Blaze | Foundation Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by poley on 03-20-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
135
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
30.07%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 135
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Photo of jhavs
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
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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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.09/5  rDev 0%
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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
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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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Blaze from Foundation Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 135 ratings.
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