In this beer blog, we are going to sample a beer from a brewery that I have been trying to get a bottle. I have to say thanks to Mike and Mike for the share. I am talking about Foothills Brewing and it is their Hoppyum IPA. Foothills Brewing was founded in 2005. They are located in the State of North Carolina. There is not much history on their website and the web. Let us get into this India Pale Ale.
It is a clear copper color with a white constant head on this IPA. The aroma has a malty to earthly notes. The taste has a malty to earthly notes with a heavy bitter aftertaste. It is pretty good drinkable IPA.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
An American India Pale Ale full of pungent Simcoe, potent Columbus, and citrusy Centennial and Cascade hops. A medium dry finish ensures that Hoppyum makes an excellent session beer. ALC. 6.25% by VOL. SRM: 7.1 IBU 78
Here is a description from their website (www.foothillsbrewing.com):
The recipe is simple. Take some hoppy. Add some yum. Nutty malts lend a surprisingly sweet base to copius 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.
Closing, I am so happy that I was able to get a bottle to finally enjoy this brew. It says on the bottle it is an American IPA. I do not look at it as an American IPA. I bet they use American yeast so they are kind of forced to call it American IPA. It is not hoppy enough for me to call it American IPA. Craft Breweries can call their beers whatever they want. I respect that. I view this beer as a nice English IPA. I love it for it’s nice taste profile. The aftertaste is extremely bitter that is where they can call it American IPA. Overall, it is a great brand. If you are able to get this beer, go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser