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Fair Maiden Double IPA - Foley Brothers Brewing

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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 21
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
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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4/5  rDev -9.3%

brother_kenneth, Aug 16, 2014
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Photo of Damian
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 MSDugan
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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
Photo of TrishaL9
4.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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 ryan1788a5
3.85/5  rDev -12.7%

500ml swing top bottle poured into an IPA glass. Batch #2.

A: Golden-orange in color with a thick haze. Fine-bubble off white head retains very well. Lacing is thick, sticky, and clumpy.

S: Pithy tropical fruits are the dominant aroma. Mango purée, pulpy tangerine, pineapple. Wet and leafy. Spicy and herbal too. Hints of earthy pine. Doughy and toasty malt base.

T: Pine resin is all over the palate at the outset. Earthy, pine, bark. Spicy and herbal. underlying mango purée and pineapple. Wet leaves. Bitterness grips firmly and builds front to back. Fat doughy and lightly toasted malt base. Wet and leafy hop oils on the finish.

M: Thick in body. Creamy and silky with a slight syrupy/viscous feel. Carbonation is acute and tingling, but lets the weight of the beer sit on the tongue.

O: Raw, unfiltered IPAs are what the masses seem to be clamoring for these days, especially in the local New England scene. This beer is very much in that vein, though it falls a bit short of the great ones from the likes of Hill Farmstead and Treehouse. Of course, part of that could be due to the decision to distribute in swing top bottles. Beer like this really benefits from being consumed as fresh as possible and with minimal handling. I'll bet that's at least part of the reason why Treehouse and Hill Farmstead have opted to fill growlers on-site only.

ryan1788a5, Aug 24, 2014
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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
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Fair Maiden Double IPA from Foley Brothers Brewing
98 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.