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Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA

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Ratings: 1,205
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 39
Gots: 197 | 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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Ratings: 1,205 | Reviews: 326
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of klas
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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

A - Pretty dead on to that textbook copper color pour that's very clear, two fingered head, and lots of carbonation.

S - The nose is predominantly pine with some citrus hopping and lightly toasted malt. The aroma comes across as overall a little "grainy" and slightly earthy.

T - Follows the nose and the grainy earth comes through even stronger on the palette with toasted caramel malt which gives out midway to allow some pine to come through joined with a sturdy grapefruit bite at the end which holds on for a lingering finish.

M - Tons of carbonation pricklies on the tongue with a light medium body.

O - Glad I had the chance to try this one, can't get it back home. Nothing out of the ordinary or memorable, would be a decent "go to IPA" to have in the beer fridge. I was actually pleasantly surprised to find this one during an airport layover in Charlotte, NC. If you like Hop Devil, you may like this beer.

Photo of heelsn02
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a bomber into my new Busy Bee Cafe tulip glass

nice appearance - very clear golden color, decent amount of carbonation. 1.5 finger white/off-white head. nice head retention. give the tulip a swirl and boom! the head comes right back. sticky icky lacing

definitely a bitter smell; citrusly hops. notes of apples, grapefruit, pineapple maybe

sweet malty flavor; just a bit bitter, but not too much. lots of hop flavor, but it doesn't totally dominate. pretty nice balance here

Medium body/mouthfeel; just the right amount of carbonation for an IPA like this

Very sessionable IPA. from the looks of the label, you'd think it was hopslam~ish, but it's not at all. I've had this many times here locally and finally taking the time now to review it. Never had a bad beer from Foothills. this brewery from the "dash" is solid - one of the better breweries in NC no doubt.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of billab914
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into my Mad Fox glass. It poured dark amber in color with a frothy white head filling the top inch of the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as I drank it.

The aroma has a good amount of citrusy hoppiness to it. I get some citrus rind and grapefruit flavors mixing with just a bit of juicy, tropical fruit notes. A little of the sweeter malts show through as well.

The taste shows some brighter, juicier, hoppiness to it. I get a few notes of peach and pineapple mixing with some grapefruit and citrus rind bitterness in the finish. I get some sweeter, malty, slightly bready notes peeking out from behind all the hoppiness as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate for the style. Overall it was a pretty good beer. I really liked the juicier, fruity hoppiness that came out in it. Very easy drinking and flavorful beer overall.

Photo of bigfnjoe
2.11/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish snifter. Undated

A- pours a very slightly cloudy orange with a one finger white head. Uninspiring, but nice

S- very mild orange, citrus hop aroma. Boring and weak

T- mild bitterness. Must be an old bottle, because there isn't a ton of flavor. Bah

M- really really thick...syrupy. Ugh

O- dating your bottles would help, Foothills.

Photo of McNuts
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Entering in some old paper reviews tonight... This bottle came from Izecold88... Manny is an awesome trader.

Pours a clear orange with good white head... nice lacing and retention.

The brew packs a good citrus nose with some borderline piney hoppiness... decent pale malts help carry the aromas up and out of the glass.

Flavor is more about the midpalate hops... a light bitterness up front and a light pale malt note brings a pungent citrus zest hopppiness.... crisp and yummy... no mistaking this is a hop delivery device.

Medium body with the expected carbonation.

Overall, I was pretty impressed with this one... very fresh and vibrant.

4's across the board.

Photo of whitekiboko
3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of CooperEllis
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

In my BIF box from brentk56 - who killed it!

This on is 22oz bomber from Foothills into Moonlight Brewing fluted/pint glass.

Very light in the glass. Bright, as they say with a lot of active carbonation make it look excellent, slight head, would have liked more lacing.

Flat IPA aroma. One note hops with a bit of wetdog malt underneath. It gets better with the taste or I'd have scored it below average.

Solid IPA. In a world of II, III and 4-eyes PA's it's nice to have a simple drink but this one isn't to my palate. Bitter with no floral, citrus but flat, like lemon water. The mouthfeel might really save this the way the aroma is saved by the flavor, which is interesting I suppose. Great carb, slightly oily, crisp finish, slight hop aftertaste. Really nail it in my opinion. I'm greatly enjoying drinking it, but I can recognize at the same time that it's not a 'great beer'.


Photo of cosmicevan
3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

picked up a bottle earlier today at Sam's in NC. poured into my newly acquired duck rabbit snifter.

a - poured a transparent golden orange with a thin frothy IPA head. visible carbonation could be seen throughout.

s - very earthy for a beer called hoppyum. the hop blend is there, but kind of flat tire ish in the nose. with all the hops boasted on the label, i really expected a citric blast which i did not get. the hops are definitely there, but in the backseat.

t - much like the nose, the flavor is mired in earthy malts with some hop blending. finishes bittery, but beyond that, there is no burst of hop flavoring that i search for in an IPA. some spicing as well.

m - medium bodied, finishes a bit bitter.

o - overall, not the ipa i was hoping for. had the bottle not said IPA on it, i would assume that this is some sort of an octoberfest the way it leads with the malts. reading through some of the reviews, seems like some people had a different beer than me, but many agree with me. pretty sure that this is on the fresh side, but you never know. i guess with a name like hoppyum, one sort of expects a hop explosion which simply was not there. even for a pale ale, i'd say it is lacking in the hops dept, but for an IPA....

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
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