Method 1
Foundation Brewing Company

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3.86 | pDev: 4.92%
Foundation Brewing Company
Maine, United States
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Notes: Brewing beer offers endless, fascinating possibilities. However, while the search for the next great combination of ingredients, techniques, and philosophy can inspire, it can also complicate with its infinite variations. Finding the right approach, where ideas can be evaluated, ingredients analyzed, and techniques tested is essential to the continued growth and understanding of our craft. To this end, we are happy to introduce Method, a series of rotating beers brewed to investigate these questions on a production scale, that will be offered as both draft and cans only in our tasting room.

Our first iteration, Method 1, is an India Pale Ale brewed to evaluate the effects of dry hopping at the earliest stages of fermentation. Brewed with a simple grist of pale malt and approximately 15% flaked barley, and featuring Citra, Cascade, Chinook, and Columbus, we introduced half of the dry hops into the fermenter on the day we brewed the beer, simultaneously with our house yeast. The end result is an incredibly fruity, aromatic IPA with startling clarity for a beer that contains unmalted grains and was never fined or filtered.

Final Gravity: 2.2ºP

Grist: Pale Malt, Maine-grown Pale Malt, Flaked Barley

Hops: Cascade, Chinook, Citra, Columbus, Magnum

Yeast: House British
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3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slight chill haze in an otherwise clear golden-bronze color with three fingers of long-lasting, off-white head that leave heavy lacing.

Pine, orange, caramel, tea in the nose.

Semi-sweet tasting with more orange and caramel balanced by some dull, piney bitterness and a mildly peppery finish. A tea-like earthiness lingers in the aftertaste.

Medium bodied with solid carbonation.

Not bad. 9/25/17 canned on date.

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Method 1 from Foundation Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 4 ratings