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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #478
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
88
Ranked #12,482
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 6.1%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
12
From:
Foam Brewers
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  2
SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes: Wet hop American pale ale brewed with 50 pounds of fresh local hops from Kirby Farms.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 12 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Brought home and served in a becher pint glass as that’s the correct glassware for an APA. The appearance was a pale to hazy yellow to orange slightly off white color with just a cap of a little white foamy head. Trickling light lace. The aroma had a blend of orange pulp to semi-sweet biscuits with a light vanilla. Light melon and then light grassiness, swift yet clean and firm. The flavor definitely leaned towards the sweet side with a touch of resin forming the overall taste. Pillowy sweet in the finish. Not much of an aftertaste, just super light all around. The feel was about medium bodied with a clean sessionability about it. ABV felt appropriate and the carbonation felt good as well. Overall, nicely done APA well worthy of having again. Wish they would bring this back.

Jun 05, 2017
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dar482 from New York

4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a light gold to straw, a bit of haze.

The aroma citrus, a doughy/bready malt, green and grassy.

The flavor offers tons of honey dew for days, explosive in the front. Light breadiness, whispers of malt, a tinge of sweetness, citrus flows, finishes dry. A straight crusher of a pale ale, drinks around 5%.

Oct 03, 2016
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hgw605 from Vermont

4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Semi-hazy yellowish gold. Thick white head. Decent retention. Legs.
S: Crazy melon, honeydew. grassy, citrus, bits of pine. Very unique
T: Also unique melon. Definite honeydew and cantaloupe. Fresh hop character. Grapefruit.
F: Soft and sparkly at the same time. Carbonation feels like it is very soft but somehow pops like a highly carbonated saison.
O: Really quite good. Unique hop character even for a fresh hop ale. Don't know what else to say.

Sep 29, 2016
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a growler filled at the brewery.

Pours a hazy golden straw color with a 2-finger white head. The head is gone rather quickly but leaves some splotchy lacing. The head settles into a thin, white halo that rests atop the beer.

The aroma is quite citrusy, with notes of grapefruit and lemon. There's also a bit of yeast here as well as plenty of sweet, honeydew melon. The back end is biscuity with a touch of wet grass. Very interesting aroma on this one, but very pleasant.

The flavor brings lots of cantaloupe and honeydew melon, as well as some grapefruit and orange peel. The doughy malt comes through on the finish. Nicely balanced.

The feel is medium-light bodied with pretty good carbonation. Very fluffy and soft.

Overall, a very nice, very well balanced pale ale. The aroma has an almost farmhouse quality to it with the yeast and lemon notes, but the flavor really brings out the hops. Just another quality brew by Foam.

Sep 28, 2016
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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 12 ratings