Hoppy Medium | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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3.91/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States
foothillsbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Combining the best of two great beer styles, Hoppy Medium is an aggressive American Brown Ale. A roasted malty backbone with a hint of sweetness is complimented by a citrusy hop finish. It’s an IPA. It’s a brown ale. It’s a Hoppy Medium.

Added by pimpinmidget on 11-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,648
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
52
pDev:
7.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Graetzj
4.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown body with two finger head that died slow and left minimal lace ring. Aroma definitely lets you know that this is hopped up brown ale as mild notes of roasted and caramel malt are trumped by a citric, dirty, piney hop blast. Hops again at forefront of beer as they are the star of this beer. Thankfully, the hops are balanced and give off a mild citric, more earthy, piney, taste that doesn't ruin beer and is complemented by a mild malt presence; beer is hoppy yet retains some sweet, roasted malt edge and is not unbalanced or wonky in any way. I am not a fan of this trend (at least I see it as a growing trend) of different beer styles getting the "IPA treatment" but this beer is pretty good and worth a shot if you like hoppy beers.

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Photo of LeeEvolved
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of willardt09
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psmith161
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PCBrewski
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JCoff
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaswilson2
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Amedlin18
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at the brewpub in Winston

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Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BGsWo22
3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TonyLema1
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I normally don't care for brown ales, but this was nice...had a nice hoppy taste

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Photo of lupercmda
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Onenote81
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of qcghost
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigTrubble
4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of walkinginplace
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dhesington
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleckpa
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Olde Hickory Christmas Ale pint glass at Olde Hickory Station.

It has a muddy brown color. It's really murky and the appearance of the beer doesn't look inviting. However, once you smell it, it smells like Foothills Hoppyum. Citrus, pine, and some roast. The taste is similar to Hoppyum but with the roasty malt. Although it doesn't taste like DFH Indian Brown Ale, it reminds me of this. Brown ale hopped up. Good carbonation, smooth.

I really enjoy this beer. I wish they'd bottle it or have it more widely available on draft. I'd recommend to check it out.

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Photo of Robyn
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured ontap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a light brown coloring, crystal clear, with a foamy, fluffy, off white head. Nose of resinous and grassy hops forward, with a semisweet backbone of roasted nut and chocolate. Flavors are resinous and citrus forward, on a sweet and rich nutty and chocolate backbone. Grapefruit, tangerine, grass, pine pitch, and a subtle sweetness to balance. Smooth, light bodied, with a tangy and cotrus ladened, resinous hops profile. The finish is slick and smooth, with a bitter hops linger.

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Photo of Martyrob
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Hoppy Medium from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 52 ratings