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Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA

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86
very good

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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Photo of ATLbeerDog
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful light golden color with just a slight tad of haze. A hearty 2 finger mostly white frothy head crowns the beer, recedes slowly and leaves plenty of sticky lacing. Sharp citrusy grapefruit and piney hops easily dominate the nose. First sip is surprisingly creamy and malty as the hoppy aroma over shadowed a wonderful balanced malty backbone. Wow…love the malt hops balance as I am an East Coast IPA guy. Pretty damn good!

Photo of inlimbo77
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber bottle poured into Deschutes snifter. No bottle date.

A: Pours and extremely clear bright orange "IPA" color. About a finger of white head that dies down fairly quickly to a ring. Carbonation is ok. Not a lot of lacing.

S: Smells really inviting and fruity. I get the overripe peach, mango, and pineapple notes that I love. I get a little of that "cat pee" astringency as well. Maybe some pale malts behind it all but for the most oar this is a nice hoppy IPA.

T: Ok, it's a pretty solid sip. I get a nice hop bite on the front tip if the tongue. Pine and some of this tropical fruit flavors pop up in the middle of the mouth. Nothing too over powering though. And the finish is a nice fruity crisp close. I get more of that overripe peach that I was smelling as well. The malt balance is pretty good, but this most certainly is more on the hop forward side which I like.

M: Medium bodied.

O: B+ I like it. Solid little fruity easy drinking IPA. First Foothills beer but I look forward to more.

Photo of jmarsh123
2.91/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an fairly clear orange almost reddish tint with a 1/2 finger bubbly head. Almost looks like a few sours I've had.

Some citrus hops hit the nose along with a little bit of caramel malt and pine hops. The nose is somewhat subdued.

Starts out with just a touch of citrus fading quickly into a sweet caramel malt. Finishes very dry with a hint of piney hops. Also somewhat astringent finish.

Mouthfeel and carb are good for the style.

Enjoyable only because I love IPA's. It's kind of mediocre for the style as nothing really stands out much and drinkability isn't terribly high.

Photo of bolgiano
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of PuckPuck
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of sw2112
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of BenTherHppedThat
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of bstyle
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Lantern
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jophish17
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of meich75
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Cresant
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served this 22 oz. brown bottle in a Sierra Nevada Hops glass. No date on the bottle. Thanks to brentk56 for this one. The body was clear and golden orange. There was a creamy white head that remained as a solid cap.

The smell mild citrus and pine. Earthy and a bit pungent. A bit of rubbing alcohol.

The taste was very flavorful hops but not strong bitterness. This one finishes grassy with a long linger. Light malt sweetness lets the hops take the focus here. Not harsh but lots of hoppy flavor.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied. Smooth at first, some coarseness and then a smoother finish. Adequate carbonation. Nothing groundbreaking in this beer but I'm glad I tried it.

Photo of Gyle41386
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

Pour looks as amber as amber can get. The glass would look perfectly natural sitting on John Hammond's cane with a mosquito preserved inside it. Yes, that's a Jurassic Park reference. Just over a finger of rich white foam retains very well. The inside of the glass is plastered with sticky lacing.

Smells like equal parts citrus and pine, with a lesser portion of bready malt. Pretty standard IPA nose, really. The label boasts an all-star cast of hops (Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe), but they're not as dominant as I'd like.

Sweet and bready flavors up front give way to a piney/citrus rind bitterness that borders on being too harsh. Alcohol is not surprisingly never noticeable.

Medium bodied and appropriately carbonated. The plush head led me to believe it would be creamier than it was, but it's by no means a bad texture. Still a pretty easy drinker despite the almost off-putting finish.

Photo of Bmoyer0301
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of freduardo
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of UNCCTDawg
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of JimKal
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint

A: This is a very nice looking IPA. Pours a darkish amber with a nice head that leave significant lacing as you drink the beer.

S: I don't detect a lot of aroma ;but it has some hop and malt notes.

T: This is very subjective but this did not work for me as a strong toasted malt is not what I like in an IPA. It wasn't bad or objectionable but it did convince me that this is one I won't repeat. I wanted to like it more as it is made right here in the Triad of NC.

M: Medium bodied.

O: It was interesting that the first one of these that I had I liked quite a bit. So, I went out and bought a six pack but I found that, upon reflection, it just didn't appeal to me. I like big West Coast IPAs and balanced East Coast IPAs. This one didn't make the hop bomb list nor the balanced list.

Photo of aleckpa
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
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!

Photo of mjaggers
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Paincane
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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