Together or Alone
Foam Brewers

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From:
Foam Brewers
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #898
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #4,109
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 5.2%
Ratings:
35
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 01, 2021
Added:
Dec 14, 2019
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  3
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: 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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4 by hockeypuck from Maine on Oct 01, 2021
 
3.25 by nelsonracite from New Jersey on Sep 26, 2021
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4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Kendo from New York

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
 
4.25 by Duvalldo1 from Connecticut on Jul 16, 2021
 
4.04 by teamgalt from Massachusetts on Jul 04, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Billolick from New York

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
 
4.44 by Khaack from New York on Apr 20, 2021
 
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Apr 18, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by JamFuel from Sweden

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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4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by ichorNet from Massachusetts

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
 
4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Apr 08, 2021
 
4.23 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts on Feb 20, 2021
 
4.15 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Jan 18, 2021
 
4.34 by smcel371 from New York on Jan 17, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by EMV from Pennsylvania

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
 
4.25 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Nov 07, 2020
 
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Sep 17, 2020
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4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

16oz can dated 8/19/20.

Pours cloudy yellow with an inch of white fluff. Nice retention with spongy lacing. Pineapple, peach, and orange sherbet in the nose. Medium bodied with a very creamy, velvety mouthfeel. Ripe tropicals on the palate with zero malt or bitterness. Pineapple, peach, and orange. Finishes fairly dry with lingering juicy citrus.

Sep 15, 2020
 
3.88 by hopley from Massachusetts on Sep 09, 2020
 
4.18 by smb71481 from Vermont on Sep 03, 2020
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4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Holderness from Massachusetts

Canned a week ago.

L -- Muted orange haze with two fingers of dense solid white head produced with moderate pour. Good retention and lacing
S -- Orange creamsicle, hot tar, lychee, guava, banana yeast esters, hint of lemongrass. Reminds me a lot of Tree House's In Perpetuity
T -- Getting a good amount of bubblegum/banana fruitiness from the yeast, which is nice. Offset by orange flesh, clementine, jasmine green tea
F -- Medium- mouthfeel, medium carb. Fluffy but a bit watery around the edges. Very minimal bitterness throughout, especially for the ABV
O -- Really does remind me a lot of In Perpetuity, although maybe a little less expressively hoppy. Good stuff either way

87/100

Aug 27, 2020
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on Jul 03, 2020
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4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy whitish yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high white head that settled down but never completely faded away.
S: Moderate aromas of gooseberries are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of gooseberries along with notes of lime and hints of peaches.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and rather juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA is super juicy and does a very good job at hiding any traces of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: can

Jun 18, 2020
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4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

Poured into a 13 oz Foam Tulip glass canned 5/21/20. Pours a hazy yellow orange with a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves scattered rings of lace with excellent retention. 4.75

Smell is papaya, passionfruit, mango, mandarin, melon, lime, and apricot. 4.25

Taste follows papaya, mango, passionfruit, tangerine, honeydew, lime, apricot, and a hint grapefruit really balanced and unique. 4.5

Mouthfeel is bigger than medium, soft gentle carbonation, not really dry or sticky, and at 8.5% really goes down easy. 4.5

Overall another stellar beer from this brewery, rarely do they not dazzle. 4.5

Jun 13, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by bobv from Vermont

16 oz. can.
Canned 05/21/20.
(Bottom of can reads "Galaxy Nelson".)
Moderate to vigorous pour yields a one inch white head over a murky straw colored body with scant lacing. Nice nose of citrus, tropical fruit, and slight white grape. Very nice flavors of tropical fruit, sweet citrus, and white grape. Good feel and overall, the hazebros will love this very fine offering from Foam Brewers!
Cheers!!!

May 29, 2020
 
4.37 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on May 24, 2020
 
4.29 by lochraneg from New Hampshire on May 23, 2020
 
4.29 by ScottP from New Hampshire on May 23, 2020
 
4.35 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Mar 14, 2020
 
4.25 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Mar 13, 2020
 
4 by Hendry from Vermont on Jan 02, 2020
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4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by RRB328 from Massachusetts

Enjoyed with Ryan, 12/29/19

Dec 29, 2019
 
4.41 by JMScowcroft from Vermont on Dec 25, 2019
 
4.5 by grahuba from Connecticut on Dec 20, 2019
 
4.26 by clake from Vermont on Dec 14, 2019
Together or Alone from Foam Brewers
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 35 ratings