Caribou
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #723
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
93
Ranked #4,169
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 6.6%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
50
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Foam Brewers
 
Vermont, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
93
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SunnyD90

4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Juicy tropical hop heaven - all the yummy flavors: papaya, grapefruit, orange, mango, etc. But also a barky, woody taste which is different and great.
A fun, fresh, flavorful treat from Foam. Will certainly purchase more cans next time I’m in Burlington.

Feb 03, 2020
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy yellow orange with 1 finger white head into my Tree house craftmaster glass.
Smell is citrus and savory.
Flavor follows with a sorts of citrus and a balance of vegetation in there. It’s not s straight juice bomb. Has an orange juice character. Very crushable for the abv.
Finishes just dry enough.

Jan 27, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. First beer by foam I have had, and it did not disappoint! Extremely hazy yellow body with white lacing and collar. Mango, pineapple, peach, clementine, papaya, and star fruit in the nose with lush and dank hops. Taste seamlessly brings the smell to life in a juicy and dank way, add a hint of coconut and lime to the flavors, incredibly balanced. Feel is what I hold neipa's to: super creamy in the juicy haze but has plenty of hop dankness and bitter sharpness, this even despite the sweet tropical fruit flavors. Impressive ale

Oct 18, 2019
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Super hazed medium golden peach pour with thick fluffy white head. Great lacing.

S: Citrus and tropical fruit.

T/F: Follows the nose. Another big time New England juice bomb. Big grapefruit, tangerine, melon, peach, and mango. Thick and sticky... modest bitterness after the initial fruity sweets. Stone fruit in the finish.

O: Another outstanding Foam IPA.

Mar 06, 2019
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a nice looking semi-hazy burnt dark yellow to light orange color with a small cap of white foamy head softly sliding off to leave just a wisp of lace.
The aroma had a nice peachy sweet to soft tangerine sweet freshness coating some mango.
The flavor wants to try and mingle between the tangerines to peachy to mango sweetness. Some juiciness, some bitterness but extremely quaint. Biscuity to earthy aftertaste with some dank onion.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation seemed fine. ABV felt good. Fairly clean crisp finish of tangerines, peaches and onions.
Overall, pretty nice DIPA in the New England style. I would have again.

Feb 15, 2019
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy pale straw color with a one finger fizzy head that settles quickly.

Aroma has mango and nectarine notes, fairly strong, almost sickly sweet.

Taste is similar with strong sweet tropical flavors up front with mango and nectarine dominant. Fades into a nice fruity finish with not much else for malt shining through.

Feel is very soft and smooth and a little effervescent. Bitterness is light to moderate. NO alcohol burn - impressive for 8.4%

This is a great example of a sweet NEIPA with its tropical flavors. The pale color is intriguing but does not jibe with the somewhat heavy flavors (not a bad thing). I like this one. Foam has shown a mastery of the style, particularly with the DIPAs and this comes across as a normal IPA. Very well done.

Jan 01, 2019
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz Teku glass canned on 11/01/18. Pours a very hazy yellow with a half inch white head that leaves minimal lace behind. 4

Smell is dank marijuana, papaya, apricot, and ripe pink grapefruit. 4.25

Taste follows very aggressive grapefruit, weed, and papaya. 4.25

Mouthfeel is a solid medium, very gentle carbonation, a tad sticky, and at 8.6% goes down easy with a ton of flavor. 4.25

Overall just another awesome treat from Foam. 4.25

Nov 18, 2018
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Billolick from New York

4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tall can ....10/4/18...one month in the can.

Fully hazed and supporting just some loose and frothy foam.

Mild nose of oranges and assorted tropical fruit goodness,

All the beers I have tried from Foam, have been top quality and this one is no exception....loaded with fresh, fruity, dank and complexly delicious characteristics....loads of tropical juiciness, more oranges, lime, mango n pineapple. Ridiculously dry and loaded with lime finish...wow.... yum yum..must hit spot and must stock up on cans next time I get close to Burlington, VT.

Nov 05, 2018
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PSanger from Connecticut

4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured into a tulip. Nice hazy look. Certainly not a beer you can see through. The complexity is pretty good as i feel like this beer changes mid drink. Its is fruity at the onset and dissipates into a more alcohol like feel at the end. Good beer from a great brewery.

Sep 15, 2018
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BoldRulerVT from Vermont

4.72/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the can into a tulip.
Beer pours a bright very hazy deep straw with one finger of thick head.
Aromas of dank tropical fruit, a touch of weed.
Flavors are incredible. Layers of flavor with dank tropical fruit and blueberries.
Mouthfeel was so good.
Overall...this beer is close to perfect in many ways. Incredible.

Sep 11, 2018
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Boto from Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draught @ Brewpub: This one pours a dark straw yellow color. A wisp of a white head and some lacing. The nose is good. Tropical hops. Mainly papaya, orange and mango. The taste is good. Juicy with almost no bitterness. A nice marriage of tropical hop flavors. A keeper!

Jul 24, 2018
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.18/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery. Murky orange. Smells of tangerine, tropical fruit, and alcohol. Tastes of mostly orange and a little grapefruit. A little mango and such also. Sweet pale malt. Dries out with no bitterness. Boozy back end. Another giant DIPA from Foam. It's ok, but tough to drink.

Jun 30, 2018
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 50 ratings