IPA Of The Month : July 2014 (Yankee Doodle Dani)
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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IPA - American
3.98 | pDev: 11.06%
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Notes: We salute the warmest month in the Northern Hemisphere with a lighter, crisper IPA of the Month. We started July with four different malts, then spiced her up with additions of fresh ground coriander and fresh grated ginger. A lemony tang from Citraâ„¢ hops in the flavoring and aroma stages provides perfect balance and a refreshing finish to this sweet, dry summer beer.
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JohnnyK from North Carolina

2/5  rDev -49.7%

Jul 12, 2014
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oberon from North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours into an impy nonic a clear lighter golden with a thinner but well sustained white head atop.A good amount of citric hops in the nose along with faint onion notes,not much sweetness detected,really get some sweet onion in the nose wich isn't really a bad thing.Quite dry on the palate with citrusy hops and a little leafiness from the hops,Iam not getting much ginger in the flavor profile except for maybe in the late finish,alot of orange notes.Not bad it goes down easy and as I drink more I get a little more ginger in the after taste,a drinkable hot weather IPA.

Jul 15, 2014
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Aug 16, 2014
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives clear amber without much of a head at all; the foam quickly fades to a ringlet and fails to leave any lace

Smell: Cracker malt, tropical fruit, pith and a hint of coriander

Taste: Cracker malt, up front, with tropical fruit tones taking over, bringing pineapple and a bit of peach as well as the usual citrus; coriander is also in the mix with all the flavor lingering; the finish adds just a hint of ginger in the bite

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: My second favorite in the series thus far and it gets style points for creativity

Jul 17, 2014
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jak from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Jul 14, 2014
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carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

Jul 07, 2014
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joe1510 from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber

Another big ol' thanks to Wil for the bottle! Keeping the fridge stocked, mang! The cartoon girl on the label is nearly as hot as Jessica Rabbit. Pale golden is the liquid that glugs from the bottle. A slight haze is all that keeps the clarity from being crystal. Carbonation races up the glass to the majestically white head, keeping it well stocked. The foam is creamy, leaving chunky drink lines down the glass. She's a pretty beer, that's no lie.

The nose is dripping with Citra which would be pretty standard these days but what's unique is the bright ginger that supplements all those tropical notes Citra provides. Lactic pineapple, papaya, mango, and apricot all play their parts. Coriander adds a quick dusting of citrus that coriander usually provides, orange and a squeeze of lime.The malt base is neutral and merely an addition of sugar to balance the hop profile.

Ginger stands out much more on the palate. It brings with it a bright, refreshing quality that manages to walk the line between just right and overdone. Ginger hits first while the Citra actually takes a back seat with the previously mentioned tropical and apricot notes. The coriander picks up on the swallow and adds to the already citric heavy beer. The ginger really pops on the finish and lingers. Crackery malt lays a foundation.

This IPA weighs in with a body right in the middle of the spectrum and carbonation lively enough to add some zip. The finish dries up nicely and while the bitterness is low there still is some present and the ginger lingers. Drinkability is up there.

Foothills June IPA surprised the hell out of me last night and the July IPA is doing the same tonight. I can't say I'm usually a fan of spices or adjuncts added to my beer, especially IPAs, but the ginger is unique and refreshing in this case. It works incredibly well. All the citric qualities pop. This is a delicious, expertly crafted IPA. Would love to see this brewed again. Thanks, Wil!

Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Jul 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Aug 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Aug 13, 2014
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mattboyer182 from Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.5%

Jul 31, 2014
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, straw-gold coloring with a ton of carbonation and a fluffy, low profile, bright white head. Aromas of citrus forward, with a cracker backbone, and subtle spicing throughout. Pretty subdued nose. Flavors are spiced and citrus tart forward, with tangerine and grapefruit on the forefront, and a solid dose of coriander, evergreen, ginger, and pepper. Subtle backbone of toasted grains and cracker, with some moss and pine highlights throughout. The body is light, effervescent, and crisp, with a tangy citrus and spice aftertaste. The finish is light, slightly frothy and slightly bitter, and refreshing. Easy drinker for the hot summer days.

Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Jul 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Aug 11, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Jul 19, 2014
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ToddThompson from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Jul 25, 2014
IPA Of The Month : July 2014 (Yankee Doodle Dani) from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 39 ratings