Hoppyum IPA
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA
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IPA - American
Ranked #4,643
Ranked #24,560
3.82 | pDev: 11.26%
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States
Very Good
Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA
Notes: The recipe is simple. Take some hoppy. Add some yum. Nutty malts lend a surprisingly sweet base to copious additions of tangerine-y Simcoe™ hops. Great aroma, superior taste, clean dry finish. One sip will show you why this is our most popular beer . . . followed closely by a strong desire to take another sip.
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koopa from New Jersey

3.17/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

32oz swingtop growler received as an extra in a trade thanks to a generous BA thanks!

Appearance: Pours a reddish tinged copper with a 2 finger slightly buttery white crown that displays moderate retention and decent lace.

Smell: Practically no smell whatsoever....WTF? It's like smelling a mediocre amber ale from a bottom of the barrel brew pub.

Taste: Some sweet malt up front that is more remniscent of the type of malt tasted in a red ale or a copper ale than the caramel flavor usually associated with IPA's of this color. Finally some moderate hop bitterness that is mainly herbal and slightly grassy. The hops finish quite soapy.

Mouthfeel: On the thin side of medium bodied, with carbonation that comes off slightly seltzery.

Overall: A pretty terrible example of the style but not the most offensive beer.

Jul 25, 2011
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BodeyBaker from North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

This IPA was shockingly good and quite lives up to it's name. Very small amount of bitterness and more so of a sweet, floral and full flavored in the hop range. All in all, this is another amazing good brew from North Carolina with a perfect balance of all things bitter, sweet and full of flavor and richness. You'll find no watery weakness in this IPA.

Mar 23, 2017
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BMMillsy from Florida

3.72/5  rDev -2.6%

Bottle as a trade extra. Thanks! Pours clear golden orange with a big fluffy and creamy white head. Very pretty. Nice floral aroma that had some hay, lots of sweet mango, light grapefruit, citrus peel, nice lightly sweet malts in the backdrop. Flavor is grass, a hint of mango, sweet generic malts, a bit of funky hop presence, and a slightly off finish. Medium plus bitterness. Medium light bodied, plus carbonation, dry of the finish. Overall a perfectly pleasant IPA that would be very very good if not for the tinge of off flavor in the finish. Worth drinking.

Oct 15, 2014
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dancack from Oregon

3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

visiting east coast and came across this. Look smell and taste of an IPA. A bit more bitterness on the back end then I enjoy but it gets the job done and will be a good memory of the trip.

Aug 25, 2018
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JasonL from North Carolina

4.71/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

They started to sell this ipa at my local ALDI for a cheaper price than if i would go buy it at a local food lion or harris teeter so i picked up a six pack. I did try this beer before but never rated it. To me this ipa has perfect balance. Not to boozie, or too bitter, even though i like bitterness once and a while. It is basically a good overall ipa that has a great bitterness to sweet malty balance and i would recommend to everyone that enjoys a good ipa.

Jun 23, 2017
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barczar from Kentucky

3.57/5  rDev -6.5%

Grapefruit, resin, pine, tangerine, lightly catty notes, and a hint of caramel malt form the aroma. Tropical fruit notes of mango emerge. Fairly complex hop character. Flavor reveals more resin dominance at the base, with pine carrying into the bitter finish. Toasted malt serves only to tie the hop flavor together. Grapefruit pith and tangerine are far overpowered by the resiny hop onslaught. It's more bitter than I prefer, with a bit of harshness at the finish. Loved the aroma, but wish the fruit had carried through more prominently. The finish kills it for me.

Oct 07, 2014
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JodyPowers from Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1/16/15 bottle date. Tasted fresh. Pine aftertaste. Not a hop bomb like expected but nice balance. Great color

Mar 07, 2015
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BirdsandHops from Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear orange with about a finger of white head that recedes into a ring with little lacing.

S: Smells of pine, resin, and grassy hops.

T: Similar to the aroma, there is a blast of pine and grassy flavors from the hops with a decent bitter bite that doesn't linger around too long.

M: Medium body and carbonation that provides a bite for the bitterness and finishes pretty dry.

D: Overall, a pretty average IPA. Drinks pretty well and it's not a bad beer at all, but it's not particularly good either.

Feb 27, 2011
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elvisdoc from Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 15, 2016
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ZethOfTheNorth from Louisiana

3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz single ($1.75) from Bruisin Ales while passing through Asheville. No freshness date, but bought locally, so hopefully it's in good shape.

A: Nice bronze-orange glow. Clearly filtered. Very little head.

S: Decidedly tropical. Peach is prominent. Maybe a little mango. There's a clean, bready aroma as well.

T: The flavors of the nose are all there, but each is significantly more muted, which is a disappointment. This drinks a big more like a clean APA.

M: Thin and lacking.

O: This is close to a very good IPA, but the thin body and failure of the taste to match the aroma are weaknesses.

Jul 19, 2013
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Johnny_Duck from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Nov 07, 2013
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Vogt52 from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Aug 09, 2014
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hxcryne from North Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 01, 2016
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wilfonzo from Florida

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 02, 2020
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memphischas from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Oct 05, 2014
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outdoor7or24 from Georgia

4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into sniffer glass. Don B gave me the bottle....
A: pours a rich copper color, thick frothy khaki color+1 finger head, carbonation, sediment suspended
S: the aroma is my favorite part, its a sweet bouquet of caramel, citrus, apple, fruity, brown sugar, just fresh all around
M: medium body, slightly chewy
T: slight caramel, grapefruit, orange rind, ginger ale, citrus, hops, bitterness, crisp dry finish, hop head enjoyment
O: wow I'm impressed, sign me up a subscription to this brew as the aroma and flavor are great, truly a fine brew.

Dec 15, 2013
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BogBoyJD from Ireland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Jun 12, 2012
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tsing from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Jul 03, 2013
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willardt09 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 14, 2014
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Bmarcks31 from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 09, 2016
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oriolesfan4 from Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Apr 10, 2013
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bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

May 26, 2013
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greencovesteve from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 10, 2016
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czillmer from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Apr 08, 2014
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BcOneSeven from Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Jun 02, 2014
Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
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