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Native IPA - Foley Brothers Brewing

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Native IPANative IPA

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very good

134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | 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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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.46/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a nice blend of floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a nice strong piney burst of hops bitterness. Then some caramel and citrus sweetness quickly follows. The malt character is hearty and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a vice nice IPA to drink for a whole evening.

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Gavage
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%

Pours a hazy orange color with a hearty 2" head that slowly falls to a spotty surface covering with some large bubbles. Citrus and hop bitterness is most notable in the aroma. Caramel, orange, some pink grapefruit, and an earthy hop bitterness creates a nice IPA. Crisp throughout with some dryness arriving late. Refreshing and easy to drink.

Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of plaid75
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-Pours amber. Slight haze, slight head.

S-Impressive aromatics. Some nice florality. Decent intensity. Citrusy.

T-Juicy citrus. The maltiness does a great job of blending with the hops and deepen the flavor.

M-Enough bitterness without being overbearing. Softer carbonation.

O/D-An impressive IPA. Just a nice brew that isn't too bold in any area and easy to drink.

Photo of tommyguz
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Lovely85
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of kwjd
3.64/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Satchboogie
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of RonfromJersey
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Bright golden orange body, hazy, four plus billowing, rocky, bone china white foam. Good stretchy lace

Inviting citrus aroma, plenty of orange and grapefruit.

A solid sweet malt foundation coats the tongue. Fruity middle, fresh. Mild bitterness.

Prickly medium mouthfeel stimulates the tongue.

A good IPA that probably gets overlooked some in Vermont.

Photo of CTJman
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Drknight
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of bobv
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Native IPA from Foley Brothers Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.