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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

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Kelp, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%

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.

GarthDanielson, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

tobelerone, May 25, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%

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.

Alieniloquium, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Cynic-ale, Sep 07, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

VelvetExtract, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

bigred89, Sep 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

millerbuffoon, Aug 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

oldp0rt, Sep 09, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev -4%

kwjd, Sep 04, 2014
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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.

GreesyFizeek, Yesterday at 05:51 PM
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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.

RonfromJersey, Yesterday at 07:13 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Satchboogie, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

bobv, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

CTJman, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

iatethecloudsfor, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Bilco, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

MattXT, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

scottbrew4u, Jul 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Nunya, Aug 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

hopley, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

nzerbe, Aug 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

tkdchampxi, Aug 04, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -5.3%

Foley Brothers Brewing - Native IPA, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours a darker hazy caramel amber with a massive frothy head. Great retention. Lacing abound. Interesting looking brew, swirls of darker caramel in it.

Smell - Citrus and spice (yes, spice) hops with smooth malt underneath. Somewhat astringent and off-putting aroma with the astringency but the rest of it is nice.

Taste - Rich malt, a bit creamy but then a wave of citrus hops comes in after and finishes pine and pepper.

Mouthfeel - Sits slightly bitter and a bit throat warm boozy and peppery. Low carbonation. Medium-bodied. Decent drinkability.

Overall - Pleasantly surprised by their first IPA. Well blended and smooth with a nice hop blast that is unique due to spice. Can't wait to see how this evolves and what else these guys come up with.

JMScowcroft, Oct 10, 2013
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Native IPA from Foley Brothers Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.