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:
989
Reviews:
146
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
7.94%
 
 
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156
Gots:
255
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Photo of Rpm0003
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopDropTheElder
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MMOSNN
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look - golden yellow with a two-finger white head that has nice retention and a good amount of silky lacing.
Smell - grapefruit, pineapple, orange, pine resin, sweet caramel malts.
Taste - pine resin is most prominent, but you also get sweet caramel and bready malts along with notes of grapefruit. It finishes with caramel malts and grapefruit citrus.
Feel - great carbonation and a thick chewy body.
Overall, this IPA balances hop complexity with solid malty notes while also being crisp, which is something I appreciate from the style, and the body of this beer is perfectly chewy and smooth.

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Photo of BeerRay
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an IPA glass. Clear golden straw color with a nice foamy white head. Great retention and wispy laces. Huge tropical aromas of pineapple, mango, orange, and a bit of pine. The taste followed suit with big tropical fruit flavors and moderate bitterness. Mild malt presence and great feel. Just awesome.

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

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yancey82
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Angerhaus
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CarolinaBorn80
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of shivtim
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevindp9
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith27614
3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So, how many hop-heads have become jaded by IPA? One sure way to overcome the malaise is to get jaded the Foothills way. Leading with Pacific Jade hops and a complementary array of Citra and Chinoook ensures a high tropical, citrus and earthy balance to shake hop lovers back to their senses.

Jade pours a common hazy golden amber hue and it carries a frothy, persistent, off-white head that hosts an array of citrus, tropical and grassy aromas. To taste, the upstart is toasted and crusted of caramel and savory breads- seemingly granola-like to the early palate.

As the sweet and savory upstart relaxes, the hops quickly take command- charging in with red grapefruit, tangerine, mango, pineapple, passionfruit, kiwi and melon. Off of creamsicle, the taste takes an herbal, grassy and woodsy turn as the final flavors are sharply resinous with torn pinecone, fresh grass clippings and an overall herbal dankness.

Medium-bodied and trailing with a touch of caramelized sweetness, the beer trends hop-dominant with a strong hop grip in the gullet. Very bitter and on a drying trend, the finish is long with stemmy, piney hops and with an afterglow of citrus peels.

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Photo of jonbonfondle
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EEscobar
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bears
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Davidstan
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Grapefruit oh so subtle but glorious. I like this ipa a lot. Notes of mango and grapefruit come thru for me but may just be me. Gets better as it warms in your glass. Will buy again if i can find it.

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Photo of Duff_ny
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 311bulldog
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sebas
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thomasjohne
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow! What a taste. This is a 2 x 4 of hoppyness to your tastebuds.

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

Jade IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
4.28 out of 5 based on 989 ratings.
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