Jade IPA
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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From:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #66
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,149
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 8.02%
Ratings:
1,103
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 26, 2022
Added:
Feb 06, 2011
Wants:
  152
Gots:
  296
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Jade IPAJade IPA
Notes: None
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4.26 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania on Apr 26, 2022
 
4.16 by Cdips from North Carolina on Apr 20, 2022
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4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by hopsthemovie

What most West Coast IPAs wish they were. Uses its hops beautifully, boldly, and with finesse, as opposed to cramming them into some sticky pour you have to fight to finish. Nose is pretty one-dimensional but delicious. Flavors of tropical fruits (pineapple, coconut, papaya), citrus (grapefruit without the pith), pine bitterness, and just enough peppery spice to make it stand out at the end. Up there with Raging Bitch.

Nov 03, 2021
 
4.24 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Oct 20, 2021
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4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Peach63 from New York

Pours golden with a 1.5" white head, which lasts. Moderate lacing. Slight haze.

Aroma is floral, orange, lemon, grapefruit, slight grass.

Taste is grapefruit, lemon, pine, black pepper.

Medium body, lively carbonation. Dry, resinous finish.

Another very good IPA.

Oct 19, 2021
 
4.15 by hotwired from New Jersey on Sep 20, 2021
 
4.16 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Sep 05, 2021
 
3.91 by lochraneg from New Hampshire on Aug 03, 2021
 
4.28 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jul 05, 2021
 
4.51 by _Adam_ from Maryland on May 24, 2021
 
4.24 by sdjkp from Connecticut on Mar 01, 2021
 
4.25 by Chasecrandell from New York on Jan 30, 2021
 
4.34 by Wiffler27 from North Carolina on Dec 30, 2020
 
4.25 by msondel from Massachusetts on Nov 27, 2020
 
4.4 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania on Aug 10, 2020
 
3.75 by lsudduth from Ohio on Jul 01, 2020
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3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by patre_tim from Thailand

Old style double IPA. Golden With a hint of haze and moderate carbonation, topped with a finger off white head.

It smells of skunk and pineapple.

The taste is a pineapple decent amount of malt biscuit backbone , and an intensely bitter grapefruit rind.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

I got this in Asheville, North Carolina and I’m having it in Clyde North Carolina May 16, June 16, 2020.

Jun 17, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by SmokySignals from North Carolina

12 oz bottle poured into glass -
bold light clear golden, wonderful foamy white head leaves lacing behind...
lots of nice hoppy aromas of the typical ipa, with an elegant note
Taste follows, and is sweet, light bitter, the elegance is also in the flavor and feel.
A really good example of this widely attempted style. 95-97 seems right for this

Jun 04, 2020
 
4.21 by Justinbshelton from Alabama on May 29, 2020
 
4.39 by b-ri11 from North Carolina on May 03, 2020
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4.72/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
by mquigley98

Excellent, high quality and easy drinking IPA, considering the ABV. Have had out of bottle and on tap. As a Winston Salem local, this is one of Foothill’s best. Smell, look, and feel are magnificent. It’s hard to describe, but you really get the “Jade” feeling with the taste. Just the right amount of bitterness to give it the character of an IPA but not overbearing with an ABV in the sweet spot to get you feeling right. Would highly recommend to anybody!

Apr 23, 2020
 
3 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Apr 19, 2020
 
4.16 by shreead from Pennsylvania on Dec 25, 2019
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3.82/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by hman43 from North Carolina

Look: It pours golden in color and is clear. It has a pillow white head. Head retention is very good.

Smell: It has aromas of citrus and orange.

Taste: The flavor feature citrus, pine, and some stone fruits. It has a background of grainy sweetness.

Feel: It is medium bodied with a moderately bitter finish.

Overall, the citrus, orange and stone fruit work well together.

Dec 15, 2019
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4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a nice light amber golden color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has generous resin and piney hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a generous and well balanced resin and piney flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A very good American IPA

Oct 20, 2019
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3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by DenverHopHead from Colorado

Poured from a 12oz bottle with a bottled on date of 9/30/19; into a pint glass.
Appearance- clear and gold like apple juice, some bubbles hold a very thin white head. Lacing is surprisingly decent.
Smell- delightful citrus and floral hop aroma!
Taste - decadent grapefruit and tropical fruit (pineapple and mango) flavor profile, with just a slight malt backing!
Feel - bitter, flavorful and extremely easy drinking!
Overall- very tasty, fruitful and spot on mouthfeel, but doesn’t necessarily separate a lot from the pack.

Oct 17, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Sadgasmic from North Carolina

Great beer for the price. Love the fruitiness it has.

Sep 07, 2019
 
4.12 by BTexpress from Georgia on Jul 29, 2019
 
3.85 by kcrumle18 from South Carolina on Jun 24, 2019
 
3.6 by Budlum from Maryland on Jun 05, 2019
 
2.99 by DOCRW from Washington on Jun 01, 2019
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3.52/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by jonwiseman from Florida

The totality is greater than the parts. Very noticeable orange peel taste and smell. Pours light copper in color. Semi unfiltered. Lacy which speaks to a decent hop content. Good beer. Numerically id rate it 87-90 out of 100.

May 23, 2019
 
3.89 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on May 22, 2019
 
4.07 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on May 02, 2019
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4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by ovaltine from Indiana

Beautiful golden color with some hop haze, all underneath a dense eggshell colored head. Gorgeous beer. Nose features a heaping helping of dan, piney hop notes, which translate directly to the taste. World-class stuff here.

The mouthfeel is full and more than a bit oily. I’m really glad I had the chance to try this magnificent beer.

Apr 08, 2019
 
4.65 by Categart from Pennsylvania on Apr 07, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by lastmango from Pennsylvania

Poured a deep hazy yellow with a two finger frothy head that quickly dissipated to a thick film. Aroma is tropical citrus and pineapple. Initial light malt with a burst of tropical citrus and balanced piney hops on the finish. The feel is a bit thick but still in the moderate range with medium carbonation. While this is very refreshing, it is not crisp. This is a great balanced IPA that is very drinkable. The brew hides the higher ABV well.

Apr 01, 2019
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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

Extremely solid, well-made IPA from Foothills! Hoppy, piney, everything you'd want in an IPA!

Mar 24, 2019
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4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

Oh f××k yes!
Pours a dark yellow color with a nice head.
Overtone of piney hop aroma that follows through to the taste.
A slightly bitter taste through the aftertaste is not off-putting, most likely due to the high 7.4% abv.
This is simply the best IPA I have ever drank. Ranks a 9.5 out of 10 on the would you like to sit down with a 12 pack of this brew scale.

Mar 08, 2019
 
4.5 by Aquatherm_SE from Alabama on Mar 07, 2019
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