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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #102
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
97
Ranked #563
Avg:
4.41 | pDev: 6.12%
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
239
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Vermont, United States
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Notes: Mango, passion fruit, citrus
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Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 239
Photo of papposilenus
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 750ml growler, filled 04/28/17. Served in an imperial pint pub glass.

Pours a thoroughly hazy honey-gold with a big, bouncy, bubbly three-finger head of cream coloured suds. Retention is excellent and leaves fat wads of lacing clinging to the sides of the glass.

The nose is clean, malty, floral and earthy, peaches, orange juice and cut flowers.

Tastes of dense, chewy biscuit and weedy herbs, orange zest and underripe melon and peaches. Finishes resinous with mouth-coating, hop-oily wonderfulness.

Feel is creamy, smooth and unctuous. Medium-hefty bodied, lightly carbonated and mouth-coating with minimal booziness.

Earthy, thick, densely aromatic and terrifyingly easy to suck down.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - dark, milky, frozen orange. Top layer is light orange yellow and all the darkness sinks to the bottom.

S - crackery and malty. Spicy orange rind candy. Little bit of creamsicle sweetness.

T - orange peel and toasted wheat. Peppery spices and tastes like its baked. Baked beer. Beer battered beer? Passionfruit and resin. Slight bitterness on the end and leaves a pleasant dryness. Melon and mango as it warms.

F - low carbonation and luxuriously creamy. As the beer warms, it retains a cold, crisp center that is insanely refreshing.

O - well balanced, if not a bit on the malty side. Dank, citrusy, spicy fruits and crackered malts.

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

Hazy orange pour, larger puffy white head. Huge mango up front in the aroma and taste, passionfruit, tropical fruit juice, lighter resin notes, sligthly dank. Creamy mouthfeel. Hard to choose between this and built to spill.

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Photo of jfitzbrew
4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

These beers really floor me. Hit a grand slam at Turkey dinner. This is also very quite hazy (although maybe slightly less than Baby Name). Similar in color but maybe a little lighter with a bit of orange peach hue. Medium head that wants to linger. Tropical ripe pineapple and sweet mango aroma as well as citrus zest. Flavor follows through with huge hop character while still being light and refreshing on the palate. No detectable booze for 8.2% and very dry DIPA for a somewhat sweet tropical aroma. Feel is great. If you are looking for a slow sipping DIPA you might find this to be a little light or thin on the mouthfeel. If you want to find the glass never leaving your lips, this is exactly what you want.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Foam. Hazy orange with a medium white head. Smells of all tropical hops. A hint of alcohol. Tastes tropical as well. Light sweetness. Has just a bit of a bite that balances the sweet juiciness. Medium heavy. Soft carbonation. Excellent.

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

On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy orange color with an inch of frothy head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is lots of juicy tropical fruits. Mango, papaya, tangerine and grapefruit. The taste mirrors the aroma. Fleshy papaya, mango, and grapefruit. Dry and slightly tart, but bitter. Slightly floral finish. Medium bodied with a mild alcohol presence. I will be grabbing more of this on my visits to VT.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
4.07/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasty beer
L - hazy yellow with foamy white head
S and T - dry, funky and citrus and tropical fruit notes, sweet finish with minimal bitterness
F - dry, medium body, juicy and sweet

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Photo of hgw605
4.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

L: Hazy, somewhat milky, golden orange with large white head. This lasts and leaves nice lacing.
S: sweet fruit, mango, pineapple, hints of pine, grapefruit.
T: Incredibly hoppy. Pineapple, mango, more pine in flavor than comes through in the aroma. Strong citrus. No booze and 8.2%. Sharp bitterness but still pillowy and soft.
F: very full for relatively soft carbonation. Hazy fullness.
O: Incredible. One of the best DIPAs I have ever had. So balanced. Hop juice.

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Photo of tempest
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Juicy, yet sharp. Hazy, and hoppy as hell, but only lightly astringent. Huge hop character of mango, guava, then sweet grapefruit and orange peel. Maybe a hint of pine and grape skin. 8.2% but drinks like a regular IPA. I'll take another.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a growler filled at the brewery.

Pours a hazy, golden orange color with a 2-finger fluffy white head. The head settles into a thin film that sits atop the beer. Not much lacing to speak of.

The aroma is godly. So much grapefruit and pineapple, followed by fresh mangoes and a hefty amount of earthy pine resin.

The taste follows the nose: A burst of pineapple juice, grapefruit, and honeydew melon, as well as some mango and pine. Very earthy.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Goes down creamy and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Coats the mouth with just touch of hop bitterness. The alcohol is undetectable.

Overall, an incredible DIPA from these guys. It's juicy, it's tropical, it's earthy. It's pretty much everything I enjoy about the style. Foam continues to knock it out of the park with their hoppy beers.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.77/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Growler shared by Paul.

Hazy orange body with a thin white head. Amazing aroma! A bouquet of fresh citrus and tropical fruits. Hop forward and delicious. Effortless on the palate. World class.

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Photo of dar482
4.92/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The beer comes in light gold, bright, hazy.

The aroma offers pineapple, zesty grapefruit, pine, dank, light earthiness, hop pellets.

The flavor hits juicy pineapple and mango, orange juice, chewy bready malt, delicately soft, low bitterness, clean and dry. A nexus of the delicate cohesiveness of Hill Farmstead, the juiciness of Trillium, and the soft finish qualities of Tree House.

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Photo of daudelin2000
4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a very turbid, light yellow with a fluffy white head. Looks like juice in a glass. Aroma is mango, lemon, and lots off earthy pine. Very pungent and very aromatic. Can smell it from quite a distance. Taste like citrus juice with an earthy pine aftertaste. Definitely follows the nose. Very creamy mouthfeel with medium bitterness. This is a great beer! Amazing that Foam Brewer's has been around for less than a year and already have beers that can compete with the top Vermont breweries.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler shared by Barry tonight, thanks man.

This one pours a nice hazy AF dark orange, with a small head, and no lacing.

Smells like pure pineapple juice, with some melon, and a hint of dank. It's super tropical with very little bitterness on the nose.

This is pretty excellent, and a great introduction to this brewery. It's in the turbid/hazy with very little bitterness camp. It's not quite on the upper level of that style of IPA, because it feels a little thin, and I expect some creamy thickness from the style. It's still got a ton of tropical fruit, and just a hint of dankness on the finish.

This is lighter bodied, very juicy, with a somewhat lower level of carbonation. I don't know if that's the growler, or the beer itself, but it's notable.

This is a really nice introduction to one of the newest breweries making waves in Vermont.

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Photo of lic217
4.17/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pineapple/orange juice especially after the head fades, which is very quick. Almost no lacing. 2.5
Smell: Big Tropical Hops! Cannot smell much else, but a bit of resin once it warms 4.25
Taste: Big Tropical Hops! Starts sweet and ends with a very soft bitterness. I little spice and resin on the finish. Absolutely no alcohol (no matter how hard I try to taste it). 4.25
Feel: Smooth, low carbonation, extremely drinkable 4.5
Overall: Pleasant drinking experience but very little complexity. It tastes like tropical hop beer juice. Maybe the most drinkable >8% ABV beers I have ever had. That is both good and bad. This is as good as any of the 7 trillium cans that I drank the last couple of weeks and definately significantly better then a couple of them. I think the beer from trillium it most reminds me of is DDH Fort Point. 4.25

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Photo of Rifugium
3.26/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewery. Deeply hazy orange-amber pour. Wet green hops in the aroma, some neutral alcohol. Mostly a malt-bomb in the taste, accented by the sticky fruitiness of the hops, and again, some neutral booze. Not really a fan of this one.

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Photo of Steve19003
4.96/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer was excellent! The floral aromas and tropical fruit flavor made this deceptively strong ale well balanced and easy to drink. This is a perfect after dinner beer and a great way to watch the sunset across Lake Champlain.

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Photo of FFreak
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler poured into teku at about 4 days. Appearance is hazy, slightly dirty, reddish-orange, with a pure white head that leaves just a little lace. Smell is very aromatic, with citrus and pine. Tatste is also citrus/pine, with just a touch of onion/garlic. Produces very piney burps. Mouth is a good, medium body, but a little harshness on the back of the throat, maybe due to either being "green" or maybe a high calcium-sulfate content (just guessing). Overall, another good one from Foam, that might be even better with another week or two on it.

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Photo of Sheppard
3.92/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden hue, on the opaque side, but not so much on the Built to Spill side. I get berries at first, but in subsequent sips, I get more and more citrus. Again, a poorly described beer as I definitely don't get passion fruit. It's like a harsher double dry hopped Fort Point. However, the harshness makes it hard to realize until several sips in. It's not bad by any means though.

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Photo of troupos40
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Got a pour and a growler at foam last week, it is a world class DIPA, up there with any other VT IPA and honestly, I had 7-8 beers from these guys over the 3 days and all of them were world class

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.67/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had at the brewery in their fluted snifter, 12 oz pour. Pavement is a luscious New England style DIPA with a creamy yellow body and pillowy white head. What a beaut!

Smell is an effusive entrance of the Nelson hops I think they are using. Citrus and papaya, green-like in it's raw hoppiness, touch of cracker malt sweetness. Upfront you get the cracker malt tones, next is a virtual tsunami of New World hoppiness, big citrus with the soft tropical fruit like mango and papaya. Finishes raw with straight hop oils lingering for some time after the swallow. Quite an experience that left me speechless for a good amount of time.

Super smooth mouthfeel and crushable body. This was my favorite from Foam and these guys are killing it right out of the gate! Go there now!

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Growler (day-old)
Consumed: Aug-7-2016


This one pours a fairly hazy pale gold with two plus fingers of thick bone white foam that eases down to a rouseable little cap, wavy lacing layers linger. The aroma is of sweet citrus and pez. Generally, a light candy sweetness and juicy tangerine, peaches, white bread and white pepper. The flavor is in a similar vein but a little more forceful. Big, juicy, earthy flavor washes through your mouth, getting slowly darker with a warming alcohol at the end which is a little much for my tastes. All of this is complimented by a sappy hop finish. To put it briefly I would describe it as limoncello and soap. The beer has a medium-full body with active carbonation and a robust, earthy finish accompanied by an alcohol warmth that struck me as out of place. However, looking at other people's reviews perhaps this was due to my senses or being in a growler. I'd have to try some more to decide!

Tasty beer. Pretty big. Fruity aroma entices. Flavor runs the gamut and finishes menacingly.

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

This was the star of the show the evening we spent there, everyone on the patio was talking about it. Beautiful hazy orange, smell of mangos, peaches and citrus, taste follows the nose. Foam is making exceptional beers!

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

Consumed from a one-day-old growler on 8/8.

A: Pours a thick, hazy, murky yellow with about a finger of white head comprised of medium soapy bubbles.

S: Tropical fruit-forward. Mango and tangerine. Underlying notes of blueberry, chemical dankness, and subtle bits of passionfruit.

T: Heavily citric. Mango, orange, and grapefruit pith. Bit of crackery malt appears middle of the mouth, followed closely by a grassy dank quality. Finishes on notes of blueberry and earth.

M: A bit heavier and thicker on the mouth than Built to Spill. Similarly, almost no hint of the alcohol. Drinks like 7%--at most. On the finish, medium to medium-plus bitterness along with medium-plus dryness.

O: This one packs a bit more than Built to Spill. It doesn't go down quite as easily, but the added weight on the mouth, as well as the complex layers of taste and aroma imparted by the Mosaic, make this a more interesting and enjoyable brew, IMO. While Built to Spill reminded me very much of what's coming out of Hill Farmstead, Pavement is more of a blend of HF and something like Other Half, especially given the almost chemical dankness on the nose and the increased bitterness on the feel. Overall, it's up there with the best Mosaic-forward DIPAs I've had. Highly recommend!

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Photo of Hootie159
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful orange. Tall head. Nice lacing. Mango and citrus shine in the nose. Tastes super refreshing. More bitter than expected. Nice feel. Coats with a nice acidity.

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Pavement from Foam Brewers
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 239 ratings