Seeing Double IPA | 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 Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-09-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
679
Reviews:
201
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
9.8%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
96
For Trade:
4
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear amber orange in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: A blend of aromas of citrus hops, tropical fruit hops and caramel malts are present in the nose. The tropical fruits become a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a moderate amount of bitterness. Bits of sweetness are noticeable from the underlying malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a good balance between the malts and hos and also hides its alcohol very well.

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4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After just drinking their HoppyYum IPA, I really didn't know how they could have improved upon that. Apparently with more malt and more hops! Yep that'll do it. Very malty. Verry hoppy. The malts stay caramelly and bready, but the hops blend well into the sweetness with a highly pronounced blend of grapefruit, oranges, pine cones, grassiness and spiciness. Again a firm base, but forgiving only to the hops. Moderately alcoholic and dry in the finish with a lingering hop flavor. Simply a delicious beer.

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4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Presents at the bar with a cloudy amber body and a decent little head that hangs around and keeps the lacing going

Smell: Pineapples, grapefruit and a bit of caramel malt

Taste: Clearly the best part - excellent flavors of pineapple and grapefruit combined with a nice sweet malt balance; the alcohol is well-disguised

Mouthfeel: Fill bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: What an excellent example of the style; glad to hear it is becoming part of the regular rotation

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a burnt orange-copper color with a white head that starts out at about two fingers and sticks around for a while. Good nose with some citrus rind and a bit of tropical fruit. Taste brings more sweet malt to the fore with a tad of citrus. Sweet and bitter in the feel; not a bad combo but definitely toward the East Coast end of the spectrum.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a slightly hazy light amber with quite a thiiner white head but nice lacing was left behind,whoo the citrus aromas are big and fresh really jump out at ya with a punch of pine and alcohol as well big and bold thats for sure.As big as this beer is hop wise there a big enough lightly sweet doughy malt base not only to hold up but to show thru,big pine,citrus,resin attack is the show stopper though just beautiful.It didnt take long for a NC brewer to to craft a top notch DIPA excellelant in every sense.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap.

A - Clear light amber with a generous and thick foamy off-white head; corresponding lacing.
S - Appealing, for sure, but less hoppy than expected.
T - too sweet and short on hops, if judged by style. Ignoring that, this is a bold, well balanced APA with well-hidden ABV, although the alcohol adds complexity.
M - near medium body with medium+ carbonation. The higher ABV adds some warmth
O - this surprising "double IPA" is balanced and easy drinking.

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4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Foothills Brewing Company in Winston-Salem, NC.

A: Pours a mostly clear bright golden orange in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall light beige head that slowly reduces to a large patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit/orange and pine hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate amount of caramel malt sweetness with big flavors of citrus/grapefruit/orange and pine hops. Moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.

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

O: A little too big of a DIPA to really be easily drank - there were some hints of the alcohol in the mouthfeel and just a touch in the taste. The beer was very enjoyable with really nice flavors and aromas.

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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Served in a cute little logoed 10 oz glass.

Pours a hazy golden amber with a nice looking dollop of creamy off-white head on top. Retains very nicely from this and laces well too. The aroma is a mix of citrus notes and piney malts that are enveloped in a hefty malt sweetness. Just a a smidge of heat is present as well.

The taste is a nice piney hop bite up front leading into a grainy feeling malty sweetness and prominant twang of citrus character. Fininshes bitter and dry. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good beefy feel from all the thick malts and heat.

A solid DIPA from Foothills. Maybe a bit more malt heavy than I usually like in the style but it still posessed a nice amount of hops and citrus character mixed in. Drinkibility was good as well, although I think that a 10 oz serving of this was about perfect.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a highly appealing, radiant golden-orange color. The bulky, creamy white head leaves plenty of lace on the way down.

Smell: The pungent smell of this brew really packs a wallop! The aroma is quite fragrant, showcasing a juicy endless array of zesty citrus and pine scents.

Taste: The colossal malt base is more than a match for the monster hop flavors. It's like Malthra and Hopzilla duking it out in my mouth for palate supremacy. I dare say this one's a tie!

The rich caramal malt flavor is splendid, as is the robust lemon and pineapple hop flavor it balances.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body with a mild carbonation and oh-so creamy.

Drinkability: Incredibly drinkable. I went back for seconds! No joke!

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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