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Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,204
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 39
Gots: 195 | 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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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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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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Appearance: Slight chill haze on a dark gold color. Head is white with a loose, foamy cap. Drops to a thin wispy cap with a tiny collar. Some specks of lacing. Lighter carbonation than.expected.

Smell: Light caramel malt sweetness. Some backing breast notes. Hops run through pine and citrus. Pine needles and orange zest. Lightly floral with a slightly spicy hop finish. Vague salty aroma. Juicy and sweet. Nice balance. Orange juice sweetness. Cooked malts.

Taste: Slightly spicy and leafy hops. Cooked and slightly caramelized malts. Bready, like.crust. Big juicy orange with some backing pine needle. A bit watery. Marmalade and a touch of mint. Low-grade balance. warming tamps everything down a bit, leaving more juicy orange than anything else.

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Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
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