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Blaze | Foundation Brewing Company

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3.93/5
Very Good
134 Ratings
BlazeBlaze
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foundation Brewing Company
Maine, United States
foundationbrew.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,395
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
134
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
24
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Ratings: 134 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Imperial_Trout
3.32/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of handbananatonightyou
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of malfunxion
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopley
4.52/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickCT
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budlum
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of capnamerica
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ScaryEd
3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a huge, fluffy off-white head. Leaves a nice crown of lacing around the top of the glass.

On the aroma I get a good amount of Belgian yeast and bananas, as well as a touch of peppery spice.

The flavor starts off sweet from the banana notes and some bready malt. Finishes bitter with some peppery rye and a spicy hop bite.

The feel is medium bodied with good carbonation. Nicely crisp and refreshing. Bitterness lingers for a bit too long after each sip.

Overall, a pretty good Belgian IPA that drinks just as much like a Hefeweizen. Decently balanced.

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Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrStiffington
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of anthony23cippy
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a pint can bottled on 5/3/2016 purchases at natural living center in Bangor, ME. Pours a light sraw with a tint of grapefruit juice like color mixed in, has a two finger foam head that sticks around for a while, very little to no lacing. Smell is the best part of the beer, smells of banana, cloves, vanilla, pepercorn, oak, and the sugary 2 row malt backbone. Taste doesnt really carry the smells through, at first you taste the malt sweetness from the pale, then its mostly alcohol, with a grain rye like aftertaste, really not that great or expected with the exceptional smell. Mouthfeel is perfect, nice and balanced and perfectly carbonated. Overall I love the smell and the style, more similar to a hefe than a ipa as per the smell, the taste is like an ESB. Would get again, maybe on draft though instead. 3.9/5.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smells like rye and fruit. Pretty spicy. Lots of banana and cloves in the flavor with a significant peppery kick. A lot of eartht yeast. Pretty chewy body. Drinks more like a hoppy Hefe to me, but tasty.

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Photo of JOSHRINARD
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dental
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of skeeterloveshops
3.42/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmahoney82
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pkalix
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

wow! very interesting!
banana and clove, for sure! super fluffy white head. bubble gum!
almost reminds me of a wheat, no? not getting the IPA out of what they are calling a "farmhouse IPA" but it's a good representation of the style and a fantastic taste. cant wait for the Epiphany tomorrow!

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into Spiegelau glass canned on 3/24

A: beautiful bright amber gold color perfect clarity big fluffy fat white head

S: clove and bananas a little rust and coriander

T: nice big banana and clove flavor with some decent bitterness and hop bitterness but no real hoppiness maybe a little earthy hoppiness

M: very smooth and crisp almost very clean tasting

O: I have to admit going in I was skeptical but this is pretty damn good. Lots of hop bitterness but not a lot of the taste drinks like a hefe pretty different. Not a beer that I would go back to again and again but it is a nice change of pace.

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Photo of notown
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drinkbeernoth2o
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmoriarty
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of curtis6290
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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Blaze from Foundation Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 134 ratings