Jade IPA
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

Jade IPAJade IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #50
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,109
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 7.98%
Reviews:
166
Ratings:
1,088
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Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  154
Gots
  295
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Reviews by moodenba:
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moodenba from New York

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.

Sep 16, 2017
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joe1510 from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bomber

Big huge thanks to Wil for sending me one of my favorites from NC! Jade is a beauty of a beer. 24kt gold in color, it glimmers, while a few streams of carbonation swirl to the surface. The dirty white head is silky on the pour but becomes craggy and rocky as it settles. The foam has an eggshell sheen and leaves chunky lacing clung to the glass.

The nose on this beer is so unique. It's all sorts of jammy upfront, both orange and grapefruit. That's always inviting but the uniqueness comes in the form of a very floral, almost perfume driven, hoppiness that joins the jam. There are even exotic tea like qualities present. This unique hoppiness is draped over a bready and softly sweet caramel backbone. Inviting, to say the least.

As floral as the nose is, the flavor profile is as resinous. It's resinous upfront before being joined by the jamminess mentioned above. The citrus brightens from jam to pith as it moves through and those floral qualities open up on the backend. The hop profile is both expressive and deep. Again, that is all draped over a sturdy, bready malt backbone with a kiss of caramel sweetness. Soft, clean alcohol adds a peppery bite.

The feel of this IPA is that of wrapping yourself in velvet. The body is plush and luxurious but never heavy or cloying, as a matter of fact it dries up very well on the swallow. Bitterness never extends beyond moderate and lingers until the next drink. Drinkability is off the charts like most of Foothills offerings. Thumbs up.

Jade is a great IPA from the folks at Foothills. It's unique in nearly every aspect but the nose really sets it apart from other IPAs. Great balance, depth, dryness, and lingering bitterness make this a winner in my book. Thanks again, Wil!

Mar 13, 2015
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Korbynlehr from Kentucky

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.

Aug 02, 2017
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Franziskaner from Missouri

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Somewhat hazy light golden hued with a quarter inch thick head of white frothy foam. Brussels lacing. Gentle pine like hop aroma. There's definitely a prevalent pine like hop flavor. This is a great everyday IPA. Mouth is sticky and the bitterness prickles the tongue. Front of the palate is a gentle pine hop burn followed by a nice light malt backbone and a gentle hop burn on the fade.

Feb 25, 2014
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CuriousMonk from District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Dec 05, 2013
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Rion from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Mar 18, 2013
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TahoeTweezed from District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

May 06, 2014
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daveserv from Georgia

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

Nov 11, 2017
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stereosforgeeks from Virginia

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

May 02, 2015
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HOMEPL8 from Virginia

3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aug 04, 2015
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sachie23 from New York

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

Sep 15, 2016
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Crimkj from South Carolina

2.6/5  rDev -39%

Nov 30, 2014
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Justin4498 from North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dec 03, 2017
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jamvt from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Jul 25, 2014
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

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

Bottle poured into a Euro .25l stange

Clear golden yellow, active carbonation, thick dense one finger foam cap, good, sticky lacings

Aroma of floral, citrus, and a bit of grapefruit notes

Taste of tropical, citrus, and a bit of sweetness

Smooth, slight hop linger, no bite

Good beer

May 07, 2016
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Eziel from Ohio

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

Sep 12, 2016
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AAYeste from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -12%

Jun 30, 2014
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PseudoLin from North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 17, 2018
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shivtim from Georgia

3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jul 04, 2016
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flyersfan900 from Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Mar 18, 2015
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FrankHammer from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12%

Mar 17, 2014
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cd34 from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 24, 2017
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TheHexIsReal from North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 13, 2018
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lastmango from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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bcrossan from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Sep 28, 2013
Jade IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
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