Foley Brothers Brewing

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Foley Brothers Brewing
Vermont, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #109
Ranked #802
4.36 | pDev: 6.42%
Sunday at 10:51 PM
Jul 28, 2015
Notes: Double IPA brewed with Grain from VT & Maine. Packed 5LBS/BBL of Galaxy and Citra hops.
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4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by harrypowers from Massachusetts

Pours a hazy golden color with a long lived tall head and a lot of lacing.

Smells of slightly dank grassy hops and citrus.

Tastes of lightly tart grapefruit, orange and a bit of lemon with a barely bitter, slightly alcohol warm finish.

Medium body with light carbonation. Smooth lush mouthfeel.

This is a sneakily strong, very drinkable brew. Predominantly juicy but not overly so and well balanced with its tart and bitter elements. Well done!

Sunday at 10:51 PM
4.44 by SFHbeerME from Maine on Apr 25, 2022
4.63 by aszatk01 from Pennsylvania on Apr 06, 2022
4.07 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts on Apr 01, 2022
4.05 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Jan 18, 2022
4.25 by cryptichead from Illinois on Dec 20, 2021
4.21 by AD17 from New Jersey on Nov 25, 2021
4.25 by Johncnh from New Hampshire on Nov 14, 2021
4.09 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Oct 31, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Pivopijak from Washington

can into glass
Substantial, and sustaining white head. Cloudy, medium and bright orange, with a bit of yellow highlights. Smells like malted fresh squeezed orange juice. Refreshing, orange peel and juice flavor, without a big bite in the citrus peel department. The finish continues with an orange peel motif, and there is a bit of pine and whiff of a floral tinge there as well. Really good citrus fest of beer.

Oct 17, 2021
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4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by dano213 from Pennsylvania

16oz can purchased from the fridge as a single for $5.00. No canned on date. Based on when I purchased it and that it's been in my fridge for a while, It's probably at least 2 months old.

Look: Pours a very pale color - somewhere between straw and light gold. A very fluffy off-white head has slowly reduced to a thin pillow-top, leaving behind some nice lacing. This is almost clear with some tiny particulate floating around and a bit of a chill haze. The bottom of the can revealed a much more hazy appearance.

Smell: Smells very piney, dank, and citrusy (grapefruit predominantly). Also a bit floral and perfumy. Perhaps some honeyed sweetness / honeydew melon? A bit of green bell pepper on the back end. ​Smells relatively simple, yet quite nice.

Taste: This is really tasty. I often don't enjoy imperial IPAs so much because they taste imbalanced to me or they tend to wear on the pallate. However, this one - for a 9% ABV imperial IPA - is very drinkable and balanced. It reminds me a bit of Lagunitas Super Cluster but with a bit more sweetness and less aggressiveness. Up front, it's has an intially sharp piney hoppiness, but it quickly mellows to showcase a very nice crackery malt backbone with mildly sweet and juicy flavors that sit nicely on the pallate and wash away to yield to the finish. There's this nice kind of white grape flavor that I get here that is really pleasant and enjoyable (although there is no mention of Nelson Sauvin hops here). Finishes dry, somewhat crisp, with a significant yet not overbearing bitterness along with the slightest bit of acidity and tanginess that just ties it all together.

Feel: Very nice mouthfeel. It's soft yet it has a slight chewiness and lightness on the palate, with nicely effervescnet carbonation.

Overall: I think that this is the most drinkable 9% imperial IPA that I have ever had. Granted, I haven't had so many other 9% ABV IIPAs; however, I have had quite a few IPAs and IIPAs that were lower in ABV that were considerably less drinkable. Kudos to Foley Brothers for putting together such a delicious offering!

Jul 26, 2021
4.6 by strengthdoc from Connecticut on Jul 09, 2021
4.6 by pantz9 from Massachusetts on Apr 24, 2021
4.42 by TheLefty1616 from New York on Mar 07, 2021
4.5 by TLA from Pennsylvania on Feb 28, 2021
4.54 by Mrthetank from Virginia on Jan 27, 2021
4.33 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania on Jan 25, 2021
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3.84/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ChipChaight from New York

Can from Vinyl Beer on the UES NYC. Pours opaque medium yellow gold with two fingers of foamy white head that ticks around, nice lacing, smell is musty mildly dank grapefruit zest, hints of caramel and doughy malts, taste follows with musty mildly dank grapefruit, grapefruit soda, grapefruit hard candy, and mild grapefruit pith, hints of cantaloupe, caramel , mint, and yellow cake, feel is medium bodied, creamy carbonation. A big malty citrusy grapefruit nectar.

Jan 11, 2021
3.43 by breardon1776 from New York on Jan 03, 2021
4.3 by samEBC from Belgium on Nov 25, 2020
4.5 by cjohns73 from Delaware on Nov 15, 2020
4.5 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 02, 2020
4.21 by fitzy84 from Massachusetts on Jul 19, 2020
4.35 by tpauer from New Hampshire on Jul 05, 2020
4.21 by mdfb79 from New York on Jun 22, 2020
4.09 by socon67 from New York on Jun 11, 2020
4.58 by Antg8989 from New Jersey on Jun 03, 2020
4 by DaveCash from New York on May 30, 2020
4.44 by moltch from Massachusetts on May 29, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jpbrooklyn from New Jersey

Foley Bros are masters of their craft! Just buy this and drink it up.

May 29, 2020
4.27 by Cal31 on May 08, 2020
4.42 by hopley from Massachusetts on Apr 27, 2020
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4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

16oz undated can.

Pours hazy yellow with two inches of dense white foam. Retention is superior with an abundance of lacing.
White grape, peach, pineapple, and grapefruit in the nose. Medium bodied with a creamy, soft mouthfeel. Hard peaches, grapefruit, and candied grapefruit on the palate. Finishes plenty juicy with a firm, drying bitterness and lingering citrus.

Apr 21, 2020
4.28 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Apr 13, 2020
3.75 by fermentedbarley from New Hampshire on Apr 03, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Bierman9 from New Hampshire

From a 16oz can I picked up yesterday at The Beer Store (Nashua) for $5.75.

Poured into s snifter, it's a cloudy, bight golden beverage. Head is white, fluffy and rocky, and lasts well, with solid lacing. Smell is dry and crackery, with lots of rindy citrus, especially grapefruit. Body is a solid medium-plus, and it feels quite nice on the tongue.

Flavor has a touch of sweetness with more crackery malt. Has a healthy amount of pithy, resiny citrus. Grapefruit and pineapple levels are plentiful, along with a bit of lemon-peel and subtly sweet tangerine. Has only low to moderate bitterness, and the 9% ABV is not overly noticeable. Quite tasty! Prosit!

4.25/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


Mar 29, 2020
4.19 by Fosterbigal from Massachusetts on Mar 07, 2020
4 by fossage78 from Massachusetts on Feb 23, 2020
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