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4000'er IPA - Woodstock Inn Brewery

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4000'er IPA4000'er IPA

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BA SCORE
76
okay

106 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of Streetcore
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Streetcore, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of kaelingirl
3.75/5  rDev +15%

kaelingirl, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.14/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

donkeyrunner, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of kdivers
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

kdivers, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of Chris_Mac
3.35/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Chris_Mac, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.55/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.8/5  rDev +16.6%
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
Photo of ScaryEd
2/5  rDev -38.7%

ScaryEd, May 27, 2013
Photo of dunix
3/5  rDev -8%

dunix, May 16, 2013
Photo of ChrisL24481
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

ChrisL24481, May 05, 2013
Photo of Kelp
3/5  rDev -8%

Kelp, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Proclarush
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Proclarush, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Screper
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Screper, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Mack
4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

Mack, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Ernest78
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Ernest78, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of sdaly3
3/5  rDev -8%

sdaly3, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of UncleJimbo
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

UncleJimbo, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Satchboogie
3/5  rDev -8%

Satchboogie, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of tpauer
3/5  rDev -8%

tpauer, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
3.2/5  rDev -1.8%
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!

johnnnniee, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of Flounder57
3.53/5  rDev +8.3%
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
Photo of standorsey
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

standorsey, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of FrankLloydMike
3.8/5  rDev +16.6%
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
Photo of Rook162
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Rook162, Jun 19, 2012
4000'er IPA from Woodstock Inn Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.