Epiphany | Foundation Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Foundation Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 181 | Ratings: 1,163
Photo of RBCBrams17
4.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another great IPA out of Maine!

A: Poured a deep golden/orange color with a decent amount of haze into my snifter. The beer had a good white head.

S: Big hop nose on this thing. The aroma is heavy on fruits such as orange, cantaloupe, and some tropical fruit, but there's some pine and earthy notes as well.

T: The bitterness is smooth up front and quickly gives way to tons of fruity hop flavor that follows the nose, orange and melon notes with some tropical fruit. There's a fair amount of sweetness, but I think its more the juicy hops than from the malt.

M: Dry but not as much as other IPAs. This one has a fuller body that lends itself to the beers hop juice like quality.

O: Another fantastic beer from the northeast, this part of the county is putting out amazing hoppy beers, and this is no exception.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

16 oz can poured into Speigelau glass

A: Very little head in this orangish amber color with just a touch of haze

S: melons, cantaloupe, a little bit of an orange sherbet smell, with some grass

T: big citrus melon tastes with soft stone fruit has a little bit of a sharp edge on the finish

M: a pretty nice feel juicy and full

O: This beer is a fruit bomb it's so juicy and fruity this is all about the hops it's huge and it's so fruity wow I love this beer it's not balanced at all but good the flavors are huge.

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Photo of hopley
4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An extremely tasty DIPA and really glad that Foundation has come out with this. Juicy and quaffable with a very nice nose, the only criticism I can barely muster up is the head and lacing - both of which are there, but just barely. It starts out with a nice finger thick head on the initial pour, but regresses into limited to no head, maybe a couple dots of lacing here and there.

While more known for their Belgian style beers - this one puts Foundation on the IPA map. I hope they put out more IPAs like this and move away from the "infused" variations of existing beers.

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Photo of etmur007
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a remarkable IPA for the fruit flavors it brings forward. Unlike others which feature Grapefruit, this is much sweeter at the start before the more bitter back-of-the mouth takes it down. It is great in its own right and I like it for providing a new take on a popular style that feels like it is starting to get repetitive.

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Photo of Pawoto
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First off, I'll say that I love the vibe and the people at Foundation. I tried this beer when they released the first pilot batch on Black Friday and thoroughly enjoyed it, but thought it drank a little hot. This one is really drinkable.

Poured from a 4-hour old growler into a Trillium tulip glass. Fairly dark in color for an IPA - looks a lot like a homebrew. Totally opaque - even when held up to a light. The look of this was my least favorite part.

The nose is great. Citrus, stonefruit, very little in the way of maltiness.

Mouthfeel is a little flat - had a bit more carbonation at the brewery so I'll blame that on the growler.

Tastes like it smells. A little bready, but no astringency or vegetal flavors that I seem to detect in most IPA's this big...

Overall, an "elite treat" worth picking up the next time you get the chance!

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Photo of Flounder57
4.23/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip at the Great Lost Bear in Portland.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy orange amber color with no vision of anything coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank too.

Smell: Tropical, citrus, grassy, herbal, candied fruit, lemony, spicy, juicy, bready, caramel, toasted, and pale malts.

Taste: Just as good as it tastes. Light tingly bitterness and a little chewy.

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

Overall: Pretty nice DIPA. Hoppy, balanced, and enjoyable.

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Epiphany from Foundation Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 1,163 ratings