Jade IPA | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

Jade IPAJade IPA
BA SCORE
95.5%
Liked This Beer
4.26 w/ 1,002 ratings
Jade IPAJade IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States
foothillsbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Macky20 on 02-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#785
Reviews:
149
Ratings:
1,002
Liked:
957
Avg:
4.26/5
pDev:
7.98%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
157
Gots:
261
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 1,002 |  Reviews: 149
Photo of moodenba
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle of Jade IPA cooled to about 55 F (Foothills brewing; 7.4% alcohol) drunk September, 2017. Deep amber body with moderate head and some lacing. Aroma not pronounced.

The main event for this ale is the flavor. It has a big, deep integrated hoppy flavor with a fine malt body. Extremely drinkable. There is no hint of the hefty alcohol in the flavor. This is a standout ale.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in an IPA glass

This beer pours a hazy amber color with golden highlights. It is topped with an inch of tan head that never quite goes away leaving rings of lacing.

I smell citrus as soon as I crack it open. Once decanted I get the citrus as well as a healthy dose of bready malt.

It starts out with citrus. I get some malt through the middle and just when I think that it is evening out some pine kicks in the finish leaving a bitter aftertaste.

It has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

A solid IPA. I loved the mouthfeel.

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Photo of AMarkle6524
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crewfan1952
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.28/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutBruin2
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uncleotis
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours very clear like apple juice. I can't remember the last time I poured an IPA so clear. The nose is deep in thick hops as is the taste. This beer is crisp and clean with a very quick ending finish.

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Photo of Ericsotsky
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Glowingz
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vagrandpa
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

First one I tried when visiting BOD for the summer. Found refreshing, and want I g to try more local brews!

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Photo of Markc72
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stadmo1
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SMKilp
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of F1Rumors
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Strongly reminiscent of the Revolution brewery's take on West Coast IPA, this was a pleasant and drinkable beer, and one I would happily return to.

If there is a downside, the relatively high alcohol content means that you are limited on how many you can enjoy in a single sitting!

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Photo of Dieseltech1982
3.79/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ok, but I prefer Foothills' Hoppyum. Smooth and drinkable, but not my everyday IPA. I really don't see what the hype is all about. Would definately order again, but not if there were other options.

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Photo of RTaylor5
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shanty76
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Redman414
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pdidds10
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Highfill
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sisterofba
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacMalt
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into IPA glass. It pours a clear, golden-honey color with two fingers of foamy, milk-white head and generous lacing. It's very fragrant with melon, mango, tangerine, lemon, honey, sweet malt, and a whiff of pine. The taste is a delicious blend of sweet tropical fruit, sweet malt, moderately bitter hops. The tangerine and tropical fruit up front is tangy and it competes with the sweet honey. At first sip, the hops don't seem very bitter but I quickly noticed that they leave a decidedly bitter after taste. The flavors just work well together. This ale has a pleasing, almost silky mouth feel with lively carbonation, and the ABV of 7.4% gives it heft but doesn't overwhelm. It's so easy to drink! Overall, Jade is a well-balanced, delicious southern-style IPA. It deserves its world-class rating.

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Jade IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 95.5% out of 100 with 1,002 ratings
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