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Native IPA - Foley Brothers Brewing

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Native IPANative IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foley Brothers Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-07-2013)
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

poop_brew, Jul 29, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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liquorpig, Aug 17, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

BTVflatlander, Jul 24, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

On tap at The Reservoir in Waterbury, VT.

Pours a light copper color, with a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells typically IPA-like, some pine, grapefruit, and caramel malt. Nothing to lead me to believe this will be exemplary in any way.

This one has a nice balance between hops and malt, but I don't necessarily want a nice balance. The malts are caramelly and doughy, providing sweetness, while the hops simply provide a bit of bitterness, pine and such. Tasty, enough, but pedestrian.

Native IPA is medium bodied, with a sweet, malty mouthfeel, and a lower amount of carbonation.

I've heard their Fair Maiden is much better than this one, so I'm excited to try it.

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Native IPA from Foley Brothers Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.