Native IPA | Foley Brothers Brewing

BA SCORE
85
very good
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
Ratings:
185
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 185 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.46/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a nice blend of floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a nice strong piney burst of hops bitterness. Then some caramel and citrus sweetness quickly follows. The malt character is hearty and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a vice nice IPA to drink for a whole evening.

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Photo of millerbuffoon
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Bright orange. Nice white head. Lacing clings to the glass. A few bubbles remain on the surface.

Smell - Orange citrus. Musty grapefruit. Sweet doughy malts.

Taste - Doesn't live up to the nose. Similar. Orange hops. Grapefruit. Grainy malts. A little bit sweet.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Mild sweetness.

Overall - Enjoyable. Nothing remarkable, but I liked it.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
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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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%

On tap at The Reservoir in Waterbury, VT.

Pours a light copper color, with a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells typically IPA-like, some pine, grapefruit, and caramel malt. Nothing to lead me to believe this will be exemplary in any way.

This one has a nice balance between hops and malt, but I don't necessarily want a nice balance. The malts are caramelly and doughy, providing sweetness, while the hops simply provide a bit of bitterness, pine and such. Tasty, enough, but pedestrian.

Native IPA is medium bodied, with a sweet, malty mouthfeel, and a lower amount of carbonation.

I've heard their Fair Maiden is much better than this one, so I'm excited to try it.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of IPAchris
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Gavage
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%

Pours a hazy orange color with a hearty 2" head that slowly falls to a spotty surface covering with some large bubbles. Citrus and hop bitterness is most notable in the aroma. Caramel, orange, some pink grapefruit, and an earthy hop bitterness creates a nice IPA. Crisp throughout with some dryness arriving late. Refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of plaid75
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-Pours amber. Slight haze, slight head.

S-Impressive aromatics. Some nice florality. Decent intensity. Citrusy.

T-Juicy citrus. The maltiness does a great job of blending with the hops and deepen the flavor.

M-Enough bitterness without being overbearing. Softer carbonation.

O/D-An impressive IPA. Just a nice brew that isn't too bold in any area and easy to drink.

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Photo of mltobin
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cosmicevan
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge thanks to markro1979 for tossing me this one along with a bottle of fair maiden. It would only be right to drink these as fresh as possible so popping this in ep shortly after finishing fair maiden. Enjoyed in a batch 002 TB 22oz oversized snifter.

a - much like fair maiden a stunning example of how a beer should look. Deep murky amber that glows in the light and has a big frothy generous head that leaves milkshake like lace. Although more watery, still looks great.

s - nose is fairly piney and resinous...some candied sugar in the finish...a bit of alcohol sweetness.

t/m/ o - much different from fair maiden...raw and over hopped in comparison. A bit thin and boozier than fair maiden and overall more of a lighter body with a more resinous hopping. Light and good, but a shadow of fair maiden. Worth checking out none-the-less but not a standout for the style by any means.

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Photo of bobv
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Dizzy242
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CTJman
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Native IPA from Foley Brothers Brewing
3.81 out of 5 based on 185 ratings.
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