The Nameless
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #484
ABV:
7%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,438
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 7.01%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
82
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Foam Brewers
 
Vermont, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  14
Gots
  8
SCORE
94
Outstanding
The NamelessThe Nameless
Notes: Papaya, orange peel, pine
Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 82 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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metter98 from New York

4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high white head that left some wisps of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lime citrus are present in the nose along with some notes of papaya.
T: The taste has flavors of lime along with notes of gooseberry and papaya. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This New England-style IPA had an interesting combination of aromas and flavors but felt a little "softer" compared to some of the other beers in the style and was easier to drink.

Serving type: can

Thursday at 07:41 PM
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bobv from Vermont

4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can.
Canned 04/30/20.
Moderate to vigorous pour yields a one inch white head over a cloudy straw colored body with some lacing. Nose of tropical fruit (mango, papaya), citrus (orange, tangerine), and the slightest pine. Taste is all fruit with a bit of candied citrus and a finish of citrus pith. Nice feel and overall, a more than respectable NEIPA and would recommend to any and all hazybois out there.
Cheers!

May 10, 2020
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy pale orange with a finger of off-white head. Heavy, sloppy lacing.

White wine and orange citrus stand out in the nose.

Very citrus-forward taste with a lot of papaya, a little melon, a little white wine, and a little grassy and piney bitterness. Slight metallic element lingers with grass and pith in the aftertaste.

Full feel with strong, with strong carbonation fizz.

Tasty, well-crafted beverage with enough bitterness to keep it very drinkable.

Aug 02, 2019
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed medium golden pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head. Nice lacing.

S: Citrus and pine... tropical hops and grapefruit.

T.F: Grapefruit and piney hops... dank and fruity. Juice bomb of a beer. Citrus rind and some sweetness up front. Well balanced with bitterness mid-swig. Sticky on the tongue... medium bodied and creamy carbonation.

O: Another outstanding NEIPA from Foam. Great flavor... excellent beer.

Mar 08, 2019
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottom of can: Canned on 12/13/18 (opened on 12/19/19) Robinson.

A muddy and opaque depth to the orange and copper liquid, thick and foamy, white dome sits high. Dissipates pretty quick with minimal coverage and long lacing.

The aroma is totally dominated by the hops, with dense citrus, spicy pineapple and dry earth. Smells like a spicy blend of tropical fruit juice. There might be a subtle smell of honey sweet wheat maltiness down deep.

The flavor spectrum follows suit, spicy citrus and peppery pineapple is the perfect description of the first gulp. Thing liquid is smoooth! Nails it for the style with crisp, but heavy and totally juicy feel. There is a sharp, peppery hop bite in the middle, with a major rush of citrus tang and earthy pepper. This flavor also has some dry, earthy effects in both taste and mouthfeel.
Grapefruit style bitterness and dry citrus tones are featured in a big way, with big depth and a high density of hoppy flavor. The malt is obviously very light, although very grainy, earthy and light. The malt still adds a good balance for the hop headed New England style of IPA, light, golden and crisp is where it's at!
The texture is very complex, as it has all of the fine points of the style, juicy, dry, crisp but somehow crazy smooth and thick. Lactose? If not, this thing is more like an IPA frappe.

Overall, The Nameless now has a name... and it's good.

Dec 19, 2018
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque, solid gold color with a 2 finger fluffy biscuit head that settles quickly to a film leaving very little lacing.

Nose has orange and guava notes along with a slight candy note. Very robust and pleasant.

The taste has a similar profile with orange dominating along with a fairly sweet pale malt base. There is a grassy earth flavor that comes out in the finish along with some candy. Very smooth, full taste.

The feel is very soft and creamy, maybe a bit heavy even.

A fantastic example of a NEIPA from Foam. I'm not as big a fan of earthy taste but it doesn't take away from how good this one is.

Nov 11, 2018
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - 2 finger low density offwhite head atop a near-opaque yellow body.

S - grapefruit, tropical, pine.

T - tons of unique tropical fruit. Papaya? Passionfruit? Very unusual, but very tasty. Grapefruit rind keeps the bitterness present througout the sip. Moderate bitterness. Low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - a unique take on a ne ipa. Never tasted one like this before.

Nov 04, 2018
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rtav from Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another solid NEIPA from Foam. These guys consistently pump out some of the smoothest NEIPAs that you can get your hands on.

The Nameless doesn’t have the same look or smell of some of the other hazy NEIPAs out there, it is slightly cloudy in the glass but still largely translucent with a quickly dissipating white head. Pine and grapefruit on the nose, with a bit of sweet malt. Not as aromatic as some IPAs.

The taste and smoothness is where this beer shines. Again pine and citrus fruits with a slight sweet malt backbone. Hides the alcohol very very well. Mouthfeel is soft.

Overall a delicious NEIPA that I would recommend to anyone who is a fan of the style, and even to those who aren’t!

Sep 12, 2018
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csmrx7 from Canada

4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another nice beer from foam. Very tropical, but not over the top. Approachable without being boring clean and well presented and without any real fault.

Sep 03, 2018
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip at the brewery. The appearance was a gentle haze, semi-burnt golden with some nice yellow hues to it. A cap of white foamy finger sized little head sustained for a good minute before gently dissipating. Mild sticky lace. The aroma starts off with sharp resinous bitter pine opening up into some orange rind, sweet yet bitter, and then an underscore of papaya. The flavor balances well between the bitterness of the rind to the pine, gently sweet with a touch of the bitterness, still nice and embracing. Nice balanced aftertaste between rind to pine (sweet to bitter), really well done. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good. Sharp enough, good balance to some juicy citric harshness. Overall, is it called The Nameless because it’s so well balanced and complex enough between all of the flavors that the brewer doesn’t know what to name it. Perhaps, but I know I’m coming back to this when they brew it again.

Jun 05, 2017
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hgw605 from Vermont

4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Brilliant golden orange. Hazy but not a total milkshake.
S: Orange peel, pine, tangerine, mango.
T: Lovely soft citrus pine in the tropics. Nice nutty character
F: Absolutely voluptuous.
O: Wonderful.

Oct 29, 2016
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

32oz growler from the brewery. Pours a hazy burnt orangey yellow with an inch of frothy white head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is mango, papaya, lime, pine and orange peel. The taste is a blend of the papaya and orange peel but with notes of pine and floral hops. Tropical fruit finish. Bitter pine and orange peel aftertaste. Medium bodied with a dry mouthfeel. Overall, another winner.

Oct 28, 2016
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Jaflach18 from New York

5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another great beer from the guys at Foam! Pours hazy with a nice thick, white head. Hoppy IPA with delicious citrus flavors. Not the strongest smell, but still very noticeable and keeps you wanting more.
Looking forward to having the nameless again and very much looking forward to what Foam has coming next!

Oct 02, 2016
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Foam Brewers in Burlington, VT.

This one pours a very hazy golden orange, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

Smells like just a ton of citrus, it's super tropical and soft- just like I like it.

This is another really wonderful hoppy creation from Foam. It's not incredibly different than Television, but still good- very juicy and soft, some tangerine with pineapple/mango, with very little bitterness.

This is light bodied, airy and cloudy, with a solid level of carbonation.

Another great beer from Foam- I can't see where they go from here.

Sep 21, 2016
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dabeerbuddha from Canada

4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 ml flip top.
Awesome orange peach colour with considerable haziness. Fast forming and dissipating head with light lacing left behind. Aroma is orange and grapefruit with piney resins. Taste is similar. Very mild bitterness. Very enjoyable as the bitterness is quite low emphasizing its pine and citrus (juicy) elements. Silky smooth mouthfeel with a relatively low viscosity. Aftertaste is light bitter resins. Overall it's a great brew. Very drinkable! So glad I had the chance to try this.

Sep 12, 2016
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jfitzbrew from Vermont

4.94/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured out of growler. Appearance is a beautiful glowing orange juice with a thick white head. Perfectly hazy. Aroma has strong notes of citrus and pine. Taste is similar with very strong notes of pine, some grapefruit, and a lot of orange peel. Relatively bitter but not in an offensive way. Incredibly full mouthfeel for not being overly sweet or malty. Beer definitely has legs. Just wish the aroma filled up the whole room. Overall, easily one of the best singles I've had.

Aug 31, 2016
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earljones199 from New Hampshire

4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy with a thick white frothy head of foam to look delicious. Smell isn't bursting out of the glass but is noticeably there with floral juicy hop notes.

This beer is really tasty. Tons of hop. Reminds me of some of Trillium's really good stuff.

Hazy and juicy is always a winner in my book. Another great VT hop destination if they keep us putting stuff like this out

Aug 30, 2016
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Very hazy orange. Just some wisps without a real head. Smells tropical, orangey, some grapefruit and resin. Taste has what seems like a mosaic bite right up front. Much less sweet than it smelled. Orange, hefty grapefruit that lingers all the way into the finish. Some tropical fruit comes back in the end, too. Low carbonation. Medium body. Very nice. Surprisingly nice.

Aug 30, 2016
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lic217 from Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Turbid, quick fading head, with some lacing. Yellow, with a hint of orange
Aroma: Tropical hops, pineapple, resin, tangerine/orange as it warms
Taste: Starts resiny and slightly sweet, ends with a tropical hop flavor and bitter. The bitterness is assertive but not unpleasant, a light citrus flavor in there as well and a little pineapple on the finish. Starts to taste more like tangerine as it warms
Feel: Nice mouthfeel, prickly carbonation on the finish, soft at the start
Overall: A good beer, with a lot of different hop flavors going on

Aug 29, 2016
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dar482 from New York

4.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer is offer grapefruit, juicy peach, dank, herbs, prickly pine needles, air freshener pine, light bready sweetness, medium bitterness, leaning towards a bit biscuity. The rich ripe herbs and dank qualities relate heavily to Heady Topper, almost as if this was a smaller sibling of that beer.

Aug 28, 2016
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fmccormi from California

4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Straight pour from a 750ml/25.4oz flip-top amber glass howler to an oversized wineglass (JK stemware). This was filled three days ago at the brewery, and kept chilled since. Fairly ideal circumstances for tasting and what have you.

Appearance (4.75): Three fingers of ecru-colored foam rise off of the pour, bubbling downward toward the extremely hazy body at a leisurely pace. It leaves wide, arcing legs and broken collars of lacing on its way down, sitting atop a warm tan body with orange undertones. Hazy AF.

Smell (4.5): Juicy orange flesh, lime zest, warm bread with honey comb. Very juicy, with a mixture a grapefruit pith and clementines, along with a tiny bit of . . . guava? Underneath it all lies some resin and dankness. Gadzooks, this shit smells nice.

Taste (4.5): Hoochi mama, there’s a smooth blend of citrus (tangerine, kumquat, underripe pineapple) and a frankly tart, fruit skin-oriented bitterness. Red grapfruit zest, ground grape seeds, intensely bitter—a very citrusy bitterness—with notes of pomegranate pith. Edible flowers come to mind, too. That bitterness really lingers, man. Underneath this all is a hint of rye bread, floury baking soda biscuits or common crackers . . . but I’m really leaning toward the rye flour-based bread. Damnit, this shit is dry. As it warms, it gets a little more floral and the bright kumquat-centric sweetness becomes more balanced with that rye bread component coming forward a bit more.

Mouthfeel (4.25): Dry, nearly to the point of approximating underripe banana starchiness, given the intense bitterness in play. Carbonation is firm and evenly distributed, with an assertive tingle that bolsters that dryness. Plenty satisfying in feel, given its depth of body, overall dryness, and well done carbonation. The body is thoroughly medium-weight, as well.

Overall (4.5): This is a very satisfying, albeit punishing (at times) IPA. It’s fairly aggressive with its bitterness, but it’s still balanced and displaying a broad character. I’ve only had a couple of beers from Foam before, but I’ve liked all of them (mostly farmhouse beers that I’ve tried). This only underscores their evident skill and talent. If this beer were available in cans, I’d be all over it if I could. Highly recommended!

Aug 27, 2016
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MA_hops from Vermont

4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy straw colored yellow with a thick, white foamy head that dissipates very slowly.
S: Pine, mango, orange, tropical citrus notes galore. Reminiscent of a Hill Farmstead/Trillium IPA.
T: Similar to the nose. Tropical notes seem to "pop" with every sip. The orange peel and grapefruit bitterness are quite apparent.
M: Soft, pillowy mouthfeel. Has a dry, hoppy and slightly bitter finish. The mouthfeel reminded me of Trillium. Well done!
O: This beer blew me away. If these guys can keep pumping beers like "The Nameless" then they will live in VT beer lore!!

Aug 23, 2016
The Nameless from Foam Brewers
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 82 ratings