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4000'er IPA - Woodstock Inn Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

118 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Woodstock Inn Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CliffBrake on 04-17-2011

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Ratings: 118 | Reviews: 22
Photo of TheDrunkenNerds
4.28/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This IPA from Woodstock has a lot of hops. For someone who likes the taste of a strong IPA, this beer is fantastic. From the typical NH style label, to the color of the beer, everything seems to work well. I find myself kicking back on a warm summer day in NH with this beer more often than others.

Photo of Zunkery
3.02/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

way too hoppy for me

Photo of Bierman9
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My older daughter and I stopped into the brewpub on Saturday, 07FEB15, for a light snack and some Biers. She had the Wassail; it was the 4000'er for me. A pint vom Faß was $3.75.

The shaker pint held a clear, medium copper libation. Head was a thin, wispy trail of white scattered across the surface. Lacing was decent, and carbo within was slow and steady. Aroma was solid, with piney grapefruit and other citrus fruit present. Mouthfeel, too, was solid, with a medium body and minimal prickle on the tongue.

The flavor had a touch of toasty, caramle malt, with a hint of butterscotch. Rindy grapefruit soon took over, with lots of resiny, piney citrus hitting the palate. The hops lingered quite well in the finish. Found this to be a solid, quaffable IPA. Prosit!!

4/5 rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1710

Photo of Duhast500
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Poured from a 12oz. can into a Sierra Nevada Celebration pint glass.

The color is a hazy orange with a finger of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is a bit of a orange flavor that also has a touch of juicy citrus aroma. There is a tartness that inches at the nose.

The taste is a bit dank and there is a earthy hop flavor that does give a grassy flavor as well. There is a garden-like flavor here with some flowery flavor that is sweet but dirty just a bit.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied with a bit of push of bitterness that lays on the palette briefly and then disappears. There is a easy drinking feel to this beer that makes it quite interesting to pair with. A cigar could compliment the earthy dankness and give it a smoky profile when combined together.

Photo of HamdenHector
3.31/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: hazy; burnt orange; 1 finger off white head that receded slowly to a thin, uneven cap; nice lacing;

S: herbal, earthy;

T: for just a brief moment, some caramel malt, then grapefruit rind and astringent bitterness through the finish; finish is long and bitter without enough flavor to match it;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: interesting, but too much bitterness without enough flavor;

Photo of JAFoley
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

A - Hazy amber body with bubbly white head. Ok retention and some nice laces.

S - Not the most fragrant. Some grassy hops

T - Pine and floral hops up front. Strong English malt backbone.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Somewhat thin and slick

O - Ok but not great. I'm not a big fan of EIPAs so this really isn't for me.

Photo of papat444
3.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle, code is 128514, not sure how to read that.

Pours a hazy gold body, lots of lacing and a long lasting head. Aroma and flavor fall short though as it`s dominated by a malty and biscuity profile and bitterness is astringent but without flavor to back it up.

Photo of jlindros
3.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not expecting much, as this brewery has been mostly meh.

Pours a smaller fizzy head covering, fades at a med pace with surprisingly nice lacing, little sediment, hazy, reddish orange color.

Nose is herbal hops, earthy and a bit leafy grassy, mild herbal tea and slight vegetal, some earthy bitter, more U.K. style bitter. mild sweet malt base.

Taste starts with sweet malts, a little candy syrup and some caramel, mild toasty flavors too. Then hops, quite bitter, earthy herbal hops, spicy, chewy hops, some vegetal herbal hop characters with a little leafy grassy note, but so chewy spicy bitter hops. In the middle is a quick flash of honey, straight up strong honey flavor, then quickly back into the chewy hops. Also a mild apple like fruity flavor on the back end. Finish is long bitterness, a bit astringent as it's so bitter, more herbal earthy spicy hops, that's about it.

Mouth is med bod, plenty of carb.

Overall meh, more like the old style IPAs from actual Imperial U.K. with the herbal vegetal grassy earthy hops, very bitter, some malt backbone that even that can't balance it, nothing too bad but it also doesn't really have anything going for it.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.73/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #67 (August 2012):

LOOK: Quick frothing, clear pale amber

SMELL: Grapefruit rind, passion fruit, pineapple skin, green peppercorn, herbal, estery, crackers

TASTE: Smooth, crisp snap, bitter, grapefruit pith, heather, peppery, lime leaves, dry toast, yeast, slightly warming alcohol, very bitter finish

Wow, talk about being caught off-guard. Yeah, we saw the 82 IBU’s on the label, but we run into that on nearly a daily basis. 4000’er rakes down our taste buds with bitterness and a pretty wild flavor profile. Even the raw nature of this beer does not distract our palate from the massive hop presence here.

Photo of MDDMD
3.35/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A-medium amber color with a hint of red, nice off-whit.e head and good lacing

S-caramel malt, pine, citrus

T-caramel malt, light citrus, pine, slight herbal, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-average IPA, too sweet and balance not great

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.05/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, bright, caramel coloring with a frothy, foamy, off-white head that settles into a sparse surface coating. Aromas of spicy hops forward, with a toffee and caramel backbone, cedar notes, and a solid bitterness. Flavors are tangy sweet forward, with toffee leading the charge, followed quickly by pepper spice, resiny cedar and bitterness, and a solid ribbon of tart grapefruit. Very well layered flavors. Robust and light bodied at the same time, with a very bitter, resiny aftertaste. This one gets big at the end. Bitter and slightly tart linger on a dry, resiny finish. This is a good IPA.

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.15/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Cute bottle art. Amber with a thin head that disperses into a rip curl of retention. Smells piney citrus with a hearty caramel malt foundation. Mellows out into a sweet floral theme as it warms.

Tastes piney citrus with caramel backing. The caramel is easier on the gusto than the olfactories which is good 'cause I don't like too much in my IPAs. Pine and bug spray hop flavor is shamefuly overshadowed by the unbalanced bitterness. Body is light for 6.5% and has some nice resin.

An appropriate beer to celebrate my Wildcat, Carter-Moriah traverse in which I bagged 6 official 4k'ers.

Photo of Chris_Mac
3.36/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mostly clear amber, with minimal carbonation or head. Smells of hop/malt split, but there seems to be multiple distinct hop aromas. Moderately bitter taste that stays, surrounded by the malt/hop mix, accented by alcohol. Medium consistency to the mouthfeel, fairly easy to drink. It was not exactly what I was expecting, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. It would be great if they could can this brew so it would be easy to bring a summit beer worthy of a 4000 foot New Hampshire peak.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.56/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, grassy hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with some sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, decent representation of style, it’s not a bad beer but there are several other choices in the style that are better.

Photo of puboflyons
3.82/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on June 9, 2013.

It pours an attractive looking medium to dark amber with a carbonated head that tops its off for the entire session. Lingers.

The aroma is upfront sweet and malty with an earthy hop feel that tends to take over quickly. It seems to fit into the style well.

The body is clearly astringent and acidic but there is also an unusual creaminess that accompanies it, which is a but odd for an IPA - but not offensive.

The taste boasts a full hop bitterness with the malts and other sweet character played down. It finishes a tad dry in a satisfying fashion. Decent enough American IPA.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.22/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opens with a pop and reveals a huge amount of carbonation. Pours a slightly cloudy dark golden color with a huge off white head that takes forever to recede and slicks itself all the way down the glass. Smells of grassy resiny fruity and floral hops with a weird buttery smell. The flavor is resinous and bitter with a tart fruity butter flavor that at first was off putting but over the course of the glass I got used to. Dry bitter finish that lingers for quite a while. Medium to thin body with an asinine level of carbonation and a tart resinous mouthfeel. Meh. Nothing horrible here, but nothing all that great either. Oh and Diacetyl rest!

Photo of Flounder57
3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz beer was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a two finger puffy head. It an amber orange color with good clarity and lots of bubbles coming up through the glass. Head has reduced down to a decent layer and the retention is great.

Smell: Lots of citrus up front. Some bready and caramel notes, but the tangerine and orange are dominant.

Taste: Hops are very dominant in the taste profile. Malts are hard to pick up and there is a lngering bitterness in the back of the mouth.

Mouthfeel: a little smooth, aspirin/chalky feeling, full bodied, medium carbonation, and a little tough to drink.

Overall: Not a bad IPA, but I would choose others before this one. I love the Pemi Pale so much, but this one is a little dissapointing. I still drank the whole beer too and hope there is room for improvement with this beer. I appreciate the IBU's, but some balance would be good too.

Photo of FrankLloydMike
3.84/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear orange-amber, with a big a good sized white head. Leaves a lot of sticky lacing as the glass is emptied. It's a pretty good looker, but I'd prefer it to be a bit hazier.

S: This is the 4000 Footer's strong suit. Even after letting the bomber sit in my fridge for a month or two, the nose is just a blast of dank, bitter hops--lots of grass and pine, with a bit of citrus. It smells like the freezer at the homebrew store. The smell is definitely not balanced--very little in the way of malts--and normally I look for more of a balance, but this was just such a fresh, clean, bright, hoppy smell that I couldn't keep my nose out of the glass.

T: The hops don't dominate the taste as much as they do the smell, with some crackery malts to balance out the grapefruit and pine notes of the hops. The finish is a bit herbal, with a strong lingering bitterness, but not bad.

M: Medium-bodied, but perhaps a bit under-carbonated, and quite dry. The bitter finish leaves some prickliness on the tongue, but overall quite drinkable.

O: I had read the 82 IBUs, but still wasn't expecting something quite so hoppy from a brewery that otherwise doesn't seem to do hop bombs. It was a pleasant surprise, and the smell alone was a real treat. Perhaps with a few tweaks, this could be a really great beer, but as it is it's solid and one I'll definitely pick up again.

Photo of WanderingFool
3.16/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Found a bomber of 4,000 Footer IPA on a recent trip to NH.

The beer pours a hazy amber with a small, creamy head on top. The foam disappears quickly leaving behind a coating of lace on the glass.

The aroma is fruity with notes of tropical fruit (mango?) and honey. A hint of citrus is also present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy and soft with mild carbonation. The flavor is herbal with a mild bitterness at the end. It starts with light fruity notes, a touch of honey and herbal tea flavors. It finishes dry and slightly bitter. Reminds me of the bitterness is hot tea. Once gone the herbal bitterness lingers on the palate.

This reminds me more of an English IPA than an American IPA. Very easy to and nicely balanced between fruity sweetness and herbal bitterness.

Photo of silentjay
2.44/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

rather standard reddish copper with a small almost snow white head that quickly recedes and laces okay.

lots of crackery malts in the aroma. some honeyed herbal tea. thats about it.

flavor follows with tea time in England. honeyed herbal tea and crackers.

medium bodied with an abundance of carbonation and some slightly resiny hops lingering along with the honey sweetness.

nope. not for me. It's drinkable, and I may finish the bomber. I don't know where the 82 IBUs are hiding, but it might be behind all that buttery, crackery, honey sweetness. I didn't bother to finish this one.

Photo of SawDog505
3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, says 6.5 abv and 82 IBUs. Pours a clear bright reddish orange, with a half inch of off white head, that leaves traces of lace. Smell is bread, carmel, grass, and some citrus. Taste is bigger and more bitter than the smell would have you expect, some grapefruit sticks in the finish. Body is medium, not a ton of carbonation, lush in front and a dry finish, and very drinkable. This is a different and pleasant IPA.

Photo of CliffBrake
3.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass at the brewpub. Bright medium orange color with a minimal head.

Restrained aroma. A tangy citrus flavor dominates with a moderate lingering bitterness.

Medium bodied with a juicy mouthfeel, but lacking good carbonation. A little flabby on the mouthfeel.

Overall a pleasant and refreshing brew. A little one dimensional, but a nice accompaniment to the pub fare at the Woodstock Station.

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4000'er IPA from Woodstock Inn Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.