Dead Wax
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,380
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
92
Ranked #6,857
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 4.83%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
49
From:
Foam Brewers
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  5
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 49 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by WoodBrew:
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%
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
More User Reviews:
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lochraneg from New Hampshire

4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 15, 2020
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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smb71481 from Vermont

4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 30, 2019
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Griffin2 from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.67/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aug 05, 2019
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neliam24 from New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 02, 2019
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Hendry from Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 02, 2019
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
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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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

ONE PINT can
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
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 06, 2019
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clake from Vermont

4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 30, 2019
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SFC21 from Florida

4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 07, 2019
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 20, 2019
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spinrsx from Canada (ON)

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

can received in trade

Mar 07, 2019
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%
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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Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Feb 14, 2019
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JdubsNY from New York

4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 11, 2019
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WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 16, 2021
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Patches826 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 21, 2019
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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acurtis from New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Feb 01, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Dead Wax from Foam Brewers
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 49 ratings