Foundation Brewing Company

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Belgian IPA
Ranked #48
Ranked #12,215
3.94 | pDev: 9.14%
Foundation Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 134 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by psdriscoll:
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3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of jhavs
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.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of lordofthewiens
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.

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

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

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

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Photo of pkalix
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!

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

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of donkeyrunner
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.

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Photo of mbonugli
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

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

Photo of VelvetExtract
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.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler was poured into a pint glass. Just filled up this weekend in Portland at their tap room.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy yellow orange color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Floral, grassy, pungent, citrus, tropical, spicy, yeasty esters, pilsner malts, pale malts,

Taste: Same as above with mild bitterness in the rear. Nice juicy hop flavor too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, and mild tingly bitterness.

Overall: More along the lines of a Belgian IPA and saison mix. Will need to get more of this next time in Portland.

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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 134 ratings