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Four In Hand IPA - World Brews

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Four In Hand IPAFour In Hand IPA

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BA SCORE
72
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136 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 22.55%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: secondtooth on 06-27-2011)
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1.75/5  rDev -42.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Thanks to Whole Foods for having the 20% off on beer thing on Friday, and thanks for keeping me from having to waste my money on this beer by offering samples. Poured a cloudy light copper with way too much haze in it for no apparent reason. Aroma was just pure bitter, not a delicate or powerful hop presence, just bitterness, super high alpha acid long bitter boil no dry hopping type of territory I suspect.

Taste, you know the story by now, its real bitter and brings nothing else to the table. Yeah, there might be some serious ibus in this one, but there's just no taste beyond the acrid bitterness. If there is a flavor, you'd describe it as like stomach acid and soap combined.

Same price as SNPA? Yeah, uh, no thanks, won't be buying a sixer of this, ever.

Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a true amber color with a well-proportioned, relatively thick, and surprisingly durable bone-colored head. A good-looking and relatively low-priced IPA. More English style (earthy; limited hop aroma and flavor) than American IPA despite Calif. origin. Enough caramel malt to be clearly discernible. Very limited hop note in the aroma. Light flavored and sweet for an IPA but very drinkable.

O: So much malt that this improves with warming. Would probably get better ratings as a (malty) APA.

(earned similar, but a bit better set of ratings based on a 16 oz can in July 2013)

Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big off white head settles into a pretty decent lacing above a clear rich honey colored beer with a light copper hue.

A light coppery caramel malt aroma with just a hint of citrus hops sneaking in.

Light caramel malts with even lighter slightly bitter hops trying to come through in the taste.

A light almost dryish aftertaste on this medium bodied beer.

Not as much of a hop taste or aroma as I like in IPA's but I'm not the boss, so oh well.

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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours a pale amber with moderate head with good retention. Nose offers floral, piney hops with a slight hint of fruit. The hops are mellow in this one but noticeable. Malt character is nicely blended with the hops. There's even a slight hint of fruit in the taste, maybe apples(?). Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, not overly carbonated. Not a bad offering considering I found it floating around on it's own at Whole Foods in Raleigh.

Photo of secondtooth
3.63/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased for a value-price at Whole Foods Louisville for under $7/6 pack. Didn't expect world-class, per se, but this one's not bad.

Pours a clear copper, with a nice, thick white head. Superb lace.

Nose is citrus and pine. Solid and appealing.

Taste veers more to the bitter side, but the malts are there to back it up. Hints of pine and sour grapefruit here.

Overall, not too complex or memorable, but a good value nonetheless for sessioning.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.98/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Four In Hand I.P.A.
12 oz. bottle; ink jet code on bottle neck: 1311 10:37 7E
"World Brews, Rochester, NY"... obviously contracted through High Falls Brewing.
$1.99 @ Whole Foods, Union Square, NY

Appearance: Clear, amber colored body beneath an average-sized head of off-white. The head retention and lacing are average.

Smell: Floral and leafy hops gather together with yeasty fruitiness (berries, juicy sweet apple) over a gently sweet and lightly-bready/caramelish malt base.

Taste: The flavor delivers a solid bitterness and more spicy, leafy, grassy, and almost piney hops. It's not as sweet as the nose suggests it will be. The maltiness is gently toasty, and it's fairly well-rounded and balanced with the yeasty fruitiness atop that, and the spicy hops floating above. It finishes dry with long lingering notes of spicy, grassy, and lightly piney hops that eventually fade to residual caramelish malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and gently crisp, becoming surprisingly creamy as it warms across the palate.

Overall: Pleasant. An interesting IPA. Worth trying.

Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.1/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz into brew festival mug.

A: body is slightly clear, with a good level of carbonation. Off white head retreats quickly and leaves a thin layered head. Layered pattern on the lacing.

S: Bright and amber aroma, with subtle earthy notes of hops. Medium to weak aroma for style.

T/m: Mouthfeel is nice and light, with good noble flavors, the malt takes the front seat, maybe a bit of a faded hop profile. Medium intensity of flavors.

O: This is a good and drinkable beer, one that I have been enjoying the six pack and for a good price, it makes a solid session IPA. I would not see this as a winner to recommend someone to the style.

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3/5  rDev -2%

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2/5  rDev -34.6%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -2%

Photo of scootny
3.53/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent IPA for the money. Looks good with a healthy head of off white foam and goodly lacing. Slightly hazy dark amber/orange with no carbonation visible. Smell has all the requisite stuff. Malt with a sweet caramel base and a nice hop compliment of pine and citrus. Taste is solid but certainly not earth shattering . Slightly light malt core nonetheless has enough caramel to support the earthy and lightly grapefruited hops. Feel is good with enough carbonation to make my tongue feel alive and happy and the weight is nice. Dry and quenching this is a great low priced alternative to BMC and there is enough quality to buy a case or two for a party and not look like a rube to your BA friends. Not bad at all.

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3/5  rDev -2%

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2.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

pale golden body with a white foamy head that has great head retention

bold hop smell bidnt get much citrus or floral

taste is overly hops not much citrus taste or malt for that matter

dries the mouth out a tad

not what you would expect or want from an american ipa

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4/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of tone77
3.71/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a deep golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, some malts. Taste is well balanced, some pine, very easy drinking and enjoyable. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, while some may not like the fact that it is not overly bitter, or a hop bomb, I found it to be an easy drinking beer that I could drink several of.

Photo of Spikester
3.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear pale amber with three fingers of long lasting off white foamy head. Good amount of lacing. Smell is too mild to tell maybe a light whiff of butterscotch. Taste is sweet toasted malt with some dank herbal hops. Mouthfeel is alright with good carbonation. Maybe medium bodied but just barely. Overall if this was an English Bitter or an English IPA I would give it a better rating. It drinks fine and delivers the 6.3% abv. with a bit of stealth. Long mostly dry mildly bitter finish. About two thirds finished it still has a cap of foam and nice rings of lace.
Decent enough beer just don't expect an American IPA. Mine was brewed by World Brewing Rochester New York. Genesee Dundee most likely.

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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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2.14/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a clear, sunny, medium yellowish color, with a white finger of head.

Aroma: faint citrus, sweet malts, sugarcane. Though muddled, its okay.

Taste: this is where things start falling apart. First off, it must have the IBUs of an American Pale Lager because there's no bitterness at all, missing a major IPA component. Secondly, its sweet...thanks to no bitterness, the sweetness just comes of as completely lacking any balance or definition. Some of the sweetness is citrusy, but its not enough to really pass it as an IpA.

Mouthfeel: its a little sticky and medium bodied, overall feeling decent, but lacks character.

Overall: looks good, smells okay, tastes bad, feels decent. It's a mess that only a its mother could love.

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2/5  rDev -34.6%

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Four In Hand IPA from World Brews
72 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.