Halo Bender
Foam Brewers

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From:
Foam Brewers
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #538
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,272
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 5.83%
Ratings:
58
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 01, 2022
Added:
Nov 10, 2016
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  4
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Notes: None
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4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by VTbrewfan from Massachusetts

Poured from a an dated 3/28/22 into a tulip glass. Super hazy, straw yellow in color. Fluffy wet white head, good retention. Scents of honeydew melon and mango. Tasting notes follow the nose, really mild, chewy mouthfeel. Virtually no bitterness but a little bit of bite on the end. Definitely getting lots of melon and maybe a bit of banana too? Really hides the ABV well. Great beer, will be good to see how it stacks up as I continue to try more from foam.

May 01, 2022
 
4.19 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Mar 12, 2022
 
4.5 by mattycasey from Massachusetts on Mar 11, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by SSS from Canada (QC)

A-Hazy straw yellow with bubbly white head
S-Aromas of melon and tropical fruit with an element of grape must and a tart fragrance
M-Full body with a juicy mouthfeel. Slight peppery bite and low end carbonation
T-Sweet upfront with melon flavour followed by an assertive bitterness that is tangy and remains
O-Excellent double IPA brew

Mar 03, 2022
 
4.29 by Icka31 from Ohio on Mar 03, 2022
 
4.4 by sd123 from Georgia on Feb 09, 2022
 
3.86 by timmy2b from New York on Dec 11, 2021
 
4 by Samnem from Georgia on Dec 06, 2021
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4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by PSanger from Connecticut

A “crushable” 8% dipa from Foam. This has some citrusy tones both smell and taste but is no means a juice bomb. Slot of mango. Nice and subtle with a very nice light mouth feel. Recommend!

Aug 27, 2021
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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brewme from Massachusetts

Had a single draft at Blackback Pub in Waterbury for seven dollars. My first brew from these guys. This was underwhelming, not a big fan of the melon.

Aug 14, 2021
 
3.75 by Ajlvt from Washington on Aug 07, 2021
 
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Jun 18, 2021
 
4.24 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on May 15, 2021
 
4.18 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Apr 10, 2021
 
4.4 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Apr 01, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

Can from Canton St, canned 3.10.21 consumer 3.29

Mar 30, 2021
 
4 by The_Beer_Guru from New York on Mar 17, 2021
 
4.29 by JakerLou from New Hampshire on Feb 10, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed out medium golden pour with big fluffy white head. Outstanding lacing.

S: Tropicals and citrus. Fruity hops.

T.F: Semi-sweet... light grains and citrus. Tangerine, pineapple, and mango. Big and fruity. Melon and grapefruit rind. Medium bodied and sticky on the tongue. Well carbonated.... smooth and drinkable.

O: An outstanding NEIPA from one of my favorite Vermont brewers. Excellent beer.

Jan 27, 2021
 
4.28 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Jan 18, 2021
 
4.28 by smcel371 from New York on Jan 17, 2021
 
4.3 by Nunya from Ohio on Apr 21, 2019
 
4.5 by Ef612 from New York on Oct 15, 2018
 
5 by estruntz from Maryland on Oct 13, 2018
 
4.27 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Jun 30, 2018
 
4.25 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on Jun 30, 2018
 
4.13 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Jun 30, 2018
 
4.24 by lochraneg from New Hampshire on Jun 28, 2018
 
4.53 by JPeterson17 from Massachusetts on Jun 24, 2018
 
3.73 by curlybird from Pennsylvania on Jun 23, 2018
 
4.23 by clake from Vermont on Jun 18, 2018
 
4.37 by Hopheadhiker from New York on May 24, 2018
 
4.38 by Duffman79 from Connecticut on Dec 04, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by benjaminsa from Vermont

Excellent offering. Super juicy NE IPA.

Nov 29, 2017
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on Nov 25, 2017
 
4.25 by scxcrunner from Massachusetts on Nov 24, 2017
 
3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Nov 14, 2017
 
4.5 by Philcassella from Massachusetts on Nov 13, 2017
 
4.35 by liamt07 from Canada (ON) on Aug 25, 2017
 
4.59 by Coorsy from Massachusetts on Aug 25, 2017
Halo Bender from Foam Brewers
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 58 ratings