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Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company

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Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA

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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

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Beer added by: oberon on 12-29-2005

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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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.

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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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!

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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.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

A big thanks to mullenpc for this extra. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours a clear amber hue into a tulip with about a finger + of slightly off white head that dissipates slowly leaving chunky lacing.

Smell – Pine, citrus, bready malts, orange, pineapple, and floral.

Taste – Lots of hops and slight bitterness, plenty of citrus mainly orange (quite nice). Spicy hops (white pepper), slight bready malty backbone.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, creamy, prickly carbonation.

Overall – A pretty good IPA. It is going down easily.

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Hair of the Dog tulip.

A- Pours a translucent gold with a two finger head that leaves some nice lines of lacing behind.

S- Floral and herbal hops, pine, caramel malt with subtle grapefruit and orange zest.

T- Pine and grassy dominate with hints of caramel malt, grapefruit, orange zest and floral hops. There is some cardboard taste and odd minerals which is off-putting as well. Pretty one-dimensional.

M- Medium carbonation with a thin and watered down body. Finishes dry and bitter.

O- This was an average at best IPA. Pleasant aroma, but the taste was just really boring and the cardboard taste got to me.

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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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to holden303 for sending me this one as part of the N00B BIF 6!

Pours a slightly hazy honey orange with a 2 inch puffy bone colored head that settles to a small cap. Thick foamy rings of lace cling to the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and some herbal and citrus zest hop aromas. Somewhat subdued smells overall. Taste is of biscuit-like malt, citrus zest, and herbal hops. A touch of honey flavors in the aftertaste. A medium amount of bitterness sticks to the tongue after each sip. This beer has a medium body and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. A good level of carbonation makes for an easy drink down. Overall, this is a good IPA with a nice balance between the malt and hops. I am glad I got to try a beer from Foothills.

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