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Foam Brewers
Vermont, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #230
Ranked #2,585
4.41 | pDev: 4.76%
Oct 24, 2021
Aug 12, 2019
Notes: Brewed with oats, wheat & local pilsner malt. Hopped extensively with local Cascade & Nugget. Dry-hopped twice with massive additions of Citra.
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4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by farrago from New Jersey

Two fingers fo mildly cream white foam for a head, above average retention, leaves large, soapy streaks behind. The bright yellow liquid fully hazy and opaque. The nose overflows with lemon, blood orange and a hint of pink grapefruit, hard for much else to find space, still there's a laser beam of dank leafiness, black tea leaf, some pickle brine, and a decent amount of nectarine, passion fruit, melon scents. The constantly churning carbonation helps it stay medium-bodied while the ultra sweet tropical fruit wants the can to say Del Monte on the label. Nice dollop of pine sap along with oats to temper the tartness. Tangerine, lime, lemon citrus really accelerate through the mid-palate. Vanillin notes surface through the finish. The flavors are deep and resonant, there is absolutely nothing subtle about this beer. Happy to careen along for the ride for one can but would be hard pressed to have a second in a single sitting. (Canned 9/22/21)

Oct 24, 2021
4.42 by petewheeler from Maryland on Oct 17, 2021
4 by hockeypuck from Maine on Oct 02, 2021
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4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by bobv from Vermont

16 oz. can.
Canned 10/22/20.

Moderate pour yields a one inch off-white head over a murky body with sticky lacing. Nose of citrus (orange, tangerine) with some floral attributes and a bit of spice. Taste is sweet citrus all the way and finishing with a slight citrus peel bitterness and spice. Also, there is some slightly odd (not in a bad way) flavor, maybe due to the use of the three (oats, wheat, pilsner) malts? Anyway, it has a great feel and overall, a rather pleasant experience while hiding its 10% abv really well.

Nov 10, 2020
4.17 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Nov 07, 2020
4.63 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Nov 03, 2020
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4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

On tap at Mule Bar

Nov 01, 2020
4.54 by lochraneg from New Hampshire on Oct 27, 2020
4.41 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Oct 27, 2020
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4.63/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Crowheadhopper from New York

Another in a slew of exceptional IPA's from this incredible brewery. Cheers!

Dec 15, 2019
4.75 by Ultra-Plinian from Connecticut on Nov 14, 2019
4.35 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Sep 30, 2019
4.22 by Mjmoney23 from Connecticut on Sep 30, 2019
4.75 by jkrug5 from Maryland on Aug 26, 2019
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4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by papposilenus from New Hampshire

From a 16oz can, dated 08/08/19. Served in a tulip.

Pours a thick and turbid, dull orange with a scant finger of soft, soapy suds. Retention is so-so-OK leaving a fizzy cap and a thin, slippery sheet of lacing.

Smell is densely malty and juicy with a whiff of vanilla creme.

Taste is... not the sweet malt-bomb I was expecting. Instead it’s mildly tart and a little funky. Lime, guava, kiwi and mildew. Juicy and dank with a funk twist, little detectable malt in the body and virtually zero bitterness.

Feel is smooth and juicy, surprisingly light bodied for its heft and with moderate carbonation.

Overall, a little weird, but not in a totally bad way just, you know, weird. I keep going back and forth on whether or not I taste brett or if I’m just imagining it. I could maybe be convinced that this is an imperial kettle-soured saison but, at 10%, by the time I’ve gotten to summarizing the beer, everything’s getting a little jumbled.

Aug 19, 2019
4.5 by clake from Vermont on Aug 18, 2019
4.44 by smb71481 from Vermont on Aug 12, 2019
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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 17 ratings