Jade - Foothills Brewing Company
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Reviews by StarlightSeraph:
4.38/5 rDev +1.2%
Had a sample on tap as well, but am reviewing from the growler. Poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a clear, pale gold with two fingers of frothy, white head. Lots of bubles. The head subsided fairly quickly but left tons of lacing.
Smell: Wow. Lots of citrus/grapefruit, with undertones of pine. Reminds me a lot of HopSlam. Great smelling beer.
Taste: A lot like it smells. Grapefruit with a malt background, and a nice hop bite on the finish. The aftertaste lingers for quite some time. Very, very nice.
Mouthfeel: A little thin, and it feels slightly undercarbonated. I opened the growler less than 3 or so hours after leaving Foothills, so I don't think that's the reason.
Drinkability: This has become one of my favorite IPAs. Right now, it looks like this may be a one-time release - but hopefully they make this one more often. This is an outstanding IPA, and I would absolutely drink it again. Hopefully I'll be able to make it back before the batch runs out...
02-10-2011 23:36:04 | More by StarlightSeraph
More User Reviews:
4.35/5 rDev +0.5%
Finally got to try this beer yesterday at the brewpub.Poured into a standard pint glass a deep orange infused golden with a great looking sticky white head.Citrus fruits all over the place in the nose with some underlying pine,a noticable caramel malt base is there but the citric hops dominate.A deep blast of citrus hops hits ya up front and they linger thru the duration,a little alcohol infused sweetness and caramel is there but again the hops steal the show.This is a great beer,it lived up to the hype.
05-17-2012 12:53:55 | More by oberon
3.19/5 rDev -26.3%
Bottle share at Proof. Pale straw in color, white head that faded to medium collar. Aroma is a light malt bill, some grassy hops. Taste is bitter, grassy, some floral hops. Odd taste. Not very enjoyable. Light to medium body and low to med carbonation.
03-23-2014 17:46:03 | More by mverity
4.04/5 rDev -6.7%
Somewhat hazy light golden hued with a quarter inch thick head of white frothy foam. Brussels lacing. Gentle pine like hop aroma. There's definitely a prevalent pine like hop flavor. This is a great everyday IPA. Mouth is sticky and the bitterness prickles the tongue. Front of the palate is a gentle pine hop burn followed by a nice light malt backbone and a gentle hop burn on the fade.
02-25-2014 00:27:05 | More by Franziskaner
4.1/5 rDev -5.3%
On tap in Asheville.
Slightly hazy body is covered by a durable head.
Appealing aroma. Hop dominant aroma with faint malt base.
Plenty of herbal/weedy/grassy hop flavor. Long lasting hoppy aftertaste.
Mild to moderate bitterness.
O: excellent IPA: recommended.
10-08-2013 00:23:30 | More by chinchill
4.5/5 rDev +3.9%
Had on tap at Foothills. Piney hops take a backseat to floral citrusy orange and grapefruit flavors. That being said this is not a one-dimensional hops only beer. Could (and did) enjoy several of these in a single session.
Overall great IPA. Had this on the same day as SC and was more impressed with Jade.
05-12-2011 19:33:03 | More by crunkchiggin2002
4.05/5 rDev -6.5%
Tangerine orange in color, clean & clear, with a bright white head. Head is large and foamy. Nice bits of stringy and spotty lace shift around.
This beer is different every time I have it. Sometimes it's darker and greener in its hoppiness and other times it hits more as tropical and fruity. This bottle seems to be leaning in the direction of fruity-tropical. Bright citrus, melon, lifesavers pineapple flavor, and passionfruity. Happy and refreshing hop aromas over clean caramel and crackery/grainy malt. Flavors are lightly sweet and briskly bitter, melon, citrus, other miscellaneous fruit, dusting of pine, hint of citrus rind and bitter grapefruit. All around enjoyable. The dark side of this is coming out more as it warms. Seemingly simple with a pleasant mix of flavors.
02-09-2014 22:51:00 | More by tastybeer
4.04/5 rDev -6.7%
On tap at Wine 101 in Wake Forest
A - bright orangish yellow with a soft, thin, pillowy head that has great retention
S - light crystal malts, faint spicy hops
T - big citrusy hop notes, grapefruit, some herbal notes, faint peppery spiciness, mild bitter finish
M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated
This is a delicious, highly drinkable IPA. It may not have perfect balance or an outrageous ABV, but this is a beer with a good flavor profile and a drinkability that encourages a second round. I definitely recommend it.
02-02-2013 01:45:09 | More by tdm168
4.6/5 rDev +6.2%
on-tap @ Flying Saucer in Raleigh / Tyler's in Carrboro
Hazy orange pint - explosive aroma highlighted by bright orange and grapefruit. This is a fantastic IPA - much better than hoppyum. Jade hops are quite nice - bursting with fresh citrus and cracked pepper. This is a must-have.
12-31-2013 02:11:02 | More by dirtylou
Jade from Foothills Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.