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4000'er IPA - Woodstock Inn Brewery

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4000'er IPA4000'er IPA

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103 Ratings

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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 14.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CliffBrake on 04-17-2011)
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4.8/5  rDev +47.7%

EricBrown, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

WhitmansNiece, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

Mack, Nov 10, 2012
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4.04/5  rDev +24.3%
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.

GarthDanielson, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

iwillhaveanother, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

powdersoldier, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

brunascle, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.8/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

puboflyons, Jun 09, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

FrankLloydMike, Jun 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

TommyBakes, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Mmcdonald79, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

kaelingirl, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Petegrieco, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

JKV96, Oct 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Wukk, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

MSL94, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

dpgoblejr, May 14, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 29, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of SawDog505
3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

SawDog505, May 01, 2012
Photo of Flounder57
3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Flounder57, Jul 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

EBeckett3, Aug 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

DaveR514, Nov 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

BigGold, Sep 07, 2014
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4000'er IPA from Woodstock Inn Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.