Hoppyum 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 IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by oberon on 12-29-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,469
Reviews:
354
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
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44
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391
For Trade:
2
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look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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2.11/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish snifter. Undated

A- pours a very slightly cloudy orange with a one finger white head. Uninspiring, but nice

S- very mild orange, citrus hop aroma. Boring and weak

T- mild bitterness. Must be an old bottle, because there isn't a ton of flavor. Bah

M- really really thick...syrupy. Ugh

O- dating your bottles would help, Foothills.

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look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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Pours nicely, but this is simply just raw hops to me. Just overpoweeing hops with much skunky bite. the mouth feel is not bad but just not the right combination of hops buscuit and malt. Bought local on a vacation and was let down. Enjoyed sweetwatee al local beer much more.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

poured into a GI goblet (no other clean glasses!!)

A.

Beer pours a clear amber color with about a fingers worth of off-white head that dissipates into a small ring around my glass. Some nice bubbles floating to the top however probably attributed to my choice of glass.

S.

A little weak for an IPA. Seems more like a pale ale. Slightly sweet bready malts with a little citrus to it. For the style, nothing special, but if I was told this was a regular old pale ale, it would get some decent marks.

T.

Up front bitterness...a little earthy (pine, grass, etc) moving into some slightly sweet malts. Maybe a tad too malty, like you get from an older IPA, however this bottle is only about a month ago.

M.

Almost medium bodied with good carbonation. Beer is very crisp/clean with a slightly dry finish. Pretty refreshing, but not what I want from an IPA.

O.

Nothing special. This bottle is relatively fresh and I doubt I'd enjoy it a whole lot better even if I had it on tap. A nice extra and glad I tried it, but taste more like a APA than an IPA (and it would be a pretty decent APA!). A good beer to have on a hot day...I'll give it that.

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2.64/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

bottled: unknown

A: Pours a honey colored ale with excellent clarity. Single finger of off-white foam caps this and falls in a couple minutes to a quilt of the same. persistent, albeit inconsistent lacing.

S: wood, green apples, pine, resin, hints of grapefruit rind. Malt in the background, subdued but resonant. Vienna malt profile.

T: Woody (again), with metal, hints of resin. Actually surprisingly one-dimensional to me. The hops seems to mostly been added in the latter half of the boil, and don't add much to the brew IMO. As an IPA, I feel this doesn't meet the US standard. As a pale ale, yes, but not as an IPA.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. middle of the road.

O: Underwhelming. Would try again, wish I knew the bottle date.

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Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
3.79 out of 5 based on 1,469 ratings.
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