Foley Brothers Fair Maiden
What the brewers say
A delicious Double IPA.
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Orange and lemon with a touch of pineapple and pine as it warms up. Cut grass, lemon, grapefruit, and pine resin. Slightly subdued nose.”
Flavor: “Rich malt backbone, possibly some adjunct use with proteins to thicken things up? Hops are strongly citrus, mostly orange and lemon with some pineapple beneath. Well blended throughout the palate and no rough edges. Nice citrusy hops—tangerine and grapefruit—buoyed by a breath of malt. Good bitterness that lasts into the finish, but the citrus is the main impression. Nice malt sweetness to back the hops. Lots of juicy fruit character—pineapple, orange, lemon—it all comes together and blends but stands out nicely. The finish is equally strong. Great hops flavor that carries through this beer.”
Overall: “A great example of the evolution of the style despite the delicate nose. Smells and tastes very fresh. The malt here is well played and supports the flavor even as it balances the bitterness. Great beer with delicious depths of bright flavors.”