Foothills Hoppy Medium
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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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. Itís an IPA. Itís a brown ale. Itís a Hoppy Medium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9618) - Free Union, Virginia, 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 (3395) - 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 (385) - 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 (1874) - Washington DC, 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 (1552) - 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 (165) - 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 (2104) - 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 (4002) - 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, itís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1500) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
On tap at Hutch & Harris during Big Eat Winston-Salem. Pours dark brown with ruby hues and a creamy beige head. Aroma has moderate notes of pine and citrus, primarily orange peel. Slight chocolate and caramel notes. Flavor is heavy on the pine and citrus, medium on the caramel, next to nothing on the chocolate. Pine hop sting with orange and lemon zest finish.This is way more IPA than brown ale, but itís good if youíre going for that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4209) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Soft reddish copper brown with one finger of tan head. Nose is quite hoppy, lots of citrus rind and tropical fruit skins. Slick fruity hop flavor with a sharp finish. Tastes like thereís fruit juice in it.... Medium light body and dry finish.

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