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Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA

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916 Ratings
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Ratings: 916
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 33
Gots: 73 | 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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4.08/5  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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4/5  rDev +5%

11-22-2011 14:51:58 | More by mjaggers
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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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4/5  rDev +5%

11-20-2011 17:57:46 | More by DoctorB2B
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4/5  rDev +5%

11-18-2011 04:52:12 | More by cadaugherty
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4/5  rDev +5%

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

5/5  rDev +31.2%

11-17-2011 09:47:54 | More by BeerNoobNC
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4/5  rDev +5%

11-17-2011 05:41:10 | More by hopburster
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4/5  rDev +5%

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

4/5  rDev +5%

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

5/5  rDev +31.2%

11-15-2011 16:37:22 | More by NCbeerpirate
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

11-15-2011 02:24:48 | More by EasyReader
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

11-15-2011 01:32:32 | More by eerbayman
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4/5  rDev +5%

11-15-2011 01:08:45 | More by ithinkimasofa
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4/5  rDev +5%

11-14-2011 17:48:37 | More by tchaos
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4/5  rDev +5%

11-14-2011 15:29:43 | More by Kaydogg
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4/5  rDev +5%

11-14-2011 14:32:47 | More by Miamilice
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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to holden303 for sending me this one as part of the N00B BIF 6!

Pours a slightly hazy honey orange with a 2 inch puffy bone colored head that settles to a small cap. Thick foamy rings of lace cling to the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and some herbal and citrus zest hop aromas. Somewhat subdued smells overall. Taste is of biscuit-like malt, citrus zest, and herbal hops. A touch of honey flavors in the aftertaste. A medium amount of bitterness sticks to the tongue after each sip. This beer has a medium body and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. A good level of carbonation makes for an easy drink down. Overall, this is a good IPA with a nice balance between the malt and hops. I am glad I got to try a beer from Foothills.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 03:29:18 | More by UCLABrewN84
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New Hampshire

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in trade from VncentLIFE, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a decent white head that shows moderate retention with a fair amount of sticky lace. Smells of pine and bread with hints of citrus. Smells like an IPA should clean with a bit of dankiness. Taste is a mix of bread and caramel malt offset with some pine and citrus to remind you there are some hops in this one. Medium body with a dry finish, moderate level of carbonation with a slick resinous mouthfeel. Decent IPA, I really enjoyed it, but seems a bit on the mild side of "India" Clean flavorful brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 01:41:02 | More by johnnnniee
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North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 220z bottle at 45F into a pint glass, no freshness date

A- copper with some yellow hue, not a whole lot of head and some small lacing

S- Simcoe first, then a bit of malt, I can smell the bitter and flavor hops as well

T- ok hop bite, I like my IPAs with a little more hop character, the bitter and flavor is there, just not too dimensional. Having Columbus, Centennial, Cascade, and Simcoe hops, I expected a bit more here

M- Some carbonation, easy drinking

O- for me this IPA is a great example how IBUs do not have that much to do with flavor, more hop concentration. With four different varieties, I expected more. I have had other FB beers and they have been great, this fell short, possibly to how fresh it was when I got it, or the batch was not as good as usual. I have friends that love this stuff, its just not my top

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 16:20:36 | More by smellandsip37
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3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks Brent for this one. This pours a clear honey color with a finger of rocky white head. It seetles leaving nice sticky lace.

A bit of a strange aroma for an american ipa. Hints of sweet bubblegum with a grainy hay aroma. Kind of lacking in the hop department here; faintly floral in the background but I require more out of my hop forward brews. Again I think this one is grainy on the pallet. It loses it's sweetness and rounds up with bitterness in the finish.

The body is light with good carbonation. Overall not bad. The aroma is a little unexpected but the flavor makes up for it. A little of kilter here but enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 01:56:52 | More by Bendurgin
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4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a translucent golden amber color with a 1/2' white head forming at the top of the pour. Some lacing remains on the sides of the glass.

S: The nose is dominated by citrus hops. Some slight pine and floral notes are present as well.

T: Some sweetness of malt and caramel at the outset of the sip. Bitterness hits the sides of the tongue towards the middle of the sip, transitioning into hearty maltiness. Citrus begins the finish and moves into floral bitterness.

M: This is a light bodied beer, honestly it's a little too light for an IPA. Carbonation is good.

Overall, this is an excellent IPA. The flavors are complex and well balanced. The only complaint is the lightness on the tongue, but it is an IPA that I will gladly drink again.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 02:18:32 | More by jgreenearrow
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North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First brew from Foothills since I moved to NC! On tap at Tyler's in Carrboro.

It poured a deep golden straw color, but with a nice head. Nice pour bartender!

It smells like Two-Hearted. I pick up a nice balance of citrus, pine, and bitter hops. Definitely dry hopped and hops added to the boil. Really no malt in the smell. Floral hops also really shine here.

The taste was really even more like Two-Hearted. Nice balance of the hop bill. Piney up front, with citrus bringing up the rear. Bitterness kind of just pervades every taste, but doesnt try to take over. They also leave an oily feeling on your tongue, which is nice because it doesnt allow the hops to rip apart your taste buds.

Its really not overly hoppy, all the flavors are there, and yet they mingle nicely.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2011 01:35:18 | More by VncentLIFE
Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
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