Hoppyum IPA | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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Hoppyum IPAHoppyum IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by oberon on 12-29-2005

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Ratings: 1,479 |  Reviews: 355
Photo of ManWithNoName
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of outdoor7or24
4.17/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of porterwoobie
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

cask ale, poured into a standard pint glass.

A: orangish amber color, slightly hazy, slime head, some lacing

S: very hoppy smell. citrus, pine, grapefruit. slight malt aroma also detected.

T: very good balance of malt sweetness and hops. tastes slightly sweet, but very hoppy. the bitterness lingers on your tongue tempting you to take the next sip.

MF: medium bodied, low carbonation, drinks very smooth (cask conditioned)

Drinkability: awesome beer. my only complaint is that this brewery is 2 hours from my house.

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Photo of LRMunday
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to khiasmus for a growler of this brew in a trade. Pours dark amber with a nice head. Smells mostly of citrus hops. Taste is mostly citrus hops but very smooth. ABV is reasonable & the beer is very drinkable so this would be a great session IPA. Recommended.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Brewpub, Sept. 2010:

A - Very nice dark amber color with a very nice white head. The only downside was that it dissipated too quickly.

S - Aroma was a nice citrus hop aroma.

T - Taste was really good, deep, rich hop, floral and citrus. Very good.

M/D - Good feel, medium body, good carbonation and very easy to drink with a nice bitter aftertaste. Overall, a very good IPA from an excellent brewer. I would recommend any beer from this brewer.

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Photo of Keith27614
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of detlefchef
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A lovely, brilliant orange color with a fine, hazy head.

Smells just like it ought to with bright notes of pine and citrus.

Nothing wrong with the taste, it's just not as exciting as the nose but it has a nice weight on the palate and is, all in all a very fine example of the style.

That being, assertive but not needlessly bitter.

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Photo of GregStoner
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgreenearrow
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a translucent golden amber color with a 1/2' white head forming at the top of the pour. Some lacing remains on the sides of the glass.

S: The nose is dominated by citrus hops. Some slight pine and floral notes are present as well.

T: Some sweetness of malt and caramel at the outset of the sip. Bitterness hits the sides of the tongue towards the middle of the sip, transitioning into hearty maltiness. Citrus begins the finish and moves into floral bitterness.

M: This is a light bodied beer, honestly it's a little too light for an IPA. Carbonation is good.

Overall, this is an excellent IPA. The flavors are complex and well balanced. The only complaint is the lightness on the tongue, but it is an IPA that I will gladly drink again.

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Photo of magic_swaggin
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of botham
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at Revolution in Charlotte, NC. pours a rich amber color, mildly hazy with one finger of loose off white head. great retention and rocky lacings.

aroma is thick with piney hops and light caramel malts. very fresh on the hop side with a supurb coniferous character. the profile basks in its hop notes. solid.

taste follows the nose with a light carbonation and a wonderfully piney character. goes down on a semi-dry note with residual pine and a touch of caramel malt.

mouthfeel is medium bodied and mildly dry with a solidly hoppy character. very hoppy for the amount of bitterness.

drinkability is solid. hoppy with an easy going and very rich profile. goes down smooth and only mildly bitter. a nice IPA that does all the right things well. cheers!

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a pretty clear amber with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent white head that leaves substantial lacing. Hoppy aroma has a yeasty overtone and earthy and grassy notes plus a hint of malt. Flavor has a grassy, herbal overtone, some hops, some malt, and an earthy underpinning with a whisper of fruit. Smooth texture has average body and a decent amount of fizz. Definitely a worthy IPA.

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Photo of m35k
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jazzfan333
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Brixx at Blakeney.

A - dark golden yellow with a bit of haze. Great lacing.

S - surprisingly mild for this IPA - this is definitely one area where this beer could be improved, very light citrus hop aroma, whereas I was expecting (looking forward to getting hit over the head) with citrus hop aromas.

T - the beer makes up for in taste what it lacks in aroma, excellent citrus hop flavors of grapefruit, and pine backed up by just the right malt backbone.

M - medium and creamy mouthfeel - very nice for an IPA

D - at 6.30% ABV this is dangerously drinkable.

This is yet another great IPA - worth seeking out. While it is not as good as its big brother DIPA from Foothills (Seeing Double IPA), it is very good nonetheless...

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Photo of weaselface89
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thagr81us
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served from tap at the brewpub into a Foothills shaker from a mispour to another customer. Pours a clear red orange with a one finger white head. There was no apparent lacing evident. The aroma was comprised of subtle malt and hops. The flavor was of subtle malt and a nice hop spice. It was light on the palate with low carbonation. Overall it was a nice and smooth IPA. Had a superb feel on my palate and was very refreshing flavor. Would and will drink this one again for sure.

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Photo of Crimkj
4.13/5  rDev +9%

Photo of kwakwhore
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Mellow Mushroom in Boone NC. Gold color with lots of clarity and white head which leaves lacing down the glass.
Citrus and pine aromas in the nose. Nice bitterness in the flavor which is somewhat balanced by some biscuit malt and a bit of sweet malt, but the hops carry the day in the end.
Nicely carbonated with a refreshing mouthfeel which is on the light side.
Perilously easy to drink. Goes down so nicely and is very refreshing.
I could drink this beer all afternoon and would have if I hadn't had to leave. My first Foothills beer but it won't be my last.

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Photo of nickss
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Light orange with a moderate head. Head quickly subsides to a thin cap. Nice lacing all around.

Grassy hop aroma. Wish the aroma was a bit more pungent, but oh well.

Floral hop flavour... wonderfully balanced. A bit of grass in the backbone... very outdoorsy tasting.... very nice.

Excellent mouthfeel.... moderate thickness with moderate carbonation.... very nice.

With a relatively low abv and a robust, yet refined hop profile, this brew would make an excellent session beer.

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Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psycHOPathy
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rich amber body, finely carbonated half in head fading quickly
Big sweet mango smell. Hops, tangerine, orange clover honey. Sort of smells amber-ish. Some caramel notes
Candied cirtus with a hint of pine. Very fruity sweet hops. Mango, orange, grapefruit
A little dry but otherwise a fine medium body
I like this beer a lot, but the dryness and bitter aftertaste are noticeable weak points

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Photo of JuliusPepperwood
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Paincane
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 22 oz bomber purchased at Tasty in Raleigh on a recent trip there. Poured into pint glass. Clear amber color with two finger tan head producing clingy lace with great retention.
S: Floral, citrus, bread aromas are all evident on the nose.
T: Citrus, grapefruit and orange up front with malt backbone and breadiness in middle and a clean dry hoppy bitter finish.
M: Medium bodied and moderatley carbonated. Well balanced.
O: Very enjoyable IPA with good nose and taste. Would definitely enjoy again.

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Photo of SylviaFaye
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bubbly three-finger head rests atop of a golden honey body. Foothills definitely knows how to make an attractive looking beer. The nose is lightly hoppy and grassy with a floral edge. The taste, at first sweet and delicate like dandelion tea bursts into lightly-hopped, slightly medicinal, grassy notes at the finish. The bitterness does not overpower the initial flavors, creating an harmonious balance of naughty and nice.

I can still remember the first time that I had this IPA on a cold Halloween evening in 2011 with a cute guy pulled close to me on the couch at a crowded bar. It set the mood then, and it's certainly giving me considerable pleasure now, even after 3 years. Way to go Foothills! This one's a winner!

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Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
3.79 out of 5 based on 1,479 ratings.
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