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Jade - Foothills Brewing Company

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479 Ratings
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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 7.87%
Wants: 105
Gots: 52 | 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 GarthDanielson
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, orange-gold coloring with a low profile, clingy, foamy, bright white head. Nose of tropical fruit forward, with orange and grapefruit upfront, and subtle pine notes. Flavors are tropical fruit forward, with grapefruit, melon, and tangerine, followed-by roasted notes and a subtle resin character. Extremely balanced, with a slight bitter tilt into a roasted, resinous aftertaste. Smooth, clean, slightly dry finish. Great beer.

GarthDanielson, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Alieniloquium, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Cynic-ale, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of atrocity
4.75/5  rDev +10%

atrocity, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of Rhettroactive
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Rhettroactive, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of chippo33
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

chippo33, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Boone757, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of THECPJ
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

THECPJ, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of dirtylou
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

dirtylou, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of jrallen34
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

jrallen34, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Axnjxn
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Axnjxn, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of thagr81us
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

thagr81us, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev -7.4%

kscaldef, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of IPAchris
4/5  rDev -7.4%

IPAchris, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of ZEB89
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

ZEB89, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

KevinGordon, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of WOLFGANG
4/5  rDev -7.4%

WOLFGANG, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of Durge
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Durge, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

clayrock81, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

AngusOg, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -7.4%

BMart, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of AlexFields
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

9.3/10

AlexFields, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of maximum12
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

maximum12, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of thatoneguymike
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

thatoneguymike, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

TheBeerAlmanac, Mar 19, 2014
Jade from Foothills Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.