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Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA

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Ratings: 1,060
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 35
Gots: 129 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

IrishColonial, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bomber picked up at Kroger in Roanoke VA. No bottle dating but I took a chance. Probably shouldn’t have.

Burnished dark gold color, with excellent clarity but a very small head that dissipates almost immediately, which I found a bit odd. Average, somewhat slippery lacing. Strangely bland aroma that’s malt-forward and bready with vaguely piney bitterness. Hmm, not so good.

Taste confirms the nose. Mostly just moderately bitter with lightly sweet bready maltiness and little in the way of hop character. Hints, and I mean hints, of pine and citrus. Bitterness lingers a bit in the aftertaste.

Decent mouthfeel, medium-full bodied with medium carbonation.

This had to have been an old bottle as there was really little in the way of flavor or any true hop characteristics. I bought this and an undated Bitter Valentine on this particular road trip and both disappointed. It’s looking like I will have to institute a dated-bottles-only policy for hoppy beers as so many others have. My wife tried this and issued her one word judgement: “fail.” I’d have to agree.

tobelerone, Jun 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

phingdong, Jun 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Sallan9, Jun 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Archemedies, Jun 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

fastrodney, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of Keffa
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into my St. Bernardus glass. Purchased from The Piggly Wiggly at Market Commons.

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A: Pours a brilliant copper orange color, 1.5 finger head that settles to a small filmy cap, leaves very copious amounts of sticky lacing everywhere. Seriously looks like the lace is painted onto the glass. Fantastic

S: Eh... How to describe this one? Orange marmalade, toast, and alcohol. That's about it, honestly. All I get is those three things. Not saying it's a bad aroma, but it's definitely not one that's super appealing either.

T: A little bit better. Starts off with some bitterness from the hops, a pithy orange, some caramel sweetness, some toast. The alcohol from the nose is there, but far subdued comparatively speaking. Better than the aroma, and dare I say it, quite good.

M: Average carbonation for the style, full bodied, oily and coating. Finishes bitter and slightly bready.

O: Pretty solid IPA, and for a bomber to be 3.99, this is a solid offering. I'll be bringing a couple back to share and/or drink myself.

Keffa, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of JDizzle
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I just posted a long review and it failed to save it. Here is the short....

A decent IPA that taste pretty good but does not make you want more. It is only $3.99 a bomber though, which makes it more desirable for me, even though I can't get it where I live.

JDizzle, Jun 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

eskimo21r, Jun 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

BogBoyJD, Jun 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

jaybags, Jun 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

wceaton, Jun 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

2dogbrew, Jun 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

reagbr8, Jun 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

JohnQVD, Jun 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

wgfxkmf, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of C20Percent
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear gold with half a finger's worth of white head on top. Lots of bubble action going on in the body. Wonder if there would be that many bubbles in a tulip glass. Preliminary lacing looks good. Not a lot of complexity in the color, but everything else looks good.

S: Getting mostly citrus peel and sour orange aroma. Some biscuit malt and pine in the background. Mostly this is a very subtle aroma.

T: Mostly a heavy bitter taste. When the beer hits your mouth the citrus is there, but as soon as you knock it back it's all bitter. There's also some biscuit malt flavor in there. This is pretty typical of an South East Coast IPA. At least it taste fresh, but this flavor is just average for an IPA.

M: Not a bad feel here. A smooth and creamy brew. Nice oily feel to it. Coats your mouth very delicately. Little bit of chewiness that exposes the malt. Not much carbonation. Just better than average, though.

O: Beer like this is why West Coast IPAs are so popular. This isn't a terrible beer, but for an IPA it hovers at the average level. Just not the flavor that you look for in an IPA; not that lovely smell. But, the beer is easy drinking and somewhat refreshing.

C20Percent, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

redfox405, May 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

markasparov, May 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

drpeatee, May 16, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

P- Thanks to my buddy trask for this brew.

A-a nice crisp clear amber color with a 3 finger head that leaves minimal lacing on the pint.

S- i get some pine hops and caramel maltiness in the nose. ome sort of earthy aroma thrown in at the backend as well completes the nice noe.

F- strong pine hops hit the front of the mouth and the malts are well hidden but come through faintly but nicely.

M- medium bodied IPA that has a lot hop kick to it. I like it. The hops actually linger in your mouth.

O- A good IPA. would love some more 22's

Dodo2step, May 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

catfan2000, May 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ZinFanDave, Apr 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

millerbuffoon, Apr 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

CSQ1111, Apr 27, 2012
Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,060 ratings.