Youth Lagoon
Foam Brewers

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From:
Foam Brewers
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #929
ABV:
8%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,287
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 7.13%
Ratings:
110
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 24, 2022
Added:
Oct 20, 2017
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  15
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: None
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4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CTBrewReview from Connecticut

Good beer and started to open up as it warmed up. It has a light straw hue and poured nicely with an inch of “foam” on top which disappeared after 5 minutes. The smell is dank hidden fruit punch. Nice and tasty and has a tinge of fruity bubble gum taste with very little bitterness. The feel is crisp and noticeably vibrant. Great beer.

Apr 24, 2022
 
4.27 by EMH73 from New York on Mar 04, 2022
 
4.13 by TangoJuliet from New York on Jul 18, 2021
 
4.38 by cd34 from Illinois on Jun 29, 2021
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3.62/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by buschbeer from Ohio

ONE PINT can
Served in a stemless wine glass

This beer pours a dull yellow and is topped with a couple inches of eggshell head that leaves spotty lacing.

Not a whole lot of aroma. i get some tropical fruit. I get an almost tart smell.

Light flavor for a DIPA. I get some citrus and tropical fruit. Hints of melon. Mild bitterness in the finish.

Medium bodied with a slightly chalky mouthfeel

Another hazy that gets lost in a crowded style. I like the style. It just seems like a lot of them taste the same. This one has no attributes to elevate it above the masses.

Jun 21, 2021
 
4.21 by Chuckg93 from Oregon on Apr 21, 2021
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3.29/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

Unimpressed. More boring than most in a world of copy cat/can’t fail NE IPAs. 3.25

Canned on 3/31/21 8:59 “Hibernation.” Poured into a shaker pint.

A - Typical New England IPA. Pours a brownish dull cloudy yellow. 3.75

S - Muted aroma. Not bright. Some spiciness. Low to no fruitiness. 3.5

T - Low bitterness, some citrus, more malty almost chalky. 3.0

MF - Medium bodied, dry finish, smooth almost coating. 3.75

Apr 16, 2021
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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by bobkenney31 from Vermont

Drank one month after canning date. This is an average IPA. $32 for a 4 pack is robbery for this beer. It does not live up to the Foam reputation.

Apr 07, 2021
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3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Holderness from Massachusetts

Canned 6 weeks ago.

L -- Moderately hazy straw body with two fingers of rocky white head produced with moderate pour. Some retention and minimal lacing
S -- Lemon/lime zest, orange blossom, wheat, hint of kiwi. Pretty mild overall
T -- Orange flesh, green tea, lemon candy, noticeable wheat-forward malt bill, bit of earthiness. Again, fairly mild
F -- Medium- mouthfeel, medium+ carb. A bit thin and watery around the edges. Minimal bitterness on the finish

75/100

Mar 03, 2021
 
4.28 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts on Feb 16, 2021
 
4.09 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts on Jan 30, 2021
 
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Nov 14, 2020
 
4.17 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Oct 25, 2020
 
4.25 by Zach423 from Massachusetts on Oct 22, 2020
 
4.25 by eddiefl from New York on Oct 11, 2020
 
4.18 by Casterbridge from Connecticut on Sep 22, 2020
 
4.14 by Marifp from Massachusetts on Aug 30, 2020
 
4.19 by Jimmylikesbeer from Michigan on Aug 20, 2020
 
4.23 by RBorsato from Virginia on Aug 15, 2020
 
4.18 by nmann08 from Virginia on Aug 14, 2020
 
4.25 by KingforaDay from New Jersey on Jul 11, 2020
 
4.29 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Jul 07, 2020
 
4.62 by von_kaiser from Connecticut on Jul 03, 2020
 
4.1 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on May 25, 2020
 
4.28 by ScottP from New Hampshire on May 09, 2020
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4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by matts2896 from Connecticut

Canned yesterday

S: vague citrus fruit in spades (I have a bit of a stuffy nose, so I can't determine fine details)

T: Orange, tangerine, and pineapple flesh; citrus rind; herbal tea undertones; hop bite on the finish gives the sensation of spruce tips

F: light body for an neipa. Prickly carbonation paired with some hop bite gives a seltzer-like impression

Overall, this drinks like a seltzer or a champagne cocktail. It's incredibly light and nimble without sacrificing any hop flavor. Hop character and yeast remind me of fresh fruit instead of the compost melange from similarly situated breweries. Awesome

May 08, 2020
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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

Traded for this a while ago, as the date on the bottom of the can read 7/12/18 with "X-RAY" written above it. This was the first brew from Foam that I ever reviewed on here and it was one of the better examples of a New England IPA that I've had in quite some time. Sure, the label was trippy, but the liquid on the inside was quite enjoyable as it was easily accessible from the first sip!

Not a bad pour to this as the liquid was was golden, hazy, and clear of any large sediment. Enough head topped it off but there wasn't much of any lacing left behind once the suds settled down. Lots of tropical fruit, dry white cheese, subtle dankness, and subtle, skunky weed weed all the nose as the latter two really came out in the taste once this fully warmed up. Passion fruit and overripe fruit took hold near the back end of this as this had a juiciness to it that wasn't typical and a good body to it. Just enough carbonation kept this from feeling too heavy, even though the hops weren't initially strong on the palate.

A good amount of booze was in this although I could only feel a slight warming effect take hold of me well before I finished this off. Not overly hazy or juicy like something from Tree House, Trillium, or Magnify, this was a good example of the style that felt a bit more rough and unpolished. It held up well over time and had me wanting more from Foam, just to see if their other offerings were like this. I really enjoyed this one!

Jan 15, 2020
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4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by digboy from New Hampshire

Pours a very cloudy orange-gold color with a two finger off-white head.

Aroma is rich semi-sweet citrus and a touch of pineapple.

Taste is similar with dense orange and orange pith dominating. There is a medium sweetness that evokes something sweeter like pineapple but I don't think I can pull that out reliably. This is a superior flavor though - fresh and bright and full of taste. Pale malt is way in the back to this hop profile.

Feel is very soft with plenty of seltzer to it. Bitterness is absent. This feels (and tastes) like a half-flat Orangina.

What a winner! This is a classic example of a juice bomb with the flavor, though the effervescence is a bit out of range while adding to the experience.

Oct 29, 2019
 
4.5 by CB2maltygoodness from District of Columbia on Sep 29, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed juice bomb pour with thick foamy white head. Fantastic lacing.

S: Juice! Tropical and fruity. Citrus and a bit of joy.

T.F: Just like it smells. Some fruit sweetness up front. Big and tropical. Grapefruit, mango, pineapple, papaya, and passionfruit. Rich and creamy carbonation. Modest bitterness mid-swig. A bit of tang towards the finish. ABV completely hidden.

O: A world class NEIPA. There is nothing wrong with this beer.

Sep 19, 2019
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4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by dfillius from Iowa

Canned on 6/13, enjoyed on 7/3. Thanks warnerry! Aroma hits straight from cracking the can before I poured, as I opened the app. Juicy and tropical. Flavor is subdued and not very bitter at all. Very fruity with a sweet finish. This is 8%?! No sign of heat. None of the somewhat sticky starchy feeling I get from some NEIPA’s in the aftertaste/afterfeel. Quite good. One of the best NEIPA’s.

Jul 04, 2019
 
4.24 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Jun 26, 2019
 
4.04 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts on Jun 25, 2019
 
4.34 by Mikeypnh from New Hampshire on Jun 25, 2019
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4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Billolick from New York

Tall can direct from the source...6-13-19 canning date

Lovely and pretty darn typical Foam kinda neipa pour...hazed/clouded, minor fine cap, and leaves fine ringed sheeting behind.

Delicate tropical fruit sniff

Ripe pineapple, lime, mango and kiwi goodness all over this one....more of the same....mighty fine stuff .... go get some

Jun 25, 2019
 
4.5 by bdiiorio from Connecticut on May 01, 2019
 
4.39 by JimmyAddo from Massachusetts on Apr 02, 2019
 
4.02 by RickStalzer from New Hampshire on Mar 29, 2019
 
4.24 by alexsergio from New York on Mar 23, 2019
 
4.03 by 22Blue from Kansas on Mar 12, 2019
Youth Lagoon from Foam Brewers
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 110 ratings