Foundation Brewing Company

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Foundation Brewing Company
Maine, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #80
Ranked #368
4.43 | pDev: 7.22%
Saturday at 11:36 PM
Dec 31, 2014
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 stevoj from Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
16 oz can from Tavour. Golden, light haze, fizzy head. Bready, fruity aroma, pineapple. Taste brings citrus tartness, pineapple, grapefruit peel. Light in feel, tingly, hint of sourness.
Saturday at 11:36 PM
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Reviewed by mattav152 from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Canned in august, drank in November. Fairly aggressive pour into a snifter. Not catching much on the nose. Color is a nice amber. A bit less hazy than your usual NE ipa. Hops are fairly mellow for a double ipa as well. Nice hint of pine. Mouthfeel is smooth and goes down easy. Good stuff overall.
Nov 22, 2023
Rated: 3.67 by Horbar from Rhode Island

Oct 29, 2023
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Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
13 ounce pour at Foundation in Portland, Maine.
Bright hazy golden pour with a tight bubbly white head.
Aroma of over ripe citrus, tropical fruit, pine and a green dankness that is so enticing.
Tastes of sweet ripe tropical fruit, ripe orange; piney and green but with a subdued yet definitively present bitterness. Certainly juicy - this seems like the quintessential New England IPA.
Creamy medium full mouthfeel with soft juiciness as noted, bright carbonation and a clean finish.
Absolutely great.
Oct 08, 2023
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Reviewed by Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Wow. Honestly the IPA scene has been getting a little dry recently and this beer woke me up again. It just smells natural and green and tropical. Goes down the same. Best IPA of all sorts in Maine so far. Must try.
Aug 18, 2023
Rated: 4.08 by StrangerTides from New York

Jul 16, 2023
Rated: 3.42 by stephenlee93 from England

Jul 09, 2023
Rated: 4.67 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Jun 18, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Feb 20, 2023
Rated: 4.51 by KC_beerman from Missouri

Jan 01, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by alexsergio from New York

Dec 07, 2022
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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
Dec 02, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by Drkstr24 from Maine

Nov 27, 2022
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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
Epiphany from Foundation Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 1273 ratings