Smirk Of The Dolphin
Foam Brewers

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Foam Brewers
Vermont, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #1,882
Ranked #9,930
4.08 | pDev: 7.84%
Dec 21, 2022
Mar 08, 2021
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Notes: Salted Double India Pale Ale. Dry-Hopped With Citra & Galaxy. Brewed in collaboration with our friends The High Breaks, named after their recently released album.
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Rated: 4.22 by Jacob_Schneider616 from Michigan

Dec 21, 2022
Rated: 3.81 by eddiefl from New York

Aug 14, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Jun 09, 2022
Rated: 4.48 by johnlatona from New Jersey

May 27, 2022
Rated: 4.32 by SadMachine from New Jersey

May 27, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Mar 25, 2022
Rated: 4 by petewheeler from Maryland

Mar 19, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Feb 11, 2022
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy yellow in color and has some hints of whitish hues. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving just a narrow collar around the edge.
S: Moderate aromas of pineapple are present in the nose along with notes of honeydew melon.
T: The taste has lots of flavors of pineapple along with hints of peach. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and juicy on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I enjoyed the aromas and flavors of pineapples in this beer - in some aspects it seemed like I was having fruit juice.

Serving type: can
Jan 02, 2022
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Dec 04, 2021
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Reviewed by DuaneL from Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This will always be the “the one that got away”. Had it on tap at Foam in Burlington in summer 2021 and loved it, Salty and hazy, very different from the pilsners I typically frequent. Had a chance to get 6 pack at the beer store next door, but decided to wait, and unfortunately it was gone the next day. They said people buy anything from Foam as soon as it shows up, so I missed my chance. DL
Nov 01, 2021
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review 1616
Smirk of the Dolphin
Foam Brewers
Date: 12 May 2021
This is my second sour IPA; however, this beer has an extra addition, salt. Passion and salt in a DIPA, intriguing combination. I used a tulip glass and served the beer around 46 degrees. The pour created a massive two-fingered airy and pillowy off-white head. The steady fall of the head left little lacing on the glass. The color charts around SRM 6, pale golden with light straw yellow hues. The clarity is somewhat hazy.

The aromas in the beer are passion fruit, oranges, toasted crackers, salt, pineapple, a hint of floral, and some earthiness.

I taste passion fruit, oranges, pineapple, mangos, oranges, floral esters, salt, toasted crackers, earthiness, and herbal.

The mouthfeel is soft and astringent.

The body of the beer is medium, low carbonation, and somewhat lingering finish.

This beer is unusual. The passion fruit is strong, followed by the salt. I am not a fan of this beer, but I understand what the brewers wanted. Good beer for they intended, just not for me.
Sep 09, 2021
Rated: 3 by Ajlvt from Washington

Aug 07, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Jul 31, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Jul 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours bright and yellow with not as much initial head as I would have expected, but good retention and lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, mango and other tropical fruits. Overall, an enticing aroma even from a few feet away.

First taste took me by surprise, as I didn't realize this had salt in it, and that was very noticeable right from the jump. I'm halfway through the can and still not sure if I like it or not. There's a nice passionfruit flavor with a bit of grapefruit, but the salt addition is what I'm trying to get used to. Relatively soft feel and medium carb.

Overall, I think this is exactly what the brewer was going for, but I'm not sure it's my favorite twist on a DIPA.
Jun 19, 2021
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Reviewed by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a 13 oz Teku glass canned on 5/12/21. Pours a hazy yellow orange with a finger sticky white head that, leaves some spotty lace with nice retention. 4.5

Aroma passionfruit, sea salt, grapefruit, and lemon. 4

Taste follows and this is a perfect blend of sour and NEDIPA. Passionfruit and sea salt start out and then it hits you with lemon and grapefruit slightly sour but pretty well balanced throughout. 4

Mouthfeel is above medium, a tad sticky not really dry, fairly soft carbonation, and at 8.5% it is big on flavor bust still pretty easy going down. 4.25

Overall this is a really nice beer and a great change of pace. Foam Brewers rarely let you down and this one is no different. Really a interesting treat. 4.25
Jun 07, 2021
Rated: 4 by hockeypuck from Maine

May 29, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by Gkruszewski from New York

May 26, 2021
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottom of 16 oz. can:

"Canned on
Wipe Out"

Moderate pour yields a one and a half inch white head over a hazy yellow gold body with some lacing. Head dissipates rather quickly. Nose of tropical fruit with a bit of citrus. Taste is passion fruit, a tad pineapple, and a little lemon/lime. The salt comes forward from the middle to the finish. Good feel and overall, quite a unique offering from Burlington's waterfront brewery and would recommend to anyone looking for a salted and hoppy adventure.
May 24, 2021
Rated: 4 by clake from Vermont

Apr 20, 2021
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy pale yellow with fine, soft head.

Smell is fruity and a it tar with notes of passionfruit, lime, lemo peel and hnts of wheat and peach.

Taste is fruity and tart with notes of passionfruit, lime, lemon and some saltiness. Like a gose/IPA hybrid, this is extremely crisp and refreshing and so easy to drink it's mindblowing.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and well carbonated.

Overall, another Foam DIPA that goes down almost too easy. Also a quite unique, very tasty beer.
Apr 15, 2021
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 22 ratings