Wipeout Beat
Foam Brewers

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Foam Brewers
Vermont, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #680
Ranked #5,524
4.27 | pDev: 4.22%
Jun 18, 2022
May 28, 2021
Notes: Wipeout Beat is a Triple IPA, brewed by Foam, released in collaboration with the estate of the late Alan Vega, punk icon and artist, and one of our early creative influences.⠀

First, the beer. Wipeout Beat was dry-hopped heavily with a collection of overtly citrus and tropical fruit forward hops such as Nelson, Riwaka, Sultana and Bru - 1. This 10% TIPA was brewed with the intention of paying tribute to Alan's work, in that it's "in your face", yet elegant. This beer is beautifully soft, especially considering its abv. Notes of pineapple juice and white grape hit the palate and are complimented by a creaminess that rounds out each sip. This is one you'll surely want to pace yourself with.⠀

Next, the collaboration. For those who don't know him by name, Alan Vega was a punk musician and artist who's influence resonates throughout the music world still. In the mid 80s, our brewmaster, Todd began diving into Vega's music after purchasing a record at Freebeing Records in New York. This was a moment in musical history that Todd can't forget. When our friend Jared Artuad, of @TheVacantLots offered to facilitate an Alan Vega collaboration beer, we were in awe. Jared and Alan worked together on music projects before Alan's passing, and he has a close relationship with Alan's partner, Liz Lamere. We feel an overwhelming sense of honor to release this posthumous collaboration, Wipeout Beat. We hope you enjoy, and we hope it pays a beautiful tribute Alan.⠀
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4.2 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Jun 18, 2022
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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Captain69 from Illinois

great hop full beer great hop taste in every sip. very refreshing

May 28, 2022
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4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by jlindros from Massachusetts

I've always loved their beer at the homebrew festivals, so super excited to finally try their commercial versions. Canned 2021/11/23

Pours a large almost 2 finger frothy pillowy head with great retention, soapy lacing, hazy cloudy light pale color

Nose brings lots of juicy citrus and dank musty tropical fruits, some dank grassy tropical Kiwi like hop notes, touch of white wine, tangerine and orange cream, a bit of doughy creamy flaked protein, and faint chalky mineral water-softening note,

Taste brings more juicy citrus, orange cream, tangerine, tropical fruits, papaya, a bit of mango, low bitterness, general tropical with a bit more of that mild dank musty tropical Kiwi like hops, creamy doughy flaked proteins and soft grainy malts, a hint of water softening mineral but not chalky and only really barely detectable so well done, tropical brings a touch of papaya, mango, and others, and then getting a touch spicy late, drier finish, a touch of smooth alcohol

Mouth is med to fuller bod, but super soft creamy, juicy, med frothy carb, a hint of warming alcohol

Overall nice beer, smooth, alcohol hidden well, nice juicy citrus and tropical fruits, good water softening level and nice flaked proteins, good Triple-NEIPA even though I've not a big fan of the style these days, but that's what I expected from FOAM

Dec 29, 2021
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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

Cloudy yellow and juicy, with a pillowy white head. The mouthfeel is soft, medium bodied. Really unusual hop profile--could be my first contact with Sultana hops. Tropical fruit flavor--pineapple, guava--dominate the taste that does an impressive build from first taste to finish. And Foam blends it well, burying 10% ABV in the mix.

Sep 09, 2021
4.62 by chiefz1 from New York on Sep 04, 2021
4.23 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Aug 17, 2021
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4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jpbrooklyn from New Jersey

Alan Vega’s music set to beer: hard delicious edges softened with pillow-cloud light sweetness. The triple shows, as it should for a namesake brew, but oh so fucking drinkable.

Aug 10, 2021
4.19 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Jul 31, 2021
4.49 by cd34 from Illinois on Jul 18, 2021
3.97 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Jun 28, 2021
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Jun 12, 2021
4.19 by clake from Vermont on Jun 07, 2021
4.36 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Jun 05, 2021
4.1 by eddiefl from New York on Jun 04, 2021
4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Jun 04, 2021
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 15 ratings