Glass Candle Grenades
Foreign Objects Beer Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,180
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
89
Ranked #9,615
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 5.2%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
72
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Foreign Objects Beer Company
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  5
SCORE
89
Very Good
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86sportster883 from Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque yellow with darker brownish hues of an overripe lemon, topped by a foamy white head that quickly reduces to a thin cap. Some lacing and a lasting ring of foam clings to the glass after the head has faded. Aromas are lime and lemon citrusy hop oils combined with a touch of pineapple sweetness. The taste is a pleasant balance of hop bitterness and fruity sweetness that drinks lightly, and finishes slightly dry. The mouthfeel is medium-light, a little spritzy, but very smooth. Overall, a very nicely done NE IPA that combines juicy citrus flavors into an easy drinking and refreshing summer ale.

Sep 29, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This strawberry blond concoction poured out of a pint can into a clear Imperial pint glass. Along with it came a bit of carbonation, but little or no head, glass lace, nor aroma. The faint odor is of yeast, hops and malts, respectively. It's a good tasting ale, malt forward, hop finishing and enough complexity to make it interesting and enjoyable. I would guess that the Centennial hops dominate, since there is a citrusy edge I don't find often in Simcoe hops. Not quite as soft a mouth feel as the great NEIPAs

Jul 25, 2020
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draft at Consume on February 10, 2020. In this New-American Hoppy Ale the undeniable flavors and olfactory sensations of tropical citrus, peach-nectar and sweet lime burst and explode from the combination of Motueka, Centennial, and Simcoe hops. Obscure as we are, a glass candle has shown us the way. This is the sound of inspiration.

Feb 19, 2020
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a bright gold color with a sudsy white three finger head thatvretains well and leaves thick rings. This is pretty! Aroma is slightly floral citrus. The taste is a bit subdued, mellow with a light tangerine and mild lime - nice combo, very pleasant. Feel is soft but not creamy. Very little bitterness. This has a great flavor though it is subdued.

Feb 12, 2020
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mushroomcloud from Texas

3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz can with a code of 19-1043 (?) Batch #3. Opened 2/1/20.
2 finger white head with great retention on a fully opaque and pale-golden ale. Early lacing as the head slowly falls.
Subtle nose of orange, lime, menthol/mint, pine, opens a little as it warms and with agitation...extra lime and some green wet weeds.
Very subtle and low key flavors, melon is a prominent (but still low key) flavor that isn't evident in the aroma. Lime and citrus follow the nose.
Soft mouthfeel, low to medium carbonation and low bitterness with a dry finish.
NEIPA in look and feel.
This is OK, not sure where I caught it in it's life cycle because I can't make out the code.

Feb 02, 2020
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EMH73 from New York

4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque yellow-gold color with a half inch white head that left blotchy lacing. Smells of citrus and tropical fruits along with some pine and earthy notes. Tastes of clementines, orange pith, mango, apricot, peach, pine and grass. Thick mouth feel, on the high side of medium bodied, light carbonation, dry finish with a light but lingering bitterness.

Jan 12, 2020
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NelsonSauvin144

4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a nice color that is very very similar to orange juice with a finger and half eggshell white head. Good looking beer. Swirling in the glass reveals nice lacing.

Smell - I smell mango and fruit cocktail with a hint of grassiness. Not unpleasant in any way. Smell hints at stone fruit and juice.

Taste - Everything one wants out of a nice NEIPA. Juicy hop bomb with some slight pine. I get notes of berries and clementines. Citrus fruits and some slight fruit peel and rind character.

Feel - Medium to full mouthfeel but pillowy. Coats the tongue well. If you let it sit in your mouth for a minute it’s like it thickens up. I really want to include this note as well... it’s strange to me for an IPA but it gets better as it warms. This is more of a characteristic of a sour or a stout but is definitely noticeable with this beer for me. Really neat!

Overall - I live in Wisconsin and our distribution of Foreign Objects can be scarce but when we do get their brews... it is usually at a seemingly high price point but the brews offer exceptional quality. I hope to try more in the future and Glass Candle Grenades is probably my favorite from Foreign Objects yet! Try it if you have the chance!

Sep 24, 2019
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beergoot from Colorado

3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy, golden body; thick, frothy and sticky white head. Fair scent of apricot with a touch of pineapple. Bitter taste of citrus pith; powdered sugar sweetness; decent general citrus juiciness. Heavy body; warm with a gentle abrasiveness on the palate balanced with a velvety residual sugar coating; semi-dry overall.

This is a decent beer, heavy in body with a dry, sludgy citrus sweetness. The dull sweetness trumps the overall dryness, but not by much.

Aug 18, 2019
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robotic_being from Florida

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque, cloudy / hazy deep golden yellow, pale amber, with a ¾” of light tan foam, mixed medium sized bubbles, solid retention, minute plus hold. Aromas of tropical fruits, citrus, peach, mango, slight lime, hint of pine, and earthy herbal greens all from the Motueka, Centennial and Simcoe hops. Taste is semi sweet, mango flesh, peach nectar, citrus peel, pine resin, and mild lime zest. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, medium body, low to med carbonation with a semi dry finish; lingering hop resin, and mango skins mixed with a touch of grapefruit coat the mouth. Overall flavor is amazingly balanced, with both a fruity and bitter hop profile. Simply Delicious!

Jul 23, 2019
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Roguer from Connecticut

4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, nearly opaque, but lacking any floaties, even with the bottom of the can. Bright mango color, decent head production, and good retention.

Surprisingly fruity aroma, even from a distance (perhaps the Motueka), with both tropical and citrus notes. Orange, grapefruit, lemon; pineapple, peach, mango; some pine, resin, and pepper. Very nice and inviting aroma.

Similar translation to the palate, with waves of juice, resin, and green leaf. Mildly sweet, but it comes across more as fruity sweetness than doughy malt sweetness. Huge notes of mango, with building mild citrus, and tons of resin. Very mild but present dankness. Mild grassiness and bright green leaf.

Lively, smooth, active on the palate; plenty of bite, but exceptionally smooth at the same time. Mild heat.

Jun 30, 2019
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John_M from Oregon

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Beer O'clock in PDX. Looks like this was just tapped, so you have wonder a bit about the appearance. Anyway, the beer pours a dark gold color with light lacing and decent head retention. The is intriguing, as I get some dankness, with some peach and light dry citrus. Unusual,but not bad by any means. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but the beer is a bit sweeter and boozier than expected. The beer dries out on the finish, but the heat at the end is a bit off putting. In terms of mouthfeel, the beer is actually surprisingly light on its feet, and the ligjt bitterness on the finish helps with the beer's drinkability.

Overall, an enjoyable ipa that I could see ordering again sometime. Unfortunately, by pdx standards the pricing is absurd ($7 for an 8 ounce pour), and there are simply way too many local ipas and dipas that are considerably better than this beer. In other words, I'm pretty sure this isn't a beer I'll be revisiting any time soon.

Oct 28, 2018
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a snifter glass. Had an orange-yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a 3/4" foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A sweet and fruity aroma of citrus and tropical fruit, peaches, hops, and malt.

T: Tasted of a small amount of malt (a small component), a good shot of citrus fruit (lime, especially), a fair amount of hops (not overdone), lots of peaches, and some tropical fruit (pineapple). An interesting take on the NE IPA flavor. The addition of peaches gives it unique flavor. It's quite fruit-heavy, but that's not a bad thing at all. Tasty stuff.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a slightly slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made NE IPA. Drinkable.

Oct 19, 2018
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Released mid-July 2018; drank 8/6/18 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice white head; minimal lace. Lemon, bubblegum & faint orange citrus notes in the nose. Medium mouthfeel.

Lemon & bubblegum flavors up front; dry grass & mild orange citrus notes on the finish.

Not my favorite IPA profile, but well-executed. I'd have another.

Oct 11, 2018
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clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an orange-gold body with minimal head and lace. Aroma is earthy and slightly acidic/citrusy. Smooth, full-bodied beer, easy to drink, the acidic hop burst is there but not overly sharp and there is enough balance and touch of sweetness to give beer a clean finish and make you want to drink it again.

Oct 09, 2018
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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice IPA but a bit on the malty side and therefore needing some more hops on the nose. Pretty viscus and thick and with a long bitter aftertaste. Mild floral notes and a bready profile in terms of flavor. Nice head retention.

Aug 24, 2018
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jakecattleco from California

4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can dated 07/16/18 into a tulip glass. Notes of papaya and pineapple dominate. Taste follows the nose but a bit more subdued. Soft and creamy mouthfeel with just a bit of astringency that hangs on the palate and drys it out a bit. I'd definitely revisit.

Aug 22, 2018
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Growler hour after pour:
Pale yellow, highly hazed but not cloudy. Foamy white head forms a thick collar along with an early gossamer film. Lacing is sparse.

Nose has an old school fresh vegetal hop funk to it. I am getting grapefruit pith, leafy but pungent herbs, and the greenest of green onions. There's just a little splash of citrus (maybe tangerine/lemon).

Taste is no surprise from the nose, but has a little bit of a vanilla sweetness - just a drop or so - that wasn't expected from the nose. Light grain gets a pithy bitterness early. Warmth brings out a little bit of peach fuzz, and maybe a bit of a generic tropical fruit flesh. This carries until mid-taste until the vegetal notes start to take over. Fresh green hops that take on a green (but not spicy) onion and chive aspect. Thankfully, these aren't too strong as to turn me off (as I am not the biggest fan of these notes when too pungent).

Feel has a oat-like stickiness with a very little bit of a cheesy/tangy yeast aspect - a feel I am not a fan of. However, the beer seems to sway from new school slightly tropical juicy to a more old school pungent bitter IPA. It's not as clean (look or feel) as the latter and not as juicy and smooth as the former, but I think it'd be worth at least one try if you are looking for something that has just a little more of a traditional DIPA vibe to it.

Aug 11, 2018
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Beers-es from Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap, pours a hazy bright orange. Smell has mandarin oranges and tropical fruits, along with some earthy herbs. Taste follows. Feel is medium-light. Low bitterness. Really good beer.

Aug 07, 2018
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 7/14/18. Many thx to Knapp85 for sharing this can.

A - Medium orange yellow color, very opaque, thin creamy white lacing, no carbonation.

S - A hint of vanilla in the nose buried in alot of peach, tropical fruit, and lime.

T - Sweet peach, tropical fruit, a little bit of lime, then migrates to a very bitter red grapefruit finish that sits on the palate for quite awhile after the sip.

M - Frothy and full bodied with a semi-dry to dry finish. It actually sucks the spit off the front of your tongue.

O - A very nice IPA that's better than it's current score of 4.01.

Aug 05, 2018
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 7/16/18

Pours a moderately hazy burnt orange with one finger of fairly bubbly white head that's short-lived, but leaves a persistent wall of lacing speckled around the glass.

Aroma of sweet lime is very prominent, with notes of vanilla bean tiptoeing in for added soothing qualities; mango and a bit of dank hops also come in along the way.

Taste brings soft but prickly pine and hops to the forefront with some nice herbaceousness; some malt follows, alongside dank mango and subtle tropical medleys; light bitter tones through to the finish.


Mouthfeel is crisp with a light, hoppy bite; smooth, clean and with lighter carbonation more apparent toward the finish, which ultimately moves back toward crisp and refreshing.

A nice change-of-pace from Foreign Objects, with the weightier elements of their hazy DIPAs substituted for those of a more refreshing, hop-forward variety. Solid stuff, and adds some nice versatility to the FO portfolio (at least, as far as I've tasted...).

Aug 04, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Light and effervescent, has a nice lemon, pineapple, grapefruit, floral, and sugarcane aromas. The taste adds layers of peach, lime, and hay, given the body a nice balanced character. Overall delicate with simple flavors combining to form something nice

Aug 03, 2018
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a Pilsner glass.

Appearance
Golden blonde. Moderate haze. 1 finger of creamy white head. Light carbonation.

Nose
Lime, lemon, peach, candy sugar, and honey.

Taste
Lime, lemonade, and peach pulp. Honey and candy sugar. Subtle dankness.

Mouthfeel
Full bodied, silky, oily, smooth, and juicy with very little bitterness.

Overall
It's probably the least complex FO beer, but it's still damn tasty!

Aug 03, 2018
Glass Candle Grenades from Foreign Objects Beer Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 72 ratings