Foamer’s Folly – Ten Feet Tall Dry-Hopped Pale Ale

Overview

Foamer’s Folly – Ten Feet Tall Dry-Hopped Pale Ale Review

Do you like Hazy IPAs but you’d sometime like to dial back the pulpiness, hops and alcohol? Foamer’s Folly’s Ten Feet Tall, released this summer along with a few other tall cans, lets you take a break from the intense haze craze without going all the way back to old-school West Coast.

Here’s an example of a beer categorized as a Pale Ale that has a lot of what people like about NEIPAs. Presumably the primary reason is the dry-hopping stage. However with a bill of Amarillo, Mosaic and Citra, its core hop profile may have been influenced by the East Coast trend (and maybe its yeast selection as well).

Pouring a nice light gold with an orange tint, it throws a reasonable head. There’s a really nice fruity tropical aroma with slight coconut. On the palate it’s not a thin or watery beer; there’s a reasonable amount of body. There are tropical flavours like pineapple, along with subtle apricot.

25 years ago, this would have been considered an IPA (or maybe some freaky beer from the future is more like reality). Now it seems like a nice sessionable ale that still has a lot of the fruitiness people love about NEIPAs.

  • (3.5)
    Appearance
  • (4.25)
    Aroma
  • (3.75)
    Palate
  • (4.25)
    Flavour
  • (4)
    Overall Enjoyment
4

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Light gold, orange tint
  • Head Size & Retention: Normal head + retention
  • Carbonation: Average
  • Clarity: Slight Haze
  • Balance: More Hoppy
  • Drinkability: Easy Drinking
  • Enjoyment: I would recommend this beer to a friend
  • Malt Characteristics: Light
  • Hop Characteristics: Fruity, Citrusy, Piney or Woody, Pineapple,
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: Stone Fruit: Apricot, Peach etc
  • Palate: Very mild astringency, Not thin

Summary

A nice sessionable ale that still has what people like about Northeast IPAs.

Pros

  • Fruity and tropical
  • Highly drinkable, not as strong as many similarly-flavoured IPAs

Cons

  • If you’re looking for a traditional English-style Pale Ale, look elsewhere. But you’ve had that before.
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