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IPA Of The Month : March 2014 (Celtic Kelly) | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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3.78/5
Very Good
24 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by pimpinmidget on 03-11-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
24
pDev:
7.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by oberon:
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3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into an imperial nonic a dull brass color with a half finger quick to fade white head atop.Grapefruit rind and herbal hop notes in the nose along with some caramel/biscuit sweetness.Sharp Amarillo hops hit upfront on the palate giving a slightly bitterness,some citric notes come in the second wave with some caramel and mild sugary sweetness in the finish.A well rounded hop palate to this beer,solid.

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3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear brassy copper in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some amber + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy light beige head that reduces to a medium sized patch of thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith and floral + herbal hops over lighter aromas of caramel + biscuit malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate amount of caramel and biscuit malts with light amounts of sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith and some lighter flavors of pine + herbal hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness which lingers slightly.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Lots of hop flavors and aromas in this brew though it is probably my least favorite of the IPAs of the month so far. A little too much lingering bitterness in this one. Alcohol is well hidden.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with an impressive head that leaves plenty of lacing

Smell: The hops smell dank and herbal with caramel tones underneath

Taste: Caramel tones, up front, with the dank and herbal hops building through the mid-palate; the sweetness builds and lingers but the herbal tea character really dominates the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; almost tannic like a red wine in the way it feels on the tongue

Overall: The hops in this one are Amarillo and Super Alpha and then dry-hopped with Centennial and Chinook; I have never been a big fan of Amarillo hops and that may be why this one is my least favorite from the series so far (consumed slightly out of order and the first one I have had from the bottle rather than at the brewpub)

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IPA Of The Month : March 2014 (Celtic Kelly) from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 24 ratings
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