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Foundation Brewing Company
Maine, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #91
Ranked #360
4.43 | pDev: 7%
Today at 05:59 PM
Dec 31, 2014
Notes: We indulged in our desire to create an IPA that personifies the vivid flavors that can be coaxed from the hop cone, painted on a canvas of soft malt that allows the flavors to shine through. Extensively hopped in the kettle and in the fermentor, we spared nothing in making this beer.

Epiphany was designed to showcase the glorious flavor and aromatics of hops without any astringent bitterness.

Citrus, tropical fruit and pine blend to provide you with a sublimely juicy hop experience.

East or west coast? No. This is a Maine IPA.

Grains: Pilsner Malt, Pale Malt, Oats
Hops: Columbus, Cascade, Citra, Ella, Mosaic
Yeast: House British
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Reviewed by SlowPourInSlough

4.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Look: Straw yellow, slightly clumpy head

Smell: Citrus, tropical fruit, slight note of funk, stone maybe?

Taste: So complex. Lots of fruit like the nose, beautifully long slightly sour finish, maybe even yeast notes? But very clean and oh so drinkable.

Feel: Medium with well-balanced bubbles

Overall: The finest Maine IPA I've tried so far, and possibly the finest Maine IPA you can try
Today at 05:59 PM
Rated: 4.46 by Drkstr24 from Maine

Sunday at 09:04 PM
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Danky dank dank. Forefront of pure dank ganja on the smell, followed with mild tropical and piney notes. Taste is more citrusy and dank notes, just not as strong as the smell would indicate, as it had a subtlety of character. A bit of an obnoxious body, mouth watering and almost obsequious in its’ nature. An “oh, look at me beer.” I’m looking. You’re worth it. Relax. Long time want. Didn’t disappoint.
Nov 20, 2022
Rated: 4.51 by HowfarisZanzibar from New Hampshire

Sep 06, 2022
Rated: 4.03 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Sep 04, 2022
Rated: 4.85 by florisj135 from Virginia

Aug 21, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Aug 20, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jul 18, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia

Jun 13, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by lowlyone from Massachusetts

May 28, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by virinow from New York

Apr 25, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by Taenim from New Jersey

Apr 17, 2022
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Reviewed by farrago from New Jersey

4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Around two fingers of clean white foam, surface pocked with craters, webs of longlasting lacing. The liquid is opaque without looking like puree, borderline translucent, good brightness to the yellow hue. Very fresh nose with an airy lift, filled with tangerine, naval orange citrus, cocoa, pine sap, florals, mint, pancake batter, except for the citrus nothing stands out as dominant, the passion fruit, kiwi, nectarine, melon scents likewise woven in to the point you almost have to look for them. Medium-bodied, the carbonation adds a consistent prickly churn that is perfectly sized for the beer's weight. Here too the brash citrus steps to the fore, juicy and bouncy. The fruit shading much more to melon with star fruit, kiwi, peach, mango support, minimal sour bite. Likewise, cleanliness clearly desired over dankness. More pine and florals. The maltiness to me mostly lends smoothness to the mouth feel, more dough or batter rather than raw grains or toastiness. These days when most beers are trying to bowl you over it can take awhile to appreciate a less showy brew. This one won me over the more I sipped. (Canned 3/15/22)
Apr 09, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by Alannaotm

Apr 09, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by festizio from California

Mar 01, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
crisp hoppy ipa great hop taste in every sip
Feb 10, 2022
Rated: 4.68 by rangerred from Tennessee

Jan 08, 2022
Rated: 4.36 by DaveCash from New York

Jan 07, 2022
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: A bit of a bubble show builds a two finger head over the cloudy goldenstraw liquid; the head fades a bit faster than I would like but there are plenty of clumps and dots lingering around the glass

Smell: Citrus and tropical fruit elements intermingle - orange, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, papaya and passion fruit; there are also berry and stone fruit aromatics

Taste: A lot of fruit here; pineapple and mango forward, with some berry and stone fruit underneath; orange, grapefruit and passion fruit arrive with the swallow; low to moderate bitterness on the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation; somewhat creamy

Overall: Really enjoyed this one as it brings a lot of fruit flavor with enough bitterness to satisfy
Dec 14, 2021
Rated: 4.4 by tpauer from New Hampshire

Nov 27, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by Mark_Robinson from Rhode Island

Nov 20, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Nov 09, 2021
Rated: 3.03 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Oct 09, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Mleblanc25 from Massachusetts

Oct 02, 2021
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Sep 20, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Sep 15, 2021
Rated: 4.41 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Aug 27, 2021
Rated: 4.39 by SFHbeerME from Maine

Aug 24, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by Schmaltz33 from California

Jul 30, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by gardner254 from Ohio

Jul 18, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by pantz9 from Massachusetts

Jun 26, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by StanleysCup from Maryland

May 02, 2021
Rated: 4.77 by CFSmart from Massachusetts

Feb 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Nickg3214 from Maine

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look: Poured from a can, looks like a glass of orange juice.
Smell: Very aromatic with large amounts of citrus and tropical.
Taste: Flavors of orange, mango, and a hint of peach.
Feel: Thick, sweet mouth feel. Goes along with how it looks.
Overall: I've had this been several times and it gets better every time. It's my go to IPA.
Jan 30, 2021
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Reviewed by timobkg from New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head.

Aroma is a mix of tropical fruit, such as guava, papaya, and orange.

Taste is a muddled mess of sweet fruit flavours and hop bitterness that conflicted with each other.

I was really excited to try this, but it didn't work for me at all. The flavours came together like a muddled mess, as if it wasn't sure what it was trying to be. It reminded me of many unremarkable local NEIPAs I've had, where it seemed the approach was "let's just throw a bunch of hops in and see what we get."
Jan 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Epiphany was close to its billing.
I bought this from Tavour and made the mistake of not buying two.
While Epiphany Looks slightly above average compared to its NEIPA brethren (that means "good" as NEIPAs are an average looking bunch.) However these Smells are off the charts... almost making me delirious with wondering what is in the punch. Taste calms me down... it is balanced, no bitterness, just refreshment. In my mouth, soft and ever so slight a bitterness. But with a Smell like that, I can forget the finish.

As for my brewer review... Foundation has an impressive website and story and commitment. Although for 6 years old, they have evolved to where they need to be if they are to survive Covid and, then, the competition. I enjoyed Epiphany, but I should have started with their Saisons. I will try those next.... if I can find one... or Tavour carries it. As for the "almost" part of the real Epiphany... I'll keep it clean, but give you hint: were it not for the Senate election in Maine, the world would be a better place. Now, it is more difficult with less time to drink beer.
Nov 06, 2020
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Reviewed by UWDAWG from Washington

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 16 ounce can into a IPA glass.

Look- Medium gold, hazy, average head retention and lacing.

Smell- Very fragrant, orange, pithy, mango, resin, melon.

Taste- Upfront; ripe melon, orange, mango. Finishes; pithy, spicy, resin.

Feel- Between thin and medium body, creamy, between medium and high bitterness, very astringent lingering finish, below average carbonation.

Overall- Great beer, very complex.
Nov 03, 2020
Rated: 5 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Oct 31, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by kaseydad from California

Oct 29, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Oct 20, 2020
Epiphany from Foundation Brewing Company
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