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Jade - Foothills Brewing Company

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444 Ratings
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Ratings: 444
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 7.87%
Wants: 102
Gots: 43 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Macky20 on 02-06-2011)
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Reviews by jlindros:
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4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer should be interesting. Thanks to Beerness for this one. Dated 01/29/2014 so fairly fresh.

Pours a decent fluffy creamy 1.5 finger head that fades fairly slowly, nice lacing when it does, mostly clear slight sediment honey orange color.

Nose nice citrus tropical hops, clementine, melon, mango, hint of musty resinous passion fruit, all mixed together nicely, nice citrus with mild tropical fruit all around. It also brings a mild earthy very slight piney like hops aroma, almost forest floor but barely, and just a touch of malt underneath.

Taste is nice as well, more of the same hops, mix of citrus and tropical fruit mostly. Some nice tropical fruit to start, a little guava interestingly, hint papaya and touch mango, all are light, with a bit more musty dank resinous notes and some passion fruit with that. Then comes a mild clementine like citrus almost orange, with a little melon too. Hops also bring more of that mild pine earthy forest floor and very characteristic earthy like Kiwi style hope note. Fair overall bitterness, and a little sticky syrupy note, with mild sweet candy malts and toasty malt. Finish is drier but a little sticky, more sticky resinous hops with more pine and earthy forest floor notes, bit more citrus and mild tropical fruit hops, quite bitter too.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bod, nice carb, decent fluffy feel.

Overall pretty nice, not what I expected. I somehow thought this would have herbs in it, like a Jade Tea, that was until I read the label and saw it was Pacific Jade hops, which makes a lot more sense, and that addition of nice Citra and Chinook which both def come through with the tropical fruits and earthy pine respectively. Decent balance, nice hops profile, pretty tasty, and even had nice carbonation and body feel to round it off. I def like this one.

jlindros, Mar 01, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

oberon, May 17, 2012
Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

CavemanRamblin, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of mverity
3.19/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

mverity, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of cincysig
4.75/5  rDev +10%

cincysig, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Mattco
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Mattco, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of Franziskaner
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Franziskaner, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of Mantooth
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Mantooth, May 07, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Cynic-ale, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of williamjbauer
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

williamjbauer, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of chinchill
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

chinchill, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of mtpHokie
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

mtpHokie, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of crunkchiggin2002
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

crunkchiggin2002, May 12, 2011
Photo of JulianB
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

JulianB, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

johnyb, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of dcbeers
4.75/5  rDev +10%

dcbeers, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of JWQ
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

JWQ, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of PhilHarris
3.24/5  rDev -25%

PhilHarris, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of tastybeer
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

tastybeer, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Pancakmakr
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Pancakmakr, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

king75, Mar 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

twowheelssoar, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Sammy, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of tdm168
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

tdm168, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of EvoJoe
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

EvoJoe, Jun 17, 2014
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Jade from Foothills Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.