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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

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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hopley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

10-13-2013 00:08:07 | More by hopley
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 14:00:10 | More by JMScowcroft
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luvbier

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-15-2013 15:09:33 | More by luvbier
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.6%

09-09-2013 02:48:50 | More by oldp0rt
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LittleDon

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light copper and crystal clear. Pours a decent, but short lived head with little lace. Aroma has lots of caramel. Higher carbonation and lighter bodied than I'd expect. Boozy for a 7% ABV beer. Leans toward the dry side. Tons of spicy hops. A previous reviewer mentioned pepper and oregano, and I get the same (more the former than the later). I could have used a bit more malt.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 22:00:26 | More by LittleDon
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-03-2013 01:54:40 | More by bigred89
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.44/5  rDev -9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 20:13:35 | More by GarthDanielson
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Willytee3

New York

4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 03:52:22 | More by Willytee3
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groleau

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-29-2013 22:20:24 | More by groleau
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aapp

Vermont

3/5  rDev -20.6%

08-28-2013 00:35:39 | More by aapp
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14%

08-26-2013 00:12:50 | More by millerbuffoon
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nzerbe

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-13-2013 23:31:37 | More by nzerbe
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CTJman

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-11-2013 16:07:46 | More by CTJman
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-11-2013 12:19:27 | More by Teddy-Pickles
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jamesewelch

Vermont

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-09-2013 20:04:06 | More by jamesewelch
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Rheaume17

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-08-2013 12:03:07 | More by Rheaume17
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poop_brew

Vermont

2.58/5  rDev -31.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 18:47:32 | More by poop_brew
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jbeervt

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -14%

07-27-2013 23:04:54 | More by jbeervt
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-27-2013 08:40:40 | More by DrunkinYogi
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BTVflatlander

Vermont

3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 22:55:42 | More by BTVflatlander
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N17shelfside

California

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 23:38:54 | More by N17shelfside
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tnbeatty

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-15-2013 02:56:15 | More by tnbeatty
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2013 13:52:21 | More by VelvetExtract
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-25-2013 21:19:47 | More by tobelerone
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Native IPA from Foley Brothers Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.