Halo Bender
Foam Brewers

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IPA - New England
Ranked #537
Ranked #3,276
4.31 | pDev: 5.57%
Foam Brewers
Vermont, United States
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 47 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

great complex aroma. not as hazy as their signature look. great complex hop with malted balance.lasting head. great hoppy beer. well maintained. growler from the brewery.

Aug 17, 2017
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Leonardgrote from Ohio

3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appealing lemon yellow color with a good amount of citrus on the finish. Small amount of hear the vanished leaving nice lacing. Good quality from a
New brewery.

Aug 08, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a tall tulip at the brewery. The appearance was a murky pale orange with a good finger’s worth of white foamy head with some messy semi-sticky lacing. The aroma starts with some tropical fruits and then bites into some garlic to semi-sweet to subtle danky onion. The flavor blends nicely between the tropical fruity sweet to the danky onion to garlic. The aftertaste seems fairly well blended between those flavors. The finish is quick and leans to the danky onion side. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sipping to sessionable sort of feel to it. Mild carbonation feels good for the most part. Overall, really good DIPA that I would have again.

Jun 05, 2017
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BoldRulerVT from Vermont

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at the brewery.
Pours a nice bright and hazy golden straw color with one finger of thick head.
Aromas are a nice mix of citrusy hops, some honeydew mellon, stickiness.
Flavor is really nice as well, dlicious and drinkable hoppiness and mellow fruit.
Mouthfeel was excellent.
This beer is delicious and quenching. Approachable.

Apr 14, 2017
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jhavs from New York

4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Foam and I purchased three 750 swing tops for home.

Yellow, straw, with an orange tint. Hazed, white head, thin foam bubbles.

Big citrus and, grapefruit rind and zest. Resinous earthy aroma as well. Not pine, but resinous.

Smooth but persistent and heavy handed hops. Citrus rind, tropical fruits. Deep underlying resinous flavor (I use this to describe what many call dank, so think that, if it suits you).

Moderate carbonation and medium body, bitterness lingers a bit, but pleasantly.

Overall an excellent double IPA. Would drink this often if available. Would be a pleasing site on any tap list.

Dec 16, 2016
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fermentedbarley from New Hampshire

4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I have enjoyed 600+ beers before this one and i have to put this easily in my top 10. This is an incredible world-class DIPA. It reminds me a lot of Bissell Brothers Swish. Taste and feel are perfect and then some. Perfect. I am a big fan of VT IPAs and had actually never heard of Foam Brothers before a friend got me this. He said its better than Heady Topper. I think it's a different than Heady so can't compare. But it at the same level. Seek this out.

Nov 22, 2016
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Foam. Murky and milky looking pale orange. Medium white head with excellent lacing. I still question the murkiness of these IPAs. Smells delicious, though. Tropical fruits all over. Light garlicky bite that makes me think mosaic. Tastes phenomenal too. Bright orange more than tropical here. Light sweetness and grain. Nice bitterness and bite in the back end. Medium heavy, but drinks well. The best of the bunch on my visit.

Nov 15, 2016
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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 47 ratings