MetalNHopHead (1207) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice to make your acquaintance, Foothills (and North Carolina). Hereís to hoping we share our time in the near future. Aside from the iconic label design, itís easy to see why Hoppyum is one of the better known brews by Foothills (itís no Sexual Chocolate, mind you, but itís got a reputation nonetheless.) With a piney, citrusy, and lightly bready aroma, Hoppyum smells like a West Coast style IPA. The flavor backs it up with pineapple, grapefruit, orange, pine needles, and some biscuit malt. Balance leans toward hop-forward, but the bitterness isnít overwhelming at all. "Do you like hops?" Yes, I do, Foothills. I like you, too.
MaBeer1972 (1667) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Six pack from Food Lion in Myrtle Beach. Pours out a hazy medium amber color. Off white head that fades to almost nothing. Muddled earthy-pine-citrus aromas. Flavor is a complex mix of bitter pine, citrus, herbs and tropical fruits. Good malty backbone. Long lingering bitterness. Decent IPA.
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Thanks, Gene! "Travlr")
A- Grassy, dank, citrus, caramel.
A- Orange color, cloudy liquid, white head.
T- Citrus, resinous, pine, grassy, bitter.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish.
O- Not a bitter bomb. A nice balance to it that showed of the dank flavors along with a hint of caramel malty backbone.
dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Subdued aroma of hoppy herbal notes and caramel malts. Orangish bronze body with nice cap of foam. Burned malts and an earthy citrus taste (a little too much malt taste for me). Moderate carbonation, but overall, pretty smooth IPA.
rolfc81 (145) - - SEP 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 3/20
Good for 1 or 2, but a little hoppy for me............................................
tsd08460 (658) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: caramel, floral, passion fruit
Appearance: clear light amber, off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
Itzjerm (2062) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much aroma. But a decent ipa. Sweet Carmel with a hop bite. Good mouthfeel. A bit harsh but a good beer.
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chinchill (3888) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle served in a Unibroue snifter (from notes).
Pours a clear deep amber with a sudsy bone head. Moderate retention and lacing from this head.
Aroma: a nice complex hop aroma, clearly reflecting multiple varieties. Citrus and earthy/English (hops) notes.
Taste: like the aroma, thereís a nice mix of several hop varieties here giving this more depth and complexity that many Amer. IPAs. No shortage of malt either, there being enough to really hold the bitterness in check despite the 75 IBUs indicated on the label. The flavor starts very juicy, then more bread, herbal and earthy notes appear. The finish is again nicely citrusy, with some lingering toasted malt.
M: medium body with an exceptionally (for style) dry finish. Also quite smooth with no tongue burn.
O: A special IPA that is flavorful and satisfying. Well crafted although the substantial malt load makes this less aggressively hoppy than some may prefer. One of the best Iíve had in this style, particularly if used as a session brew.
Larry_Duffman (310) - - AUG 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had it from the bottle. The taste is a nice balance of hops, sweet malt, and grapefruit. The finish is dry, refreshing, and a little bitter. Itís a good offering.
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a large white head. Sweet citrus, nicely floral. Medium bodied, spicy malt, big floral notes. Long slow bitterness, a touch of quinine, grapefruit, and more lingering floral notes.