Native IPA | Foley Brothers Brewing

Native IPANative IPA
BA SCORE
3.84/5
185 Ratings
Native IPANative IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foley Brothers Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 05-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,419
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
185
pDev:
10.16%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 185 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of liverust
2.24/5  rDev -41.7%

Photo of poop_brew
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 oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of jbarletto
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of aapp
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of founddrama
3.13/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of jbeervt
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of SpasmWaiter
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of MisterBisco
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.29/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Benesi88
3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TWStandley
3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nyrangers955
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of HuskyHawk
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden/orange with a persistent fine white head. Flavor profile provides noticeable bitterness, but no prominent floral or citusy notes. This leans to the resin/pine side of the IPA flavors, but those fade quickly leaving just a lingering bitterness. Aromatics are excellent and promise some flavors that don't appear. Good but it is missing something.

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Photo of ZDSmith87
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of MNishCT77
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22 oz. bottle obtained on trade (thanks, Dr. Y. Kanhsil!), unknown brewing/bottling date, poured into my NEBCO Gandhi-Bot large bottom snifter, drank over an hour

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Photo of Mattdy
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WanderingFool
3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HamdenHector
3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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;

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a bomber while driving through VT. Poured in a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, bright copper coloring with a slow flow of carbonation and a creamy, filmy, clingy, off-white head. Aromas of subtle caramel in the backbone, with a super bitter blast of hops resin, lemon and grapefruit highlights, and popcorn characteristics. Flavors are a bit on the light side, with a pepper, cedar, and resiny blend of hops characteristics. Malt backbone also comes off a little on the light side. The beer is balanced, but the flavor profiles could pack a bit more punch for my tastes. The aftertaste is tangy sweet, with more of the spicing of pepper, basil, and oregano. Good linger, with a tangy, roasted sweet character on a slick, slightly dry finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of mjstacker
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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Native IPA from Foley Brothers Brewing
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 185 ratings
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