The Shining
Foam Brewers

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Foam Brewers
Vermont, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #481
Ranked #1,823
4.29 | pDev: 6.29%
Apr 24, 2022
Aug 15, 2017
The ShiningThe Shining
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4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by WoostaBia from Massachusetts

Good IPA but too sweet

Apr 24, 2022
4.23 by liquorpig from Massachusetts on Apr 10, 2022
4.19 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Dec 10, 2021
4.75 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania on Dec 05, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by angrybabboon from Massachusetts

Consumed 11/20/21

Pale yellow, hazy in a milky way, medium to low carbonation
Some citrus, with orange pith, tangerine, grapefruit, ruby red grapefruit, lemon, herbal hops, slightly dank, slightly earthy, a touch woodsy, hint of pine, muted tropical notes, some mango, melon, pineapple, mango, white grapes, some prickly, fruit-like acidity, medium level of bitterness, very pale/nonexistent malt base
On the light side of medium, smooth and slick without being chewy, medium carbonation

The Shinning? This is an interesting IPA from Foam in the sense that it tastes slightly different than their typical creamsicle flavor profile. There is a wide variety of fruit, and this is very drinkable, but it something about it tastes mildly incoherent.

Nov 21, 2021
4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland on Nov 14, 2021
4.34 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Aug 15, 2021
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Jul 08, 2021
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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by buschbeer from Ohio

Served in a stemless wine glass

This beer pours a bright, turbid, yellow hue. It is topped with a mountain of off white head that leaves decent lacing.

CItrus and tropical fruit on the nose. It has a sweet aroma.

Sweet taste with citrus and tropical fruit. Pedestrian

May 31, 2021
4.18 by Scottsbeer from Florida on May 01, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by cjgiant from District of Columbia

4/1 canning:
Pale white-yellow hazy beer with a deeent head and some lacing. Nose took time to develop, but malt and slightly dank notes bounce back and forth. There’s a light hint of citrus, which takes a few sips to bring out a little more.

Taste itself started a little neutral with a light but long pine-leaning ending. The flavors opened fairly well with warmth relative to the nose. Citrus with a mix of orange and tangerine came to me floating along a smooth, near silky yet thicker mouthfeel. As the flavors came out up front, the pine started to fade from the back. This led to a more consistent profile throughout, though I’d have rather had the dichotomy.

Apr 18, 2021
4.5 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Mar 15, 2021
4.52 by JMScowcroft from Vermont on Dec 06, 2020
3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Nov 23, 2020
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4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by FFreak from Vermont

$18 4-pack at Healthy Living. Pours hazy lemonade-yellow with a foamy white head that leaves nice rings of lace. Tropical fruit dominate the nose and combine with a healthy dose of grapefruit in the taste. Medium- bodied with low carbonation. Overall, a very nice DIPA from Foam.

Sep 20, 2020
4.15 by lochraneg from New Hampshire on Aug 08, 2020
4.24 by wip998001 from Massachusetts on Jul 29, 2020
4.25 by rab53 from Washington on Jul 29, 2020
4.18 by TheEpeeist from Pennsylvania on Jul 19, 2020
4.21 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Jul 16, 2020
4.5 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada on Jun 10, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bobv from Vermont

16 oz. can.
Canned 04/30/20.
Moderate to vigorous pour yields a 3/4 inch white head over a cloudy, light golden body with some sticky lacing. Nose of earthy pine and citrus, with solid amount of dankness. Taste follows closely with bitter citrus pith and a slight earthy and piney dankness. Nice feel and overall, another one right up the hazybois' alley.

May 11, 2020
4.03 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Feb 23, 2020
4.5 by eddiefl from New York on Feb 10, 2020
4.24 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Jan 04, 2020
4.27 by alexsergio from New York on Dec 26, 2019
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4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

Had on tap. Bright hazy yellow with a white cap. Smell hits hard with sweet pineapple, mango, lemon, melon and decent dank hops. Taste is more uniform behind the malty and sweet pineapple, lemon, and mango, with some lingering hops. I know the feel is supposed to be smoothie-like, and though it is creamy I wanted more viscosity to fit the vision. Plenty bright, medium bodied.

Oct 18, 2019
4.37 by smb71481 from Vermont on Oct 04, 2019
3.95 by SFC21 from Florida on Oct 04, 2019
3.83 by Holderness from Massachusetts on Oct 02, 2019
4.42 by dudd from New York on Sep 03, 2019
4.39 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Sep 02, 2019
4.5 by grahuba from Connecticut on Aug 19, 2019
4.27 by The_Beer_Guru from New York on Aug 09, 2019
4.28 by tobelerone from New Jersey on Jul 30, 2019
4.5 by jkrug5 from Maryland on May 29, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BillRoth from Maryland

Picked up some fresh cans at Foam, and just now popped one at 2 weeks out. Poured a very light gold yellow haze with a full small beaded head; not much retention but decent lacing. Nose was a bit dank with citrus. Taste mirrored; maybe a bit more bitter. Feel was smooth and a bit crisp. Despite bigger abv it came across as lighter style NEIPA. Decent beer; but not up to some of the other Foam beers I had at their brew pub. Will save other 3 cans for outside/hotter weather. Expect it will be refreshing.

May 24, 2019
4.25 by Mikeypnh from New Hampshire on May 20, 2019
4.41 by Simon212 from Canada (ON) on May 20, 2019
The Shining from Foam Brewers
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 115 ratings