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Jade IPA | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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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:
#844
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
1,016
pDev:
7.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
155
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267
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Ratings: 1,016 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of mverity
3.21/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle share at Proof. Pale straw in color, white head that faded to medium collar. Aroma is a light malt bill, some grassy hops. Taste is bitter, grassy, some floral hops. Odd taste. Not very enjoyable. Light to medium body and low to med carbonation.

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Photo of PhilHarris
3.24/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of Brew33
3.25/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.28/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Diitsuku
3.3/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraftFan5
3.36/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Started off well with an attractive bright yellow, clear appearance with plenty of bubbles and off-white head. Nose was floral, but a tad weak. Beyond that, this was nothing to speak of, for me. That's not to say that it wasn't a well-crafted brew; in fact it reminded me a lot of HF's Abner and What is Enlightenment? They're just not my cup of tea. The date stamp was illegible, so perhaps it was an old bottle?

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of king75
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of CBlack85
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rgsvind
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of ali1987
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of starrdogg
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of NCbeerfan138
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheVicster
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of duvel1979
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beertunes
3.51/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Beatjunkee for throwing this in his ninja box for NBS BIF#3. 12oz bottle poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a clean, clear light gold color with less than 1/4 inch of white head that quickly dissipated and left very little lacing.

The nose was mostly citrus and floral hops, with just a hint of underlying grainy malt. Pretty similar on the tongue, with citrus hops dominating. Very light grain across most of the palate, and a bit of floral hops linger at the back.

The body was just on the light side of medium, and had very nice carbonation across the tongue, which made the lack of head on the pour even more of a surprise. Drinkability was very good, a good, enjoyable brew. Overall, an enjoyable, solid example of the style. Nicely made, and very tasty. Worth trying if you see it.

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Photo of JimKal
3.53/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap today at Foothills. I was looking forward to it after reading all the positive reviews.

This arrived with virtually no head. There was a slight citrus aroma on this amber IPA.

I would not characterize the taste as very hop forward. You could taste the hops but I've had more aggressive hop taste from DFH and Smuttynose bottle pours. I just didn't find what I was hoping for from this IPA. I have had the Hoptimum from Foothills and found it more to my liking.

Again, this is not a bad beer but it did not measure up to my expectations.

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Photo of strohme2
3.55/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy pour with a good amount of foam that laced down the glass. Initially, huge citrus nose. Taste has lots of lemon, tropical citrus and a spicy finish. The mouthfeel was all wrong for me. Very bubbly, rough and choppy. Deal breaker for me. Better IPAs out there for me.

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.58/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mendvicdog
3.58/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ElCaholicRacer
3.59/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at the brewery at the same time I sampled the "Seeing Double". The appearance was a little weak, no head to speak of, no lacing, a light yellow in color. The first thing noticed is the grapefruit. The aroma hit me before the pint was set down. The taste is more of the same, pure grapefruit, it's all I could detect. A little acidic for my liking. It was very refreshing, but I think one is all I could drink in succession. A far cry from Seeing Double, although they are not really in the same class. Prost!

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Photo of PSU_Mike
3.6/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Jade IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 1,016 ratings
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