Big Bang
Foley Brothers Brewing

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #237
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,630
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 7.19%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
101
From:
Foley Brothers Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Rotating
Wants
  2
Gots
  10
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: Unfiltered single I.P.A brewed with Citra and Galaxy then dry hopped with Citra, Mosaic, Amarillo and Simcoe. Aromas are a melody of Grapefruit, passion fruit, papaya, lychee and melon.
Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 101
Reviews by Crowheadhopper:
Photo of Crowheadhopper
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow! These guys in Brandon sure know what the hell an IPA is! At 5.5% the drinkability is over the top. They've squeezed the best out of what Vermont can offer and produced an exceptional session ipa. Thank you bro's!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Knapp85
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npolachek
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overall very bitter and hop laden. My brew was extremely foamy. Tastes like a typical IPA just loaded up with tons of hops. Citrus taste everpresent.

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Photo of AElfwine_Nerevar
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pinkylives
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dafla67
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Velivolus
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of meatyard
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Almighty1
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours a hazy yellow with thick, soft foam.

Smell is herbal with notes of pine, green tea, peach, citrus and papaya. Slightly earthy.

Taste is herbal and fruity, with notes of pine, peach, melon and tea. Soft bitterness with a slight hint of earthiness. Very refreshing.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a very nice lower ABV IPA, refreshing and balanced.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nater919
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Arjen
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draught @ Beer Temple. Pours a cloudy yellow colour and a big dense white head with good retention and lacing. Nose is lovely juicy, citrus, some resin and light onion. Retronasal it's much less, just light straw and light bitter. Flavour is above moderate bitter. Light bodied. Finish is short but firmly bitter.

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Photo of DudMan
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Growlah
3.59/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

This IPA did not make a strong impression on the senses. The taste was not very distinct though the mouth feel was good. It had little of the bitterness I was expecting and was on the sour side.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kniles38
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antg8989
4.57/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A close to phenomenal IPA . Smells like orange juice and tastes like a plethora of citrus and tropical fruits. For 5.5% this thing packs an absolute tone of flavor. Highly recommend or a tasty, yet reasonable ABV IPA.

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Photo of jefkeman
3.37/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of benjaminsa
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jvukas
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the best IPAs. Great taste, with a complex flavor profile. I wish it was easier to find. Great stuff. If you see it. Buy it.

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Big Bang from Foley Brothers Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 101 ratings