Experimental Jet Set
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IPA - New England
Ranked #273
Ranked #1,116
4.33 | pDev: 6.47%
Foam Brewers
Vermont, United States
Experimental Jet SetExperimental Jet Set
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harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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
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metter98 from New York

4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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npolachek from New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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bobv from Vermont

4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

May 25, 2020
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
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?

May 20, 2020
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4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Feb 02, 2020
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Jan 25, 2020
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SFC21 from Florida

4/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Oct 05, 2019
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DustyBeerz from New York

4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
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!

Feb 03, 2019
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Jan 18, 2019
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Dec 03, 2018
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sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
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!

Nov 16, 2018
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clayrock81 from Florida

4.2/5  rDev -3%
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.

Nov 12, 2018
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BoldRulerVT from Vermont

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Sep 22, 2018
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yasky from Canada (ON)

4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Jul 11, 2018
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stakem from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

Jun 22, 2018
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

May 21, 2018
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.86/5  rDev +12.2%
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

May 21, 2018
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
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!

Mar 08, 2018
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curtis6290 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Feb 19, 2018
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fermentedbarley from New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

Feb 18, 2018
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Feb 16, 2018
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Feb 05, 2018
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Boccu from New York

4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Feb 01, 2018
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