1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Jade - Foothills Brewing Company

Not Rated.
JadeJade

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

404 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 404
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.85%
Wants: 88
Gots: 31 | FT: 3
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 404 | Reviews: 76 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Gigantor
Gigantor

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I havent tasted anything from foothills that I would speak badly of bedause they are all pretty exceptional, but I felt compelled to write something about this particular beer. In a word the Jade is awesome! The color is light with a light head, the aroma and taste are amazing, pact full of citrisy pungient sweet hop flavor leaving your mouth both wet and dry at the same time. Half way through a pint there is still lacing left at the top of the glass spidering its way down the wall. I had a growler filled one night and went back the next day to have it refilled. Im not trying to dis the Hopium, but I would love to see this beer become there year round IPA. I highly suggest this beer to anyone who is in or around the winston-salem area.

Serving type: growler

02-12-2011 16:20:53 | More by Gigantor
Photo of Jrmhman
Jrmhman

Oregon

5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect balance of big hop up front and big citrus finish. Golden in color. Brighter than most IPA's. If you like lots of hop and lots of citrus this is the beer! I have recently left Winston salem for Portland Oregon. Only Boneyard RPM IPA compares thus far in the pacific northwest

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2013 21:13:13 | More by Jrmhman
Photo of Alemmon3
Alemmon3

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.5%

03-04-2014 20:19:51 | More by Alemmon3
Photo of JessRexx
JessRexx


5/5  rDev +15.5%

04-15-2014 22:46:36 | More by JessRexx
Photo of Tishaj
Tishaj

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.5%

05-14-2013 18:06:59 | More by Tishaj
Photo of Beer_4_brains
Beer_4_brains

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +15.5%

07-23-2014 06:42:27 | More by Beer_4_brains
Photo of Claytonbrewsby
Claytonbrewsby

Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.5%

05-21-2013 23:43:50 | More by Claytonbrewsby
Photo of EasyReader
EasyReader

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.5%

11-15-2011 02:25:32 | More by EasyReader
Photo of ben4unc
ben4unc

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.5%

01-13-2014 00:20:48 | More by ben4unc
Photo of NCbeerpirate
NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.5%

03-29-2013 01:39:45 | More by NCbeerpirate
Photo of UNCCTDawg
UNCCTDawg

North Carolina

4.95/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this from the tap at Foothills in 2010 but failed to review it until it was released this year. I have had approx. 6 growlers fills since, it's that good.

A~ Hazed orange glow with a hint of gold with around 1 inch of fine white head. Lacing all the way down.

S~ Smell is what originally attracted me to this brew. Amazing Citrus and Floral from beginning to end. The way an IPA should smell, right here.

T~ So many different Citrus notes, very clean and crisp finish. An after tasted that stays with you. Light in taste, but full enough for a perfect combo with or without food.

M~ Medium/Light, keeps you coming back for more.

D~ Most drinkable IPA i've had. I could drink this every day. Never gets old.

I have tasted every beer on tap and Foothills and this is some of their best work. I have never been a HUGE fan of their regular IPA (Hoppyum) and would be thrilled to see them replace Hoppyum with Jade any day. Seeing Double is another quality IPA that they brew.

Serving type~ Tap 2010 & 2011

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2011 13:28:59 | More by UNCCTDawg
Photo of Deadheadbill
Deadheadbill

Florida

4.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this from the tap at Foothills and from a growler I took home with identical results.

A: Light gold with la couple fingers of fine white head. Lots of lacing as the head dissipated.

S: Loads of citrus welling up from the glass. Absolutely amazing smell from this IPA.

T: Citrusy lots of clean crisp flavor. The finish seems to last forever.

M: Light, crisp and very fresh. Effectively masking the 7.3 abv.

D: Very Very drinkable. I could drink this every day. An amazing beer.

Had this, the Hoppyum and Seeing Double while in Foothills and while the others were great, this beer impressed me the most.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2011 20:24:11 | More by Deadheadbill
Photo of nUgZ
nUgZ

North Carolina

4.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a growler into a snifter.

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a 1 finger head. Head doesn't last too long, but leaves some nice lacing.

S: This beer smells AMAZING!! If I could walk around all day with a glass of Jade in front of my nose I would. It's a mixture of fragrant hops, peach, and citrus.

T: Just like the smell, the taste is out of this world. Bitter hops up front with some fruity flavors coming next...mostly citrus flavors like orange and grapefruit.

M: Nice medium body with good carbonation. Just right for an IPA.

O: This is the best beer Foothills makes and I've had pretty much all of them. I buy at least 2 growlers of Jade every week...I guess I'm just lucky to live close to the brewery. If you like a hop-heavy fragrant IPA then this beer should be at the top of your list.

Serving type: growler

11-07-2012 23:52:57 | More by nUgZ
Photo of tgeorgf
tgeorgf

Maryland

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Recently had a flight at Foothills Brewery and this seasonal easily stole the show. More in the West Coast style than Seeing Double or
Hoppyum.

A: light gold / straw. Decent lacing and nice head.
S: Sweet grapefruit, slight pine overtones. Smells awesome.
T: Great hoppy and citrusy taste up-front with a crisp finish. The hops linger for quite some time and is very enjoyable.
M: Good mouth feel , no overly carbonated and hides its 7% well.
Overall this is beer is pretty amazing. Would love to see this bottled at distributed on the East Coast. This should without a doubt be in Foothills regular rotation.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2011 03:51:10 | More by tgeorgf
Photo of Mikeypnh
Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a bright gold with a nice one finger head. I didn't plan on reviewing this until I smelled it. This ipa means business. It's such a juicy aroma. Pineapple, mango, orange, some kind of weird exotic fruit I probably have never had, you name it. So tropical. Rivals any dipa I've had. Taste is fairly tropical, as well. Very fresh and crisp. Nice hoppy tingly aftertaste. The taste is a small letdown from the smell, but still really good. More pine in with taste. Bitter grapefruit rind and orange. It's not overly bitter or sweet. Nice balance but does a great job of showcasing the hops. Easy to drink, medium body and carbonation. Really a delightful beer. This wasn't on my radar unil my NC trader suggested it. I hope you all have a beer guardian angel looking out for you and sending you these hidden gems.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 04:49:34 | More by Mikeypnh
Photo of kwakwhore
kwakwhore

North Carolina

4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Growler from the brewpub. Hoppy goodness abounds on the nose and on the tongue. Something really unique about the nose of this beer. My first encounter with Jade hops and the aroma and flavor says citrus in a way I've not experienced it before. Refreshingly carbonated mouthfeel. A truly extraordinary IPA which ranks among the five best I've had, including Jai Alai.

Serving type: growler

10-27-2013 02:13:29 | More by kwakwhore
Photo of cincysig
cincysig

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

02-22-2013 18:25:27 | More by cincysig
Photo of dcbeers
dcbeers

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

08-20-2013 02:01:29 | More by dcbeers
Photo of HuntDaddy540
HuntDaddy540

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

05-08-2014 00:31:24 | More by HuntDaddy540
Photo of TahoeTweezed
TahoeTweezed

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

05-05-2014 23:59:07 | More by TahoeTweezed
Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
BeerBuzzGuy

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-15-2014 20:50:38 | More by BeerBuzzGuy
Photo of Mtnairnc
Mtnairnc

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-27-2014 16:27:06 | More by Mtnairnc
Photo of SE-VAbeerdrink
SE-VAbeerdrink

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

02-12-2014 03:05:20 | More by SE-VAbeerdrink
Photo of RDBJ
RDBJ

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

11-30-2013 03:29:18 | More by RDBJ
Photo of baklo
baklo

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-08-2013 15:41:12 | More by baklo
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Jade from Foothills Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.