Dead Wax
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,108
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
92
Ranked #7,901
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 4.31%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
29
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Foam Brewers
 
Vermont, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
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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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Brad007 from Vermont

4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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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.
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
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can to tulip.
The appearance was a semi-dark yellow to orange paper color color. A sheet of foamy head sat atop that took it's time to leave the scene. In turn, slight lace appears and ends up running in strings along my glass.
The aroma had some mint leaves, fresh pine needles, orange pulp, creamy vanilla and a touch of juicy citrus character.
The flavor yielded to the sweet side initially then dropping a great balance of juicy bittersweet qualities. Mild aftertaste of orange pulp, pine needles and vanilla creaminess.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a decent enough sipping ability. It's smooth enough running along my tongue with some "grip," perhaps could use a touch more to me. Mild finish of sticky orange pulp and cream.
Overall, it's good enough for what Foam is doing these days. I'd have again.

Jun 17, 2019
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned on 3/7/19

Pours a hazy, glossy dark gold with multiple fingers of fairly dense white head topped with a thorough layer of bubbling; solid retention leaves a frothy collar and thick, soapy lacing in strands across the glass.

Aromas of herbal lemon, dank mint, tangerine, grapefruit peel come off strongly and offer an easygoing but intense combination of citrus, bitterness, and pith; huge green citrus is bright and reeks of juiciness.

Taste profile brings intense doses of passionfruit, lemon zest, and plenty of pulpy citrus resin upfront, with a massive tropical burst highlighting orange peel and pineapple influenburst from the background; raw hop bitterness and a touch of piney, almost minty, cream comes through fleetingly on the finish.

Mouthfeel is built off of a light-medium body and a moderate carbonation that pops across the tongue. Drying and slightly oily on the mid-palate, but transitions seamlessly to an excellent balance of flaky grit and hop prickle on the swallow. This beer is in sync across the palate from start to finish.

A really effortless NEIPA that commits to a raw, green persona while simultaneously holding to a supporting citrus character that ties it all together. Foam has this great tendency of condensing these complex, pretty intense flavor profiles into an approachable, even crushable package; this is a great example of that.

Mar 27, 2019
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pleasant aromas of orange cream, grapefruit peel, dankness, herbal, green, pine. palate is pulpy orange, some mellow bready malts, cream, lemon, slightly spicy floral character, pine resin. overall pretty solid but not my favorite profile, i think it needs some more malt sweetness or bready character to balance out the overwhelming green character from the hops. drinkable enough though.

Jan 28, 2019
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 29 ratings