4 Seasons IPA - Voodoo Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev -3.5%
22oz bottle poured into pint
Pours a hazy soft golden color with some bright hues. Nice layering of white head retains well, leaving a coating of ringed, sticky lacing all along the glass.
Nice punch of hops in the nose with biscuity malts and some lighter caramel. Somewhat floral and a bit sweet, very faint alcohol.
Bitter and floral up front with decent hoppiness. Some tropical fruit tones with apricot and pineapple. Biscuit malts with some caramel and a faint notion of honey. Not too sweet or bitter, pretty balanced. Faint warmth from the alcohol.
Medium body, decent carbonation, smooth drinking and a bit sticky on the tongue. Decent IPA, more on the balanced side than anything else...I'd like to try it again on draft.
01-05-2012 03:42:54 | More by xnicknj
3.95/5 rDev +6.5%
On tap poured into a cheater pint. Orangey amber hue capped by a goo foamy head with good retention, lacing sticks to the side of the glass.
Scent is filled with crockery sweetness, light caramel, flowers, and light citrus.
Taste is pretty well balanced with the same profile as the nose, alcohol is slightly noticeable as it warms.
Mouth is slick with a slight dryingness. Not a sessionable beer.
I found this an interesting high abv take on an IPA. Almost a dipa but it lacks the bitterness to be considered one.
01-01-2012 17:09:24 | More by UDbeernut
3.63/5 rDev -2.2%
Poured into a shaker pint: Lightly orange body with brassy highlights under lathery white head, 2 fingers that drops to 1 & leaves a sticky sheet of lacing.
Smells of tart orange, grapefruit, a little pie crust, a little biscuity, fresh & bright but with a grounding bready background.
Taste has a sharp citrus snap up front, mixed with a very restrained sweetness like sweet tea or even frosting, but just a hint. In comes a punishing bitterness that lasts into the aftertaste. The good's good, but that bitterness is nut at first. Fortunately it subsides a bit.
Medium-bodied but with a refreshing crispness. Again, bitterness is harsh & abrasive at first but mellows.
Not, bad, & definitely not boring, but there's a battle between the pleasant & the challenging here. I'd have it again.
12-30-2011 23:22:30 | More by OneDropSoup
3.58/5 rDev -3.5%
On Tap at Hulmeville.
4 Seasons gets in the glass bright gold with a orange tint that stands out. Some haze within, also with a ecru bright white inch of foam that stays and sticks to the glass leaving scattered spraypaint lace.
Smell is very pungent, it practically leaps out the glass. I've been hesitant to buy a bottle of this in fear of old product, even though Im in PA, this smells like a nice pick. Pine needle laced with slight bubble gum and some citrus appeal.
This is fresh stuff, hops galore driven with a malty backbone that glides with a array of hops as I get pine, citrus and some faint earth. Some scents of perfume linger into the taste which is off putting after a bit. The alcohol at 8% while hidden, is not enirelyy 100% hidden.
Really glad I tried this stuff fresh on tap, but I hear there is much batch variation for this 4 seasoned IPA. Perhaps it comes out 4 times a year with a different twist on the hops. Either way very flavorful, yet I would not grab another pint of it as one was enough.
12-30-2011 06:23:21 | More by BARFLYB
3.9/5 rDev +5.1%
Pours a slightly murky dark gold. Medium sized persistent head with lots of lacing. Smell is citrusy hops. Grapefruit. Sharp hop bitterness at the beginning and throughout. Citrus hop flavor throughout too. Bitter grapefruit. Not much balancing sweetness. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied and pretty well carbonated. Overall a pretty solid IPA.
12-26-2011 00:03:17 | More by burnstar
3.48/5 rDev -6.2%
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into DFH pint glass. No bottled on date or anything like that on the bottle.
Appearance: Pours a real nice hazy orange/copper color with a big creamy two finger head. Awesome looking lacing coats the upper part of the glass. Very, very impressive looking beer.
Nose: The nose exploded as soon as I poured the beer. Huge notes of bread, nice malt backbone, giving way to a big amount of citrus and tropical fruit.
Taste: More pine notes in the taste than in the nose, but it has a certain sticky grapefruit character that appears. Some metallic notes, not unpleasant though. The malt that I picked up in the nose doesn't show so much on the tongue. The taste is kind of a let down after the nose, not as pungent.
Mouth: Mouth feel is nice, but nothing all that exciting. The hop flavor fades quickly, and doesn't leave whole lot, but what is left isnt all that exciting. Some bitterness remains...
Drink and Overall: Started off really well, but faded as the beer went out. Looks great, smells great, drinks ok. I'd like to try some of the other versions...and it's interesting that there is no distinction to which version this vs. the next one, or previous. A good, IPA, nothing outstanding.
12-22-2011 20:19:39 | More by MarcatGSB
3.8/5 rDev +2.4%
From 12/18/11 notes. Thanks to nmann08 for sharing this one. 12 oz. bottle into my Bell's tulip.
a - Pours a clear bright yellow color with spotty lacing, one inch of white head, and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of sweet fruits, floral hops, fruity malts, and some light citrus hops. Nose is a tiny bit too sweet for me, and not as nice as the taste is.
t - Tastes of floral hops, citrus hops, pine hops, fruity malts, and light sweet fruit and bready. Not as sweet as the nose and more hops than the nose.
m - Medium body and low carbonation. Pretty easy to drink for 8% ABV.
o Overall a decent DIPA from Voodoo. Nose is a bit sweet and malty, but the taste is much better. Would give another shot.
12-20-2011 18:23:37 | More by mdfb79
3.7/5 rDev -0.3%
Most recent batch of 4 Seasons, an IPA that changes basically every time Matt brews it. Experiences can differ significantly.
A: Hazy orange pour with more than 2 fingers of white head. The lacing down the side of my Founders Brewing Company glass is beautiful and the retention is great.
S: The aroma is extremely fruity, and a bit metallic. Floral overall, the hops hint towards pine. The fruits are very citrusy, more so grapefruit than orange.
T: Like the smell, the taste is completely focused on the grapefruit. A piney hoppiness rests in the background, but is only an afterthought to the big citrus fruitiness. That slight metallic aroma is seemingly present on the backend of the taste. It isn't unpleasant, but I don't particularly like it.
MF/D: Medium body, carbonated well, dry hop finish. This beer drinks really well.
O: I enjoyed it, but it could have been better. I like that it was less about the hop bitterness and more about hop fruitiness. It's an approach you seem to see less and less.
12-06-2011 02:56:02 | More by russwbeck
4.1/5 rDev +10.5%
This IPA is a hazy dark yellow with a small white head leading into lines of lace.
Smell is fruity and sweet with some juicy grapefruit and lemon peel. There's some interesting raspberry candy scents going on.
Taste follows nose into crisp lemon juiciness with an assortment of citrus. Bitterness is brief in mouth but clings to aftertaste.
Sure doesn't come through as an 8% ABV. Prickly carbonation and light body make it dangerously sessionable.
12-04-2011 03:55:53 | More by TheMultiYeast
4 Seasons IPA from Voodoo Brewing Company
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