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Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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86
very good

1,171 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,171
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 38
Gots: 171 | 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:
Beer added by: oberon on 12-29-2005

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this tasty beer within 2 weeks of bottling date on the package, super-fresh hop aroma and nice, well balanced hop on the palate with plenty of lingering Simcoe on the finish.

Beautiful, mid-range IPA and well done at this price point. Looking forward to watching this brewery grow and expand its distribution and offerings. Long live NC beers!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden honey color that is slightly cloudy. Pours a nice head that sticks around for a couple of minutes before dissipating to a lacy head. Leaves moderate lacing down the sides.

S - Balanced. Citrus notes, piney notes, and earthy malt undertones.

T - Lives up nicely to the smell. Nice hops, not overpowering, and a nice malt backbone to balance.

M - Very good, perfect about of carbonation to give this a really nice feel.

Overall I've had this one tons of times but this is my first time from a bottle. I have to admit I was a little excited to see that I could enjoy this one at home now, even though I can get this at most bars nearby here in the Raleigh, NC area. It does loose a little in the bottle, maybe not as fresh as what I'm used to on draft around here, but still fresh and a great beer. One of the more balanced IPAs out there to me. This has what an IPA should, strong hops character with a nice malt balance, and what makes the balance better is that to my taste, one particular hops flavor does not stand out, rather nice combination. Great beer and a good example of what the North Carolina craft scene has to offer.

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Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a 12 oz tall pint. Pours a darker but still light orange with a nice white head. Smells of nice citrus hops, nice but not overly complex. Tastes of piney and floral hops, very nice taste. Beer goes down smooth, good carbonation, light body. Overall a very good beer.

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a murky orange in color with about an inch of fluffy head. smells of pine, grapefruit citrus, and fresh cut grass. a nice bitterness up front followed by a very floral flavor of hops (cascade?) blending nicely with the sweet malty backbone. medium body with moderate carbonation.

a really nice ipa with a modest abv. the first FRESH tasting ipa i've gotten from my last 2 mail orders placed. a shame on the other ones, but this is really enjoyable.

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Foothills Hoppyum IPA
22oz bottle into a pint glass
no born on date

First beer Im using the .25 increments on. My world is in shambles (I dont like change).

A: Pours a slightly hazy apricot-amber color with 2 fingers of light tan head, which is very bubbly and has good retention. Leaves lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.

S: Really nice aroma here. Juicy hops, citrusy, mint, floral-y, lime. Subtle sweet malt notes. Smells refreshing. Is reminiscent of a mojito (fairly certain Ive never said that about a beer before) with the mint and lime notes. I really dig this aroma, which is quite unique.

T: Taste is a toned down version of the nose. I still get mint and lime citrus, along with lemon zest. Some piney bitterness that lingers for a while after each sip. I like the taste, but its fairly muted. The flavors as a whole could certainly be more prominent. Theres not much of a malt backbone, and the one dimensional hops dont make the flavor feel full.

M/D: Medium body, appropriate carbonation, has a light feel to it. Somewhat lacking. Drinkability is high.

O: Started off strong with a great aroma, but the taste and lackluster mouthfeel dropped this down in my book. Unfortunately without a bottle date, theres no way to tell if this is fresh or not, but as is, I dont think its something Id buy again. It wasnt bad, but there are just so many really good IPAs, I dont see myself going back to a mediocre one like this.

Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,171 ratings.