Foley Brothers Brewing

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IPA - American
Ranked #949
Ranked #8,291
4.04 | pDev: 6.44%
Foley Brothers Brewing
Vermont, United States
Very Good
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digboy from New Hampshire

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours bright orange gold with an off white head. Aroma is a weak citrus - a bit muted. Taste is citrus up front with a moderate bitterness taking over mid way through as the hop flavor fades. Malt is low but provides a nice sweetness. Crisp clean flavor with an unheavy feel.

Pretty good beer but too muted for my tastes. However there is really no fault to throw on it.

Dec 17, 2017
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Blackback Pub in Waterbury, VT.

This one pours a slightly hazy light gold, with a fluffy head, and a good bit of lacing.

This smells nicely resinous and piney, with sharp grapefruit, spicy hops, and lemon rind.

It's nice to have a more classically West Coast styled IPA out here to contrast with lots of the juice bombs. This has a killer dryness to it- fruit rind and pine resin, and just a general spicy character all make me happy. There's some lemon and grapefruit adding a bit of sweetness, and no real malt character poking through.

This is crisp, and super clean on the finish, with a zesty bitterness slightly lingering.

Foley is definitely a bit slept on, but they shouldn't be.

Sep 12, 2017
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ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Earthy, resiny, dank. Bomber picked up at a local store, no dating. Foley gets distroed somewhat infrequently so have to assume it's pretty fresh. Big fan of Pieces of Eight so looking forward to this IPA.

Dark golden pour with a light one inch head that fades. Neither hazy nor clear - somewhere in between. Aroma is pine, resin, pakalolo and a spicy earthiness. Taste is pith, pine, grapefruit, resin, pepper. That earthiness lays beneath it all and creates a nice cascade of flavors. Moderate bitterness on the backend. Nicely carbonated and smooth throughout.

Aug 05, 2017
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bobv from Vermont

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Moderate pour yields a one plus inch white head over a golden body with some sticky lacing. Nose of tropical fruit, citrus and a bit of dank pine. Taste follows with more of the same with a bitter citrus pith finish. Good feel and overall, I wouldn't turn this one down. Cheers!

Jul 27, 2017
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the older bottle, it pours a hazy amber with a nice head, eventually reducing to a thin layer. Lacing as you enjoy it. Malt and piney scents tickle the nose. The mouth gets some citrusy bitterness covering the malt. Yum!

Jul 22, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a glossy almost burnt yellow to orange transparent color. Rings of lacing rim the sides of the glass. The smell takes on sweet and bitter pine. Light sweetly fresh cut grass accompanies with some sweet citrus. Has a light sweet dry lemon rind. The taste was mainly the same semi-sharp bitter citrus rolls into a dry citrusy aftertaste and sliding into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed to run good. Overall, as an AIPA, I’d say that this was pretty good. I’d have this again.

Jun 09, 2017
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thick, three-finger head. It settles slowly with a large center dome. Light gold color with a mild haze.

Fresh, crisp pale lager malt smell. The hop has a light touch, particularly for the style. A bit of green vegetable (and perhaps a hot pepper) to the nose as well.

The pale malt beginning is dry. The hop is missing until the swallow and it dominates the long aftertaste. The flavor has a prickly, weedy element. This is enhanced by the lack of sweetness. It also gives a richer feel to the brew. The carbonation is also muted.

Jan 28, 2017
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FFreak from Vermont

4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into teku. A pretty, almost totally clear, golden color with a finger of pure white head that sticks around and leaves some lace. Aromas of peach nectar with just a hint of pine or resin. Taste is lovely with soft flavors of peach, apricot, pineapple, and again a hint of resin or pine. A delicious sweetness balanced out by a slightly bitter finish. Mouth feel is luscious, creamy, medium-body, ample carbonation. Overall, an exceptional single IPA.

Dec 22, 2016
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jfitzbrew from Vermont

3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A light gold color with minimal haze. Nice somewhat off white head. Definite grapefruit and bit of sweetness comes through on the nose. Grapefruit and pine comes through in the flavor along with a bit of booze and candied sweetness. Pretty full but some lingering bitterness.

Nov 09, 2016
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spinrsx from Canada

4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the beverage warehouse in winooski vt for around $8. A nice mix of bitter hops and sweet citrus notes. Worth picking up for sure. Everything this brewer makes is great.

Nov 01, 2016
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All grapefruit all the time. Pith and zest. Getting some melon and lime on the back end. Floral. Not much sweetness. Very dry. Bitter. Virtually nonexistent cracker malt base. It's ok, not as good as the rest of the Foley Bros dipas.

Sep 01, 2016
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daudelin2000 from Vermont

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a light, golden color with a slight haze. Small white head with an adequate amount of carbonation. Aroma is mostly citrus fruits, some caramel malt, with a slight amount of dankness. Not explosive aroma, but definitely nice. Taste is citrus mostly with a touch of dankness like the aroma. The kiss of caramel malt also comes through. Pretty tame compared to other hoppy Foley beers, but I think that is what they were going for. Bitterness is moderate for a single IPA.

While I prefer Prospect, Pieces of Eight, and Citrennial, Mutiny will also be in my rotation for the pure drinkability of it. It doesn't blow you away with aroma or flavor, but I feel like I could drink it all day. I can't say that about the other Foley hoppy beers because there is so much going on with those. Mutiny is simple, but refined at the same time.

Aug 16, 2016
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.74/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22oz. bottle

Pours cloudy hazy opaque bright golden amber with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells like fresh peach, mango, orange, bready caramelized grain, papaya, some grapefruit, pineapple, with floral pine and earthy grass. Tastes like peaches, bready caramelized grain, orange, mango, grapefruit, papaya, pineapple, with some earthy grass and floral pine. Feels medium-light bodied, soft, dense and creamy with moderately low carbonation. Overall a really nice IPA.

Jul 20, 2016
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professorchow from Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 22 oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a deep, rich gold with a finger or more of head that lingers.

Smells citrusy, but in a kind of general way; I couldn't specify which fruits.

Taste is quite bitter, with weak notes of citrus and maybe pine.

Feel is pretty standard IPA.

If you like a straight up, bitter IPA, and I do, this is appealing and drinkable. I liked it but didn't love it, as I'd have preferred more layers to the nose and flavor.

Jul 18, 2016
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MikeyBadnews from Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Color is a beautiful cirrus clouds awash in honey that is exemplary and easily definable .

Aroma is standard and rather pedestrian, a decent trail of lemon and pine but no complexity.

Taste not too far removed from the aroma, bitter and resinous with a lemon lollipop finish that doesn't blend particularly wellas the flavors tend to stand alone.

Mouthfeel is good, agreeable carbonation and not much I the way of slickness.

A solid, drinkable beer, a quality IPA, but not one that stands out. Almost has some Saison qualities with it that are unexpected but welcomed.


Jul 10, 2016
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BoldRulerVT from Vermont

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 22oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours a deep honey color, very slightly hazy, one finger of head.
Aromas are good hoppiness and lemon.
Flavors are very close to aromas, with tart lemon present minus sweetness. Interesting flavor profile.
Mouthfeel was good.
Overall, this was a really nice beer. Mild bitterness, lots of lemon notes, not overly hoppy.

May 19, 2016
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twizzard from New York

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A more subdued nose not like other offerings from Foley. Nice lacing and a very soft mouth feel. Subtle hints of tangerine and grapefruit with a light bready malt. Another solid IPA from Foley!

May 16, 2016
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Poured a lighter orange color. Aroma was hoppy. No shit. The hops were citrusy with a sweet citrus element too. Especially on the nose. A secondary helping of other fruity hop descriptors. Piney and a little bit greener, too. Candied maltiness. Flavor is pretty pungent. Deep citrus with more hop fruits and a dankness to it as well. Medium bodied and bitter.

Apr 28, 2016
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Tyleri33 from New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Crisp and clear golden color. Very thin, quickly disappearing head. Pine and some light citrus on the nose. Pine forward taste finishes with some citrus and a resiny aftertaste.

Apr 11, 2016
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Bench. Hazy orange. Smell of orange and garlicky hops. Some peppery hops. Maybe amarillo? Taste is sweet and tropical hops. Orange. Less of that garlicky bite. Sweet pale malt. Maybe some of that garlic comes through in the finish. Medium body. A little sweet for me, but I get the appeal.

Apr 07, 2016
Mutiny from Foley Brothers Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 80 ratings