Blaze
Foundation Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Belgian
Ranked #48
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
88
Ranked #12,579
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 9.14%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
134
From:
Foundation Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  8
Gots
  24
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Reviews by Ronin:
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Ronin from Maine

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Jun 30, 2014
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jhavs from New Hampshire

4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can split between two snifter's. One an OH Green Diamonds branded glass, the other from Worthy Kitchen in Woodstock, VT (limited edition, "It puts the buzzer in the basket"). I hope nobody cares about that, but if you do, you do you...that's fine. More power to you.

Look: Golden, hint of copper, active carbonation bubbling up the side of the glassware. A bit of haze sits below the foamy head, nearly pure white. Foamy head slows settles and rings the glass, small floating thin foam islands move about. Lacing clings to the glass.

Smell: The most noticeable aroma's are those of a Belgian type brew. Yeast, spiciness, raw dough, slight toasty aroma. A bit of earthy hops in the background, and a little bit of that barnyard funk. Big farmhouse floral, everything else subtle.

Taste: Slight sweetness, floral, bready. Spice, earthy hops, and some tropical fruits come in to play. Very balanced flavors, enough bitterness in the back end to balance everything out. Quite an interesting brew.

Feel: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

Overall: Great addition to their lineup. I think their big hoppy brews are excellent. This is more nuanced and has a much broader flavor profile. I would definitely keep this in the fridge for times I don't feel like a hop bomb. I think it has a perfect balance of a farmhouse brew and IPA, a goal that is missed by many "Belgian" style IPA.

Mar 23, 2016
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ILiveOffHops from New Hampshire

4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

Aug 20, 2014
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Loco Coco. In a pint glass the beer was a gold color. It had a small white head with a bit of lace.

Aroma of citrus, spice, and sweet malt.

Great taste. Grapefruit, tiny bit of pine. Cinnamon. Fairly funky taste.

Hoppy and spicy mouthfeel. Almost like a cross between a saison and an IPA.

This was a great beer. Looking forward to more from this brewery.

Apr 05, 2014
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Budlum from Maryland

4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jun 05, 2016
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wafers from New York

4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 23, 2016
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notown from Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Mar 30, 2016
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DrinkSlurm from New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Sep 08, 2014
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mattycasey from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 12, 2015
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pkalix from California

4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
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!

Apr 03, 2016
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drinkbeernoth2o from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mar 29, 2016
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trevorpost from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Jun 01, 2014
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donkeyrunner from Massachusetts

4.67/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

thanks Josh for grabbing this for me

"to the foundation, chant him down" Dennis Brown

Gold with a frothy head. Aroma is a peppery, dry floral, fine bouquet that is a surprise and a treat. I do say. Dried lavender? Tastes peppery with dried floral stuffs. Love the dry. Love the spice. Love the floral. I don't get 68 IBUs but it's great just the same.

Mar 10, 2016
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mbonugli from Maine

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Jun 23, 2014
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bobv from Vermont

3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jan 10, 2015
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Phished880 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Jul 31, 2014
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psdriscoll from Connecticut

3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dec 28, 2014
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Shaymus from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Nov 23, 2014
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Janeinma from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Sep 27, 2014
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petermethot from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Jun 01, 2014
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ElGallo from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Nov 14, 2014
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wizmasta from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 23, 2015
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masterofsparks from Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 21, 2016
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

ACBF pour

A-Pours a murky, glowing orange color. Good sized, white head.

S-Aroma is a balance of Belgian yeast, citrus hops and sweet, unspecific malt.

T-The spicy yeastiness is the most prominent feature followed by the hops. The hops are citrus and pine.

M-Medium bodied. Moderate bitterness.

O-A blend of two styles that seems a bit stuck in the middle.

Jun 01, 2014
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bishopdc0 from Maine

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Aug 23, 2014
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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 134 ratings