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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
okay

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 22.55%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
World Brews visit their website
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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Photo of corzocl
5/5  rDev +63.4%

corzocl, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of AnalogReigns
4.58/5  rDev +49.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful appearance of a nice light crystal amber with a big frothy head, atypical of IPAs, more like that of German beers.

Nice west coast IPA hop aroma.

Very smooth well balanced classic (moderate) IPA taste. So smooth almost seems like a double IPA, and at 6.3% ABV, it's almost there too. NICE!!!

Great thick mouthfeel adds to the smooth sensation--allowing you to enjoy the hops, not be embittered by them...

Overall a really delicious IPA! SO MANY make IPAs now (I bet 90% of US craft-brewers do) I'm sure there are better, but this is a great one! I'm NOT a huge hop-head (I go for German styles)but this is a great beer, and an especially great price ($6.99 a 6er at Whole Foods). All in all a terrific go-to IPA.

The old fashioned 2 color label is cool too--in this era of way to fancy beer labels....

AnalogReigns, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of rbyzell
4.45/5  rDev +45.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

one of the best beers i've ever had. especially delicious very cold. will definitely drink again!
has a very distinct, crispy taste. fantastic with a burger or any other kind of barbeque. i've only had the can so, can't wait to try this stuff out of a bottle.

rbyzell, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of gleemonger
4.25/5  rDev +38.9%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of BigTrubble
4.25/5  rDev +38.9%

BigTrubble, Oct 07, 2012
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.

tdm168, Jul 19, 2011
Photo of Jasoncolliver
4/5  rDev +30.7%

Jasoncolliver, May 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +30.7%

Bustersuess, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Mackbekeza
4/5  rDev +30.7%

Mackbekeza, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev +30.7%

justinm4bama, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of JimKal
4/5  rDev +30.7%

JimKal, Mar 12, 2013
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.

NeroFiddled, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of robbrandes
3.93/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from 12oz bottle.

last one on the shelf at whole foods, didn't even see a shelf label. if nothing else, the ace of spades on the bottle cap is sweet!

pours faintly cloudy, reasonable head and good retention.

not much in the way of hops for an IPA, but the malt profile on the nose and palate are quite good.

i went in with marginal expectations, but this is certainly a solid, sessionable beer.

robbrandes, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of ferrari29
3.85/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured from bottle into a nonic shaped pint glass

A - Beer poured with a nice looking one finger sized head; white in color; formed plenty of lacing; body has a nice copper color; very well carbonated and is clear

S - Orange; pine; citrus; hop grass scents finish off with a even keeled caramel malt back-end; slight biscuit note; very floral

T - Very heavy pine and hop taste; grass; caramel and buttered biscuit back-end; slight citrus rinse and colorful tangy feel

M - Thin but bitter; lingering bitter aftertaste; stays for a while; tangy feeling on the tongue; little too rinse and soapy for my palate; extremely effervescent

D - Overall good drink; too strong on the pine and grass flavor; could be a little less aggressive on that piece; seemed like overkill for a beer that could be very enjoyable at a great price; could be a bit less bubbly

ferrari29, Aug 29, 2011
Photo of Kyle987
3.83/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A darker, more amber/caramel color than most IPAs, but very nice. The aroma is it's most distinctive characteristic - very hoppy, but more floral than bitter. Taste is tame relative to the smell, but still has a bit of a hoppy bite, more balanced than most IPAs - which may not be what you're looking for, but still pretty dang good.

Kyle987, Jul 02, 2011
Photo of Crossmd
3.83/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams tulip pilsner. Probably 40 degrees fahrenheit.

Pours an amber copper with an off white one finger head. Tight lacing around the inside of the glass. Definitely pretty.

Smells of some dried overripe fruit, with some breads, maybe just a hint of vanilla.

There's an attack in the mouth of a hop bitterness that rides all the way through into a 30 second finish. There are some slight cream malts in the middle, but they're generally over powered. This is not really a subtle beer.

Mouthfeel is sturdy with a nice balance of texture and effervescence. Especially at this price point. Wish that it had a little bit more backbone for what it's trying to accomplish though.

Not an exceptional beer, but a good amount of flavor - even if it's not the most elegant or cohesive beer in the world. At $7 a 6, this is a steal.

88.

Crossmd, Aug 03, 2011
Photo of KingRascal
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

KingRascal, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of LarryMyers
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

LarryMyers, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of PeteyBrou
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

PeteyBrou, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of durlta
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

durlta, Aug 25, 2012
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.

tone77, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear copper in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense beige head that died down rather quickly but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface as well as lacy patterns running down the edges of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of pine resin and spicy hops in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the hops stand out in the taste, which has a light to moderate amount of bitterness. There are some spicy flavors of hops (which particularly stand out in the finish) but there’s also a substantial amount of underlying malts that help to balance out the overall taste.
M: It feels medium-bodied, crisp and smooth on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation. The hops contribute dryness to the finish.
O: The good balance in the taste of this beer makes it very drinkable, which can even be considered as sessionable. I would have no problem drinking several of these in one sitting.

metter98, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of hoegaardenhero
3.66/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm surprised that this beer has such low scores on BA. It must be one of these things where people's expectations re IPA are getting the better of them. It is an attractive enough copper/amber beer with a nice frothy head. The smell is definitely a weak point (maybe they could throw in some more aroma hops), but the taste is mild has a nice malty sweetness balanced with some mild citrusy and resiny hops. The smooth, medium-bodied, mildly-carved mouthfeel is definitely one of the highlights. The sweetness does get a bit cloying beat the end, but a lot of IPAs suffer from that syrupy malt-syndrome. Not every IPA needs to be a bitter hop bomb. This is definitely not the greatest beer that I've ever had, but is a decent drinkable take on the IPA.

hoegaardenhero, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.65/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is strongly hoppy, the way a good IPA should be. It pours a clear amber with a thick, fluffy, and rather persistent ivory head. Hoppy flavor has an undertone of grapefruit, and a fair amount of bitterness. Texture has firm body and a good amount of fizz. If not an outstanding IPA, still a decent one.

Cyberkedi, Jun 02, 2012
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.

secondtooth, Jun 27, 2011
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Four In Hand IPA from World Brews
72 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.