Discussion in 'US - South-Atlantic' started by brstls4drmrs, Dec 7, 2012.
Now that's a quote worthy of a repost.
Hoppyum is average. Death By Hops is far above average and holds its own with West Coasters.
I should also say that my inclusion of what we now know is a reversion of Rocket Science shouldn't be used as an indicator that I'm hoping you do something more west-coasty. I for the most part was pointing out that there seems to be a lot of work on the style at the moment and I love that. I wasn't 100% sure what you were doing with Rocket Science, but I am happy to see its return.
Anyone who visits Fullsteam regularly knows there isn't really anything you guys (and ladies) do that emulates what's available in the market right now. That's what we like about you, it's why I envy my friends that are in walking distance.
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The distribution will be VERY limited because I will be buying it ALL!!
Anyone heard anything on Jade in bottles? It's been all over the place on draft.
It'll still be a little while longer...things have been pretty crazy at the brewery recently.
Screw the bottles. I want to know if it will be order-able in keg form.
Still working on labels. This is one brew that's all over the place, got a growler last week and it was just ok. Some batches blow you away, some just don't. Foothills is inconsistent as hell, the better Jade is as good as any IPA out there.
I feel the same way. I too got a growler last week and was a tad disappointed. Definitely not one of their better batches. Hopefully they'll get this dialed in before they start bottling.
That seems to be the case with alot of Foothills beers, very inconsistent. Unfortunately, with the exception of SC & BASC, I have found their beers to range from decent/mediocre to undrinkable.
FYI about jade. Paragraphs below taken from their newsletter.
What makes Jade so special? It’s the hops the beer’s named after... Pacific Jade hops are a relatively new varietal, first produced in 2004 and grown only in New Zealand (where there are no indigenous hop diseases). They’re known for their citrusy, peppery notes and are versatile enough to be used in all kinds of beer styles.
Jade will (hopefully) soon be available in 22-oz. bombers– but ‘til then it’s available at the pub, so come try it and see what all the buzz is about.
Peoples Porter and the BA Peoples Porter are first rate IMO. A good batch of Jade is tremendous, hoppy, fruity lots of citrus. Some batches are all pine and resin, just depends, I prefer grapefruit bombs.
I think the Peoples Porter is decent, maybe a bit thin, but decent none the less, the BA Peoples Porter is actually quite good. The first time I tried the BAPP, it was a terrible mess of a beer, all bourbon no beer (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/11036/47378/?ba=CBlack85). Since then I have had it on several occasions and really enjoyed it, perhaps I had a bad batch that first time, I guess I should update my review...
I will give Jade a shot when I have a chance, hopefully it is better than their other hoppy beers
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