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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #106
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
97
Ranked #488
Avg:
4.42 | pDev: 6.11%
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
257
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Foam Brewers
 
Vermont, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  32
SCORE
97
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Notes: Mango, passion fruit, citrus
Reviews: 55 | Ratings: 257 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Limazulu from Idaho

4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A-pours like a pineapple smoothy. The head on this thing was like eggwhite in consistency and persisted longer than expected
S-smells like a pineapple smoothy
T-tastes like a pineapple and mango smoothy (are we sensing a theme with this beer?). Average sweet, average (+) bitterness. A little more hoppy than typical for the style, but that is ok with me.
M-exceptionally creamy smooth. balanced carbonation.
O-Foam Brewers knocks it out of the park again (although Built-to-Spill is still my favorite from them)

Saturday at 09:49 PM
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WaffleNugget from Vermont

4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Picked up at the brewery today - canned 2/20. Poured into a tulip glass.

L: Beige haze with about 1 inch of light head with larger bubbles.

S: Peach aroma right out of the can - the aroma is powerful. Cantalope, honeydew - very ripe. Just a wonderful nose to this beer.

T: A strong double that follows the flavor profiles of some other NEDIPAs out there. But this one is really nicely done - The melon/peach/ripe fruit is there at the front, but the back end is effervescent, piney, and plenty of hops. I get a little bit of alcohol at the end, too.

F: Relatively low carbonation, but a peppery sharpness on the tongue.

O: The aroma of this one is just fantastic. You are hit with the nose of this as soon as you open a can and pour. It is really wonderful. I've had some other Doubles that are not quite as astringent as this, but it is certainly well crafted and stands in the top tier of DIPAs in the region. It is certainly worth getting your hands on, especially if you like a beer with a powerful aroma and don't mind bitterness.

Mar 04, 2020
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SunnyD90

4.79/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This smells so fresh and delicious and I sniffed it several times before sipping because that’s a big part of the enjoyment for me. This is interesting- in a good way. It smells juicy but then has some unexpected complexities. Fruity but grassy and earthy. Airy, light, effervescent and yummy.

Feb 16, 2020
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Tallboy pour into a snifter with a somewhat floury golden, light orange body. The head rises quickly to an inch high with a creamy texture. Good head retention as a thin foam layer remains atop the beer and lacing is rare.

S- Very aromatic as soon as you open the can. The overall summary is strong hops that have plenty of dank weed and juicy stone fruits. Sweet mango, papaya, guava and bubble gum open up for the weed, melon nectar, mint, cantaloupe and tangerine hops.

T- Aroma carries over to the taste buds very well and the powder/astringent effect that many new IPAs have does not happen here at all. Again the beer is centered around juicy fruit nectar hops with melon and guava really popping off. Some tangerine comes alive here as well as grapefruit notes. Weed, onion, mango, papaya, oranges and lemon as well. Medium sweetness and hints of whole grains and oats.

MF- Puffy texture more than anything with just a bit of creamy chewy consistency. Carbonation is moderately low for the style but the flavors still pop off very well. Ends with a clean herbal bitterness, fairly strong.

Juicy and really popping flavors of melon, dank weed and juicy tropical fruits. Another rather impressive brew from Foam and liking this brewery more and more with every beer I try.

Jan 18, 2020
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves good lacing

S: Lots of tropical and citrus fruits up front along with some lighter floral notes. Mango and passion fruit stand out

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the tropical fruit notes and then picks up some lighter citrus and floral notes. Light malt backing. Again, mango and passion fruit stand out. Finishes with lingering tropical fruit and light bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A great hazy NE IPA that shows off the juiciness of the hops without being too bitter. Super drinkable for 8.2%. Definitely worth checking out

Apr 18, 2019
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz Teku glass canned on 11/08/18. Pours a very attractive hazy yellow, with a finger and a half of white head, that leaves tiny little bubbles of lace as it slowly settles.4.25

Smell is papaya, guava, passionfruit, pineapple, and a little grapefruit rind. 4

Taste follows tropical front to back, a little bitterness in the back end but papaya and guava are most dominant. 4

Mouthfeel is bigger than medium, soft on the palate, not dry but a tad sticky, and goes down easy at 8.2%. 4.25

Overall this is excellent, but Foam is so good that I actually was expecting more.

Nov 18, 2018
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy, bright gold color with a 2 finger white head that starts off fizzy but settles into a dense film.

The aroma is pungent with guava, peach and orange notes. It smells like juice really.

The taste is all earthy guava up front that is made lighter by a fair amount of effervescence. Some orange notes come out midway through making for a fruity finish with a touch of alcohol to it.

The feel is very soft and seltzery with very little bitterness but a slight alcohol burn in the finish.

Having tried a bunch of DIPAs from them at the bar and in can I was impressed with how they tend to avoid the burn feel, but this one seems to have not gotten that feeling. Regardless, this is a superb beer that is helped by the effervescence to cut the heavy juice feel. Really a fantastic beer that is masterfully crafted... again from Foam.

Nov 15, 2018
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colts9016 from Idaho

4.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I received this beer from a recent BIF. I never heard of this brewery and my first Vermont beer. The temperature of the beer is 46 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The hard pour on the beer produced a two finger head with lousy retention. The white head was airy and creamy. The head dissipated quickly leaving no lacing on the glass. A thin ring is all that remains in the glass. Colors are a medium gold with amber hues, SRM 5. The haziness in the beer produces no clarity.

The aroma in the beer are oranges, lemons, grapefruit, floral, herbal, musty toasted malt, and grassy.

The flavors in the beer are grapefruit, lemons, floral, honey, tropical, dank, herbal, floral esters, toasted malt, crackers, oranges, yeasty, resin, and grassy.

The mouthfeel of the beer is astringent and crisp.

The body of the beer is medium, high carbonation, and a full finish.

I was surprised by this beer. It stated it was a NEIPA, but for me, it bridges WCIPA. It is not as juicy as a NEIPA but not grapefruity and piney as a WCIPA. It does have that dank notes in the beer too. The mouthfeel has this oil slick feeling to it, the more I drank this beer. I am on the fence with this beer. It is good but not great. I would drink again if I did not buy it.

Oct 14, 2018
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BoldRulerVT from Vermont

4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a tulip.
Pours a glowing vibrant and deeply hazy sunset color with one finger of thick head.
Aromas of mango, sticky tropical fruit abound.
Flavors are bursting, hops, sticky fruit...wow. No bitterness.
Mouthfeel is soft and beautiful.
Overall...stunning beer.

Oct 05, 2018
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Billolick from New York

4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tall can, from the source a few hours ago. Canned 8-30...2 days ago

Fully hazed pour

Over ripe pineapple nose dank and delicious

Full juice .. full dank flavor ...fully ripe pineapple goodness....tremendous creation ... go get some

Sep 02, 2018
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remingtonsteele1987 from California

4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice hazy, bright orange color with a finger head. Not much lacing on the glass. Some dank aromas with fresh citrus and papaya. A bit on the dry side with some hop bitterness, slightly tart citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Medium body feel with good amount of carbonation. Has a nice spicy finish and lasting hop flavors.

Sep 01, 2018
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csmrx7 from Canada

4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is an amazing DIPA that is well balanced, bitter but not over the top, juicy but not overly so, but at the same time it doesn't have the crazy wow factor. But I think it makes it pretty drinkable.

Aug 23, 2018
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T-34-85 from New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely amazing NEIPA.

A bright juicy brew with an orange juice look and a great balance of tart, sweet fruitiness and good carbonation. Lots of tropical fruit in the hoppy nose.

Phenomenal

Jul 25, 2018
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SHODriver from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a tulip glass to a hazier than hell yellow topped by a finger of dense white head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of huge tropical fruit notes and a hint of citrus.
T: Taste is intense tropical fruits and some citrus with a little green hop flavor. Very juicy and resinous with a hint of sweetness. Swallow is more tropical fruits and citrus with some lingering resin.
M: This beer has a body that is somewhat light but not watery. Carbonation is effervescent and adequate as well while the beer has a refreshing finish.
O: Overall this is an awesome DIPA. Great and fresh flavors make this one a really nice drink along with some decent complexity. It's definitely worth a try if you can get your hands on it.

Jul 16, 2018
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pavement - Foam
DIPA - 8.2% abv
Canned 6/21/18 (9 days ago)

L - 1/2 finger offwhite head rapidly bubbles away to nothing. Body is an opaque medium yellow.

S - lemon, orange, pineapple, pine, mango, melon. Yes please!

T - orange and lemon to start, with a thin, dank wrapper. Dirty, earthy middle. A hint of cheesy funk. Pine. Medium bitteness. No sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body with minimal carb.

O - quite a complex beast of an ipa. This would definitely stand out in a blind tasting, and would probably be polarizing. I personally like the interplay of flavors here. It’s not just juice.

Jul 01, 2018
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can, dated 6/21/18, poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden straw with a small white head

S- Mangoes, citrus, lime zest, a little dank, passion fruit and some melons, very well balanced.

T- Mangoes, tropical fruits, limes, citrus, dank/piney finish, bright and somewhat abrasive hops.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A great DIPA, very easy to drink. Well balanced, easy to drink. Highly recommend.

Jun 24, 2018
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From can. Pale yellow color, really hazy. Sweetish malt notes and juicy hops. Taste is sweet, juicy, fruity, really hoppy with milky yeast notes. Medium body and carbonation. Balanced, easy drinking, bitter on the finish with grapefruit rind flavor.

May 11, 2018
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to larryi86 for this brew.

Revisit: 20 Jul 18
16 oz. Can
Canned On: 06/21/18

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice cloudy pale yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, mango, passion fruit, lemon), nice diesel like. The taste is really nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, mango, passion fruit, lemon), pretty nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV is hidden very nicely, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Glad to have gotten another chance to try it. Orange Julius! Addictive! Milkshake! Thanks Larry!

Thanks goes out to Satchboogie for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 01/11/18

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice cloudy pale yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, mango, passion fruit), nice diesel like. The taste is really nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, mango, passion fruit), nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV is hidden very nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Glad to have gotten a chance to try it. Orange Julius! Addictive! Thanks Kyle!

Mar 02, 2018
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CHickman from New York

4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 01/11/18, it pours cloudy yellow gold color with a 1-2 finger foamy white head that was packed with bubbles, dissipating very slowly and leaving minimal spotty lacing. Looks like pineapple juice after the head goes away.

Smells o dank citrus hops, grapefruit, lemon zest, tangerine, red grapefruit, clementine, lime and tart piney notes. Got some melon, star fruit, light peppery spices and biscuit before the grapefruit took over and dominated again. It's not even close to balanced, however it is a super juicy smelling hop bomb.

Tastes really bitter up front with a sharp citrus bite and an aggressive level of bitterness which actually resembles drinking a class of grapefruit juice. Flavor has citrus hops, grapefruit, lemon zest, tangerine, red grapefruit, clementine, toasted grains, biscuit, faint caramel, melon, star fruit, lime, tea leaf, a nice dry biscuit, peppery spices like white pepper and coriander, and finally a sharp bitterness like old citrus was rotting or it had the consistency of grapefruit juice. Borders of too bitter for my particular taste, but it covers the 8.2% ABV masterfully.

Feb 21, 2018
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anteatr23 from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a vibrant hazy orange with a two finger head. Smells of citrus, melon rind, cereal, stone, and a little peppery. Taste is juicy with a present bready malt, bitterness, well balanced. Plenty of good malt shining through and not overly bitter or overly juicy. Nice and smooth, clean water. ABV well disguised. Mouthfeel is crisp and easy drinking. Really good well made and well balanced double.

Dec 20, 2017
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NiceTaps from New Jersey

3.87/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint can in a fine stemmed tulip glass.

Poured a juice like haze in a lemon-orange colored liquid with a modest white cap. No film but there's decent lacing on the glass. More bright than murky.

Very modest nose. Light aromas of citrus and tropical hops, dry toast malt, and a flower, perhaps.

Juicy hop flavor. Some lemon, pineapple, mango.

Nicely carbonated and more then medium feel. No alcohol burn, slight hop bite. Quite good.

Considering its freshness, I recently picked it up at the scene of the crime, it's nothing special. Pretty good.

Dec 10, 2017
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

great beer here, only a little hazy, and bursting with citrusy hoppy goodness, fresh as can be, highly refined compared to a lot of its muddy murky cloudy heavy east coast peers. this glows in the glass under a tall white lace head, and it smells like candied lemon, tangerine, and lime, really sort of crystallized hoppiness, intense, awesome. the flavor is as good as the nose, and while there is a mild tropical fruit complexion in the taste also, i think the citrus characteristics really dominate, again a little sweet in its oiliness at times, a honey note, and a drying almost lager tasting yeast to me that is both subtle and unexpected, it gives a little more base to this, earthy, great with the intense hops, and also more bitter in the end than a lot of these are, it really has a great finish to it, and drinks a lot easier than it strength normally allows for. to me it tastes summery, incredibly fresh to me, and balanced in a brighter way than many. i havent had a lot of beer from foam, but this is fantastic, and i have enjoyed all of their stuff so far! thanks to my brother for sending this can out my way, awesome art on the label too!

Nov 19, 2017
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.16/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A pint can serving.
* Canned on 12/13/18 update notes. Flux=Rad

The classic NE ipa look, muddy gold with orange highlights , not just hazy but opaque. A white, bubbly foam stands tall, falls pretty quick for the style, not much lacing, which is something this style usually delivers...

A rich and seriously aromatic nose. Mostly, hoppy citrus burst, pineapple , mango and sweet pine tree sap, peppery tropical juice blend and sweet malt.

A very heady hop flavor dominates. Rich tones of fresh hop cone that brings pepper citrus, bitter earthy and a tangy bite, dry citrus bite, pine and light tropical juices flow free. Pine turns to a peppery hop bite, the malt is very crisp and slightly sweet.

A mostly medium bodied, juicy mouthfeel, dry earthy hop bite and long, practically full and lush feel going down. Finishes earthy and dry.

Overall, Pavement is right where it should be amoung the plethora of New England style Dipa's. Not as complex or unique as gsome...but if you really like pine and citrus bomb hops.....

Nov 17, 2017
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy golden beer that leaves a few globs of lacing. Smells like overripe citrus and pine. The taste is sweet citrus and big pine. Really nice beer.

Oct 26, 2017
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bobv from Vermont

4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can.
1/2 inch white head over a bright (!) body with some lacing. Head is down to a ring in a few minutes, but comes back with a few swirls. Nose of tropical fruit and some pine. Taste mirrors nose with a fairly crisp and dry finish. Nice feel and overall was expecting an under-carbed juice bomb but was pleasantly surprised! Nice job from the shores of Lake Champlain!
Cheers!

Damn, as it warms the aromas and flavors get even better!
My favorite IPA, by far, from Foam!

Sep 23, 2017
Pavement from Foam Brewers
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 257 ratings