Jade - Foothills Brewing Company
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Reviews by CrellMoset:
4.08/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Foothills, served in a pint glass.
Appearance: A bright golden body with lively though not overly plentiful carbonation, complete with one finger of mildly off white, sticky, soapy head with subpar retention. Thin, delicate sheets on the sides of the glass have similarly subpar staying power.
Aroma: Bright, crisp, and floral, the backing malts are golden and simple, with only a hint of roast. Hints of mint and fresh herbs, scallions, thyme, and a few other springy notes. Sweetness is prevalent here, honey-like, mingling interestingly with the herbal notes as well as a more-prevalent-as-it-warns citrus notes.
Taste: Understated citrus, a slightly pithy dank finish, with a moderate roastiness, hints of herbal notes, a moderate level of bitterness, and a nice chunk of tobacco. A solidly flavorful profile, well balanced.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, moderately carbonated, not too thick. Pretty solid, and works well with the flavor profile.
Drinkability: A step up over their traditional IPA, Hoppyum. Maybe they should swap out some recipes here, but I really enjoyed this.
Serving type: on-tap
12-31-2011 20:19:19 | More by CrellMoset
More User Reviews:
4.11/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Served on-tap in a Shaker pint glass at Boylan Heights (Charlottesville, VA).
A: Clear honey-gold with short cap of off-white, small bubbled head with decent retention and a couple of short curtains of lacing.
S: Tropical fruit and minty, herbal hops dominate with a light caramel backing. No yeast or alcohol presence.
T: A very smooth yet complex hops flavor with mellow tropical fruit, grapefruit/lemon citrus, and pine up-front and finished with a nice earthy, resiny, herbal note, very minty in the finish. No yeast or alcohol character. A very smooth and delicious American IPA.
M: This beer is light-medium in body with lowish carbonation and a coating feel, but finishes dry. Very drinkable -- dangerously so.
O: Foothills Jade is a wonderful and unique, complex IPA with a great feel and a wide array of hop notes that blends tropical, citrus, resiny, and earthy characteristics wonderfully.
Serving type: on-tap
06-25-2014 02:13:00 | More by argock
Jade from Foothills Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.