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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
THE BROS
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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 supernaut
2.36/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I haven't written a review in ages, but the weirdness of this beer prompted me to jot a few things down.

I have to admit, I was drawn in by can/artwork and just took a gamble, knowing nothing of this beer's ratings, brewery, or anything. There was my mistake.

From the first whiff, the beer is strange compared to anything that would normally be marketed as an IPA. I'd already regretted the choice based on smell alone.

The taste is where it all falls apart though, since it's disturbingly flat and sweet, exactly what I would never want in an IPA. While I wouldn't say the beer overall is outright terrible, since I did drink a couple to give it a chance, it is definitely not at all appropriate for the style of beer is pretends to be. Mouthfeel is meh, and there really isn't much of a redeeming quality to this one...

It's been awhile since I've been this disappointed in a beer.

Photo of largadeer
1.5/5  rDev -51%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz into a tulip. Muddy amber pour, a finger of head forms above an opaque ruddy body. Strong fruity esters are most prominent on the nose, stonefruit in particular, with caramel malt and boiled vegetal hops behind. Caramel malt and fruity esters overtake the hops on the palate as well, though there's a slight vegetal/herbal bitterness in the finish. Slightly metallic with a hefty body. This is awful.

Photo of TheBrouMaster
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of juicebox
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of PeteyBrou
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of woodychandler
2.38/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Tone77 recently dropped this off in furtherance of The CANQuest (TM) and I must say, the CAN is intriguing, if nothing else. I have begun saving my spent CANs for a fellow in York Co., PA, but this is worthy of retention.

From the CAN: "Crafty Ale".

Ooh, it is nearing Hallowe'en, so I like things that are crafty at this time of year. Man, I love my Anderson Valley CAN glass since it really enables me to do an inverted Glug! The Crack really was not very special, but the inverted Glug produced two-plus fingers of dense, tawny head with great retention. The color was a beautiful copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was tea-like and I do not necessarily mean that as a bad thing. I have hop tea before and you talk about a mellow experience ... This was very mellow in terms of its hops and I was curious to begin. I need not have been. This was not very tasty, sadly. I was getting a lot of honey-like flavor, almost as if they had used lager yeast and the tea smell translated into a perfume-y cloying sweetness. Gah! It reminded me of the scent of somebody's aging grandmother. Lilacs, daisies, lilies. Phew! A travesty of the style. Finish was sweet and when was the last time that you had a sweet AIPA? I am getting ready to fold my hand and walk away from the table. Jeez, Louise.

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 terence
1.75/5  rDev -42.8%

Photo of ROGUE16
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of IPAchris
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Morockm
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Sam Adams sensory pint glass at Whole Foods - Schaumburg.

Once again, the funds aren't exactly robust, so a cheaper beer's gonna haveta do today. This one pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of lightly off-cream foam. The nose comprises old red apple skin, mild toffee, light pine resin, and a twinge of fresh cedar. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a decent amount of miscellaneous greenery. These forest-y bits don't help all that much, frankly. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this IPA just didn't sit right with me. The hops are boorish and unpolished and just don't meld well at all with the malts beneath. Things just taste off, rather than old or something like that.

Photo of Burkbom23
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of mrchrisray
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of sonofliberty2
3/5  rDev -2%

Photo of KimenTshom
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
2/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of C_S
3/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Bustersuess
4/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of Mackbekeza
4/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of kingmaker
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.59/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear copper in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some faint orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy dark beige head that reduces to a medium sized patch of thin film surrounded by a very thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of pine and spicy hops over the top of lighter notes of caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of caramel malts with a light amount of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of pine/resin and spicy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which lingers for a short amount of time.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp and smooth with hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Very easy to drink and enjoyable - well balanced between the malt sweetness and hop bitterness. I could very easily have a couple of these in a session.

Photo of shiggins22
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Jmick28
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

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