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Jade - Foothills Brewing Company

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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.85%
Wants: 90
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)
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Photo of Alieniloquium


4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Sticks and Stones, Greensboro, NC. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy orange body with a nice white head. Excellent lacing and retention.

Smell - Distinctive Jade hop aroma. Bright and citrusy orange up front that immediately turns herbal. Great aroma.

Taste - Mimics the smell. Much more herbal here though. Just a hint of sweetness. Minimal malt content. Touch of bitterness at the back end.

Mouthfeel - Seems heavier than a single IPA. Herbal character combines with the bitterness and intensifies it.

Overall - Grew on me as I drank it. I think this could be much better with a different hop, but it's excellent regardless.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 04:37:44 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of thagr81us

South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to my boy caSSino for bringing this one to share with me when he came to visit me due to my injuries! Reviewed live. Served from growler into a NoDa Brewing snifter. Pours a slightly hazy yellow-orange with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma is comprised of sweet malt, pot, pine, earth, citrus, earth hop, and marijuana hop. The flavor is of sweet malt, earth, pot, citrus, earth hop, and marijuana hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I was really surprised at how earthy this one was. The earthiness really sticks to your palate after each sip. Worth trying if you get the chance.

Serving type: growler

12-19-2011 19:48:25 | More by thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-23-2013 20:32:24 | More by WOLFGANG
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-31-2013 18:07:21 | More by iL0VEbeer
Photo of Cynic-ale


4/5  rDev -7.6%

09-07-2013 22:55:17 | More by Cynic-ale
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-21-2013 05:28:03 | More by Durge
Photo of Boone757


4/5  rDev -7.6%

06-24-2014 23:21:36 | More by Boone757
Photo of clayrock81


4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a golden red body with two finger head and a lace ring around the glass that goes down the glass entire duration of beer. The aroma is a mix of minor citric hoppiness and good sweetness. The taste is more of the same as I get both a bitter, earty, citric hoppiness and this lovely light tropical fruit sweetness as well as minor malt sweetness (caramel). The balance between this beer is great and it rotates between bitter hoppiness and minor sweetness and it goes down almost watery, it is so smooth, with a hidden ABV and never any hop overload.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2014 20:53:29 | More by clayrock81
Photo of maximum12


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
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-19-2014 20:20:06 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
Photo of Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on tap at beer study in chapel hill. into a tulip. pours a light copper color with an inch thick very lasting head. smell is very citrusy and slightly hoppy. the taste is very balanced between malts and hops.and some great citrusy overtones. extremely easy to drink because of the super smooth flavor. medium bodied, medium carbonation.

overall a very solid and fun drinking IPA. just solid all around.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2013 00:49:42 | More by Axnjxn
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

04-24-2014 18:05:54 | More by atrocity
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-27-2013 13:52:50 | More by KevinGordon
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-28-2014 04:48:05 | More by AngusOg
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-17-2014 02:11:09 | More by IPAchris
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

10-19-2013 17:33:12 | More by ZEB89
Photo of AlexFields


4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy topaz color.

Smells of juicy sweet pineapple and orange, lots of tropical fruit, maybe hints or flowers.

Taste is sweet juicy tropical fruit, fades into flowers and sweet honey. Really delicious

Nice mouthfeel, good carb, very drinkable.

This is awesome.


Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2013 23:33:37 | More by AlexFields
Photo of kscaldef


4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-12-2013 02:35:03 | More by kscaldef
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-14-2014 01:37:43 | More by mattmarka1
Photo of argock


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
Photo of BMart


4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-25-2014 18:14:06 | More by BMart
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West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-20-2014 16:59:21 | More by williamjbauer
Photo of Bung


4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tap at Duckworths. A bright orangy-gold pour. Maybe a finger of white head. Stuck to the glass pretty well.

Aroma, quite piney with some grapefruit.

Taste, some pale carmelly malt at first. Overridden by a ton of bitter citrus, herbal and piney hop notes. Finishes with lemon zest and grapefruit. A powerful hop resin bomb.

To the heavy side of light bodied. Ample carbonation, but the oils just coat the mouth. No problems drinking this one.
A must try for hopheads.

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2013 02:11:49 | More by Bung
Photo of Dope


4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hard to read the date, I think it's 1/2x/2014.

A: Pours a clear amber. Enormously tall and frothy light tan head. Head fades out slowly with a big island of foam. Light, soapy chunks of lacing.

S: Surprisingly subtle aroma. Some dry crackery malt and resinous pine. Hints of some tropical fruit maybe?

T: Big hop flavors up front. Kind of a light tropical fruit and a heavy spicy pine note to go with it. Even stronger spicy pine into the finish and lingering in the aftertaste forever. Dry cracker malt in the finish as well, lending to an overall dry and bitter back half to this beer.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and dry.

O: A very crisp and dry IPA. At some points it's almost sucking the moisture out of your mouth. Easy drinking with a really long lasting and dry aftertaste. Refreshing, not too bitter either, giving this one strong drinkability points.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 05:57:26 | More by Dope
Photo of Hanzo


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

09-08-2013 14:35:07 | More by Hanzo
Jade from Foothills Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.