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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Photo of barczar
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%

Grapefruit, resin, pine, tangerine, lightly catty notes, and a hint of caramel malt form the aroma. Tropical fruit notes of mango emerge. Fairly complex hop character. Flavor reveals more resin dominance at the base, with pine carrying into the bitter finish. Toasted malt serves only to tie the hop flavor together. Grapefruit pith and tangerine are far overpowered by the resiny hop onslaught. It's more bitter than I prefer, with a bit of harshness at the finish. Loved the aroma, but wish the fruit had carried through more prominently. The finish kills it for me.

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Photo of Fordknox
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of bufante
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of memphischas
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jsausley
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%

A potent and aromatic beer that is full of lovely, heady hop flavor. This is a top hops beer, with a nice nose and a really strong mouthfeel of bitterness that is not lingering and overpowering. For a low ABV IPA, it is has a lovely profile and it is significantly unique. A very enjoyable, thick flavor of hops, grapefruit and citrus notes covered a nice delectable malt base. Very impressive selection.

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Photo of Tarheel219
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of rjs246
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Clemsontiger81
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of BlackNotesIII
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
2.5/5  rDev -34%

Photo of pjkelley82
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Swane
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of qcghost
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of bmoraymond
3.98/5  rDev +5%

Photo of kaelingirl
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

A 12 oz bottle picked up at Brusin Ales in Asheville, NC

A - Amber with some clarity. Half a finger of head.

A - Balance between bitter and citrus hops. Fairly sweet

T - A well balanced hoppy brew! Grapefruit and citrus flavors are balanced with the malty backbone. Bitter aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied and very well carbonated. Oily and slick

O - A very good well balanced IPA, but it doesn't close the deal like the top of the line IPA's do. But its close.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of rolltide
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of TheKOshow
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of 2oothguy
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Jimbo56
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Kyle_Rampage
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Tyler_Cox
4.68/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Necronomad
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Gmann
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light amber color with a small tight off-white head. Not much lacing on the glass.

Nice grapefruit and pine hop aroma. Some tropical fruit and apricot notes as well. A hint of honey sweetness from the malt. A bit too much on the sweet side for my preference.

Similar taste as in the aroma, except much more earthy. Light grapefruit and a rather large pine burst kick things off. There is a bit of pineapple to provide some sweetness. Finishes with an aspirin/resiny note. The beer hits a pretty wide spectrum of hop flavors. The malt is substantial but doesn't really affect the flavor except to provide a bready base to balance the hops.

Moderate body with fizzy carbonation. Quite bitter on the palate but not overly so. A bit dry in the finish. A little lingering bitterness but not awful. 3.75

A very solid bitter IPA.

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