Experimental Jet Set
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #276
ABV:
9.2%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,205
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 6.71%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
171
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Photo of bobv
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.
Cheers!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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?

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Photo of SunnyD90
4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a refreshing and delicious brew - the pineapple and tropical vibes are wonderful. Pacing myself though, as 9.2 upon returning from the gym, I can feel the Jet Set after just a few sips.

This is tasty stuff and Foam keeps impressing me more and more.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to Sawdog505 for this can!

A - Opaque yellow gold with thick white lacing.

S - Nose is solid and light with citrus and pineapple.

T - Spicy pineapple dominates this one from start to finish, some peppery fruit rind and a nice lingering peppery citrus pineapple rind.

M - Thick, full bodied, and slick.

O - Rock solid but not the current score of (95) solid.

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Photo of SFC21
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

16oz can poured into a wine style beer glass. Gorgeous golden straw color that produces a nice head. Nose of overripe pineapple, some mango, and orange juice. Taste is tropical although much more muddled than the nose. Unfortunately the residual chalkiness of this beer leaves a literal bad taste in the mouth and ends this one on a low note. Unfortunately, in my experience this defect drags down all too many NE IPAs that would otherwise be great. Fortunately in my experience with Foam I haven’t come across this issue too frequently.

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Photo of DustyBeerz
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

1st from Foam. Smells like what’s pop pop popping girrrrl! Colors light for a dub. The highest amount of bitter I can do, mixed with smooth. Lite head. Almost fluffy,but not! Solid Virgin beer from them!

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Photo of Stevedore
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, stemmed glass. Pulpy hazy yellow body, one finger white head, fair retention, frothy lacing. Smell is guava, herbal notes, leafy resin, light caramel, sugar, a bit of pulpy orange. Flavour also brings a fair bit of guava, with more herbal and floral notes throughout with a moderately sweet sugary caramel malt backbone. Mildly bitter, about par for the style. Lighter medium bodied, lighter than typical DIPAs, mildly herbal bitterness on the backend.

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Photo of EMV
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
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 light golden pour with thick fluffy white head. Great lacing.

S: Dank and tropical... citrus and fruit.

T/F: Follows the nose... juice bomb all the way with big grapefruit and pineapple flavors. Lighter mango, tangerine, and floral notes. Somewhat sweet up front with modest bitterness. Sticky and thick... medium bodied... warming with an ABV that packs a real punch.

O: An outstanding big DIPA from Foam. These guys really know what they're doing, and one to seek out if you can find it.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poring a cold 16 oz can into my snifter courtesy of @schuee. thank you.
Beer pours a cloudy golden color with minimal fizzy bleached white head foaming up about 1 cm. This foam fades very quickly to a thin edge layer after only a few seconds in the glass.
Aroma is orange juice heavy, even without taking a strong sniff, I get oranges and orange juice. With some more investigation, there is also a bit of grapefruit rind and a little bit of mango note. Very juicy aroma.
First sip reveals an average body with crisp texture and very fine tingly carbonation.
Flavor is lots of juice up front, with a fairly sweet start to the sampling. Lots of orange and some mango again, this rolls to a little grapefruit, and finishes with pithy rind bite. The bitterness on the finish dries out my palate and makes me thirsty for another sip. I dont get any hint of the 9.2% ABV on the can and find the beer pretty easy to drink. Its a solid fruity and juicy DIPA. Worth a shot if that's your jam!

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Photo of clayrock81
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy yellow body with minimal head and no lace. Bitter, earthy, citric hopped aroma with a minimal sweet smell. Smooth, fuller bodied, touch of bitter acidity yet has this balance that almost reminds me of orange juice sweetness and overall one can say that this is a juicy beer.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Foam.
Pours a thick hazy medium straw color with one finger of head.
Aromas are tropical fruit and some mellow grapefruit.
Flavors are in line with arromas. A little bitterness in the finish ala grapefruit.
Mouthfeel is incredible.
All in all...a slightly more bitter Foam beer and delicious.

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Photo of yasky
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright hazy orange pour,1 finger of bubbly head. Aroma of overripe citrus, primarily mandarin orange, cantaloupe, resins. Citrus forward, orange juice, rinds, light mango, resinous, light pine. Medium body, sticky, juicy finish. More Daydream Nation than Trash and No Star.

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Photo of stakem
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poundercan into a snifter appears a hazy light yellow color with a white cap.

The aroma is citrus to dank-like with hop dustiness.

It tastes fruity with again that sorta hop dust feel with pith and pulp across the back.

This is light in body with modest carbonation. Not bad.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Yellow Session. Pale and hazy look. Aroma is dank, zesty, bright, herbal and sweaty. Taste is really hoppy but balanced. Some nice grassy bitterness.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.86/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Sometimes you have beer and know upfront it can’t possibly live up to its hype, well oh hell this one did and more. Absolutely blew my friend and I away and it was canned 4/16/18. Pours like pineapple orange juice with little head, blame my friend John for tilting the shit out of the glass like a total rookie, the lace left behind after each sip fixed it, really a nice looking NEDIPA. 4.5

Smell my first thought was papaya, guava, and my friend said passionfruit and grapefruit rind. Really an amazing nose. 4.75

Taste just knocks you on your ass, tropical front to back and side to side incredible flavor and I am struggling to say anything bad, because as another friend likes to say, is spot on. 5

Mouthfeel is a solid medium with a fairly soft mouthfeel, enough life, sticky from the crazy amount of fresh hops, and at 9.2% ABV so f-in drinkable. 5

Overall one of the greats in my mind, makes me want to drink more, but not easy to come across. I need to thank my buddy and show him how to pour a fine craft beer. 4.75

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Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to Satchboogie for this brew.

16 oz. Can
ABV: 9.2%

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice cloudy pale yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, papaya), pretty nice diesel like. The taste is really nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, papaya), pretty nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Another pretty tasty brew from Foam. Glad to have gotten a chance to try it. Orange Julius! Addictive! Thanks Kyle!

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Photo of curtis6290
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a solid 4.5 New England IPA. Vigorous pour into a snifter, nice foam head that lingers and laces. Peachy haze that is very dense looking but light and pillowy. Smells of citrus tang, and sweet tropical fruit. Salty, fruity, bubblegums with a nice earth flavor. Small bite of acid and carbonation upfront that mellows nicely with the malty backbone. Nice balance, no hint of alcohol. Very nicely blended. Overall, this was a great brew, that was enjoyably and easy to drink. The excessive sweetness and resinous aftertaste are the two things holding this back from a perfect score.

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Photo of fermentedbarley
3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful looking...I'm a fan of hazy and creamy with a substantial head so this fits the bill on that. Smell is decent. I detect a bit of tang. Taste...it's fruity but has a bitter / citrus bite. I don't really like slight bits. Overall above average but not tops in my book.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. Can 2/8/18 "Thurston" opened on 2/16/18

Hazed out white golden color. Totally opaque. Classicly robust white foam cap. The foam does not stick around too long, recedes a bit fast for the style and doesn't really leave any layers of coverage, nor is there and solid lacing like most of this style.

Wildly pungent hop aromatics in the nose. Zippy citrus, peppery pineapple, tropical fruit punch blend, sweet tarts and green herbs all from the hops. The malt has a very light, pilsner like sweetness to it with maybe some slightly sour golden wheat down deep. An excellent overall aroma.

A fat, juicy mouthfeel and flavor is very malty crisp with some alcohol heat riding in and mixing with the higher alpha hops that bring the earthy bitterness. Strong pineapple and citrus blend, piney and dry earthy tones like golden wheat, dry leaves and herbs come on next. A sweet and sour effect lingers from this hop complexity, lemmon zest and grapefruit and even more warming, tingling alcohol heat in the finish. The feel is pretty much a light, crispy bite at first and becoming pratically full and smooth in the finish. Although the hops give a pretty big bitter kick, the feel is never dry, just juicy. Lemmon zest, grapefruit, heat and black pepper pop out tge most within the hop range of flavor. The malt is obviously light and vety crisp, crushed golden wheat and sour-ish pilsner tones give a bit of balance to the monsterous hop complexity.

This massive New England style DIPA really crushes the tastebuds, thick layers of earthy/bitter/citric and piney tones with a high heat all adds up to big. The light toned but flavorful malt allows these hops to shine. 9.2 % abv. Is no joke...it's pretty boozy byt maximized from the healthy dose of earthy bitter hop effects. I feel like ibu's are bigger than most NESDipa's. A bit less crushable than some of the other well known dipa's....a sipper to savor and seriously relax with.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pint can on February 2, 2018. Look is thick hazy orange gold with a thick head and lingering lacing. Smell and taste is tropical fruit, soft resin and some nuttiness. Feel is creamy and smooth.

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Photo of Boccu
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours like orange juice with a one finger white head. No real lacing. Aroma of orange juice. Taste of orange peel, tangerine, light lemon zest at the finish. First one from foam look forward to more from them.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - I'm honestly most impressed at how they handled the label. Dat seamless transition at the point where both sides meet. It's hazy, it's murky, it's milky, it's a NEIPA. Head's got legs.

S - bright, zesty pineapple. Grapefruit rind acidity and grape candy. I could smell this for days.

T - the grape must hits much harder than the nose suggests. Candied apricots, mangos, and papaya. Sweaty tropical fruits of the pale yellow stringy variety, namely pineapple. Vaguely sweet melon rind. A yeasty bitterness toes that battery acid burning line. It wants to burn, but instead carefully imparts zesty flavor. I'd bet this turns into a hot mess after a few more months in the can. Drink fresh!

F - that yeasty grittiness adds a mealy feel that you can almost grind between your teeth. Otherwise it's fluffy and lively in carbonation, which prickly bubbles that suit the flavor profile.

O - probably the best beer from Foam I've had yet. Nails that Trillium-esque candied vibe but with an added flavor layer of grape and papaya.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bright golden yellow in color. Turbid in appearance. So dank. White Grapefruit, pine, grass, earthy and ripe mango. Medium bodied. Saturated. Coats the mouth in citrus juiciness. Real good.

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Photo of Grackos
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick orange with very little head. smells sweet, orange/tangerine. Tastes like sweet oranges and tangerines; very little bitterness. Goes down smooth, hides the alcohol well.

One of the best DIPAs I've ever had.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thickly opaque tan-yellow with a large but airy frothy off-white foam settling unevenly in root beer float lumps.

Smell is pungent, dank and resiny burnt rubber with accents of lemon and orange rind.

Taste is cannabic resin, burnt rubber and pine with crackery biscuit, orange, lemon, pineapple and papaya, all wrapped up with a peppery, spicy and tangy bow.

A medium-thin body has a crisp, mild carbonation and a semi-dry to dry chew.

Dank af!

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Experimental Jet Set from Foam Brewers
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 171 ratings