Native IPA - Foley Brothers Brewing
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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
3.36/5 rDev -11.3%
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
3.58/5 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.
03-28-2014 23:46:15 | More by Alieniloquium
4.14/5 rDev +9.2%
Very nice IPA, very flavorful, nice amber color and foamy head. Visited the brewery in person on a clear and crisp January day. The owners are very friendly. I'll look forward to visiting again in warmer weather when the main tasting room is open and the view of the mountains of Vermont is green again.
02-01-2014 22:45:01 | More by Marcusg10
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.
10-10-2013 14:00:10 | More by JMScowcroft
3.75/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
09-04-2013 22:00:26 | More by LittleDon
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.
09-02-2013 20:13:35 | More by GarthDanielson
4.48/5 rDev +18.2%
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
Native IPA from Foley Brothers Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.