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

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Ratings:
981
Reviews:
144
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
7.94%
 
 
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155
Gots:
250
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Photo of rolltide
4.84/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nUgZ
4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a growler into a snifter.

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a 1 finger head. Head doesn't last too long, but leaves some nice lacing.

S: This beer smells AMAZING!! If I could walk around all day with a glass of Jade in front of my nose I would. It's a mixture of fragrant hops, peach, and citrus.

T: Just like the smell, the taste is out of this world. Bitter hops up front with some fruity flavors coming next...mostly citrus flavors like orange and grapefruit.

M: Nice medium body with good carbonation. Just right for an IPA.

O: This is the best beer Foothills makes and I've had pretty much all of them. I buy at least 2 growlers of Jade every week...I guess I'm just lucky to live close to the brewery. If you like a hop-heavy fragrant IPA then this beer should be at the top of your list.

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Photo of CarolinaTripp
4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NCalement
4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Loooonie2
4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Love this beer. Smells has tropical and fruity notes. Clean finish. Beautiful Color. Taste is good. Solid IPA. Worth picking up.

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Photo of humuloner22
4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is one of my favorite IPA's. Although I would give it higher remarks had I had this one on draft. But I am also so excited they have finally released this one in bottles. It is so amazing. When you pry off that lid it hits you with tropical aromatics, pineapple, mango, and probably other fruits that I haven't been privy too. It has a strong citrus aroma, that is without a doubt. But where a lot of IPA's and pale ales have a grapefruit smell and taste this one is very tropical and mysterious. The color, is a hazy golden straw not too much carbonation but just enough.

The taste hits your front palate with the strong tropical flavors, but once it crosses the back it gets real. You have that hoppy resinous burst in the there and its got that bitterness one should embrace with an IPA, at least, you know, I do. This beer reminds me of the essence of some tropical lime mixed with a plethora of other flavors. Its a damn near perfect IPA really, but I haven't met that devil just yet, although this one is really close.

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Photo of Sheen
4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

had on draft, Citrus smell and taste with peach as the most prominent note. Just the right balance with a smooth, moderately bitter finish. This ranks right up there with freak of nature as nc's best IPAs

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Photo of Brewchaser
4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is an awesome ipa ,i would say an extra ipa , i can get it really fresh here in n. c. Totally smooth , just a different ipa that is tropical in taste and refined in mouthfeel .. If you see it do yourself a favor and pick up a bottle .. I adore this beer!

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.79/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tgeorgf
4.79/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Recently had a flight at Foothills Brewery and this seasonal easily stole the show. More in the West Coast style than Seeing Double or
Hoppyum.

A: light gold / straw. Decent lacing and nice head.
S: Sweet grapefruit, slight pine overtones. Smells awesome.
T: Great hoppy and citrusy taste up-front with a crisp finish. The hops linger for quite some time and is very enjoyable.
M: Good mouth feel , no overly carbonated and hides its 7% well.
Overall this is beer is pretty amazing. Would love to see this bottled at distributed on the East Coast. This should without a doubt be in Foothills regular rotation.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ProstMasterson
4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Believe the hype On this one

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Photo of tclipse
4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kwakwhore
4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Growler from the brewpub. Hoppy goodness abounds on the nose and on the tongue. Something really unique about the nose of this beer. My first encounter with Jade hops and the aroma and flavor says citrus in a way I've not experienced it before. Refreshingly carbonated mouthfeel. A truly extraordinary IPA which ranks among the five best I've had, including Jai Alai.

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Photo of MMOSNN
4.76/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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Jade IPA from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
4.28 out of 5 based on 981 ratings.
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