Foothills Hoppy Medium
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Combining the best of two great beer styles, hoppy Medium is an aggressive American Brown Ale. A roasted malty backbone with a hint of sweetness is complimented by a citrusy hop finish. It’s an IPA. It’s a brown ale. It’s a Hoppy Medium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (17239) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Keg at Barley’s Taproom, Asheville, 17/02/15. Dark chestnut brown with a decent light tan covering. Nose is biscuit, caramel, light pine, bitter tropical fruit. Taste comprises caramel malt, spice, pine, dusty hops. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop bitterness. Shades of CDA in this one! So so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (6029) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Draft at Ynot. Ruby brown with a short tan head. Aroma is hoppy with sweet malt, caramel, toasted malt and dark bread. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, toasted grains, dark bread, floral hops, hop resins and soft citrus. Body is medium with a soft creamy carbonation. Sticky bodied as well. Ends with more caramel, toasted malt, dark bread, citrus, hop resins and soft toasted nuts. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2015
New England Bucket List Trip #260. Keg at Beer Run. Pours a hazy red with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of floral hops and caramel. The taste is citrus, tropical hops and caramel malt. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Medium brown, slight head, on draft at brewpub. Aroma pine oriented hops with a hint of citrus. Flavor was a malty, slightly nutty brown ale with a good sized dose of grapefruit and pine hops. Good balance. Liked it a lot, wish more brown ales went in this direction.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scotchzombie (533) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2014
At Players Retreat Raleigh NC. Transparent red tinged brown with off white head. Fades to rim. Leggy. Aroma caramel malt. Taste is bitter fresh pine hops. light malt backbone. Bit thin. Pine hops dominate. One dimensional.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2014
One of my favorite emerging styles, this has a good brown malt and ale flavor wit a hop kick at the back end on the palate,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freekyp (1949) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2014
A very interesting take on an IPA, this one really showcases juicy citrus hops, but never comes across as bitter. Hop resins tingle the tongue in a sophisticated dance. Supported by a spicy and nutty malt backbone, Hoppy Medium does a lot of things right, and is a perfect pairing for any pub grub.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lutz2jm (274) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Good showing from foothills. Had on tap from wine 101. Good mix of brown ale and IPA. Most people will enjoy this beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Draft. Brown color with a tan head. Hoppy, sort of. Citrus in the nose with malts as well. Caramel malt flavor with a bit of grass notes. Not bad, easy drinking and not overly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Tap at Speakeasy. So methinks this is just their old India Brown with a new badge/name, but maybe the abv is a bit higher on this one and for all i know it a completely new recipe. Regardless, it’s a very solid hoppy brown ale. Nutty and only lightly sweet with some nice interplay with some cocoa, and light dank hash type hops. Easy drinking with alcohol pretty well hidden.

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