Grumpy Wench
Foley Brothers Brewing

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From:
Foley Brothers Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,609
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,498
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 6.8%
Ratings:
24
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 04, 2022
Added:
Jan 07, 2017
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  4
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: None
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4.05 by wac9 from Pennsylvania on Apr 04, 2022
 
3.89 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on Mar 13, 2022
 
3.7 by Sellen from Connecticut on Feb 15, 2022
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3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

16 oz can with no date (Foley Brothers pls)

Poura a hazy orange juice color with a fluffy, 3 finger off-white head. The head has great, stubborn retention. Leaves lots of clingy lacing as it slowly dissipates. Nice looking NEIPA.

The aroma brings notes of lemon, grapefruit, and pineapple. There's a good amount of sweet, doughy malt present. Slightly piney.

The flavor is citrusy and even lightly tart. Lemon zest, lime, pineapple and a bit of passion fruit. Lots of malt. Interesting, but not great.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Has a nice bite to it. A little slick.

Overall, I'd say this is a pretty good NEIPA. The hop flavors don't quite mesh well together, but it's still a drinkable, solid beer.

Sep 23, 2021
 
4 by bigred89 from Maryland on Aug 12, 2021
 
4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Jun 26, 2021
 
4.21 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Jun 15, 2021
 
4.02 by clake from Vermont on Jun 12, 2021
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4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by bobv from Vermont

16 oz. can without a date, but we just received a couple cases two days ago for the first time.
Moderate pour yields a 1.5 inch white head over a hazy golden body with sticky lacing that has great holding power. Nose of fruit, mostly sweet citrus with a bit of tropical fruit aromas as well. Taste follows nose very closely with tangerine, ruby red grapefruit, mango, and papaya. Very tasty with a slight bitter finish that has hints of pine resin, but the fruit flavors keep that at bay. Nice full feel and overall, a quite delicious IPA deserving of your attention.
Cheers to the Brothers Foley for this one!

May 24, 2021
 
3.93 by NelCet from Massachusetts on Mar 24, 2018
 
4.19 by MilaMila from Massachusetts on Mar 24, 2018
 
3.99 by Holly1215 from Massachusetts on Feb 15, 2018
 
4.1 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Jan 27, 2018
 
3.9 by Duffman79 from Connecticut on Dec 01, 2017
 
3.99 by nwhittin from Indiana on Jul 04, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Glad I bought this before I read these other reviews. I'm an unabashed Foley Brothers fanatic but I have given them bad reviews before so I'm not biased.

Just bought this in a growler at a bottle shop in Ludlow. Poured out with a GREAT head and I had a good feeling. Had that great hoppy smell. Looks alm the same in a tulip as any Treehouse, Trillium or Hill beer.

Overall I'd call it a middle class version of Green from Treehouse which is maybe my Favorite beer of all time. I will be purchasing another growler to bring home and share with friends.

Jun 23, 2017
 
4 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Jun 19, 2017
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3.02/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a glossy burnt yellow to orange color. No head. Minimal speckled lace. The aroma takes sweet pineapple, pine and grassy sweet to bitter hops. Lemon zest. The flavor yields to the bitter side and pushing the pine up front. But this seems to start to imbalance the great aromas I smelled. Big piney aftertaste crushing the finish dryly. On the palate, this one sat about a light to almost medium on the body. Fairly crushable. Carbonation felt fine but bitterness seems bolder than expected. Overall, great aroma but a bit overly harsh in the feel, and didn’t seem to come together in the flavor. That’s a shame, I usually love their IPA’s, what happened here, Foley, you’re better than this.

Jun 09, 2017
 
4.05 by AGust82 from Connecticut on Jun 04, 2017
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3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BoldRulerVT from Vermont

Served on tap in Waterbury
Serves a light amber with good clarity and lots of bubbly head.
Aromas are a mix of good malt and hoppiness.
Flavors to my palate were a bit muddled and the hops didnt stand out as much here.
Mouthfeel was good.
Overall, this beer was a good deal below their gold standard Prospect.

Mar 06, 2017
 
4 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Mar 03, 2017
 
4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Feb 13, 2017
 
3.97 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Feb 06, 2017
 
4.08 by Hendry from Vermont on Jan 07, 2017
Grumpy Wench from Foley Brothers Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 24 ratings