Jade IPA | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Macky20 on 02-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
987
Reviews:
146
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
7.94%
 
 
Wants:
155
Gots:
252
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 987 |  Reviews: 146
Photo of F1Rumors
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
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 -11.4%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shanty76
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Redman414
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pdidds10
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Highfill
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sisterofba
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacMalt
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
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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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wc94wc
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KrisLambert
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chicagobeerguy
3.77/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Very hazy, orangy opaque body, a thin white head, quite bubbly

S: Typical IPA smell, with more juicy orangy notes prevelent, hints of honey, reminds me of Alpha Hive

T: Taste replicates the smell and look. Very muddled beer with no distinct crisp flavors, too "juiced up" IMO. Big on the orange flavor.

F: Under carbonated for my liking, smooth though but not crisp

O: I don't know what it is but for some reason the hazier IPA's just don't really do it for me. I like something a little more crisp and with a bite. I enjoy other Foothills brews but this one just doesn't do it for me.

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Photo of DerekCarruth
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bushman71
4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

If you like IPAs, this is one to try. Not a ton of bite, a little fruit hints, tasty.

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Photo of En29356
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RochefortChris
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benish
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffmck09
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.58/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nick_perry
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The more sophisticated Foothills IPA. Fairly light in color. Head subsides quickly. Notice more floral notes and a bit sweeter than Hoppyum.

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Photo of MAJ85
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Jade IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
4.28 out of 5 based on 987 ratings.
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