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Hoppyum IPA | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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3.8/5
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1,492 Ratings
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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

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Added by oberon on 12-29-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,944
Reviews:
356
Ratings:
1,492
pDev:
11.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
404
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,492 |  Reviews: 356
Photo of brpendergast85
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden amber colored with decent clarity and a minuscule bit of foam covering part of the top of the beer. Faint piney hop aroma. The taste is much more bitter than the aroma implies. Deep pine hop flavor that definitely grows in intensity throughout the fade. The bitterness from the hops definitely pricks the tongue.

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Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweaty hops and rich hop oils. Flavor of citrus and rich hop oils. This one has a full palate, very well balanced, and superbly drinkable. One of my favorites from a fest that featured many top IPAs. This is a hidden gem.

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Photo of JayQue
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
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 AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatornation
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
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 siege06nd
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of WanderingFool
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of bcsbeer
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Florida9
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear deep amber in color. Forms about an inch or so of white foamy head. Decent retention, but virtually no lacing.

S: Rather muted scent of tropical fruit, citrus and some caramel malt. Definitely picking up the Simcoe on this one - I just wish it was more pronounced.

T: A nice blend of grapefruit bitterness and hop spiciness. Slightly sweet faint caramel malt backbone. Finishes with a moderate grapefruit bitterness.

M: On the lighter side with appropriate carbonation.

D: A fairly easy drinking beer. The bottle calls this one a "session" ale and, despite the higher alcohol content, I would tend to agree.

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Photo of Damian74
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of richj1970
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - murky orange/amber color with a thin white head that became just a ring.

S - tangerine aroma, I'm not really getting anything else.

T - tangerine sweetness upfront with citrus rind bitterness on the finish.

F - medium bodied with mild carbonation.

O - fair example of the style.

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Photo of Oakenator
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brew33
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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

Photo of ffejherb
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
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 Moses_Malone
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of JMUbrewz
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mikeincharleston
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of ncaudle
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,492 ratings
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