Experimental Jet Set
Foam Brewers

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Foam Brewers
Vermont, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #376
Ranked #1,357
4.31 | pDev: 6.73%
May 07, 2022
May 26, 2017
Experimental Jet SetExperimental Jet Set
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4.15 by RBorsato from Virginia on May 07, 2022
4.25 by rab53 from Washington on May 01, 2022
4.36 by Burt from Rhode Island on Apr 27, 2022
2.96 by Holderness from Massachusetts on Mar 17, 2022
5 by dblais from Massachusetts on Mar 13, 2022
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4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by VTbrewfan from Massachusetts

Poured from a can dated 2/5/22 into a tulip glass. Opaque straw yellow in color with fluffy white head and lancing. Really good retention. Lots of citrus on both the nose and palate - grapefruit, lemon zest, lime. Smooth juicy mouthfeel but nice amount of balance and mellowness to go with the bitterness. Really pleasant residual hop oils on the finish. Delicious! My first beer from Foam Brewers because it’s hard to come by where I live and picked some up while passing through VT. I’m very impressed - can’t wait to try more from them - keep up the great work!

Feb 25, 2022
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4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by digboy from New Hampshire

My brother brought some Foam back after a family trip. Thanks!! Pours pale gold grapefruit juice color, mostly cloudy, with a 2 finger dense sudsy heD that leaves nice rings on the way down. Aroma has bright citrus notes with some lycee and a touch of apricot. Very distinctive. Taste is bright with some tangerine pith, lemon, and apricot flavors. Lightly sweet with almost puckering bright notes. Love this mix because it feels very light. Not a touch of alcohol burn despite being 9.1% - something Foam does so well. Lightly bitter. This is a great beer, makes me wish they weren't 3 hours away from me :/

Feb 05, 2022
4.63 by bgillespie from New Jersey on Jan 05, 2022
4.1 by smi69 from New York on Dec 23, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

Can courtesy of Edms79 - thanks, man!

9.2% ABV. "Double India Pale Ale."

Yogurty and tangy - I suspect Simcoe hops? 2-row, probably malted wheat, pale malt. Floral and approachable, but I don't know that it has much hop pungency, which is a bit of a crime in the IIPA style in my view. Lemon, tang, fruit creamsicle, very faint vanillin.

Well balanced with an interesting but underpowdered hop profile. There's a lot to like here, and it sure is drinkable for a 9.2% ale, but a bit more depth of hop flavour would be nice, to pick a nit.

Damned drinkable, and even borderline refreshing despite the high ABV.

B- (3.5) / WORTHY

Dec 14, 2021
4.25 by Noelito76 from New York on Dec 04, 2021
4.11 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia on Nov 28, 2021
4.24 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Nov 25, 2021
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4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Beers-es from Virginia

From a 3-week-old can, pours a very hazy deep gold. Big, dense head of white foam leaves thick lacing. Smell has tropical fruits, citrus and some resinous pine. Taste follows. Drinks like a much lower ABV. Fantastic beer.

Nov 14, 2021
4.48 by TWStandley from Massachusetts on Nov 13, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

16oz can dated 9/17/21.

Pours milky yellow with an inch of white fluff. Moderate retention and lacing. Candied tangerine in the nose with juicy tropicals. Medium bodied with a soft but thinnish mouthfeel. Honeydew, pear and lemon-lime on the palate. Finishes a bit sweet with minimal malt or bitterness and lingering citrus.

Oct 21, 2021
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4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by farrago from New Jersey

Three to four finger head, brilliant white, the surface looks like a fallen soufflé, deep craters and crevices, very sticky webs of lacing. While the liquid is fully opaque it doesn't look "dense" and does admit some light into it, clean, pure yellow color. The nose has a nice airiness to it which allows the elements to enunciate clearly, softer grapefruit and floral notes yield to fresh passion fruit, star fruit, kiwi and pear, very tropical 'white" fruited rather than orchard fruits, the leafiness is moist but not overbearing, mild tarriness, tends to err to the side of freshness over richness. Medium-bodied, smooth with a good deal of creaminess, softly carbonated. The dankness ever-present while a team player, adds bite where the fruitiness adds sweetness. Solid malting on the back half, scone and buttered biscuit. Delicately honeyed too. The citrus running to lemon and blood orange, nor tart enough for grapefruit. Never gets too dry even though there is a slight tacky residue after you swallow. Good consistency from sip to sip. At its ABV can't say it is poundable but when you finish the first one you might convince yourself it is. (Canned 9/29/21)

Oct 19, 2021
4 by nelsonracite from New Jersey on Oct 09, 2021
4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland on Aug 12, 2021
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4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by harrypowers from Massachusetts

Pours a hazy yellow with a fluffy head that ends as a lot of lacing.

Smells of slightly dank piney hops and citrus.

Tastes of tart grapefruit with a bit of pine apple and mango. It has a slightly bitter finish. The alcohol hides well.

Medium light body with light prickly carbonation. Dry clean mouthfeel.

This is world class and delicious!

Jun 24, 2021
4.24 by jdow117 from Ohio on May 08, 2021
4.33 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Apr 01, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
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 consumed 3.29

Mar 30, 2021
4.49 by WaffleNugget from Vermont on Mar 26, 2021
4.5 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Mar 14, 2021
4.39 by rmp5458 from Pennsylvania on Mar 13, 2021
4.26 by DoctorD from Maine on Mar 10, 2021
4.41 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Mar 01, 2021
4.39 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Feb 18, 2021
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4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by papposilenus from New Hampshire

From a 16oz can, dated 11/23/20. Served in a Foam-branded cervoise.

Pours a heavily hazy, bright and cheery lemony gold with two fingers of soft, sudsy head. Retention is OK, leaving a fizzy cap and scattered bands of sticky lacing.

Nose is tart and citrusy. Lemon, lemon merengue, soda.

Tastes of orange slices, lemon pudding, caramel, white grape juice, pineapple. Fairly low bitterness but with a sharp, dry, baking soda-like bite. Berry juice sweetness coats the palate and lingers briefly in the sinuses.

Feel is creamy but drying, medium-hefty bodied but with fine, bright, prickly carbonation making it feel lighter and go down with perilous ease.

Overall, good stuff. A tad over-sweet perhaps but otherwise kind of amazingly light and bright for an NEIPA weighing in at 9.2%.

(Replaces a 03/16/18 rating-without-review 4.04/5 rDev -6.5%).

Dec 10, 2020
4.65 by Celtics76 from Rhode Island on Nov 23, 2020
4.27 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Sep 09, 2020
4.5 by whatsgoody from Vermont on Aug 31, 2020
4.26 by Casterbridge from Connecticut on Aug 10, 2020
4 by McBraniel from Virginia on Aug 08, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy whitish yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a narrow collar around the edge, a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of gooseberries and limes are present in the nose.
T: The taste is dominated by flavors of gooseberries. 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 is all about the gooseberries and the limes and hides any traces of alcohol very well from the taste.

Serving type: can

Jul 11, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by npolachek from New York

Golden straw olored beer witha solid hop balance with dankness as well. Reminds me a lot of the style of other half with a good color and mouthfeel in the IPA.

Jun 23, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by bobv from Vermont

16 oz. can.
Canned 05/14/20.
Moderate to vigorous pour yields an inch and a half white head over a very hazy straw golden body with some lacing. Nose of tropical fruit with a bit of citrus. It was a valiant effort by citrus but tropical fruit held its own for flavor as well with citrus coming through in the finish. Good feel and overall, a nice DIPA from Foam Brewers and would highly recommend.

May 25, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Another review from the October 2019 trip to New England. On tap at the source. Damn didn't realize this was 9.2%!

Pours an orange juice like pillowy appearance, 1/2" white head. Damn did I give a hazy a 4 in appearance? The times are a changin' but I thought it was good looking. Pushed a grassy, earthy hop aroma on the nose. Yes there was a bit of the ol' tropical and citrus Mosaic combo that is nearly ubiquitous these days with dry hopping, but this had that other aspect that stood out as more prominent.

Taste was bouyed by that dry grassiness. A lot of the commercial tug job notes say there is a nuttiness, but I dunno beyond almond, I didn't find much of anything to corroborate the assertion. I'm pretty familiar with Mosaic, I gotta think it was the Vic Secret that gave the slight chalky grassy dryness with toasted almond vibe. Hit the alcohol well and was pretty good.

I have many questions about this name. Is it a reference to George Jones? Sonic Youth? That design company by the same name?

May 20, 2020
4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania on May 14, 2020
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