This month’s dog is named Hops and that is a very appropriate name for this beer. The October 2015 Foothills IPA of the Month is chock full of Citra, Sorachi Ace, and Czech Saaz hops which create some wonderful earthy and berry characteristics and a very smooth bittering. I’ve stated before Sorachi Ace is not one of my faves, but the way Foothills has been blending them lately has been terrific. The malt on this one played a nice supporting role and the 70 IBU was never overpowering. This one rang in at 6.6% ABV and last night it became a new favorite, one I may have to obtain more of before it is gone. If you have a chance at this one, snag it while you can. Very well balanced and a pleasure to consume!

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