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Built To Spill | Foam Brewers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foam Brewers
Vermont, United States
foambrewers.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Citrus, pineapple, tangerine

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#451
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
248
pDev:
5.9%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
35
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 248 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of moltch
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TLA
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had from can dated (?) at ZCs Dec 2018

Big time NE haze, a glassful of papaya pulp; very juicy,, slightly chewy and some dank tones running through, great stuff

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Photo of mtomlins
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KMcGrath
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Userme59
3.84/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach423
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ajlvt
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SawDog505
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass canned on 11/08/18. Pours like a glass of pineapple juice with a half inch sticky white head that leaves thin spotty lace behind.

Smell guava, papaya, pineapple, a tad dank, and grapefruit.

Taste follows tropical all the way, a little weedy and grapefruit in the finish.

Mouthfeel is a big medium, soft on the palate, not dry, and amazing drinkability and balance.

Overall this is what I expect out of Foam, just an utterly amazing NEDIPA.

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Photo of papposilenus
4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 16oz can, dated 11/08/18. Served in a spiegelau-style IPA glass.

Pours a thoroughly murky, dull orange with two-plus fingers of fluffy, puffy, creamy head. Retention is just about meh but leaves a solid fizzy cap and spotty lacing.

A faint-to-moderate nose of your tarter tropical fruits, kiwi, papaya, guava, orange peel; that sort of thing.

Taste is in line with the nose, tart and zesty with some citric bitterness. Kiwi, clementine, lime, bubblegum and peachy yeast with a fair balance of toasty, biscuity malt. Earthy, fruit-juicy, a touch of catty dankness, decent bitterness, a little sour booziness at the finish.

Feel is juicy and refreshing, medium bodied and brightly carbonated. It takes a while to notice but tingly, spicy hop oils build up on the tongue over the course of the drink, finally needing a cracker to scrape them off at the end.

Overall, nice. In fact, damnfine. I can't imagine how much even finer it would be if it were 90° and I were outside on the lawn instead of it being a million below and me huddled in front of the woodstove. Anyway... Virtually indistinguishable from Alter Ego except the base here is a little heftier with a toasted-almost-charred maltiness missing from the Tree House brew.

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Photo of GinjaSlice
4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a perfect light cloudy yellow, but minimal head and lacing.
Nose is amazing with lots of pineapple and papaya/citrus.
Taste i get a lot of pineapple and some stone fruit, which turns to a citrus/bitterness at the end, and it leaves a bit of stickiness on the tongue.
Feel is that great kinda thick New England Ipa style but slightly sticky finish.

Great ipa, but slightly bitter at the end and a little sticky. The taste is great though and reminds me a lot of 'very hazy' with that juicy fruit taste.

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Photo of digboy
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque, bright gold color with a 3 finger fizzy biscuit-colored head that settles quickly down to a film. You can hear the fizzing on the initial pour, so seems plenty effervescent.

The nose is densely packed with guava and tangerine notes, some earth notes, with a zesty tang to it. Intense and very enticing.

The taste starts off a little watery with brilliant tangerine notes - not what I was expecting from a seemingly thick NEIPA, but a pleasant surprise. The flavor is really a lightly sweet blend of citrus and guava and a touch of earthy must that comes out most in the finish.

There is a moderate bitterness that balances off nicely the light, effervescent orange-ade feel of this one. It is more watery seltzer than soft feel, which is the most surprising aspect of this beer. For a DIPA this has no alcohol burn at all - something I have found Foam does remarkably well at. As someone who does not like the burn I am endeared to this brewery now and may actually seek out their DIPAs rather than buy around them.

Foam seems to be establishing themselves as nuanced magicians at this NEIPA thing. I tried 6 others of them at the bar recently and loved all of them - something I can't say about most other breweries focusing on this style. They are a must-get in New England I think.

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Photo of djbrown13
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mrthetank
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheGent
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful New England style dbl IPA. I gotta be thinking that Foam has to be a destination brewery. I can make a case for up there with Trillium and Treehouse. Not on par yet and maybe never but what I have had from Foam compares. This Built to Spill is superb. I am not good at all the ratings with individual stuff. I just know when I have a decent beer, or a good brew and certainly when I have a a mouth feel and taste like this. Exceptional. I just wish I lived in the area and am great full for a friend who brings me some when he visits me in Maine.

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Photo of winehead247
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kyle424
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Simon212
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RollTide7
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First sip was just meh, but as this opens up it.is truely amazing. There is a more floral note than you see in many NEIPA and an acidy that enhances the citrus hop notes. Really brilliant.combination.

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Photo of MTKATL
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Built To Spill from Foam Brewers
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 248 ratings