Hoppyum IPA

North Carolina
United States
Hoppyum IPA by Foothills Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

The recipe is simple. Take some hoppy. Add some yum. Nutty malts lend a surprisingly sweet base to copious additions of tangerine-y Simcoe™ hops. Great aroma, superior taste, clean dry finish. One sip will show you why this is our most popular beer . . . followed closely by a strong desire to take another sip.

Profile

IBUs: 
70
Served at: 
40º
Hops: 
Simcoe, Eureka, Apollo, Cascade
Malts: 
Canadian 2-row, Caramalt, Caramalt 20
Judges Review 
Rodney A. Tillinghast's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

While many interpretations of American IPA are a showcase for citrus and juicy hop loads, this beer features a more pine-based resiny hop bitterness and flavor.  In the aroma, there are multiple layers of resin, supported by bright, toasted bread maltiness in the background.  It offers an intense bitterness, with pine, melon and a subtle woodiness.  As typical for the style, the yeast is neutral and doesn’t get in the way of the hop goodness of this brew.  Each sip finishes with a firm dryness along with a lingering and satisfying bitterness.  Alcohol level was good, as it enhanced the overall experience of the beer, but certainly did not become over the top.  Overall, a solid American IPA, with a terrific crackery base supported by very firm bitterness and flavor.