4 Seasons IPA - Voodoo Brewing Company
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Reviews by stakem:
3.45/5 rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From a bottle with no freshness dating (but a silver cap instead of gold if that means anything) into a shaped pint glass. This brew appears fairly clear due to a careful pour and emits 2 fingers worth of creamy slightly off-white head. The cap holds strong but as it fades it leaves a thick webbing of lace all about the glass. Rising bubbles of carbonation support the cap with large sized bubbles.
The aroma is earthy, herbal and citrusy with a slight pine and grapefruit character to it as well. The aroma is not bold by any means but it is decent. There is a light caramel malt sweetness in the background which adds a nice compliment to the brew. As it warms, it picks up a fruity indication of alcohol. It lacks any "brightness" of hop character so I suspect this isn't the freshest of offerings. However, for what it is, it isn't that bad.
The taste includes a hoppy moderate bitterness upfront tasting herbal and a little leafy/green. A bit of residual sugar flavor is noted tasting somewhat caramel-like and fruity with alcohol. It lasts inside the mouth balanced well between caramelized sugars and a lingering grainy taste mixed with some herbal to clingy and oily resin-like grapefruit rind bitterness. Enjoyable but nothing fantastic.
This is a medium bodied brew with ample carbonation that is lightly prickly on the tongue. It is balanced well but a bit of a disappointment. I really wish I knew the age of these offerings prior to spending the money and picking them up. Reading the label, I was expecting them to be fresh and hoppy. What a sad surprise to open one up and get this. I don't know if I will ever buy an IPA again unless I see a clearly defined bottle on or best by indication. To this brew's credit, it is fairly drinkable for not being what I expected and the alcohol is hidden quite well.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2011 03:06:18 | More by stakem
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3.46/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
The best thing about this beer was opening the bottle. The worst thing about this beer was drinking it.
In the aroma, there was plenty of fresh smelling hops floating out of the bottle. As I poured I noticed a considerable amount of sediment as the pour finished.
The taste was stale and old tasting and lacking those hops that I scented upon first opening.
No date on the bottle that i seen so age is unknown.
What a letdown.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 13:12:14 | More by micromaniac129
4 Seasons IPA from Voodoo Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.