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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.


3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - 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,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freekyp (1485) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lutz2jm (105) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2088) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1481) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4026) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TimsRatings (419) - - DEC 16, 2013
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh). Pours a reddish brown. This beer is a medium - flavor and aroma of both the brown ale with a hoppy kick. It's ok, but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Draft. Smells yummy. Some nice lacing. Fairly brown. Nice finish that is not yucky. Sharp like. I enjoyed it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2013
I wonder if they are trying to replace the india brown. I loved FH india brown, but this just doesnít quite measure up to how I remember the other beer. Overall it is really good, I was just disappointed that it wasnít what I expected. Really hits the "hoppy medium" on the nose though, well balanced.


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