Pavement
Foam Brewers

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From:
Foam Brewers
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #184
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
97
Ranked #689
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 6.85%
Ratings:
304
Status:
Active
Rated:
Friday at 05:45 PM
Added:
Jul 09, 2016
Wants:
  25
Gots:
  38
SCORE
97
World-Class
PavementPavement
Notes: Mango, passion fruit, citrus
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4.36 by antimasone from Massachusetts on Friday at 05:45 PM
 
4.03 by SierraFlight from Virginia on Apr 28, 2022
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3.71/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by cjgiant from District of Columbia

Pale yellow with a tan edge, loosely structured head that provides a couple streaks of lacing. Nose has a guava and tangerine vibe to me, with a bit of dankness surrounding the tropical/citrus notes. Medium body leaning lighter, aided by a moderate carbonation that gives the beer a bit of a soda vibe. Juicy notes don't come through to my palate, leaving a watered down fruit with a fair herbal to dank bitterness throughout the sip. Not much evolution, and I am missing a better opening to contrast the flavor I get throughout.

Apr 16, 2022
 
4.25 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Mar 12, 2022
 
4.3 by Icka31 from Ohio on Mar 03, 2022
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5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by SSS from Canada (QC)

A-Hazy straw yellow with a finger of pillowy white head that soon dissipates to a ring of foam around the glass
S-Tropical fruit laden with citrus. There is also an earthy funky aroma present of overripe fruit
M-Velvety and juicy, yet dry and palatable. Full body and low end carbonation
T-I get lots of melon flavour with sweet tangerine and candied mango
O-Outstanding beer!

Mar 02, 2022
 
4.13 by beerrat from Virginia on Jan 28, 2022
 
4 by Samnem from Georgia on Nov 30, 2021
 
4.32 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by VABA from Virginia

Pours a nice hazy golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has citrus, tropic and specifically lemon hints
The taste follows the nose with nice lemon, citrus and tropical flavors
A light bodied well carbonated beer
A great NEIPA

Oct 20, 2021
 
4.25 by The_Beer_Guru from New York on Oct 19, 2021
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3.8/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by smcolw from Massachusetts

Cloudy, dirty gold color. Excellent starting head which retains a film of bubbles throughout the tasting. Plentiful spots for lace.

Strong weedy/vegetal nose. Biting.

Dry pale malt start. Average body; above average carbonation. Some alcohol in the back. The hop starts off with the earthiness but slips to straight up bitterness.

Oct 18, 2021
 
4.42 by petewheeler from Maryland on Oct 17, 2021
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3.12/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by jbertsch from Massachusetts

Very light in appearance for a DIPA. Smells of overripe tropical fruit. The tropical notes carry through in the flavor but its too sweet. Not enough malt backbone and not enough bittering hops.

All that's bad about NEIPAs these days.

Oct 11, 2021
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4.04/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Beers-es from Virginia

From a 2-week-old can, pours a hazy bright gold. Big bright white head of foam. Smell has tropical fruits, citrus and melon. Taste follows, but there's something about it I don't love—something that I don't associate with Citra or Mosaic hops. I was expecting a lot more of this beer, but it's just a pretty average NEIIPA, with something slightly funky and off. Also not bursting with aroma and flavor that such a fresh can should have.

Oct 09, 2021
 
4.52 by gardner254 from Ohio on Sep 11, 2021
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4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

One of Foam Brewing's flagships. So good! The citrus scent fairly explodes from the can once you pop the top. Hazy bright yellow pour with a pure white one-finger head. Complexity--wonderful medley of tropical and citrus flavor from two of my favorite NEIPA hops--Citra and Mosaic. Consistently delicious and beautifully blended from first sip to last. Foam is becoming one of my Vermont favorites--and that's high praise!

Aug 27, 2021
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4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Kendo from New York

A: Poured from the can into a Tree House tulip. Body is slightly hazy bright yellow, with about a 1-finger head of bright white.

S: Odd - almost like a pilsner, with straw/grain and tropical fruit (pineapple), plus something more earthy.

T: Tropical fruit: pineapple, mango, melon. Hint of stone fruit (apricot, under-ripe nectarines). Finishes with a modest lemony bitterness, which provides a nice bitter contrast that lingers on the palate. Alcohol is hidden on the palate but felt as warmth in the belly after a couple sips.

M: Crisp in feel - good, active carbonation helps fend off the sweeter, syrupy malt foundation. Drinks lighter than it weighs.

O: Good. Not great, but solid.

Jul 31, 2021
 
4.71 by Duvalldo1 from Connecticut on Jul 06, 2021
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3/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

Pavement from Foam Brewing. Received in early June 2021 in Ninja box from @Roy_Hobbs. 16 oz can stored at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 29/6/21. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Bottom stamped “CANNED ON 05/12/21”. Served at 46.5 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 51.4 degrees.
Appearance – 3.
First pour – Straw (SRM 3), opaque and murky.
Body – Straw (SRM 3), opaque and murky. When rear-lite, murky but bright.
Head – Large (Maximum 6.5 cm, aggressive center pour), ghost white, high density initially but quickly opening, average retention, diminishing to leave a four to six mm undulating crown and a thick partial cap. Second pour produces a dense one cm head.
Lacing – None, just a tiny piece or two hanging on the glass above the crown.
Aroma – 3 – Bitter malt and rotting pineapple. No yeast.
Flavor – 3 – Begins with light bitterness with light malt and some unpleasant flavor I can’t identify. No yeast. No ethanol (8.2 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. Gastric warming does slowly occur. No diacetyl.
Palate – 3 – Medium, approaching syrupy, lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3

Jun 29, 2021
 
4.33 by cd34 from Illinois on Jun 29, 2021
 
4.36 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Jun 27, 2021
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3.92/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

Very nice appearance. Inch+ of foamy white head with reasonable retention and excellent lacing. It's hazy without being murky, and a really nice, bright yellow in color. I found the aroma relatively unremarkable. When it comes to IPAs, I have a bias towards aromas that burst from the glass, and this one has me sticking my nose well into the Teku in which it was served to pick up the citrus and tropical notes.

Taste is nicely balanced, with grapefruit & a potpourri of citrus notes, although I find it overall somewhat subdued (much like the aroma). I am enjoying how the tropical notes are well complemented by just the right amount of bitterness.

Overall this is an interesting beer. It's not overly complex, but is a good example of how a more simple approach in the hands of the right brewer can still be very good. I have no general love for IPAs, but am enjoying this one.

Jun 19, 2021
 
4.33 by TheEpeeist from Pennsylvania on Jun 14, 2021
 
3.96 by smb71481 from Vermont on Jun 13, 2021
 
4.53 by shimmyk26 from New York on Jun 10, 2021
 
4.56 by mtimmerman84 from New York on Jun 08, 2021
 
4.24 by Khaack from New York on Jun 02, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by MacMalt from New Jersey

I received a can from @Roy_Hobbs. Canned on 5/13/2021. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It pours a cloudy, bright lemon-yellow with a substantial, foamy, bright white head and copious amounts of soapy lacing. The strong, fruity nose features lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, ripe melon, a whiff of onion, and sweet floral hops. When first sipped the ripe pineapple is big and sweet but it's balanced by the tart bitterness of the grapefruit and lemon. At mid-palate the initial sweetness gives way to a grassy, clean bitterness. While there is nothing unique about dry hopping with Citra and Mosaic, Foam Brewers has done it perfectly with this beer. The mouth feel is full-bodied with fairly lively carbonation, and the 8.2% ABV gives it a lot of substance. Overall, Pavement is exquisite in its simplicity and craftsmanship. It truly deserves its World Class rating.

May 31, 2021
 
3.41 by fermentedbarley from New Hampshire on May 16, 2021
 
3.81 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee on Apr 17, 2021
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4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Mortal_Wombat from Texas

Poured into a spiegelau glass.

Look: Pours a deep hazy yellowish orange. 2 fingers of fluffy white head that quickly dissipated.

Smell: Juicy with pineapple, tropical fruit and some grapefruit.

Taste: Lots of citrus up front, with pineapple and other tropical fruits intermingling. Very light bitterness at the end.

Feel: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Pillowy mouthfeel and creamy.

Overall: A very solid version of the style.

Apr 16, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by JamFuel from Sweden

Pours a azy pale yellow with soft, fluffy head.

Smell is juicy and crisp with a slight hint of tartness. Notes of citrus, passionfruit and pineapple.

Taste is juicy, fruity and crisp with hnts of dankness and tartness. Notes of lemon, lime, passionfruit, pineapple and grass, with a soft bitterness. Absolutely lethally easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and pillowy with good carbonation.

Overall, a terrific DIPA that goes down so easy, maybe too easy.

Mar 27, 2021
 
4.49 by rmp5458 from Pennsylvania on Mar 13, 2021
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4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

L: Hazy yellow with a thich, creamy head and good lacing.

S: Ripe tropical fruit, citrus rind, and pineapple. A nice bready malt sweetness as well.

T/M: Moderate bitterness, but huge juicy fruit flavors. Pineapple, mango, orange and citrus pith all blend to create a luxurious fruit flavored cocktail. Some earthy flavors intermingle as well, giving this beer a complex, well rounded hop character. The malt adds some breadiness and sweetness without becoming to overpowering, as well as a full, creamy body.

Overall: A really amazing NEIPA, I would rate this as up there with some of the best breweries offerings. An absolute tropical fruit bomb. Definitely worth a try.

Mar 08, 2021
 
4.4 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts on Feb 20, 2021
 
4 by smcel371 from New York on Jan 23, 2021
 
4.27 by JakerLou from New Hampshire on Jan 20, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jpbrooklyn from New Jersey

One of my Foam favorites, creamy mango passion with a kick. Worthy of the name!

Jan 04, 2021
 
4.23 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Dec 29, 2020
Pavement from Foam Brewers
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 304 ratings