Seeing Double IPA | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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Seeing Double IPASeeing Double IPA
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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-09-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
680
Reviews:
201
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
9.8%
 
 
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76
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98
For Trade:
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dbrauneis
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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Photo of Axnjxn
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of 4Socialanxiety
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of nUgZ
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a 1 finger head and nice lacing.

S: Floral and citrus hops...very sweet smell. Nice and inviting.

T: Great balance of hops and malt. Slight alcohol presence, but it's hard to tell the true ABV. Very easy to drink.

M: Medium to full bodied with good carbonation.

O: Another great offering from Foothills. I'm so lucky to live just a few miles from the brewery.

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Photo of freduardo
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of bsuedekum
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of cosmicevan
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

was visiting family this weekend in NC so nabbed a bottle of this while in the area. enjoyed from my duck rabbit snifter.

a - brew poured a deep murky amber with a thin foamy head that was gone rather quick. some bubbles lay rest on the surface of the brew, but definitely a-typical for the style. swirling the glass brought things back to life, but again gone quick. lacing was spotty if present at all. some visible carbonation could be seen. the color is really nice, but a bit darker than one would expect.

s - yum. what this beer lacks in appearance, it makes up for in smell. big burst of citric happiness. rich, thick, and syrupy. keep going back for more sniffs, really nice. fresh. dank. not piny and sweaty, but rather fruity and inviting.

t - as the nose suggested, great fruity citric burst, however the flavor is much more dank and resinous than the nose suggests. sticky. a bit of alc on the tongue and a touch of bitterness on the finish.

m - full and rich. medium to full bodied. a bit boozy. not overly bitter.

o - overall, a really nice double ipa, worth checking out for the fans of the style.

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Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of sailorastro
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Barley's, Asheville, NC.

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and very good lacing.

The smell featured a balmy citrus hop.

The taste consisted of balmy resinous citric hops atop a sweet pale malt.

The mouthfeel ws typical of the style.

Overall a tasty and well done DIPA.

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Photo of woosterbill
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to kingkong for this one!

A: Slightly hazed pale amber body under a finger of frothy white head. Decent retention and some nice lace. Not spectacular, but above average.

S: Tropical and citrus hoppiness melded with caramel malt. Balanced and aromatic. Very nice.

T: Follows the nose - bright fruity hops, solid malt sweetness, and a cleanly bitter finish. Really rich, really tasty. Well done.

M: Creamy carbonation in a medium-to-full body. Substantial without being too heavy. Good.

O: This one had the unenviable position of following Heady Topper, and while it clearly wasn't in the same class as that beer it was still a terrific DIPA. Good balance, tasty flavors, and an impressively restrained alcohol bite. Great beer.

Cheers!

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Photo of Falcone
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of sendbeer
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of marine1975
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of GFish
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Daktah
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Definitely pumped to try this. Got a bomber on 10/23 and drank that night.

Burnt orange color and slightly hazy with a white head that lingered. The smell is almost all pine, with a touch of citrus in there. Even though I prefer citrus-heavy IPAs, the smell of this one was awesome - just an incredibly fresh pine resin scent. Taste shifts a little to the citrus side and then at the end there is something like vanilla. Very sweet, but not overly so. Slight oily mouthfeel which seems just right for a DIPA. I took my time drinking this one, and as it warmed the alcohol burn became a little more pronounced - not too much, but noticeable.

Overall a great DIPA and something that will clearly be in the rotation now that it's more widely available.

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

Straight pour from 22oz pry-off bottle to a 25cl Duvel Single tulip. No bottling or freshness dating visible on the bottle, but the first bottling run for this beer was just on October 12, making this bottle 11 days old AT THE MOST on the date of consumption. Or, opening. Because I will probably drink about 2/3 of this tonight and drink the rest tomorrow.

Appearance (4.0): Solid two fingers of off-white foam, bubbling down slowly to a hazy film on the surface of the beer. The body is a moderately hazy reddish-amber color, very rich-looking and attractive. Some modest lacing as the head recedes, along with a couple of thick collars of foam on the side of the glass. This is a pretty good-looking beer, no question there.

Smell (4.0): Very nice mixture of juicy-sweet citrus (pineapple, mostly) and some light pine mixing with a rich, moderately sweet caramel / bran muffin kind of malt tone. Nice finishing note of dank, resinous hop oil.

Taste (4.0): Starts out with a light, citrus-pithy bitterness followed by a nice combination of rich, deep, toasted, bready malt character (like a rich, toasted, rustic, multigrain bread) with some strong, piny bitterness that carries through to the finish. There is some fruity character in the hop profile, too, which shows some banana and pineapple undertones. The hop oils finish with a moderate harshness, like a strong, concentrated citrus peel bitterness stopping just short of medicinal. The bitter finish hangs on and unfolds, thanks to the alcohol character, which shows no heat but instead turns that pith bitterness into a resinous flavor that feels almost vaporous in the finish.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Modest carbonation that tingles modestly and foams lightly going down, paired with a chewy, medium-full body. The hop oils and alcohol lend it a very dry finish, in spite of the rich malt character. This has a really, really nice mouthfeel, actually.

Overall (4.0): This is a fair amount different than what I remember it being like on tap, so I’ll have to revisit that one when I can. But they packed a lot of flavor into this beer, without a doubt. This is a very good DIPA that pairs a rich malt body with a pretty intense piny-resinous bitterness, so if you like DIPAs along that kind of “east coast” profile, this is a very good pick.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of beer2day
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this many times in the past on tap, but now available in bombers. Very fresh bombers. As in bottled 5 days ago.

Gold pour with just a hint of orange. Frothy 1-finger off white head. No retention and thin lace.

Nose is dark earth hops and syrupy malt. The two flavors combine well. Strong hop oil and a thick bread flavor.

Fresh makes a huge difference here. Hop oil and esters combine. Gets a bit floral, but not too much so. Just a hint of pine. Lots of malt backbone, but the hops come out on top. Light pepper in the finish. Strong hop oil aftertaste. Just delicious. But sneaky ... hides the abv very well.

Feel is spot on. Thick, syrupy body stands up well to the oily hop flavor.

Overall, I'll be back quick to get a few more before this batch is gone.

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Photo of jmaninacan
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Seeing Double IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
4.08 out of 5 based on 680 ratings.
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