Native IPA
Foley Brothers Brewing

Native IPANative IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,941
ABV:
7%
Score:
86
Ranked #21,063
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 10.16%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
186
From:
Foley Brothers Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
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Gots
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SCORE
86
Very Good
Native IPANative IPA
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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 186 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by portia99:
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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

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

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3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Willytee3
4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up this bomber on a recent Vermont trip.

Pours slightly cloudy with a beautiful light amber orangy glow with some golden highlights. Large
foamy off white head that reduces slowly. Starts off with a fizz of bubbles that slows to a lazy pace. Thick foamy lacing clings to the glass with a dappled foamy film that sticks around.

Smells of sweet malts, some great bright malt complexity going on here with some butterscotch too. Fresh hop aromas are pouring out of the glass. Tropical fruits, pine and distinctive hop flower pollen, Golden rod pollen like I would say, Pineapple and a hint or grapefruit.

Tastes of golden honey and Vermont wildflower pollen, go sniff some goldenrod in August to pick this up. Nice tropical fruits and a good hop bite balanced by an interesting bright malt complexity. Hop bitter a tad out of balance only because the smooth honey like malts create such a contrast, a good thing overall that smooths out as you go. A touch of grapefruit skin on the finish.

Nice medium body with a viscous feel, just the right amount of carbonation fills the mouth and delivers the flavors well.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.78/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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2.63/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A - Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a tulip glass. A hazy pumpkin pie orange

S - Mostly yeasty homebrew smell. Little hop & citrus on the nose as well.

T - Yeasty homebrew, subtle hop

M - Good mouthfeel. Smooth carbonation and nice finish, but not the best taste.

O - I like Foley Brothers beers, but this is a beer I wouldn't buy again.

I like the ginger wheat and brown ale.

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Photo of Drunkelstiltskin
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

As a Vermonter surrounded by many incredible craft IPA's, this brew is securely in my top three favorites of all time. It has a vibrant, bright orange color to it, and leaves a gorgeous lacing on the glass. The taste for me is complex, with multi-layers, but doesn't over do it, allowing the hops to shine. It's 7% alcohol percentage is perfectly in the middle of the range I like my IPA's to be, about 6.5%-8%. It's price point at about $6.99 also makes this perhaps the best IPA for its value. Make sure to add this to your must-try list.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Native IPA from Foley Brothers Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 186 ratings