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%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
391
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,469 |  Reviews: 354
Photo of speedvagen
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, caramel-copper coloring with a thin halo of white head. Nose of deep, resinous hops, bitter and piney throughout. Flavors are more malt forward, with rich caramel and roasted notes. Bitter hop character provides a dark, oily backbone. Smooth bodied, with a drying finish. The aftertaste is oily and resinous, with subtle citrus notes, too. Different and tasty.

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Photo of srw
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MAJ85
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gyle41386
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

Pour looks as amber as amber can get. The glass would look perfectly natural sitting on John Hammond's cane with a mosquito preserved inside it. Yes, that's a Jurassic Park reference. Just over a finger of rich white foam retains very well. The inside of the glass is plastered with sticky lacing.

Smells like equal parts citrus and pine, with a lesser portion of bready malt. Pretty standard IPA nose, really. The label boasts an all-star cast of hops (Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe), but they're not as dominant as I'd like.

Sweet and bready flavors up front give way to a piney/citrus rind bitterness that borders on being too harsh. Alcohol is not surprisingly never noticeable.

Medium bodied and appropriately carbonated. The plush head led me to believe it would be creamier than it was, but it's by no means a bad texture. Still a pretty easy drinker despite the almost off-putting finish.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chiefbender
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Almost no hop aroma. Fruity pebbles, red or rye malts. Super dry. Clean, medium finish. I feel like this is good, or borderline real good. Less hoppy, more yum.

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Photo of Bmarcks31
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of KirkFrancis
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Zonian1
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dcbeers
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of brother_rebus
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of riktronics
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Damian74
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of qcbrewer
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of struttinj
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dailyminefield
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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