Saturday, September 13, 2014

Foothills Brewing IPA of the Month September (Katie Kickoff)

Well it’s that time again Foothills IPA of the Month is back with another installment, September (Katie Kickoff), 6.0% ABV, and 72 IBU. Foothills is using Australian hops such as Ella, Galaxy, and Vic Secret, and Foothills doesn’t filter this beer leaving unfiltered. September pours a hazy deep light brownish autumn color with a two-finger white head that stick around for a while before slowly fading into thick whips of lacing. There isn’t much light coming through the glass and I could see very little carbonation through the hazy nature of this Foothills brew. The aroma is a little floral and a bit fruity with a little orange and grapefruit, but there is big malt scent that really fills your sense of smell. This Foothills IPA of the Month has a more malty taste up front with a little bit of orange and grapefruit behind that with a touch of a piney bitter floral note toward the end. But I find the fruity flavors on this to be a bit non-exciting and a bit flat. There is more malt to this IPA than in previous months and not as strong and flavorful on the fruit and floral flavors. The mouth feel is on the higher end of medium and has a bitter malted finish with an after taste of malted fruit, oranges and bits of grapefruit. Foothills Brewing IPA of the Month September isn’t as good as pervious months have been, so I would give this month a B. I could do with less malt flavors and more fruity/floral hop flavors to make this great, not that is was so bad, just not good as the rest. This month is kind of a let down in my opinion. If you haven’t tried Foothills recent of any or their IPA’s of the Month then go out and try them all. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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