- ABV: 4.8%
- IBU: 14
- SRM: 2
Foolproof Brewing brewed Ocean State Lager, which is an American Adjunct Lager, to pay homage to their home state of Rhode Island. It is everything that encompasses Rhode Island, and that’s just what Fool Proof set out to do. Foolproof states that their philosophy is, “At Foolproof, we think about beer a bit differently. To us, beer is not just an alcoholic beverage but an experience that should be thoroughly savored and enjoyed. That’s why when we brew each beer, we think about specific life experiences and what style of beer would be absolutely perfect for that particular occasion. That’s how we came up with the concept of “experience-based brewing.” Each of our beers serves as a tribute to a sacred beer drinking experience—whether you’re watching a baseball game, relaxing at home on a rainy day, or just catching up with friends at the local pub, Foolproof’s goal is to create a unique and fulfilling beer experience for you. Cheers! And remember, it’s Your Life. Your Beer.” – Foolproof
The beer opens up with aromas of grass, and biscuits. It pours a bit hazy for a lager, and is straw to light gold in color. A light body with a strong effervescence creates a thin head that disperses quickly. Malt and hop characteristics are balanced very well in this beer. The malts show off toasty bread-y flavors, while the hop additions add some fruity esters of apple, pear, and hints of berries. The low to moderate bitterness in the finish keeps things from getting too sweet. This is a fantastic BBQ beer…its pleasant, its clean, its bold, its refreshing, just like Rhode Island. And its low in alcohol, so you can drink more than a few without having your head spin too fast. This style of beer is the sort of beer macro-breweries strive to brew but just can’t get the flavor in on that large of a scale and within budget. Quality is not obtained by cutting corners, and in no way has Foolproof cut any corners with this lager. If you’re a fan of Budweiser, Modelo, Foster’s, Tecate, Molson or anything similar, but want a beer that packs more flavor, then this is your beer. Grab a can out of the cooler and get a taste of Rhode Island.
Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 pints!