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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

980 Ratings
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Ratings: 980
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 33
Gots: 99 | 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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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-04-2012 22:01:46 | More by carrollmel7
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Blargimus

Colorado

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
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dbell23

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-02-2012 23:22:57 | More by dbell23
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-02-2012 02:10:17 | More by DaveHack
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sansho

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-29-2012 19:03:04 | More by sansho
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Lob

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-27-2012 15:16:48 | More by Lob
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-25-2012 02:12:34 | More by jrohrbacher
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-21-2012 17:08:05 | More by smutty33
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jegross2

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%

Reviewing Hoppyum from Foothills Brewing Company out of North Carolina. Foothills is probably best known for their once-a-year Russian Imperial Stout release known as Sexual Chocolate.
Score: 87

14 oz pour served in pint glass at the Carolina Beer Company bar in Terminal D at the Charlotte airport during a two hour layover on 02/11/12. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: The beer is a straw yellow color with light orange tint. Has an effervescent, bubbly appearance. Served with 3/4 fingers of white frothy head that settles into a paper thin layer. Average lacing for a single IPA. 3.5/5

Smell: Mellow orange citrus, lemon citrus and hops. Pine and fresh grass mixed with sweet sugary malt. 3.5/5

Taste: Fresh and bitter orange, grapefruit and lemon citrus. Lots of bitter and slightly sticky hops -- piney, grassy and resinous. Lingering bitterness. Not at all complex or innovative, but very tasty and refreshing. Pitch perfect example of what a straightforward single IPA should taste like. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, high medium carbonation really makes the hoppy flavors of the beer pop on the palate. Oily mouthfeel. Bitter and slightly malty finish. 4.5/5

Overall: A really solid IPA offering and a surprise find at an airport bar. I would absolutely drink this one again -- especially if stuck in Terminal D for another two hours.

Recommendation: Check this one out while in North Carolina. Especially if you are stuck in the airport.

Pairings: Hamburgers.

Cost: $5.99 for a 14 oz pint or $7.49 for a 20 oz pour in a weizen glass (airport prices). If you buy the 20 oz pour at the Carolina Beer Company bar in Terminal D, you get the option of purchasing a shot of any liquor for $3.

02-15-2012 22:42:19 | More by jegross2
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jsilva

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.1%

02-10-2012 00:29:32 | More by jsilva
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Hopman1985

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.1%

02-03-2012 18:25:13 | More by Hopman1985
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-30-2012 23:53:42 | More by ohtheguilt
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Yoda22

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-30-2012 00:46:47 | More by Yoda22
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skinnybear

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-27-2012 22:53:51 | More by skinnybear
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-26-2012 06:35:14 | More by ygtbsm94
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -15.8%

Bomber courtesy of kubrick215. Thanks again Josh!

Pours a dark golden orange color with a two finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick lasting ring. Sporadic streaks and spots of lace left behind.

Earthy hop aroma with a good balance of grassy pine, citrus rind and pale malts. Floral with some resinous oil countered by subtle lemon peel and grapefruit. Malt presence is faint with hints of caramel and biscuit. The nose is decent but could use more of a citrus/tropical presence.

Medium bodied and well balanced with earthy and floral hops countered by a sweet malt backbone. Floral and slightly bitter up front but not overly dry with subtle pine needle flavor. This is countered by a faint citrus sweetness with hints of orange peel, pineapple and grapefruit. Underneath, there is a stronger malt character than I prefer with some caramel, toffee and biscuit. Well balanced and pretty quaffable but a bit malty for my liking. Also, could use more citrus character.

01-24-2012 03:50:34 | More by corby112
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +10%

This one pours a pretty clear amber with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent white head that leaves substantial lacing. Hoppy aroma has a yeasty overtone and earthy and grassy notes plus a hint of malt. Flavor has a grassy, herbal overtone, some hops, some malt, and an earthy underpinning with a whisper of fruit. Smooth texture has average body and a decent amount of fizz. Definitely a worthy IPA.

01-22-2012 16:26:29 | More by Cyberkedi
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Agold

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%

Got this beer in a package earlier today from Lantern. Cracked it as soon as I got home from work. This beer is orange with a half inch of white head. Recedes to a film with and has some nice lacing. Aroma is very citrus forward with some grapefruit and tangerine. Taste is very nice. Well balanced between fruity citrus hops, a mild smooth bitterness, and a biscuity shortbready malt character. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing with very nice carbonation. Very good beer from foothills. Quite enjoyable and drinkable beer.

01-20-2012 06:07:08 | More by Agold
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schwee

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-19-2012 15:38:15 | More by schwee
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sincereNc

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-18-2012 16:12:44 | More by sincereNc
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ElCaholicRacer

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -6.6%

I stopped by the brewery Friday for a growler fill. I was looking to get "Seeing Double" DIPA, but couldn't justify the $17.00 vs. $9.00 for everything else, especially concidering the 9.5ABV of the Double would have been difficult to finish that night! My next choice was Hurricane Hefe, but they were out. Hoppyum was next in line. I have had this beer once before, in tap form, but couldn't remember it, so I figured it was worth another shot. The first thing I noticed was the rich candy apple color showing through my clear Old World growler, very impressive. Poured into a Red Oak Goblet. One finger head, not much retention, minimal lacing. The aroma was very floral. Loads of hops showing through, as well as some citrus. The taste was very pro-hop, and the 6.5 ABV was obvious. Overall, this is a good brew. Unfortunatly, with so many other beers at the party, I only consumed half of the growler. 24hrs later I poured a flat pint from it that was less than great. Prost!

01-16-2012 19:41:09 | More by ElCaholicRacer
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gfx

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-14-2012 23:14:46 | More by gfx
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

Hap on tap.

Arrived a hazy dark orange with a thick head and great lacing.

Smelled strongly of piny and earthy hops with some caramel malt coming through.

Flavor had quite a bit of hop flavor up front, piny, leading to a strong bitterness. Some bready and caramel malt was detectable underneath the bitterness. Some alcohol detectable on the finish. A very good beer that I would definitely seek out again.

01-14-2012 22:10:33 | More by rangerred
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swimbikerundrink

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-14-2012 20:31:14 | More by swimbikerundrink
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taylocd

Alabama

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%

Poured from 22 ounce bottle into imperial nonic. No date or bottling mark noticed.

A - Clear light-to-medium amber with a tall head of loosely-packed bubbles that leave good lacing

S - Just noticeable piney aroma - nothing particularly remarkable

T - Flavor profile matches the piney aroma, it is very good, but not great

M - Great 'zip' from carbonation, yet still plenty smooth; if anything, it has a slightly light feel, but it has a stickiness that allows flavor to linger

O - I would absolutely drink this one again. It is an easy and rather enjoyable drinker, with no real weak spots, but there is nothing to make this one worth going to much effort in seeking out

01-14-2012 02:13:07 | More by taylocd
Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
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