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Jade - Foothills Brewing Company

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389 Ratings
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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.85%
Wants: 89
Gots: 29 | 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)
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JimKal

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap today at Foothills. I was looking forward to it after reading all the positive reviews.

This arrived with virtually no head. There was a slight citrus aroma on this amber IPA.

I would not characterize the taste as very hop forward. You could taste the hops but I've had more aggressive hop taste from DFH and Smuttynose bottle pours. I just didn't find what I was hoping for from this IPA. I have had the Hoptimum from Foothills and found it more to my liking.

Again, this is not a bad beer but it did not measure up to my expectations.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2012 22:03:00 | More by JimKal
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ElCaholicRacer

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at the brewery at the same time I sampled the "Seeing Double". The appearance was a little weak, no head to speak of, no lacing, a light yellow in color. The first thing noticed is the grapefruit. The aroma hit me before the pint was set down. The taste is more of the same, pure grapefruit, it's all I could detect. A little acidic for my liking. It was very refreshing, but I think one is all I could drink in succession. A far cry from Seeing Double, although they are not really in the same class. Prost!

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2012 20:54:37 | More by ElCaholicRacer
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

03-25-2014 03:31:59 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

04-10-2014 02:39:04 | More by twenty5
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BeerGod27

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

12-10-2013 21:26:22 | More by BeerGod27
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ekalb31

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

08-07-2013 00:19:49 | More by ekalb31
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AAYeste

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

06-30-2014 02:14:34 | More by AAYeste
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

02-28-2014 12:28:39 | More by JohnnieNepal
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JClarson


3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

02-26-2013 23:55:56 | More by JClarson
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xseanprimex

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

02-24-2014 20:17:46 | More by xseanprimex
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MastaShonuf

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

02-24-2014 14:11:23 | More by MastaShonuf
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FrankHammer

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

03-17-2014 15:15:10 | More by FrankHammer
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to LGB362 for dropping a load on my steps yesterday, this anticipated brew among them. 22 oz. bottle, nice artwork, no evident bottle date, split with my wife.

The pour is dark yellow with plenty of carbonation, pretty opaque. Nose is subtle or, if we're being uncharitable, surprisingly weak: mango, spare tropical breeze, & what might be pale malts.

Jade is like the rum punch of IPAs. Tropical islands really comes out in the taste, but it's nearly outshone by an almost rye-like spiciness that comes on just as hot. Mild dankness & a citrus touch that nearly tips into something a cat might expel onto the carpet; heard it described so often & never really experienced it until now. Finish is a honeybee sweetness with a moderate bitterness that swells as the beer warms until it really sticks to the lingual frenum. Very sticky in the mouth & now that I think about it, there is pine in here, too. Super easy to drink.

It is what it is: a very good beer that is wickedly easy to slug.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 01:50:06 | More by maximum12
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watermelon

North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint draft at Foothills brewery in Winston Salem NC Cost $5

A: Poured a murky golden color with lots of sediment. Decent white head that left a fair amount of lacing.

S: Strong floral and citrus hops.

T: Lots of hops, good hops, large distinction of grassy, citrusy, and floral hops. Nice malt character to balance it out.

M: Nice mouthfeel, not super bitter, and goes down easy.

O: Pretty good. I would definitely drink again, this is a step up from their other IPAs.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2013 02:37:53 | More by watermelon
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.6%

09-07-2013 22:55:17 | More by Cynic-ale
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johnyb

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-31-2014 23:58:19 | More by johnyb
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woodchip

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.6%

06-17-2013 01:50:13 | More by woodchip
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earlholman

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-13-2014 18:36:03 | More by earlholman
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-07-2014 19:10:04 | More by Kmlund
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-13-2013 21:45:28 | More by hemorhoidzz
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-11-2013 12:32:44 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-27-2013 16:26:39 | More by dvmin98
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-06-2013 03:31:47 | More by Moses_Malone
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-04-2014 18:27:50 | More by VeganUndead
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Universal Joint Asheville. Served in a Sweetwater pint glass.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Drippy, semi-resilient lacing.

S- Bright citrusy hop aroma that's a bit sweet and has some grassiness in the back.

T- The citrus notes come through pretty well in the taste accompanied by some moderate bitterness. Zesty notes of orange, lemon and grapefruit.

M- Slightly sharp and oily from the hops. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- I've only ever had this on draft and I find it to be good, not great. People say it's better out of the bottle but I won't be finding out anytime soon since it's cheaper from the tap. Maybe one day, when there's nothing else good at the bottle shop, I'll check out the bottled version.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2013 01:51:05 | More by Immortale25
Jade from Foothills Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.