Foothills Jade is an American IPA, 7.4% ABV, where there was once a bottle date there is now just a yellow stamp smear.
This IPA pours with a mostly clear golden yellow color, just the slightest hint of haze, and a big fluffy off white head. The aroma is muted at first but really begins to pop after the beer warms, it is bringing some sweet papaya, pineapple and a mild earthiness. This is one great tasting IPA. A fantastic combination of sweet caramel malt, tropical fruits (papaya, pineapple and orange) pine and earth, and a finish which has some nice notes of grapefruit that is pleasantly dry. Delicious with a well balanced malt and hop profile, this is about all I’m looking for in an IPA!
This beer eluded me for quite a while, but I eventually got to try it thanks to a bottle share several months ago. (Thanks for bringing the growler Ben P!) That didn’t lead to a review for some reason, but now that Foothills is available here in Georgia I can see this being a fairly regular pick up for me.