Hopjob Session IPA
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

Hopjob Session IPAHopjob Session IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,902
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
85
Ranked #27,116
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 10.29%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
106
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Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
 
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Hopjob Session IPAHopjob Session IPA
Notes: End of the day. Work’s done. Fun’s in session. Make it last with this aromatic ale brewed to keep the good times going. A session IPA full of Azacca and Sorachi Ace hops, with all the flavor you’ve come to expect from Foothills. Thirsty? Get a job.
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Photo of Buckeye55
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours almost clear golden color.light hop aroma that follows to the taste. It's an IPA but on the smooth side. Full coating mouthfeel and a smooth slightly bitter aftertaste. An excellent IPA, just short of outstanding.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I believe I got a bottle of this from my good friend and old neighbor from Oswego. It poured a hazy orangish with white head and no lace. The scent had faint dank fruit hop. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with dank fruit finish. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's an ok beer.

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Photo of DrMullet
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an an opaque golden/amber with moderate head.
Smell is a nice mix of lightly sweet malt and hoppy citrus.
Taste is unexpected roasted malt followed quickly by citrus and a fair amount of pine.

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Photo of keith40
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12ozbottle undated from AC. Light amber color and malt and citrus on the nose. Flavors include malt, pineapple, melon and caramel. Unknown agent dries the finish. Not a beer we would buy.

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Photo of kimlhurst
1.78/5  rDev -53%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Cloudy orange/gold color. Medium white collar with some carbonation. Hoppy aroma & taste. IPA's are NOT my favorite type of beer and this beer confirms it!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i have come to understand that sorachi ace hops are a polarizing thing. some people (myself at the top of the list!), rave about the lemony creamy flavor and oily almost greasy texture they can impart. others think of dill and vinegar and stuff, and think it doesnt work in traditional hoppy beer contexts. this is a little more robust than a lot of session ipa types, so i think the sorachi has a little more to cling to, and i think it needs it and i think it works well. the other hops in here round it out a bit too and provide some necessary bitterness. a bit more malt flavor than it needs, but i like the body the grain adds, so often missing in these lower alcohol styles. the sorachi isnt over the top, but there is a great citrus and almost green tea element to this that is just awesome. session ipa is kind of dying compared to the institution it was just a couple of years ago, but distinct and different ones like this i think will remain relevant long after the fad is truly dead. this is a flavorful and very hoppy and distinct four season session beer. there is always room for a beer like this in my fridge!

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Photo of hophugger
2.96/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Great golden-yellow color with a good solid half finger of head and a small amount of spotty lacing. Aroma is decent citrus and TOO much malt. Taste is good, but malt seems to be too big of a player and I miss the crispness of a good session IPA. No visible dating on bottle, maybe a little past its prime??

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Photo of OldManMetal
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This seasonal low-ABV IPA from Foothills Brewing is a moderately hazy, effervescent deep-gold beer with a medium pebbly white cap; head retention is modest and lacing is fair-good, consisting of thick, sticky slabs, fine stripes and cells. The aroma is light in intensity and tropical in nature: pineapple juice backed by hints of sweet/spicy florals. The flavor is not surprising given the nose; it leads with moderately bitter pineapple that becomes juicier mid-palate, where it is joined by a more subtle tartish citrusy character and some hints of grass. The malt emerges, showing as a slight bittersweet nutty character and a modest bready malt foundation. The finish is a mild hit of caramel, alcohol and citrus, followed by the onset of a considerable resinous pine bitterness that lingers for a good while. Mouthfeel is a bit biggish for the light body, and the texture is slightly creamy and slightly peppery from the well-expressed carbonation. (12 oz bottle, no code date)

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint glass. A cloudy yellow color. Plenty of head and lacing. Nothing exciting about the smell but I enjoyed the taste. For a session IPA this one will be on my to-buy list.

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Photo of chinchill
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz bottle.
Good white head over a light amber body.
Plenty of hop flavor for style/ABV. Bitterness picks up in the aftertaste.
Medium body and soft medium carbonation.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A gift from my brother Curt.
Pouring a cellar temp 12 oz bottle into a snifter. The beer pours a clear copper hue with a foamy eggshell white head of 3 cm that fades slowly leaving windowpane lattice as it recedes.
Aroma is pungent from the pour with some grassy hops and a bit of pine. A little bit of plant and floral notes too, a hoppy forward nose and then no grain or malt nose to follow.
First sip reveals a light body with fine tingly carbonation. Texture is silky smooth and rolls easily across my palate into my belly.
Flavor is just a bit of toasty malt and then rolls to all hops. Some herbal tea hops with bits of citrus blended in, and a general bitterness on the finish. THe beer is very easy to drink as a session IPA should be and there is no hint of the ABV anywhere.
A decent beer if not overwhelming in flavor. Good to have tried it but I wont go crazy looking for it if I travel southward.

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Photo of stakem
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Kegatron for gifting me with this. 12oz bottle poured into a pint, the brew appears a clear copper orange color with a white head.

Nose is citrus and fruity hops somewhat juicy with grass as an afterthought. The taste is grassy hops somewhat herbal with citrus and rindy pulp.

This is medium to light bodied with modest carbonation. A clean hoppy and refreshing brew but seriously at 4.1% this is just a solid hoppieir than usual pale ale with a gimmicy name/new style. I appreciate the chance to try this. Thanks again Heath.

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Photo of twage04
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light body and tastes like an over hopped apa as per usual with this style. Hops seemed more herbal than anything. Lots of 2 row or even a little Pilsen in the malt bill?

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Photo of wedge
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clean gold topped by a prodigious, slowly deflating head of lumpy foam. Grassy, hoppy aromas: grapefruit, flowers, and melon with a little green resinous touch. Flavor is bright and oily with hops, supported by some toasty grain. Colorfully fruity - though mild - with some of that Sorachi creamy lemon character. Light, but not watery. Pleasant all around - nothing outstanding.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a relatively clear medium golden honey in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass fairly quickly and a hint of lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy white head that reduces to a medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit hops, grassy hops, and herbal/basil hops over the top of light aromas of grainy + caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of grainy and caramel malts with a light hint of biscuit malts. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/lemon zest, and herbal/basil hops which imparts a light to moderate flavor of lingering bitterness.

M: Just slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery but not surprising in the Session IPA style.

O: A decent session IPA but not an outstanding example - others that are available in this market that have more intense hop flavors and aromas. Easy to drink and successful in being sessionable.

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Photo of oberon
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It's the season for the session IPA's,good outdorr grinlling beer today.Pours into a standard pint glass a clear light to medium golden with a nice thick billowing white head that settles very slowly.Some pine and earth over top of lighter citric notes,a bit of sweetish biscuit malt is detected as well.A little on the thin side like alot of the "session" ales,earth and herbal/grass hop notes with only faint fruitiness.It's pretty good although the thinner body gets a little old after awhile.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, copper-gold coloring with a foamy, clingy, low profile, off-white head and a ton of carbonation action in the body. Aromas of grapefruit, melon, lemon zest, cut grass, basil, and subtle mossy and resinous notes. Flavors are roasted and bitter forward, with the grassy and mossy notes present, as well as a peppery spiced hops characteristic. The fruity blend comes through next, with a citrus and melon fruit punch blend, all on a roasted and toasted backbone, with some caramel notes hiding deep down, too. Pretty dynamic palate, all on a smooth, effervesced, slightly light body. The aftertaste is more of the tangy sweet fruit notes lingering on, with hints of hops resin and bitter here and there. Smooth, dry finish, with a solidly lingering bitterness now shining through. Good beer.

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Photo of aleckpa
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is super drinkable. Not as flavorful as some session IPAs. It smells great: piney, citrusy and the taste is similar, but slightly watered down. Mouth is thin. Little head lingers. I'd certainly visit it again, not bad really.

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Hopjob Session IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 106 ratings