Native IPA - Foley Brothers Brewing
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Reviews by Willytee3:
4.48/5 rDev +18.8%
Picked up this bomber on a recent Vermont trip.
Pours slightly cloudy with a beautiful light amber orangy glow with some golden highlights. Large
foamy off white head that reduces slowly. Starts off with a fizz of bubbles that slows to a lazy pace. Thick foamy lacing clings to the glass with a dappled foamy film that sticks around.
Smells of sweet malts, some great bright malt complexity going on here with some butterscotch too. Fresh hop aromas are pouring out of the glass. Tropical fruits, pine and distinctive hop flower pollen, Golden rod pollen like I would say, Pineapple and a hint or grapefruit.
Tastes of golden honey and Vermont wildflower pollen, go sniff some goldenrod in August to pick this up. Nice tropical fruits and a good hop bite balanced by an interesting bright malt complexity. Hop bitter a tad out of balance only because the smooth honey like malts create such a contrast, a good thing overall that smooths out as you go. A touch of grapefruit skin on the finish.
Nice medium body with a viscous feel, just the right amount of carbonation fills the mouth and delivers the flavors well.
08-31-2013 03:52:22 | More by Willytee3
More User Reviews:
2.58/5 rDev -31.6%
A - Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a tulip glass. A hazy pumpkin pie orange
S - Mostly yeasty homebrew smell. Little hop & citrus on the nose as well.
T - Yeasty homebrew, subtle hop
M - Good mouthfeel. Smooth carbonation and nice finish, but not the best taste.
O - I like Foley Brothers beers, but this is a beer I wouldn't buy again.
I like the ginger wheat and brown ale.
07-29-2013 18:47:32 | More by poop_brew
3.58/5 rDev -5%
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Bright orange. Nice white head. Lacing clings to the glass. A few bubbles remain on the surface.
Smell - Orange citrus. Musty grapefruit. Sweet doughy malts.
Taste - Doesn't live up to the nose. Similar. Orange hops. Grapefruit. Grainy malts. A little bit sweet.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Mild sweetness.
Overall - Enjoyable. Nothing remarkable, but I liked it.
03-28-2014 23:46:15 | More by Alieniloquium
3.84/5 rDev +1.9%
Very excited to have found the newest Foley Bros. bomber in Winooski, Vt. Served in a Citizen Cider snifter.
A: Golden orange, not clear yet not entirely cloudy. Quite attractive.
S: Spicy, piney, citrus. A bit of malt.
T: Like the smell, the first thing that hits you is the spicey, piney hops. For a single IPA, there are a great deal of (VT grown) hops in here. Thereafter comes a brief moment of citrus hops alongside the pine, but this gives way to a bit of significant malt--not enough to be an English IPA but the malt is much more noticeable than Heady, for example.
M: Not insubstantial at all, very significant. Fruity, bready, piney, and citrusy.
O: Having seen Foley Bros. bombers on shelves for several months without having tried either of their introductory offerings (Ginger Wheat & Brown) I was excited to see their newest offering at the fantastic Winooski Bevvy. Couldn't pass it up. And, frankly, having ambiguous expectations for an IPA from a relatively new brewery that I have no experience with, this IPA is up there among my favorite Vermont IPAs. A bit stronger and hoppier than my stand-by Fiddlehead IPA, this is a fantastically surprising VT IPA from Brandon, Vt. Highly recommended, I will be grabbing this bomber again.
07-24-2013 22:55:42 | More by BTVflatlander
3.8/5 rDev +0.8%
Made primarily from local VT incredients this is a very solid IPA. at seven percent this veers a little close to IIPA territory for me with hop dankness that lingers long on the tongue more reminiscent of that IIPA category. The pour gives a shortlived head that leaves no lacing. The color is a copper-amber with a fair amount of haze. Heavy citrus and pine hop character, little malts coming through and very little sweetness, which is nice.
Overall a very solid drinker if you are looking for a lot of hops.
07-21-2013 23:38:54 | More by N17shelfside
3.36/5 rDev -10.9%
Pours a hazy golden/orange with a persistent fine white head. Flavor profile provides noticeable bitterness, but no prominent floral or citusy notes. This leans to the resin/pine side of the IPA flavors, but those fade quickly leaving just a lingering bitterness. Aromatics are excellent and promise some flavors that don't appear. Good but it is missing something.
06-06-2014 20:57:29 | More by HuskyHawk
3.44/5 rDev -8.8%
Picked up a bomber while driving through VT. Poured in a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, bright copper coloring with a slow flow of carbonation and a creamy, filmy, clingy, off-white head. Aromas of subtle caramel in the backbone, with a super bitter blast of hops resin, lemon and grapefruit highlights, and popcorn characteristics. Flavors are a bit on the light side, with a pepper, cedar, and resiny blend of hops characteristics. Malt backbone also comes off a little on the light side. The beer is balanced, but the flavor profiles could pack a bit more punch for my tastes. The aftertaste is tangy sweet, with more of the spicing of pepper, basil, and oregano. Good linger, with a tangy, roasted sweet character on a slick, slightly dry finish.
09-02-2013 20:13:35 | More by GarthDanielson
Native IPA from Foley Brothers Brewing
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