Zeswaft (1481) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottles. Well, nearly ten years after leaving W-S I returned to the south to find that Foothills has made quite a name for themselves. This almost there but a pretty heavy malt profile that makes me want to move on to something else. Piney and grassy but very full bodied and malty.
cards04 (2374) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark golden. Aromas are pine hops.. But as it warms more citrus and tropical notes emerge. Flavors are sweet and fruity, corn syrup, pineapple. A nice smooth hop finish.
pino (32) - - JAN 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Full body heavy on the pallet. Mostly bitter with little citrus flavor and aroma. Noticeable piney notes with piney aromas.
Enwiebe (204) - - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/16/15. Draft at Blue Note. Solid IPA. Light nose but very solid hop flavor. Not bitter even though the alcohol is in the 6% range. Very drinkable.
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bigguns22 (728) - Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
If you like a earthy ipa this is for you. Pour is medium amber with a small cream colored head. Aroma is earthy and pine. A earthy,hoppy,lite malt and citrus flavored iPad that is dry and bitter.
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a Chimay goblet.
A: Pours a hazy copper color. Thereís about a finger worth of white-colored head, retaining itself decently. A thin collar remains around the glass, leaving some spotty lacing behind.
S: I have to say, the malt backbone here is pretty interesting. Itís bringing brown sugar, candy, caramel, and even some cherry esters - when combined with the grapefruity hops, itís almost like a low-ABV barleywine. Iím not always a fan of malty IPAs, but these guys did a good job making this work.
T: The initial grapefruit tasted on the palate quickly turns herbal/floral near the finish. Itís fairly bitter, but not so much to where itís oppressive. Post-swallow, it becomes slightly malty, revealing an aftertaste of toffee, caramel, candied sugar, and even the occasional ester. Iíd reckon this is a bit more complex than the typical IPA.
M: Fairly crisp and decently carbonated, if a bit full bodied for my tastes. The bitterness scrubs away some - but not all - of the sweetness off the palate. It isnít super drinkable, but itís a nice one to savor.
O: This is a reasonably delicious IPA Iíd buy semi-regularly if it were more locally available. I like that the malt backbone actually adds to the beer instead of distracting from the hops in particular. Good stuff.
Kyle77 (37) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From site: Do you like hops ? This American style IPA (India Pale Ale) is highly hopped with Simcoe, Cascade, and Centennial hops Made with English pale and light caramalts, Hoppyum is an orange color, with a citrusy Simcoe taste and aroma. We hope you enjoy it ! IBU: 70
Creamy. Citrus. Pine. Clean finish.
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EKGoldings (616) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of competition in the IPA world, but this beer holds its own. Nice aroma of citrus/tropical fruit, big head, taste is good but slight metallic aftertaste detracts. Iíll revisit on tap.
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This suave IPA uses honeyed malts as a bed for citrusy hop resins, leading to an impeccable finish where peppery bitterness hangs out for a long while.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the shiny amber.
-Execution is impeccable, which isnít much of a surprise for a Foothills brew.
-The flavor profile doesnít stand out ; but this remains a very enjoyable, textbook example of the style.
-Even though the flavor profile and finish are rather intense, this IPA is miraculously not tiring. Great job there.
-Mouthfeel is lean and smooth, perfect for high drinkability.
On tap at the brewpub.
Patrickctenchi (4965) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, deep amber/orange with a tall, whipped beige head.
Orange and peel scent.
Taste is milly bitter orange malt,
Nice, strong citrus and bitter peel tones.