Jade - Foothills Brewing Company
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Reviews by DaveAnderson:
4.6/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I passed through Winston-Salem with a suitcase full of Surly beers, intending to land some Sexual Chocolate. I did, but I also fell a little into love with Jade.
Described to me as a hopped up West Coast IPA, the staff at Foothills seemed to love mixing this with Hoppyum and Seeing Double, their standard IPA and DIPA.
Those were fun, but I'll stick with the Jade, myself. Made with Jade hops from New Zealand, it's a clean, wildly aromatic monster, with not too much sweetness or bitterness to drink in abundance.
And I wanted to drink it in abundance. I think Caleb, the bartender, ended up pouring me samples of 11 beers, including the blends. I left with a growler of Jade**, my new best friend. Until the next cask of Tea Bagged Furious, that is.
The next day, my sister, whom I was visiting, discovered that she was an IPA girl when I opened the growler. This was a beautiful beer, and I will be surprised if they can keep the magic in a bottle.
**I also left with two of bottles of Sexual Chocolate and an Olde Rabbit's Foot. Two bottles of Darkness has a way of opening a stash.
Serving type: on-tap
02-22-2011 04:06:00 | More by DaveAnderson
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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 387 ratings.