Foy
Schilling Beer Co.

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Style:
IPA - Belgian
Ranked #37
ABV:
7%
Score:
88
Ranked #9,980
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 6.59%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
32
From:
Schilling Beer Co.
 
New Hampshire, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  7
SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes: Named after the Belgian village near Bastogne, this beer pays tribute to the courage of those who fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Foy is a cloudy golden color, with flavors and aroma balanced by late hop additions and spicy phenols created by our prominent yeast strain. Notes of citrus and grass with a dry finish.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 32 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by xacidx:
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xacidx from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 17, 2016
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Ivanhoes_Backpack from Canada

4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hands-down the best Belgian IPA I've ever tasted. Grab a glass of this guy, a pretzel, and sit out on the patio overlooking the river. Beer experiences in New Hampshire do not get any better than this.

Feb 22, 2015
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy orange-amber color. The small head settles to rim bubbles. Little lace.

Dry smell with floral hop notes.

Nice balance of dry-ish malt and white pepper hop. Smooth with the traditional Belgian yeast bite. This has more American pale ale elements than Belgian. The finish is straight up hop bitterness. Decent lingering aftertaste.

Jun 11, 2016
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burnstar from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 14, 2015
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample from the Granite State Brewers Festival 07/25/15
Rich light bready malt with light phenols and plenty of citrus and pine hoppiness to counter.

Jul 26, 2015
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mattycasey from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 20, 2015
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From the 64 oz. vacuum capped growler. Sampled on July 23, 2015. I have to say that I really liked the vacuumed sealed growler cap. It took some doing to unscrew it. Almost as sealed as a bottle cap.

The pour was a very milky yellow color with a modest head. Impossible to see through.

Astonishing and inviting aroma of Belgian toasted malts, Belgian yeast, pineapple, orange, nectarine, tangerine, grass, and other citrus notes.

The body was far heavier than I am used to in the style but also very yeasty and chewy.

The taste has an underlying Belgian toasted malt flavor to start but then those lovely citrus, orange, pineapple, and grassy characters take off to bring this to a pleasant and dry finish. I have never had anything quite like it. I'm giving it a high grade but it would have been higher if it wasn't so murky to look at.

Jul 23, 2015
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed at the Dive bar.

A - Poured into a standard tulip a super hazy orange hue with a fat two finger head that fades to leave sticky lacing and a nice blanket.

S - Aromas of Belgian esters, yeast, tropical notes, faint citrus, light malts. Clearly Belgian ipa.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, nice prominent Belgian yeast and esters, light tropical notes, super faint pineapple, light citrus notes, more pith than anything. Lightly bitter almost wants to be juicy but never gets there. The brett is super subtle, bringing just a light funk to the table.

M - Mouthfeel is brightly carbonated the bitterness is masked well.

O - Overall this beer was really neat. The Belgian notes and brett funk made for an interesting beer that had a decent citrus and bitterness as well. Fun beer.

Serving type: on tap

Aug 05, 2015
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ElGallo from New Hampshire

4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 30, 2019
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.62/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jan 10, 2016
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Satchboogie from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Jan 16, 2015
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mklisz from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Jun 06, 2014
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SmellsofMahagony from Texas

3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jul 03, 2016
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LoveStout from New York

3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 10, 2016
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Patlee3324 from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 30, 2016
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dannymo24 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

Dec 01, 2014
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a completely hazy deep orange color with a large off-white head. Leaves some splotchy lacing around the glass.

The aroma is a yeast bomb, which I never thought I'd say in my life. It's spicy, doughy and bright from the tropical notes. I also get some orange and the faint presence of grass.

The flavor is nicely tropical. Has some notes of pineapple and melon. Lots of yeast and pepper spice. Finishes like a bite of grass from a farm.

The feel is medium bodied with good carbonation. Super dry finish.

Overall, a very good Belgian IPA. I love the tropical and citrus notes being countered by the Belgian yeast and spiciness one typically finds in beer like this. Well worth a try.

May 26, 2016
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Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 01, 2015
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Ewhite2121 from Vermont

4/5  rDev -2.4%

Jun 12, 2014
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AirBob from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oct 11, 2016
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prmusicus

4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jul 01, 2015
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ParnellJoseph1138 from Minnesota

4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apr 04, 2017
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iChang

4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Feb 15, 2015
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SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Friend brought me a growler, filled at brewery on 8/21/15; hand labeled as 6% ABV; drank in a Belgian tulip glass on 8/27/15

Aug 28, 2015
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Newbeergeek1 from Maine

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first ever Belgian IPA. Very very nice. I am glad I tried it for sure and I won't have an "ism" about this style again.

Jul 09, 2017
Foy from Schilling Beer Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 32 ratings