Chaos Therapy
Foreign Objects Beer Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,625
ABV:
5%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,890
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 5.17%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
68
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Foreign Objects Beer Company
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
91
Outstanding
Notes: This is a Foreign Objects new-American hoppy ale made with pilsner malts and frenetic amounts of Mosaic and Chinook hops. Underneath the terrible hubris of civilization, pulses the inescapable force of Chaos; the elemental fabric of existence. Is your will in this world of false order equal to the experience of this eternal cosmic force? Can you transmute and step through the veil of annihilation? 333!
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TheBrewsky from California

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Hazy straw yellow in appearance. A simple pour yielded 2 fingers of a bubbly white cap that dissipated quickly. Moderate residual lacing clings to the glass.
S: Herbally and earthy with fresh hints of citrus, mango and black pepper. Smells fresh and inviting.
T: Nice. Citrus flavor dominates with a grassy/lemon finish with lingering flavors of malt sweetness and sappy pine.
F: Really nice for a session. Smooth, moderate carbonation. Moderate weight and feel.
O: Crushable and enjoyable. Very happy with this brew, and I would drink again. Cheers!

May 09, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked-up a single can as part of a mixed six-pack at Kappy's in Norwell for about eleven dollars. Recent canned-on date. Solid brew, would get again.

Apr 27, 2019
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Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A crusher (sorry), especially at 5% ABV. The body is watery, but this is exactly what I expect from a session IPA. The flavor is more tropical than anything else. The smell is kind of lacking. I would definitely drink again, especially in the summertime.

Apr 23, 2019
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Sheppard from Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden hazy hue with quickly dissipating head. This is not a thick looking beer, which is great. Some sweet pineapple on the nose. There's pineapple and tropical fruit character up front that is met with dry peppery piney resin that coats your tongue. Overall, not a watered down IPA, but rather a sessionable beer with plenty going on.

Apr 20, 2019
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Roguer from Georgia

4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very pale, light lemon-colored brew. Head production and retention are meager. Body is slightly hazy and translucent, with none of the terrible floaties for which FO is known.

Very bright and herbal nose, with pine and citrus behind, along with mild dank notes. Light cracker and biscuit in the background; mild pepper.

Palate is a nice melange of pine, resin, citrus, and dank tones. Grapefruit and pine cone up front, but by mid-palate, the pungent, earthy, grassy dank tones have really taken over. Delivers a lot of flavor for the ABV, and it's really quite pleasant.

Very crisp and lively, with quite a bit of activity and sting. Plenty of body for the ABV.

Apr 18, 2019
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on March 28, 2019. New American hoppy ale made with pilsner malts and frenetic amounts of Mosaic and Chinook hops.

Apr 11, 2019
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spelingchampeon from Delaware

4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy, orange. Light head.. runny lacing.
S: Very floral, citrus and bright.
T: Lots of citrus flavors. A low pine kick late.
F: Light-medium. Low bitterness and carbonation. A tad on the sharp pine side,, but not overpowering.
O: All around excellent representation from FO. Frenetically hopped is an accurate description. Once again, a great tasting low ABV beer has come upon us.

Apr 04, 2019
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking murky copper color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off fairly quick yet nice. Speckled lace stuck to the glass.
The aroma had some sweet pine, some citrus and grassiness. Light cracker malt.
The flavor meshed all of the prior mentioned aromas together semi-sweet with a sturdy bitterness making an overall nice blend.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fine sessionability about it. Low carbonation felt good along with an appropriate ABV. Light finish of sweet pine and citrus.
Overall, nicely done New England styled session IPA that I would be willing to come back to.

Sep 16, 2018
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smcolw from Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very cloudy, green-hued dark straw color. Small but lasting head. Some downward streaks for lace.

It smells like wet, spent hops with little pale malt. More floral than biting, but there are elements of both.

Light very pale malt start, but it is quickly overcome by a biting bitterness, hop bomb. The body is thin causing a more noticeable effervescence. This beer does what I believe it is set out to do--produce a lingering bitter finish and aftertaste. Hop lovers will rejoice, but I would place this near the extreme, bitter category.

May 25, 2018
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57md from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an extremely hazy light straw color with a thin layer of head. The nose is quite piney and citrusy. The flavor is very hoppy but quite muted otherwise.

May 01, 2018
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citizencane from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy pale yellow and leaves quite a bit of lacing. Smell is a citrus rind or lemongrass genetic NEIPA smell. Taste and mouthfeel as well. Overall, well executed session, but not the cut above I expected.

Apr 27, 2018
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can, no visible date:
This beer pours like watered down OJ, and ends in the glass with a murky yellow body. The head is white and fluffy and lasts pretty well, even providing a little bit of lacing on the glass.

I'm mainly getting grapefruit, white, pithy, and even with a little pulp. I'm also getting a bit of tropical fruit skin, and a little bit of green pine needles and wood.
The grapefruit really comes out in the starring role in the taste. The front of my tongue gets a good rubbing of the white pith from a think-rinded white grapefruit. In back, there's a bitter-tart combination as if someone squeezed a few grapefruit cells onto the back of my tongue. With warmth a light toasted cracker notes join the pith - and maybe a bit of the flakes of whatever is causing the haze.

Definitely a dry beer with a nice bitterness level, it evolves to be a little piney as I drink down the glass. There is a little bit of bite from that tart note and carbonation that has a lightness to it despite a solid medium mouthfeel. The bitterness comes as a more classic pith and pine without a large fruity side that some NE IPAs show, and that's fine with me.

Apr 22, 2018
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Chaos Therapy - Foreign Objects
Ale with Hops - 5% abv
Canned 3/26/18 (27 days ago)
Purchased for $6.49 at Beer Heaven

L - 1-finger ephemeral offwhite head bubbles away in under a minute, leaving behind a murky yellow body.

S - tropical fruits galore! Melon, grapefruit, mango?, a little pine.

T - bitter grapefruit is the leading player here. Tropical fruits are present but in the background. Also getting some straight-up orange. Biscuity middle, with some dirtiness that I associate more with Veil. Finishes dry. Moderate-high bitterness, zero sweetness, zero booziness.

F - medium body with below-average carb. In line with the style.

O - reminds me a lot of their earlier Green Galaxy. On the more bitter end of the NE IPA spectrum, but I personally like em that way.

Apr 22, 2018
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Blackrobe from Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

No dating on the can or pack, not sure when it was brewed.

Pours an opaque extremely pale yellow or blonde in the glass with one finger of rocky white head. Nose starts off with a vibrant juicy fruit gum followed by bouquet of soft tropical aromas. Guava, papaya, mango, ruby grapefruit, tropical candy with portuguese sweet bread malt and a more than a hint of vineousness. Do you remember fruit Gushers from the late 90s/early 00s? This is exactly what it reminds me of. Taste follows the nose with the tropicals a little bit more balanced and subdued. I'm also getting notes of lemongrass, sage, mint and a general herbaceousness mixed with the juicy fruit at the back end of the taste and in the aftertaste. Medium dryness and low bitterness in this one. Mouthfeel is a soft medium, holding it's ground with only 5.0% ABV. Much more complexity and flavor than I was expecting in a 5% brew. Soft tropical juicy fruit gum with a bit of herbaceousness. I could easily drink a 6 pack of these. I'm going to have to check out more of Foreign Objects brews.

On another note, the can art on Foreign Object's beers are some of the best.

Apr 21, 2018
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ichorNet from Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I've really enjoyed everything from FO that I've had so far, so to be able to pick this up and enjoy it feels like a privilege. Really hoping to see these guys more often in my neck of the woods!

Pours a hazed-over, nearly-opaque bright yellow color with a finger-and-a-quarter of compact white head that laces spectacularly and brings with it some seriously solid legs. The entire surface seems to be an unbroken splotch of white on top of this most golden elixir. Very nice looking stuff!


So, this features Mosaic and Chinook hops alongside a base grist of Pilsner malt, eh? Alright, first thing I notice is that the nose is heavy on sweaty, grassy and dank scents with some supporting notes of tangerine, mango and passion fruit. Light pine resin and herbal spice here and there, but it's mostly fruity and grassy with some unique phenolic and estery notes. There seems to be some light and rather unobtrusive diacetyl here too, but perhaps it's not going to come across on the tongue; could just be a trick of the senses when it comes to the hop combo. Can't say I've ever had a beer that was specifically Mosaic/Chinook before, after all.

On the tongue, this is heavy on blueberry, blackcurrant and raspberry flavors; it's jammy and fruity, in other words, kind of taking the more "typical" Mosaic route of faking-out the scent profile and introducing new elements on the tongue. A lot of the time, this feels like a cheap trick to me and it feels pretty common in Mosaic-focused beers (especially dry-hopped and DDH ones), but this one succeeds for several reasons at actually pulling off this trick. First of all, it's a smaller beer, so the whole experience is a bit less intense; most of these Mosaic-heavy beers are really strong and just end up feeling like a chore to drink. Additionally, though, it's also well-balanced by the Chinook hops; I like the slight pushes toward the realm of pine and the spicy, more "Noble"-type hoppiness that comes across in the mid-to-late palate. It's kind of subtle, but really endearing.

As I alluded to above, this beer has a more svelte profile than other FO beers I've had, but that's really only in comparison to those other beers. It's a pretty heavy bodied beer for only 5% when taken on the whole, and some people may not appreciate that. I think it's pretty appropriate for what's going on here, however. This is a hop delivery mechanism in a can, with a specific and well-developed hop-focused profile that does what is intended. The carbonation is on the lower side and this doesn't drink as easily as most 5% APAs do, but it's also likely not supposed to. The low ABV is not necessarily correlative with its sessionability, in other words. I enjoy this and look forward to enjoying many more FO beers in the future. These guys get me thinking, and I like that!

Apr 21, 2018
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a teku glass

Hazy pale yellow straw, one finger white foam cap settles to a white ring, some lacings

Light Aroma of tropical fruits

Citrus hop taste

Bitterness lingers

Good beer

Apr 18, 2018
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into an imperial nonic.

Appearance
hazed-out, cloudy blonde. Thin white head dissipates immediately. Hardy any light penetration. Cool can design.

Nose
Peaches & cream, mango, nectarine, dank, and pine. Fairly light aroma.

Taste
Mango juice, peaches & cream, and nectarine. Extremely resinous with pine. There's really no malt to speak of except a hint of dried biscuit and cracker.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp, clean, dry, and moderately bitter.

Overall
Huge flavor for 5.0%. Stone fruit & pine resin. The lingering bitterness helps to dry out the mouthfeel so you keep coming back for more.

Apr 17, 2018
Chaos Therapy from Foreign Objects Beer Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 68 ratings