Distopian Dream Girl
Foam Brewers

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,426
ABV:
7%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,519
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 7.8%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
51
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Vermont, United States
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bobv from Vermont

4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz. can.
Canned 05/14/20.
Near vigorous pour (not quite straight down) yields an inch and a half white head over a very cloudy, straw-colored body with some lacing. Quite floral nose with traces of citrus and tropical fruit. After a few minutes the floral fades, letting the citrus take over and kick the tropical fruit to the curb. Taste is white grapefruit, ruby red grapefruit, and lemon while finishing with citrus rind and pith. Good feel and overall, an easy drinking 7% IPA while being a Hazebro's dream! Cheers to Foam!

May 25, 2020
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy gold pour with an ample frothy head. Tasty as hell with citrus, fruit (peach?), rind and subtly bitter grass doing the flamenco on your palate. Really nice complexity, but still laid back. Plays like a DIPA though it's not.

Sep 14, 2019
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy, white-tinted orange with two fingers of airy, off-white foam that leave soapy lacing.

Strong white wine and clementines dominate the nose with a little grass behind.

The taste is more muted, with white wine, citrus, melon, a touch of cream and some fairly-strong grassy, pithy bitterness. The grapefruit pith seems harsh at first, but does fade over the course of a pint.

Medium bodied with tight tonic-like carbonation.

Smells great, but a touch to much pith in the taste for my preferences. Still very solid.

Aug 09, 2019
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Tropical fruit up front along with some citrus and floral hop notes. Some melon and fruit peel as well

T: Starts off with the tropical fruit and some dank hop notes and then picks up some citrus (both fruit and peel). Floral notes towards the back end. Moderately bitter. Finishes with lingering fruity notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. On the juicy side

O: A solid IPA that is easy to drink. Fairly typical Foam-styled. Worth a shot

Aug 06, 2019
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you CanConPhilly for this
16 oz can, dated 7/11/19, poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden straw with a two finger white head.

S- Melons, citrus, a little topical, slightly floral.

T- Dank, piney, citrus, melons, a little floral/earthy.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A tasty and nicely balanced NEIPA.

Aug 02, 2019
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - 1-finger offwhite head atop an opaque yellow body.

S - herb, grapefruit, melon.

T - dank, bitter grapefruit followed by semisweet melon. Moderate bitterness. Low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium-full body with lower carb.

O - flavorful and appealing.

Jul 20, 2019
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.64/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 3/7/19

Pours a hazy golden lemon topped with a few fingers of fluffy, white foam; decent retention, but plenty of thick lacing leaves a soapy impression smattered along the glass, as well as a lasting frothy collar.

Aroma is a slight bog of herbal tones hitting upfront, followed by more citrus leanings of tangerine, grapefruit pith, orange, and lemon peel; with some raw hops and hints of bready sweetness interspersed throughout.

Taste brings a general barrage of citrus, with plenty of rind and a building herbal bitterness coming to form; lemon zest, hop spice, and light peppercorn come in over time.

Mouthfeel shows a soft medium body with an equally soft carbonation; consistent along the palate, lightly juicy, and something reminiscent of tartness coming through as the finish builds. It's all very refreshing and easy going down.

An enjoyable but fairly straightforward NEIPA; plenty of expected citrus, and a unique lemony hint that adds to the overall profile, but nothing ultimately stands out enough to be memorable. Still, it's consistency is solid throughout, making it a pretty easy casual drinker.

Apr 01, 2019
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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 3/21/19

A: Milky yellow tangerine - hazy, turbid - pours with a small white head, fades to virtually nothing, but retains a small collar, leaves some streaks of lacing

S: Loads of citrus, but not as much "Creamsicle" as some other Foam beers I've had - orange juice and notes of grapefruit - herbal and leafy hops, hop pellets - some soft tropical notes and something akin to berries - pale malts at the base

T: Oddly raw - orange and grapefruit juice, with some zest - herbal, leafy hops and hop pellets, very raw and almost harsh, astringent, but not really, as bitterness is on the low side - some dank notes - soft peach and apricot, tropical notes - pale malts at the base

M: Medium body, chewy and smooth, very low carbonation

O: Dystopian, yes

I almost stopped reviewing this beer about halfway through the can because I am a bit perplexed by the overall flavor profile. Distopian Dream Girl does have many similarities with other Foam beers I've had, but it also tastes very raw and unfinished. I think the amount of hops used post-boil here might actually be on an absurd level.

Update, 4/25/19: I've let this can sit in my fridge for about a month now, and it's actually better than when I had it super-fresh. I'd still describe it as tasting "raw," but it has smoothed out a bit and has some more obvious lemon-lime flavors. Interesting. I'm leaving the scores unchanged, however.

Mar 22, 2019
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

palate explodes with pineapple, pulpy slightly acidic OJ, grapefruit peel, hints of peach and mango. a herbaceous and piney bitterness. some very minimal bready malts throughout. feel is a bit chalky. solid beer overall.

Jan 20, 2019
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a cloudy goldenstraw with a thin cap; spotty lacing

Smell: Lemon/lime and white wine grape tones

Taste: Bitter lemon/lime tones protrude with just a hint of sweet cookie malt flavors underneath; white wine grape flavors emerge, through the middle; modest bitterness in the back

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Rather restrained for a NE IPA; would like it to have a juicier flavor profile

Dec 18, 2018
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 16oz can, dated 11/14/18. Served in a spiegelau IPA glass.

Pours a hazy, milky-pale lemonade-yellow with a finger of fine, fizzy head. Retention is meh and leaves but a few slippery spots of lacing.

A moderately robust, clean aroma of bright, sharp, sweet citrus and spicy grass.

Taste is in line with the nose, vaguely reminiscent of lemon meringue but light and refreshing. Lemon, lime, kiwi, white grape, pineapple and vanilla sugar cookie. Lightly juicy, grassy-spicy, low-to-moderate bitterness with a fast, clean finish.

Feel is juicy, slick, and fairly thin bodied, with zesty carbonation.

Overall, a bit of a mixed bag - it is a rather thin beer and, although the flavor is bright and delicious, it somewhat lacks in depth and intensity. Still, by no means a waste of time and calories and I would be happy to have it again.

Nov 27, 2018
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BoldRulerVT from Vermont

3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a tulip.
Pours a light straw color, hazy and good head.
Aromas are light lemon, light hops.
Flavor is subdued with lemon and citrus being most prominent.
Mouthfeel is good.
Overall...a bit too subdued in aroma and flavor for me.

Oct 09, 2018
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler share.
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-murky to hazy dark paper yellow to almost orange colored milk. Finger's worth of white foamy head sat atop of the glass and slid off fairly slow. Nice stable semi-ringed lace here and there around the glass.
The aroma had a blend of tropical sweet fruits, somewhat candied and involving a slight sugary content. Sweet wheat and orange pulpy creaminess arranged nicely for the blend.
The flavor was moderately sweet running through the gamut of the tropical to candied sweet fruits and carried on into the aftertaste in a smooth sweet creamy way.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Good low carbonation as suspected would happen and having a nice steady projected ABV. Semi-creamy and candied fruity sort of finish.
Overall, as a New England IPA it definitely works. I'd have again.

Nov 05, 2017
Distopian Dream Girl from Foam Brewers
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 51 ratings