into tulip. Received in a trade with heelsn02 - many thanks!
Pours a clear amber color with a finger or two of white head. Head fades quickly. Leaves a bit of lace on the side of the glass. Almost no visible carbonation bubbles.
Smells heavily of honey. Definitely more on the sweet side than the hoppy side. Honestly, there are almost no hops in the smell. It smells quite good, but it does not smell like an IPA.
There is a generic bitterness in the taste at first, but it gets overwhelmed pretty quickly by the sweetness, followed by very distinct graininess, and almost an adjunct flavor. Strangely, there isn't a whole lot of honey taste in the beer. Aftertaste is very dry and astringent. No alcohol flavor detected.
Mouthfeel is average.
I'm glad I got to try this one, but I wouldn't have it again.
03-03-2012 23:00:33 | More by Blargimus
Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 998 ratings.