Hurricane Hefeweizen | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-17-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
15.69%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of bboven
2.62/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

BRight gold but only slightly hazy body. You could really see right through the glass. There was also absolutely no head or lacing, which is a must for this style. Not quite what you're looking for in a hefe.

Big yeast action happening here, too much for my taste. The fruity undertones were more overtones and there was a pretty noticeable sulfur smell there as well.

All the flavors were there pretty well, except it was much too bitter for a hefe. It finished bitter instead of slightly fruity and that's just not what you want for this beer.

Mouthfeel was on-target.

There are a lot of things that are out-of-whack with this beer. It was palatable, but really a mutated version of the style.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a hazy gold with a finger of creamy brite-white head. Retains well around the edges with some thin wisps across the center, leaving some thick lacing behind. The aroma is not assertive at all but I still pick up notes of lemon, clove, wheat, and a bit of bubblegum yeast. I just wish that it was all a bit more prounounced than what it is.

The taste is a little more aggressive with a firm wheat base surrounded by notes of lemon citrus, spicy clove, some banana, and an underlying hop profile. Finishes dry with a touch of bitterness on the palatte. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a firm feel and poppy carbonation.

A decent Hefe offering from Foothills, I just wish that the taste, and especially aroma, where I little more memorable. Still, the crisp body and drikibility of this still remained quite refreshing and I wouldn't turn down a pint on a hot day.

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Photo of Onenote81
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at Foothills. Nice cloudy deep golden color. Absolutely no head to this at all; just a little rim around the top. Smells very citrusy with a little clove and strong wheat/yeast. Very crisp clean taste. Can definitely find the strong yeast taste, but it mellows out as I drink this. Fairly smooth and balanced. Not a bad brew from the guys at Foothills. Refreshing.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice light yellow amber with a small white head that quickly faded leaving behind no real lace. Visible carbonation was eveident in the clear liquid before me. Smell was light, with hints of a fruity citrus mixed in. Lots of grain flavors were pronouned. First impression was nice and lite with a good profile to it. Not slimey and not too light, really a good sit down session beer here. Could have been a bit more carbonated, but really a fine beer. Could definatly throw down a few of these on a warm night, and already have.

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Photo of blackie
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: Pretty clear golden in color. Just a touch of haze, but not quite as much as I'd expect or prefer. Sparse white head soon recedes most of the way.

s: This one's pretty bland overall. Citrus seems to dominate with a backing of clean wheat. Needs depth (more clove, yeast, etc.). Some might call it watery.

m: carbonation on the low side of the medium range, and the body lighter but not thin

t: Clean wheats with dominant chalky citrus notes. I seem to get some of the yeast and clove that was missing on the nose, but it's way back. Again, it's a solid hefe foundation but lacks that yeasty complexity I like so much. Lightly hopped.

d: easy enough

on-tap at the Village Draft House in Raleigh

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Photo of kkipple
3.21/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Barley's Taproom in Asheville.

Hurricane is a hazy, straw-gold beer, with a lean, still, white head. Tiny dark bubbles rise to the surface, when held to the light they're quite pretty. Your basic Hefe, could've done with more head, but that's how it arrived.

I'm slightly disappointed by the smell of Hurricane, it's just lacks the "oomph" I like in a Hefe. I get a mild orange / lemon citrus note, some yeast and malt, but everything is quite subdued. It really needs a little more sharpness, some spice (clove would be great) and a bolder wheat presence to roll with the big guys.

The flavor equally plays it safe, this is a watery Hefe (think Harpoon UFO instead of Weihenstephaner) with wheat, light malt and some banana and spice. Sadly, everything tastes muted, like I'm drinking a beer when I've got a cold. Foothills needs to crank the flavor profile on this up a notch and it'd be great. As it is, it's easy to drink, but is too tame.

The mouthfeel, as in all Foothills beers, is fine. Clean, crisp, smooth and very drinkable. If that seems like the word on all my Foothills beer reviews, it's 'cause it's true! This is one aspect they have no trouble with.

Overall, Hurricane is a decent, if bland, wheat, and would probably be a good intro to the style for beer neophytes. This could be a great beer, if Foothills decides to sharpen it up.

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Photo of WeisGuy
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Tyler's in Carrboro.

a - Very cloudy bright golden color, one-finger head with nice retention and lacing

s - big aroma of banana and clove, some orange and citrus also along with the wheat

t - banana and citrus right up front with the clove dominating the body, finish is more banana with a slight graininess, no alcohol detectable

m - light-to-medium bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp and refreshing

d - quite drinkable, perfect for the 90+ degree days we've had recently, I'm not sure what the abv is, but this goes down very easy

Another nice beer from Foothills here. Very solid hefe.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My first disappointing experience from this brewery. Came fairly clear and not much of any hefe haze going on in the glass. Slight white head that dissipitated quickly. Nose was slightly wheaty but far from aromatic. Overall, rather lifeless.

Flavor was definitely a hefe but as if it had been heavily filtered or put in cold storage for far too long. Just all the heavy hefe tones were muted. Not much in the way of cloves or citrus either. Thin mouthfeel too. I will have to give this beer another shot to see if I just got a bad keg.

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Photo of atsprings
4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just arrived at Village Draft House. The beer arrived a nice hazy straw yellow with a decent head that diminished to a ring. The aroma was strong on fresh fruits and bubble-gum. The beer was nice and crisp with good light fruit and wheat flavor. The beer was light and refreshing. A very enjoyable hefe weizen.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer arrived on the counter cloudy pale amber yellow which reminded me of pink grapefruit juice. The head was white and low, yet persisted and laced the glass.

The aroma was fruity with a banana and wheat and a nice light phenolic of clove spice.

The flavor was low fruit, namely banana, and a light clove spice character. The flavor was full of wheat and was creamy.

The finish was dry with a light lasting banana and clove into the aftertaste. The body was medium and the mouthfeel was creamy and well done with a nice carbonation level. A highly drinkable draft which was quite thirst quenching. The flavor became sweeter as the beer warmed.

Pint (well 20 ounce) at Mellow Mushroom in Boone, NC.

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Photo of nickss
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pulpy, completely opaque yellow. Looks like grapefruit juice.... a tad odd.

Faint banana and clove... a bit of citrus. Rich, yet light. My only desire is that it was a bit more pungent.

Something in the flavour is a bit off. Lots of banana, but the aftertaste is a bit coppery and corn-y. The copper becomes a bit less noticeable as the brew warms, but the corn flavour is still there.

Light and crisp mouthfeel... maybe a bit too much carbonation.

Too much carbonation to be a quaffer... still, certainly not bad.

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Hurricane Hefeweizen from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
3.57 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
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