Hoppy Medium | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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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:
#13,319
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
52
pDev:
7.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass a medium russet brown color with a thinner off white head atop.A big blast citrusy and piney hops really jump out at ya in the nose,maybe the hoppiest aromas of any brown I have come across,faint coddee aromas are there as well.Piney hops hit upfront on the palate along with mild roast and brown sugar with more pine in the lingering finish.This is a hopped up brown ale no doubt,from what I was told this is taking the place of the India Brown Ale due to a naming dispute,a totally different beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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

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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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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

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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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Immortale25
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on-tap at Bier Garden Asheville. Served in a Highland pint glass.

A- Pours a medium brown color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Very nice hop aroma that's a bit piney as well as slightly citrusy.

T- Flavor is a bit more on the earthy side with a solid bitterness and a good amount of toastiness from the malt. Very easy to drink especially once the palate acclimates to the hops. Whoa! 7.8%?! You can't tell at all. More points earned for that. Slightly sweet.

M- Slightly oily with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Such a smooth brew for the ABV. If you see this, give it a shot if you're a fan of toasty DIPAs.

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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

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

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

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

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 Tyrawlings
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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