Thanks to Kevin for bringing this back from Vermont for me. I made sure to drink it within the first few days given the freshness of the Double IPA. I was not disappointed!
Fair Maiden Double IPA | Foley Brothers Brewing | Brandon, Vermont | American Double IPA | 8.2% ABV
Served chilled from a 22 oz bomber and poured into an oversized snifter. Pours a reddish amber color with a two finger off white foam head. The aroma is of grapefruit, mango, pineapple, peach, pine and a hint of onion. Carbonation is moderate with a medium body. Taste is quite complex. There is an intense bitterness from the hop conglomeration, coupled with the sweetness of the biscuity malt. There are definitely fruity and citrusy flavors coming from the hops, with a lingering bitterness.
One of the closest beers I have ever had to Heady Topper. This stuff was absolutely incredible and I am lucky to have sampled it. If you come across any of their beers in New England, pick me up a few!
95/100 Beer Advocate