Together or Alone
Foam Brewers

Together or AloneTogether or Alone
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Foam Brewers
Vermont, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #893
Ranked #3,743
4.24 | pDev: 4.95%
Oct 05, 2022
Dec 14, 2019
Introducing the latest addition to our small family of canned beers, a Double IPA brewed with oats and lactose. While we’ve grown fond of brewing with these ingredients on Lake Street, seldom have we canned beer with them. Save for our collab with Other Half (Made Up Dream) and a Bonus Track, this is a creamy depature from the norm of our canned offerings. Dry-hopped with Citra, Nelson and Galaxy, Together or Alone is 8.5% abv and presents a palette consisting of candied orange rind and crushed pineapple, with a creamy body, and dank finish.
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Rated: 4.25 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Oct 05, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Sep 19, 2022
Rated: 4.38 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Aug 17, 2022
Rated: 4 by hockeypuck from Maine

Oct 01, 2021
Rated: 3.25 by nelsonracite from New Jersey

Sep 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Kendo from New York

4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: Poured from the can into a Tree House tulip. Body is hazy light-yellow with a half-finger of white head on top.

S: Dank and green - like raw hops and Nelson hops (think white wine/white grapes). Hint of pineapple underneath.

T: Doughy malt foundation is quickly beat back by the hops - a good combination of sweeter stuff (brown sugar-dusted oranges come to mind, along with ripe peaches and ripe melon) and some bitterness (pineapple, stone fruit - apricot mainly, maybe under-ripe plums or plum skin - and white grape skins). Final impression on the palate: the sweetness prevails over the bitterness, with bitterness mid-palate overwhelmed by the sweetness at the finish. Warmth from the alcohol is felt in the belly but not really noted on the palate.

M: Creamy in feel, call it medium to full in heft.

O: In the final analysis, it's a little too sweet for me. But it's still pretty damn good.
Jul 22, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Duvalldo1 from Connecticut

Jul 16, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by teamgalt from Massachusetts

Jul 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
4/14/21 dated tall can.

Fully hazed/juiced up pour, frothy off white cap that leaves fine looking ringed sheeting all over the glass.

All sorts of ripe fruits on the nose, soft and inviting.

On the palate its again a load of assorted stone fruits, plus lush melon, mango, kiwi and light lime. Delicious creation.

Smooth, rich and creamy in the mouth.

Mighty fine...go get some
May 02, 2021
Rated: 4.44 by Khaack from New York

Apr 20, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Apr 18, 2021
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazy yellow with fine, soapy head.

Smell is juicy with a slight tart hint. Notes of citrus, passionfruit, peach and pineapple.

Taste is juicy with hints of tartness and sweetness. Notes of citrus, passio nfruit and peach. Very soft bitterness. Crisp and lethally easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and pillowy with good carbonation.

Overall, a terrific DIPA that drink so light it's dangerous.
Apr 10, 2021
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Reviewed by ichorNet from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I think this is actually my first canned Foam beer, though I went there a few years ago as part of a VT trip to celebrate my 30th birthday. Their beer is good, but I'm not sure they totally live up to a lot of the hype, but I also want to go into this sans cynicism. I've seen their stuff pop up on social media updates of some of my favorite local "better beer" places, but I never seem to be able to get there before all of their stock is depleted. Was lucky enough to get there in time the other day, though, so I hope this one is good!

Pours nicely; a pale and very hazy yellow-ish body topped off with a couple fingers of bone-white head that settles down to a small ring of retentive suds rather quickly. Lace is solid, and the legs are excellent, so I'm gonna go ahead and say this is a satisfying pour with some very positive qualities. Obviously, some are gonna feel like this color/haze combo isn't up their alley, and I do think it could do with just slightly more color, but what're you gonna do?

The nose here is pretty forward about the Citra, but I think the Nelson is no slouch either. Both of these seemingly outcompete the Galaxy hops, which I only get a suggestion of as a spice-like parting note. Otherwise, though, this is a lot of tangelo, mineral-forward Sauvignon Blanc wine, a hint of tartness/gooseberry, and some strong guava undercurrents. The lactose seems to add to a creamy element in the nose as well; perhaps just my perception, but I can pick up some odd vanilla-like notes that don't feel cohesive with the whole. That's really my only misgiving though; this smells nice otherwise.

Flavor profile is very juicy and super-Nelson-forward with big flavors of gooseberry, white wine, melon, and guava combining with some grapefruit/tangelo and apricot in the mid-palate. The finish is a little tart and almost a bit savory somehow, with some spice components, grassiness, and hints of lime. Grassy interplay with strong citrus and tropical fruits helps define the entire experience as well, and the feel is appropriate for an oat/lactose DIPA, though I really think it could stand to be a bit more crisp (maybe just my overall feelings about the whole "super smooth IPA" thing these days, though, so feel free to disregard my opinion if you find yourself not in agreement with that part). Good stuff, for sure. Glad to have picked up a can.
Apr 09, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Apr 08, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts

Feb 20, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Jan 18, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by smcel371 from New York

Jan 17, 2021
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 16 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed out golden peach our with massive fluffy white head. Outstanding lacing.

S: Sweet and fruity. Pineapple, mango, and citrus.

T.F: Just like it smells. Semi-sweet up front (lactose). Luscious fruit... peach, mango, tangerine, and pineapple. Some grapefruit and spice. Guava creeping in there mid-swig. Medium (or a little more) bodied... smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Hides its ABV very nicely... more tropical citrus medley to finish.

O: An outstanding Imperial NEIPA. Nails the flavors... and the lactose and oats fit in just right with this brew. One that's worth seeking out.
Jan 15, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Nov 07, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Sep 17, 2020
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 38 ratings