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Fair Maiden Double IPA - Foley Brothers Brewing

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Fair Maiden Double IPAFair Maiden Double IPA

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BA SCORE
97
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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 11
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Foley Brothers Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 05-26-2014)
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Photo of Damian
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%

Drank from a 1pint, .9 fl. oz. swing top bottle purchased at Liquor World, Cambridge, MA
Batch #2
Served in a snifter

Hazy, medium amber appearance. The liquid was topped by a small, bubbly, frothy, off-white crown that quickly dropped to a thin film of bubbles. Streaks of lacing trickled down the glass after every sip, eventually forming a spotty wall.

Fresh grapefruit notes dominated the aroma. Sugar coated ruby red grapefruit to be exact. There was a slight tropical quality as well. Hint of peach and mango. Loads of orange peel. Really pleasant and smooth. Some, dank weed-like notes were also apparent. As the beer warmed, the mango became much more prevalent.

Grapefruit notes came through really strong in the flavor profile as well. The grapefruit was more dry and bitter however than in the nose but still remarkably smooth. Lots of citrus. Orange peel was most noticeable. Touch of peach. The beer finished dry and semi-bitter with strong, lingering notes of resiny hops and pine sap.

The mouthfeel might have been a touch thin, but the ultra fine and zippy, tongue blanketing effervescence turned the liquid slick, frothy, and smooth. Really solid.

This was my first time trying a Foley Brothers beer, and I was quite impressed. My only hesitation in buying this again would be the steep ($10+) price tag. If you are a fan of super grapefruity DIPAs, you should definitely give this a shot.

Damian, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%

Batch #3...
Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.
Pours a bright honey/straw color with half an inch of tight bubbles.
Smells really, really nice. Stickiness, hops, floral notes... complex.
Taste is amazing as well...layers of hop flavor. Really interesting that the hops are so complex.
Mouthfeel was nice.
I'm very impressed by this beer and these guys deserve the hype/praise.

BoldRulerVT, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of TrishaL9
4.95/5  rDev +12.2%

Excellent, a bit pricey, but well worth it.

Bought this beer for the brewery on their release party and just popped it last night.

Pours a off white head, laced well throughout the beer.

Well balanced, Vermont style Imperial India pale ale.

... C.

TrishaL9, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of MSDugan
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Poured this beer from a bottle, nice head retention.

Smell a lot of citrus, a little bit of pine as well.

This beer is really yummy, not the most hoppy IIPA I have ever had, but very well balanced.

Carbonation is right on, alcohol is right where it needs to be for this 16.9 oz serving.

Thanks Foley Brothers, for another successful beer.

MSDugan, Jun 13, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.84/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

This beer tasted good even though I was suffering severely from seasonal allergies. I got where I work, so I got a discount. I liked it, but wouldn't pay full price for it. It super expensive and smaller bottle than most.

SubversiveIntentions, Sep 05, 2014
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Fair Maiden Double IPA from Foley Brothers Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.