The Shining
Foam Brewers

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Foam Brewers
Vermont, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #479
Ranked #1,761
4.29 | pDev: 6.29%
Mar 18, 2023
Aug 15, 2017
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Reviewed by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz can dated 2/9/23.

Pours cloudy gold with an inch-plus head of white. Moderate retention and lacing. Melon, pineapple skin, unripe peach in the nose. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel. Ripe tropicals on the palate with minimal malt or bitterness. Honeydew, tangerine, pineapple. Finishes juicy and fairly.
Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Mar 05, 2023
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned on 02/09/23. Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Hazy lemonade yellow with 1-finger white foamy head with average retention and a solid ring of lacing.

S: Green fruit (lime, honeydew), herbal-lemongrass, sweaty dank with low esters.

T: Sweet profile overall with more pineapple, honeydew melon, and the same lemongrass herbal note as in the aroma in the finish. Low esters and low-medium bitterness.

M: High carbonation for the style with medium body and crisper finish than most NEIPAs.

O: Good NEIPA but nothing special. Good pick for those that like the sweeter version of this style.
Feb 25, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Feb 10, 2023
Rated: 4.2 by loganburgh from Michigan

Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 4.43 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Jan 08, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by edthehead from Maryland

Nov 26, 2022
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a hazy yellow with a one finger white head. Light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is tanger, orange rind, grapefruit and candied lemon.

T - The taste is orange, pineapple, grapefruit, white grapes and a piney finish.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Prickly mouthfeel with a big crisp finish.

O - Solid. Interesting flavor profile. A little bit more over carbed than I like for an ipa.
Jun 14, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Jun 06, 2022
Rated: 4.12 by Zaphog from Michigan

May 28, 2022
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Rated by WoostaBia from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Good IPA but too sweet
Apr 24, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Apr 10, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Dec 10, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania

Dec 05, 2021
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Reviewed by angrybabboon from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Nov 14, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Aug 15, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jul 08, 2021
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.18 by Scottsbeer from Florida

May 01, 2021
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.5 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Mar 15, 2021
Rated: 4.52 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Dec 06, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 23, 2020
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Reviewed by FFreak from Vermont

4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
$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
Rated: 4.15 by lochraneg from New Hampshire

Aug 08, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by wip998001 from Massachusetts

Jul 29, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by rab53 from Washington

Jul 29, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Jul 19, 2020
Rated: 4.21 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Jul 16, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Jun 10, 2020
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.03 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Feb 23, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by eddiefl from New York

Feb 10, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Jan 04, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by alexsergio from New York

Dec 26, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.37 by smb71481 from Vermont

Oct 04, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by SFC21 from Florida

Oct 04, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by Holderness from Massachusetts

Oct 02, 2019
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