Foley Brothers Brewing

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IPA - New England
Ranked #162
Ranked #584
4.37 | pDev: 6.41%
Foley Brothers Brewing
Vermont, United States
Notes: Double IPA brewed with Grain from VT & Maine. Packed 5LBS/BBL of Galaxy and Citra hops.
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ChipChaight from New York

3.84/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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
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Bierman9 from New Hampshire

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

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
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EMV from Pennsylvania

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

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed golden pour with thick fluffy white head. Great lacing... some sediment at the bottom of the pour.

S: Sweet citrusy hops and fruit.

T.F: Bready malts and sweet tropical/citrus hops. Grapefruit and pineapple. Some resinous pine and stone fruit. Moderate bitterness... earthy and full. Creamy carbonation. Sweet fruit at the finish. Slightly boozy but hides the ABV.

O: A very solid NEIPA. Great flavor and drinkability for the high ABV. It would be easy to have one too many of these.

Sep 06, 2019
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a clear golden color with a bit of stick white lacing. The smell of the beer is pretty pungent which is really nice. The taste of the beer is moderately sweet with some piney tropical fruit bitterness. The feel is smooth and a bit oily. Overall this beer is really good.

Jul 17, 2019
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Jlabs from New York

4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass via draft

Color is bright electric yellow

Smell is bready hops mixed with light floral notes and hints of tropical citrus

Taste follows the nose with some hop bite

Medium carbonation

Mouthfeel is full and sticky for an IPA

May 25, 2019
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

473 ml. Can 3/31/19

A bit on the clearer side of yellow-gold coloration. A frothy, yet creamy all-white head just holds on tight with big lacy leftovers.

A righteously sweet scented hop aroma is very bold. Freshly crushed hop cone, pineapple, strawberry jam, hearty golden wheat and grasses within the locally sourced malted grains, makes me keep sniffing. The Galaxy and citra hops give off multiple layers of fresh and fruity hop cone aroma. Some interesting aspects within the nose are hints of sweet pickles and mango salsa.

O.k...whoa, the flavor actually remains very fruity....I mean, very sweet red-tropical style fruitiness! Jammy raz and strawberries, pineapple and tanfy citrus in vast levelsbof complexity. These two hops are a pretty powerful combo, as the jammy juiciness slowly gives way to some dry, earthy and hearty grain malt flavors and a crispy-dry texture. There is a dry-earthy bitterness in the finish that caps off a very complex experience.

The alcohol heat is pretty cranked, as the sweet hops and fat grain sugars create a 9% beast. This IPA is listed as a New England style, but many aspects do not fall into this style: The clearish golden liquid, the mostly sweet red fruity aroma and the West coasty like big heat and bitter, dry finish. All of these aspects are pretty excellent, but are excellent for an American 2xipa. The sweet, jammy fruit taste fromthe hops is very concentrated and very intense. The local grains and malty backbone have some excellent charecter, but the fruit juicy hops just totally dominate.

Be prepared for some major hop flavor and ratger heavy handed effects overall. Theres nothing "easy" or gentle about Prospect.

Mar 31, 2019
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A slightly hazy and isle gold beer with a finger off white head. The nose is filled with peach, grapefruit, papaya and pine. Lightly sweet with a lot of peach and papaya. Maybe a little melon with some grassy flavors. Bitter piney finish.

Jan 25, 2019
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farrago from New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Close to fingers of just off-white foam, airy with mounds of larger bubbles, tends to form large dimples as a result, while the lacing is wispy it sticks forever. Mild cloudiness to the golden liquid, few visible bubbles, if look very close up you can see superfine particulate. Juicy nose of tangerine to pink grapefruit citrus, tarry with notes of cannabis and kosher salt, the pineapple, mango, honeydew melon to nectarine fruit scents round out things, while mild the dankness outlasts the rest. Full-bodied, the carbonation doesn’t make much of an impression so it tends towards heaviness. Here too citrus dominated, grapefruit, blood orange and hint of lemon. Dry on the whole with a tacky, sticky mouth feel. More tarriness with the addition of fresh grassiness. Through the mid-palate softens with biscuit, fresh butter. and honey accents Pineapple, white grape, melon to mango fruit, very consistent presentation from nose to palate. If you let it get too warm the alcohol starts to show. Can’t say it is refreshing so wouldn’t say it’s an outdoorsy summertime beer. It wouldn’t be easy to put two but not hard to put down one.

Jan 12, 2019
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy and opague golden yellow in appearance--lots of floaties, but capped with a creamy and rocky head of white foam. Very good retention with sheets of lacing.
Smells like orange juice, mango, apricot, peach, honeydew melon, pineapple, passion fruit, a touch of sweet floral.
Tastes of orange juice, mango, peach, pineapple, honeydew melon, and guava. Juicy and ripe and slightly sour. Soft, doughy, creamy malt, slightly biscuit/cracker-like. Finishes dry with maybe just a slight hint of orange peel bitterness. Absolutely no lingering bitterness, however.
Medium-plus mouthfeel, not quite creamy but nice and full on the palate, moderately carbonated.

Simply a superb Vermont NEDIPA!

Jan 05, 2019
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metter98 from New York

4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—grapefruit seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste follows the smell, having stronger flavors of grapefruit citrus hops and a moderate amount of associated bitterness. There are faint bits of underlying caramel malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA has a healthy dose of citrus hops in both the smell and taste. It does a very good job at masking any traces of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: can

Dec 25, 2018
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dleurf from New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow. Tropical fruit and stone fruit on the nose and palate. Lingering dankness and hoppy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel. Barely any trace of alcohol for a 9% beer. Great effort from Foley Brothers.

Dec 08, 2018
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osheamatth from New York

4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really luscious in both the nose (an amalgam of citrus notes and tropical fruit) and the taste (more citrus, pine and stone fruits). This is a great beer.

Dec 06, 2018
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Icecoastrep from Vermont

4.96/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Prospect has become one of my favorites now. Foley Borthers and Hill Farmstead are both doing some really good things. I think this beer is underrated, as another big VT IIPA name gets a lot of reviews as one of the best beers, but I’m starting to doubt the people ranking it as I think there’s to much hype getting in the way. Prospect to me is way better then Heady.

Jul 08, 2018
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Kendo from New York

4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the can into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is hazy yellowish-golden with a small white head on top.

S: Not a strong nose - tropical fruit and stone fruit come to mind.

T: Nice flavor to it - I swear I taste Galaxy hops but I could be wrong. Modest pineapple and tropical fruit, with a touch of apricot and slightly under-ripe peach. Tasty overall. The 9% ABV is completely hidden.

M: Medium in heft, juicy in feel.

O: Very good.

Apr 29, 2018
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KrallisLife from Vermont

4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As far as Imperial IPA's go, Foley Brothers goes above and beyond with Prospect. A light sessionable hoppy taste consumes the pallette, but remains in your hand after the first sip as its not TOO heavy. If its not already, i see Prospect becoming another staple in the Vermont craft beer scene. A local's ale of choice.

Tastes Like:
Lawson's Finest Liquids | Sip of Sunshine IPA

Apr 08, 2018
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Njpddet from New Jersey

4.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This very well might be the best Double IPA that I have had to date. I really thought that the balance was spot on. Be careful, this baby packs a punch. The alcohol is hidden so well, you might drink this beer quicker then you normally would with a 9% abv. beer. Then you do the same with a second 16 oz can because this beer is simply delicious. If this beer is any indication what the Foley Brothers can do; I just might move to Vermont!

Feb 28, 2018
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Choppin-Banana from New Hampshire

4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer, bought fresh and drank fresh..... poured a medium yellow with nice head and lacing ..... smells tropical stone fruit with dank undertones .... very little bitter at finish with hop taste lingering on pallet ..... you’d never know this is a 9% Beer ... extreme crushable and highly dangerous ..... if you can find this ....:GET IT

Feb 20, 2018
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MrRB from Connecticut

4.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Certainly one of the best beers I've tasted. Picked up a fresh four-pack in early January at Hops N' Barley in Woodstock, VT (which is certainly the best beer store I've ever been to). Quintessential New England IPA executed at the highest level. Appearance is opaque orange with thick white foam. Highly concentrated aromas of citrus fruits, passionfruit, lychee, and peach, balanced by dank, leafy herbaceousness. Very soft on the palate, extremely balanced and clean, with a long, menthol-inflected finish. One of the proprietors described this as "probably the best IPA coming out of Vermont." He didn't lie.

Feb 19, 2018
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Tony210 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden with appropriate foamy white head. Nice citrusy aromas of pineapple, some lemon, pine, earthy dankness. Nice and hoppy, loads of citrus fruits: pineapple, lemon, some mango. Carbonation is spot on. Overall this is a nice DIPA, loads of tropical fruits and dank hoppiness, not too boozy for it's 9% abv.

Bomber, no bottle date, purchased 9/15/17
4 rating

Feb 02, 2018
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy yellow gold with a half finger bubbly head that settles out quickly

Aroma is bright with citrus and pineapple notes.

Taste is similar with a little alcohol burn behind it. low malt and bitterness

Feel is very soft

Great NEIPA. Not too familiar with Foley Brothers but this speaks well of them

Dec 13, 2017
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Korbynlehr from Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Orange, thick and delicious. The hops are in the nose and the taste. The head is bright white but dissipates quickly. Drinking is easy, but be careful the 9% aBv will sneak up quickly.

Dec 05, 2017
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polloenfuego from Canada (ON)

4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy pale gold in color with a nice finger and a half of head. Little in the way of lacing or retention, but damn that haze looks good.

Smell is pineapple and citrus dominant.

Taste continues the nose, with tropical and citrus up front, followed by a nice mild malt.

Medium body and mild prickly carbonation, and a nice mild bitter finish.

This is simply put a fantastic beer. The citrus and tropicals are just so tasty. I'd drink this until my head fell off.

Dec 04, 2017
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threeviews from Florida

4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16oz can (~7 weeks fresh) into a Spiegelau IPA glass

A - Being careful to not agitate before pouring and keeping most of the sediment in the can, it pours a golden color with a very slight haze. The head had a white, soapy appearance of about 2-fingers in height. Pouring the remainder of the can into a taster glass, the remaining beer poured a very murky orange-brown (no chunks). (4.0)

S - Sweet, juicy pineapple and peach dominate with faint hints of orange and grapefruit citrus. (4.75)

T - What is found in the nose tickles the palate in the same manner: sweet, juicy and tropical up front followed by mild citrus. A nice malt sweetness is apparent, but just enough to accentuate the juicy, tropical flavors. (4.75)

M - Delicate bitterness finish with a gentle, creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation was good enough to produce a nice head and leave some in the beer for consumption. (4.75)

O - Really, really nice NE-Style DIPA from this small, farmhouse brewery. Although it is best absolutely fresh, the little bit of time did little to impact aroma and flavor (i.e. it held up very nicely). Well worth the ~$15/4-Pack price tag. (4.75)

Nov 18, 2017
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazed golden color with three fat fingers of off-white head. Heavy lacing

Big aroma of white grapefruit, with some additional clementine rind, distant pine and faint, musty pepper.

Expected it to taste bracingly bitter, but it's pleasantly light, with the grapefruit and other citrus mixing with some white wine character, tropical jungle dankness, graham cracker malt and a kiss of caramel.

Medium bodied with prickly, almost ticklish, carbonation. An all around fantastic beer.

Oct 25, 2017
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