Spirit Føul
Fair State Brewing Cooperative

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From:
Fair State Brewing Cooperative
 
Minnesota, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #319
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,226
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 4.84%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
109
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 27, 2023
Added:
Sep 11, 2017
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  11
Collaboration with Modern Times Beer

A silly, hazy & fun IPA brewed in collaboration with Modern Times Beer. Super juicy, tropical, and dank. Brewed with Pilsner malt (barley), pale wheat, flaked oats, flaked barley, and hopped with x331 Experimental, Mosaic, & Citra.
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Rated: 4.25 by BarrelAgedG from California

Nov 27, 2023
 
Rated: 3.94 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Nov 19, 2023
 
Rated: 4.14 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jan 27, 2023
 
Rated: 4.19 by BKotch from Texas

Dec 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.05 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Nov 20, 2022
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Reviewed by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2017 notes:
Impenetrable haze, pale yellow hue, small, but lasting chalk white head above.

In the nose: ablaze with citrus notes, screaming with orange and pine. Grapefruit and lemon lingers below. Absolutely lovely. Bitterness is here, but keeps it cool.

In the mouth: Nothing but juicy and fruity, hovering over a bitter buzz. Yeast flavor charges in and takes command. Flavor remains bright and delightful throughout. Medium bodied, long bitter finish, tasty, inviting, satisfying. Hits all the right notes, and hits me right where I live.

So, it's a North-East (or New England)-style IPA brewed by West Coast and Mid-West breweries. And it's pretty darned good. Because it is now gone, I couldn't find any official information on the FS website, but dug this up on Untappd: A silly, hazy & fun IPA brewed in collaboration with Modern Times Beer. Super juicy, tropical, and dank. Brewed with Pilsner malt (barley), pale wheat, flaked oats, flaked barley, and hopped with x331 Experimental, Mosaic, & Citra.

You had me at Mosaic & Citra. How can you lose with that classic combo?

I still don't get the hype over "hazy", can't comprehend why people are losing their crap over beers that look like this. Is it just because it's different? Is it to be contrarian? We got folks swearing by the hazy, and nothing else will do. Unhazy IPAs? Who needs 'em, they say. You put out a perfectly fine, clear India Pale Ale, and some will shake their heads and wonder about you. Last week, I switched things up at the taproom and got an IPA in between Spirit Fouls. A friend was at the bar and looked at my pint and said, "that doesn't look hazy!" Oh, but he was kidding, I know.
Aug 15, 2022
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: Pours a nearly completely hazy (~90% opaque), medium orange color with a massive and lacy white head which lingers. (4.25)

Aroma: Strong and intense aromas of orange, tangerine, mandarin orange. Some tropical orange and melon notes with Guava and pineapple underneath. Strong and juicy. (4.00)

Flavor: Strong flavors of mandarin orange citrus, some tropical grapefruit followed by a rich tropical guava, passionfruit flavor. Some tropical melon and fruit punch underlying as it finishes juicy and somewhat resinous. (4.25)

Feel: Medium to light bodied. Smooth carbonation. Minimal hop burn. Feel is smooth and soft on the palate for a smooth and relatively clean finish. (4.75)

Compared to Toppling Goliath King Sue 3/6/22: Pours a hazier color. Similar aroma intensity. More tropical orange, guava, melon, passionfruit. Less citrus flower. Lighter-bodied and cleaner on the palate.

Overall: Some fantastic haze right here. Strong mandarin orange, guava, passionfruit, and fruit punch flavors. The flavors are everything I'd expect from a NEIPA that carries a ton of hop burn or plastic flavor with it, but this does not and carries true to the end. Soft and clean finish. Well-done NEIPA here. This one was so smooth. (Final Rating: 4.34)
Mar 06, 2022
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I am trying this beer off the tapper at The Daily Growler in Powell, Ohio as part of a six sample flight. It poured a hazy golden with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had citrus notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with citrus peel spice presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.
Feb 19, 2022
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
16oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a good-sized, white head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy rings of lace on the glass. It smelled of pineapple, grapefruit, citrus, dank resin and sweet caramel malt. Big, juicy, tropical fruit taste with bitter piney hops and toasted caramel.
Jan 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.58 by tatecarson from Louisiana

Dec 03, 2021
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
16oz can mfgr date Oct 25, 2022 into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
L: Pours hazed, not thick, light lemony orange w a standard 1/2" white head, VG retention, good fine carbo, moderate lacing, good banding, light sheeting.
S: Guava, grapefruit pith, citrus pith, tangerine, lemon, rich caramel malts, yeast, wheat.
T: Lightly tropical, gently tart, yeast, extremely clean citrus = tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, a hint of gorgeous citrus zest which ends up lingering, lightly sweet w a hint of bread in the finish. There is a hint of hard candy.
F: Juicy, gently brisk med-light bodied w a clean center and a clean med-length lightly lingering finish w a pleasing aftertaste. Juicy, plush and smooth.
O: An incredibly EZ drinking and fabulous tasting beer. So very clean! I would not consider it to be dank though it is printed on the label as such. Distinctive ingredients paired well and one of the best tasting and best balanced Hazy IPAs I've ever had. Get this beer!
Nov 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.26 by dielzubro from Texas

Dec 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.23 by d5001986 from Wisconsin

Nov 28, 2020
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A - Pours a hazy gold with a one finger creamy white head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is peach, mango and pineapple.

T - The taste is pineapple, papaya, orange peel, grapefruit, bready malts and resinous hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - Pretty solid NEPA.
Jul 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jul 11, 2020
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16oz canned 5/13/20, opened 6/25/20.
2 finger white head with very good retention. Fresh, patchy lacing left behind.
Pale yellow/golden opaque NEIPA.
Orange Julius nose...oranges and cream. Mango, berries, glazed doughnut / doughy malt.
Zesty orange peel, some bitter citrus rind like quality that plays well.
Citrus first but definitely some tropical (pineapple/mango) flavors apparent.
Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Lengthy citrus and woodsy/pine-like bitter, dry finish.
Very Good.
Jun 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.16 by eljabak from Michigan

Jun 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 10, 2020
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Reviewed by jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a very cloudy yellow color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is mild and lacing is good. Nice, citrus, juicy aroma with some definite tropical undertones. Decent juicy tropical citrus taste. Small amount of pineapple. Decent piney bitterness at the end. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Jun 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.31 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jun 04, 2020
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