Native IPA
Foley Brothers Brewing

Native IPANative IPA
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Foley Brothers Brewing
Vermont, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #2,639
Ranked #18,770
3.84 | pDev: 10.16%
Jul 02, 2021
May 07, 2013
Very Good
Native IPANative IPA
Notes: None
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3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

Not exceptional but certainly a beer I would buy again and share with so so friends? Ha Ha

Jul 02, 2021
3.75 by acurtis from New Jersey on Sep 14, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance had a nice hazy bronzed brown to orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving a messy sort of foamy white lacing roaming all about. The smell had an earthy yet bittersweet citrus to piney aspect with a light underscore of caramel malts. The taste was earthy sweet and the bitterness came across fairly subdued. A light caramel to bitter citrus roamed in the aftertaste and bled into a dry earthy sort of finish. On the palate, this one sat more at a medium on the body with a balance between the sessionable and sipping aspects. The carbonation seemed fine and the bitterness seemed fairly tame. Overall, pretty good IPA I could come back to.

Jun 09, 2017
3 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jan 22, 2017
4 by riderwbd from Vermont on Mar 13, 2016
3.93 by Kinger86 from Maine on Jan 17, 2016
3.46 by Mattdy from Pennsylvania on Dec 11, 2015
3.54 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Aug 16, 2015
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4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GormBrewhouse from Vermont

L looks yellow , lightish
S. smells like hops, like citris
T, tastes slightly bitter, but smoothly citrus, not acrid.
F. feels light and refreshing with lingering citerus/piney happiness
O,. An excellent beer

Aug 13, 2015
3.79 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania on Aug 02, 2015
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4.68/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Jedoucette from Connecticut

Brought some back from a weekend beer run to VT. I have a fridge full of Heady, Second Fiddle and Hill Farmstead and this one can definitely hang with those. Very smooth and satisfying. Nice balanced IPA.

Jul 09, 2015
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4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TBonez477 from Vermont

Just how I like IPA's. Not overly aggressive and the 70 IBUs are well masked by the malt backbone. This screamed stone fruits to my wife and I, nectarines and apricot.

Jul 04, 2015
4.25 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania on Jul 02, 2015
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3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by BeerAdvocate from California

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #86 (Mar 2014):

Earthy, Bitter, Piney

This small-batch brewer brings forth a very rustic American IPA. The Vermont-grown hops give it an extremely deep grassy, earthy and pine character. It screams New England IPA with ample bitterness yet a balance that brings a high level of drinkability. Well worth seeking out a bottle, or a few.

STYLE: American IPA | ABV: 7.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Jun 26, 2015
3.32 by Benesi88 from Massachusetts on Jun 15, 2015
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3.29/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Goblinmunkey7 from Massachusetts

Appearance: Perfectly clear bright gold. Head is bright-white and creamy. Drops to a small clumpy creamy cap in short order. Moderate to lively carbonation.

Smell: Tropical and floral. Similar to almost everything else that comes out of VT, at least on the hop profile. Peaches, some ruby red grapefruit, tangerine, and even a hint of pineapple. Some lightly toasted and caramelized malts. Sweet without being syrupy or cloying. Flower petal with some underlying woody bitterness. Clean. Some grass and husky grain. Slight hint of dough. Some hop spiciness as well.

Taste: Milder than anticipated. Some lightly floral elements coupled with a solid punch of tropical fruit. Tangerine upfront with some ruby red grapefruit bitterness as well. Earthy and herbal in good measure with some grass. A touch of mimicked sweetness from the hops. Malts offer up some caramelized sweetness with a touch of undercooked biscuit. Some hop spiciness on the back along with a touch of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Slightly crisp and surprisingly clean.

Overall: Straight to the homeland.

This is the barest expression of the New England IPA. It's the framework on which the legend is built.

Jun 13, 2015
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4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

Bottle: Poured a clear bright yellow color ale with a nice large pure white foamy head with excellent retention and some good amount of lacing. Aroma of grapefruit juice is just about perfect. Taste is also dominated by fresh grapefruit juice with nice floral undertones, light residual sugar notes and pretty much zero bitterness. Body is about average with good carbonation. Another incredible Vermont IPA!

Jun 01, 2015
3.83 by Shaymus from Massachusetts on May 23, 2015
3.77 by clay23 from New York on May 23, 2015
4.5 by Yehuda from Massachusetts on Apr 30, 2015
3.78 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on Apr 26, 2015
3.64 by DoctorChugButterman from New Hampshire on Apr 25, 2015
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3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5
by snilsen13 from Massachusetts

This is an atypically flavored IPA and worth a try. I found it in Woodstock, VT. It was not an easy beer to find. (April 2015)

A smooth drinker with late-swallow earthy/citrus bitterness that doesn't overpower the sweetness of the malt. The malt has a light toasted flavor.
The finish is mild, like initial flavor - this beer will pair will with foods.
The smell is mild and the beer is hazy with decent head.

It doesn't have the mouthfeel you would expect from a 7%er. Sneaky beer.

Apr 24, 2015
3.46 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire on Apr 23, 2015
3.93 by billmckibben from Vermont on Apr 09, 2015
4.5 by CHRIS990 from Vermont on Apr 02, 2015
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3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by fulcrumbs from Massachusetts

A must for the craftie to try. The Fair Maiden is my favorite from Foley Bros... but this definitely would appeal to the broader audience at the house. A little less ABV... and very drinkable... will put smiles on folks faces and keeps true to the quality of VT beer.

Apr 02, 2015
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3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by portia99 from Massachusetts

22oz bottle poured into an Idle Hands tulip.

A - Pours a medium golden color, crystal clear in the glass. A finger cap of fluffy white head has excellent staying power, lasting several minutes and leaves behind a webby coat of lacing on the glass.

S - Quite fruity and estery up front with citrus and pine hop notes. Mild background malt that is bready/doughy and a bit sugary sweet.

T - A bit sweet up front with the fruity/estery character coming through from the aroma. Hops are actually quite floral in addition to the pine and citrus contributions. Hop bitterness is subdued and well behind current IPA trends.

F - Medium body with a similar carbonation. Carbonation is soft, a bit foamy/creamy and only slightly tingly on the tongue. Bitterness is crisp and clean - interesting hop profile which is well balanced.

O - At 7% it is a bit high in alcohol to be a true session IPA, but that is the feel that this one gives...maybe even an APA. Hops are definitely not as assertive as most IPA's made these days

Mar 26, 2015
3.85 by DIPAFAN from New Jersey on Mar 25, 2015
4.04 by dleiner from New York on Mar 25, 2015
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3.13/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by founddrama from Vermont

Unfiltered and so a bit cloudy in the glass. OK. More yellow than golden. Flavor is hoppy and piney and… woody? Not much for aroma.

Mar 22, 2015
3.97 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts on Mar 22, 2015
4.24 by Dominic_Decoco from New Jersey on Mar 07, 2015
4.43 by New_Northerner from Vermont on Mar 07, 2015
3.9 by judkinst from Vermont on Feb 18, 2015
3.88 by Ace1117 from Massachusetts on Feb 18, 2015
3.77 by Kreindog24 from Massachusetts on Feb 07, 2015
4.3 by tywhite from California on Feb 05, 2015
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3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: slight haze; deep gold in color; 2 finger ivory head that receded to a thin collar; OK lacing;

S: toffee, earthy;

T: earthy up front; mixes with a little tropical fruit at mid-palate: moderately bitter, earthy finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: OK, but not special in any way;

Jan 27, 2015
4.24 by smccann from New Hampshire on Jan 25, 2015
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