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:
1,463
Reviews:
353
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
386
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,463 |  Reviews: 353
Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of JayQue
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

OK AIPA, nothing special. Pours a hazy orange color. A hard pour gives you a big frothy antique white head with fairly good retention. There are some thick bands of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is fairly mild....no big hoppy presence here. Some bitterness and some biscuity malt.

Flavor is about the same. There is some bitterness, some dry biscuity malt and a little sweetness from caramel malt. Didn't get any distinctive Simcoe hop aroma or flavor. The overall beer is malt forward with the bitterness more in the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and a little dry. RIch enough for an AIPA.

Overall pleasant but there are SO MANY better AIPAs out there.

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

Photo of AD17
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of ffejherb
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler into shaker pint on 10/21/09. Thanks to FooFaa for sharing.

A - Poured a clear, two-tone amber/copper-tinged body with tiny bubbles of carbonation and almost three full fingers of frothy beige foam that retained well and deposited thick, sticky lace all around the glass.

S - Malty nose with sweet caramel and slight burnt sugars as well as some toasted grains. Hops take on a spicy personality with a hint of pine. A waft of alcohol meanders in the background.

T - Spicy kick with sticky, piney hops backed by sweet caramel malt. A burnt sugary sweetness emerges in the middle, then finishes with a toasted grainy character.

M - Medium bodied with a syrupy texture and moderate carbonation, perhaps a tad watery overall. Dry, lingering bitter finish.

D - Solid IPA that I'd imagine is even better on tap. The nose was a bit more malt-forward and muted than I was expecting, but this one still delivered.

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Photo of mikeincharleston
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of calcnerd
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Brew33
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of ncaudle
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of gatornation
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

on tap at pangea in Avon,NC clear golden orange with a thin head, smell's of citrus,tangerine and slight mango, taste follows the nose but with a more biiter rind of citrus,lower carbonation with a bitter dry finish, tgis is a good IPA worthy of a try its just not one im seeking out

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Photo of lillitnn92
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Damian74
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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 dsshuck
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of MacQ32
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Deuane
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Clear deep copper with a thin off-white head that leaves nice lacing.

S-Light citrus hop aroma with some pleasant biscuity malt.

T-An intense citrus and piney hopiness with a very well done crisp and dry combination that works very well. Nice lingering bitterness.

M-Medium bodied with a nice crispness.

D-A very well done straight up A IPA. Nothing too much to add to make this one better...maybe some massive dry-hopping!

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Photo of Sean9689
2.68/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

22oz bottle thanks to Mike. Poured into Bruery tulip.

A - Pours copper, white head, spotty lacing, whispy retention.

S - Bitter hops, some malt, some astringent notes. Meh.

T - Ugh. Hops, slight malts, some medicinal notes, herbal notes. Not really all that good.

M - Medium, good carbonation, oily finish.

D - Not good...at all. Why is this beer even close to an A?

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Photo of LeeEvolved
3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of msubulldog25
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, poured to a pint glass. Opened late on a warm Saturday afternoon in the backyard. Thanks, Metalmonk, for the chance to try a new IPA!

A: Coppery-orange, with a hint of redder fire; quite clear/filtered, which shows off a plentiful carbonation. Sturdy blob of ivory fluff, a finger's worth that takes a couple minutes to fade. Excellent lace, sticking seafoam bands.

S: Malty and dry, a subtle crackerbread, vague hints of grass and herbs, but virtually NO HOPS. Unbelievable that this is a 70 IBU IPA, a malty sweetness - had this been called an English Pale Ale I'd have bought it. Underwhelming.

T: Surprisingly malty (though not as surprising after smelling a couple times). Cracker dryness tempered with a nice spicy greenness, almost peppery. On the downside, a little metallic/brassy, too.

M: Nice texture: mildly crisp, yet silky and steadily/creamily carbonated. Feel is good enough for me, not overly crisp nor dull. Thinner feel, but because I like the effervescent smoothness, a '4' seems fair.

O: Hmmmm. Not all that impressive, especially as I'm comparing it to Northwest/West Coast IPAs... unfair, perhaps, but it happens when you live in Oregon. Reading back on older reviews this beer sounds pretty amazing when on draft (and the brewery itself commands repect for Sexual Chocolate, et al); the bottled version, however, disappoints somewhat? Hopp-Yum? More like Hopp-HoHum...

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of koopa
3.17/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

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Photo of bcsbeer
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
3.79 out of 5 based on 1,463 ratings.
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