Dead Wax
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Vermont, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,635
Ranked #6,983
4.11 | pDev: 5.11%
Feb 09, 2022
Jan 20, 2019
Dead WaxDead Wax
Notes: A single IPA, dry hopped with generous portions of Denali, Vic secret and Azacca. With enormous citrus and tropical aroma, this beer puts forth tasting notes of tangerine, pineapple and creamsicle. We took our first sip of this one and had no other words… we thought, damn, this is yummy
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4.25 by whatsgoody from Vermont on Feb 09, 2022
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3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

Appearance: Hazed body, yellow-hued with a white (medium-size) head.

Smell: Pureed pineapple fruitiness chased by a spritz of tangy-scented, oil-glistening citruses and fresh-cut florals atop a coarse grainy element.

Taste: An orange-leaning blend of citrus fruits with an additional jolt of stern grapefruit juice. Notes of melon, pineapple, florals. Schtew of raw grains aid in a creamy tone and texture. Rock candy sweetness. Minimally bitter. Tangy and acidic into the tropical finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with some creamy yet oily touches to the mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Pleasant. Good citrusy, tropical hop character with ample raw grain character without veering into gloopy, gummy territory.

Nov 28, 2021
4.24 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2021
3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Nov 10, 2021
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3.72/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by farrago from New Jersey

Big, bubbly head over three fingers high, clean white, dimpled surface, lacing very splotchy. While the liquid is fully hazy the hue is a very bright and light yellow. Fresh nose of lemon zest, just cut grass, saline, and dried bread crust, not lean per se but each element stays focused and on point, paucity of pineapple, apricot pit, kiwi fruit scents, just not finding much to revel in. Medium-bodied, solidly carbonated, steady churn to it. Dry texture but not painfully so, just lacks inherent juiciness. features lemon to white grapefruit citrus and that saline touch all but to the exclusion of most all. Slight elevation in the peach, nectarine, pineapple fruit here. No discernible dankness but florality does accrue after a few sips. Nice length through the finish with minimal aftertaste, just carbonated reverb. Not horrible nor flawed yet at the same time not to my personal taste. (Canned 9/23/21)

Oct 13, 2021
4.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Aug 28, 2021
4 by mothman from Minnesota on Aug 24, 2021
4.19 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Aug 17, 2021
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brewme from Massachusetts

Had a single can from Stowe Publik House as part of a mixed four-pack. My second brew from these guys. This did not live up to the hype for me, too pungent

Aug 17, 2021
4.03 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jul 27, 2021
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4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GreesyFizeek from New York

On tap at Foam Brewers in Burlington, VT.

This one pours a very hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like orange creamsicle, grapefruit, pineapple, melon, and tangerine.

I love the 6.8% ABV on this one - it feels clean, juicy, and very crisp because of that. It's super citrusy, with indeed all of the various fruits that they mention in the description above.

This is creamy, and much richer than the ABV would suggest, with a really nice drinkability.

This is definitely one of the better Foam IPAs that I've had so far.

Jul 12, 2021
4.43 by Holly1215 from Massachusetts on Jun 26, 2021
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4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

16 oz can poured in an ipa glas one finger with frothy cap , good retention, clingy lacings over a hazy pale yellow liquid

Aroma of citrus, lemon, tangerine, pineapple,

Taste is tropical fruits

Mouthfeel is sudsy, creamy

Good beer

May 29, 2021
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3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

From a can. Served in a small stemmed tulip.

A - Pale cloudy yellow boarding on a yellowish white with a white rocky head that dissipates quickly but nice lacing. 3.5

S - Tropical fruits without the sweetness and with some spiciness. 4.0

T - More citrus than tropical fruits coupled with dull herbalness. 4.0

MF - Medium bodied with a dry somewhat coating finish. 3.75

May 25, 2021
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3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by buschbeer from Ohio

Served in a stemless wine glass

This beer pours yellow and turbid. It is topped with a couple inches of beige head that leaves spotty lacing.

The aroma is pretty tame. I struggle to get some melon notes along with light citrus and tropical fruit.

Luckily the flavor is easier to discern. I get citrus and melon. There are some dank flavors. Grapefruit in the finish.

Medium bodied with an effervescent mouthfeel

It's a solid beer. I don't find anything spectacular about it.

May 15, 2021
4 by paulish from New York on Mar 24, 2021
4.05 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Mar 01, 2021
3.51 by crobinso from Colorado on Feb 25, 2021
4.12 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Feb 22, 2021
4.16 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts on Feb 16, 2021
3.84 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Feb 14, 2021
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4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by thebeers from Pennsylvania

Cloudy pale yellow with two fat fingers of dense, yellowed, sea-foam head. Good retention gives way to soapy lacing.

Strong pineapple, a touch of peach and light grapefruit rind in the nose.

Pineapple again up front in the taste, a mix of juice and rind, coupled here with a strong grassy, herbal bitterness. Maybe some juniper? And just a hint of orange citrus.

Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation.

Tasty balance of sweetness and herbal bitterness.

Feb 06, 2021
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazy bright light golden pour with big fluffy white head. Excellent lacing.

S: Grapefruit rind and citrus. Tangerine and pineapple.

T.F: Light crackery grains, grapefruit rind, orange/tangerine, and tropical fruit. Papaya and pineapple. Medium bodied and smooth/sticky mouthfeel. Gentle carbonation... modest bitterness... more citrus punch to finish.

O: A really well done NEIPA, and pretty crushable at 6.8%. Not my favorite Foam IPA but still a damned good beer.

Jan 17, 2021
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3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jpbrooklyn from New Jersey

I love the zippy citrus in Dead Wax...and the mouthfeel is very smooth/lightly effervescent...just the right easy note of malt to give this a bitty heft...satisfying and if this where July and not January 4 I’d say this is a kickass summer brew. Foam kills it beer after beer!

Jan 04, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

Can from Jeff, thanks again!
Hazy lemon yellow with a small frothy white head that slowly recedes. Grapefruit lemon peach and pineapple with hints of earthy grassy pine. Light sweet bready malt

Dec 17, 2020
4.25 by Bluesfolk19 from Massachusetts on Oct 25, 2020
3.94 by Bwag from New York on Oct 14, 2020
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4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Griffin2 from Virginia

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 9/17/2020 into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a hazy light orange color with a white head that dissipates slowly.
S - Smells very citrusy.
T - Tastes of grapefruit with some orange peel on the back end.
F - Medium body and carbonation with a dry finish.
O - This is an outstanding IPA.

Oct 04, 2020
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4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

16oz can dated 8/19/20.

Pours cloudy yellow with a half inch head of white. Moderate retention with thin ropes of lacing. Pineapple, peach, tangerine, and melon in the nose. Medium bodied with a creamy, slightly tacky mouthfeel. Ripe, juicy tropical fruit on the palate. Mango, pineapple, peach, and orange. Finishes fairly dry with lingering juicy citrus, and minimal malt or bitterness.

Sep 30, 2020
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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Holderness from Massachusetts

Canned 6 days ago.

L -- Hazy straw-orange body with two fingers of solid white head produced with moderate pour. Some retention and good lacing
S -- Very pale malt bready sweetness, orange zest, sweet floral, hint of fresh pine resin, apricot
T -- White peach, clementine, lightly sweet pale malts, bubblegum, zippy pine, white pepper spiciness from the yeast
F -- Very soft and fluffy with a super restrained bitterness on the finish. This is Tree House levels of fluffiness and drinkability
O -- Another solid offering in the Foam roster. Great for the folks who "don't really like IPAs"


Aug 26, 2020
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4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Brad007 from Vermont

I gotta admit, the label was confusing at first. Canned 5/14/20. Pours a hazy whitish-blonde hue with amber streaks and a frothy head that leaves lacing on the edges. Juicy pineapple and mango pop out on the nose. Pineapple and guava to be more accurate with a touch of biscuit-y malt. Mouthfeel is sweet and ready with lingering hop essences. Finally glad to try this from Foam. I really haven't been paying enough attention to them lately.

May 26, 2020
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4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by bobv from Vermont

16 oz. can.
Canned 05/14/20.
Moderate to vigorous pour yields a 3/4 inch near white head over a murky, light golden body with some lacing. Nose of tropical fruit and all kinds of citrus. Taste follows nose closely with the tropical fruit giving way to the citrus. Pretty smooth and finishing with a bit of citrus pith. Good feel and overall, another Foam offering that will make the hazybois happy. Cheers to them for this!

May 21, 2020
4.24 by lochraneg from New Hampshire on May 15, 2020
3.73 by acurtis from New Jersey on Feb 01, 2020
4.25 by neliam24 from New York on Dec 02, 2019
4.25 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Dec 01, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by digboy from New Hampshire

Pours medium gold color, cloudy with a soapy 2 finger head. Aroma is sweet like mango. The taste is not as sweet as I guessed and has a tame version of the mango that was on the nose - more intense up front but waning with time. There is an earthy tinge that offsets the mango. A light bitterness is introduced near the finish but I'm left with a pleasant tropical fruit flavor in the end. Very soft and creamy feel, not much seltzer.

This is a damn good NEIPA that brings a mellow tropical flavor and a solid mouthfeel.

Nov 13, 2019
4.26 by JothHu from Alabama on Oct 30, 2019
4.12 by SFC21 from Florida on Oct 07, 2019
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I tried a can of this beer at the brewery. It poured a hazy yellow with white head that left some lace. The scent had bitter citrus presence. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with bitter citrus peel finish. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

Oct 02, 2019
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