Monday, April 4, 2011

Game Day Beer Review: Foothills Brewing's Hoppyum American-style India Pale Ale

(6.30% ABV) Brought down to South Florida by a visiting guest, Hoppyum is a welcome addition to these parts, where Foothills doesn't yet distribute. Enjoyed at sunset out by the pool with friends, Hoppyum was poured out of a growler. The beer is a deep golden color with only a very small head.  It smells like pine and hops, but the overall scent is pretty minimal.  I get caramel and malt on the first taste, but that's soon overwhelmed by a bitter follow through. It's not so bitter to make me want to stop drinking it, but there's nothing to take the edge off. Not my favorite: B.

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