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Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA

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1,187 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,187
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 38
Gots: 183 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: oberon on 12-29-2005

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tumbler. Pours a hazy dark burnt orange color, minimal white head, small chunks cling to glass, very average appearance.

Nice blend of hops combine, resulting somewhat in a mutted flavor profile.

Taste Is a bit piney and resinous, on top of the hop blend.

Mouthfeel is smooth front, medium carbonation. Aftertaste is bitter, piney, and full of resin.

Overall, a half decent IPA. I think the blend of hops is a bit much, but I'm glad I tried it.

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4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into ale glass.

A-Pours a off white two fingers width head. Nice and frothy. Leaves a good sticky lacing around the rim of the glass. Copper body thats nicely filtered.

S-Hop resin up front. Get citrus mixed with pine notes throughout the nose. Get some of the caramelized sugars from the malt.

T-Piney earthy hops throughout the palate. Nicely balanced by the malt bill. Bread crust and caramel sugar are in there buried beneath the hops. At the end you get the mellow citrus notes of melon. Leaves a nice lingering finish thats bitter and sweet at the same time.

M-Well carbonated. I would say above average for the carbonation for this style. A little thin on the body. Has a mildly dry finish.

O-A great IPA thats very drinkable. The nose and the taste make it highly enjoyable. A standout for sure in this crowded genre of beers.

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of dpodratsky3
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap at Carolina Ale House in Raleigh, NC

A: Crystal clear golden color tinted with light orange, head is silky foam that starts at 2 fingers and settles to .5 finger that stays the whole glass, thick sheets of lace down the side

S: Pure resin, strong and hoppy but not all that inviting

T: Dank fruit and resin, a good but not great balance of the two

M: Dry, lighter carbonation and body than I expected

O: Solid IPA, but nothing to wow you

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.36/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pale, slightly cloudy, light amber color. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Spiegelau, DFH, Sierra Nevada 19 oz. IPA Glass. Carbonation retention, took a while to settle down. Slight lacing.

S: Citrus peel, pine, caramel and a hint of peach.

T: Sweet caramel well balanced with tart hops and a peach/apricot taste. There is typical hoppy citrus flavors.

M: A nice lingering flavor that sticks around long enough to beg for another sip. A wonderful balance of moderate complex flavors.

O: This poured like it was a little over carbonated, then settled down. The character then came through as a very good IPA. I think it was a bit too cold coming out of my fridge, but after letting it rest for just a minute, the flavors really emerged. I would have to put this on my short list of really good IPA's.

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4.66/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to BA kevingordon for furnishing this killer IPA for review!

A- Pours a lovely honey hue with a bit of orange when backlit. A finger of somewhat soapy off-white head dissipates within a few minutes to a halo around the edge of the glass. I love seeing particles floating around in an otherwise nice clear beer. Unfiltered beer builds character. Almost no lacing has stuck around, and there's barely a wisp of head left around the edges. Don't be discouraged by the less-than-impressive appearance, you won't be drinking this with your eyeballs.

S- The first thing I notice is the smell of canned peaches, but it's not syrupy or artificial. Notes of dried apricots follow, with a hint of honey in the background. No alcohol detected in the nose, and the light sweetness is lively and fresh. A pinch of caramel malt comes forth as the beer warms, filling out the peachiness and forming a smell reminiscent of cobbler. Yum.

T- A light malty sweetness greets the palate, branching off into those drupe fruit notes, apricot being more prevalent in the palate than peach, and that same old hint of honey. Wonderful citrus rind tones emerge, bitter orange being the foremost. Floral elements and a light grassiness round out the already broad complexity of the palate, and meld nicely with the resinous bitterness which emerges at the same point. An interesting mineral character hangs off in the background, providing interesting contrast with the sweeter elements. A flash of alcohol serves the bitterness, and the palate lingers with fairly aggressive resin and citrus zest.

M- On the heavy end of medium-bodied, but making this any lighter or heavier would be a mistake. The mouthfeel is right where it needs to be, lending a pleasant bit of chew to the juicy notes and keeping the wonderful aftertaste around for ages. The finish is sticky and lingering, offering a distinctly different flavor from the onset of the palate, making each subsequent sip and pleasant reminder of how the flavors evolved.

O- This is a refreshingly balanced IPA for those who love aggressive bitterness with loads of complexity to match. Sweet fruity aromatics combine well with the resinous bitterness, and I'm glad they didn't wimp out on the mouthfeel, as too much carbonation would have detracted from the overall richness of the brew.

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Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,187 ratings.