Four In Hand IPA - World Brews
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3.48/5 rDev +13.7%
Puts a hazy orange colter color with a dense half inch cream head that leaves sheets of lacing.
Apricot, tangerine, resin, and lime dominate a light caramel malt, bready backbone.
Alcohol emerges as it warms, along with diacetyl and floral hops.
Flavor reveals notes of orange, grapefruit, and lemon, ending slightly bitter. The bready malt character is a bit stale, which detracts from the finish. The off flavor is akin to rancid butter.
Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation.
Overall, impressed, given the source. The stale character is offputting, but hop flavor is decent. Aroma is nice.
12-13-2012 21:58:06 | More by barczar
3.48/5 rDev +13.7%
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)
11-09-2012 21:40:04 | More by chinchill
3/5 rDev -2%
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.
10-29-2012 21:16:48 | More by LXIXME
3.53/5 rDev +15.4%
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.
09-24-2012 00:33:43 | More by scootny
4.58/5 rDev +49.7%
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....
09-22-2012 21:26:02 | More by AnalogReigns
1.85/5 rDev -39.5%
Years ago I played poker. A lot. Paid for a good chunk of law school with it and nearly made it a career. This artwork appeals to the leather-ass grinder still in me. The beer itself, not so much.
STYLE: American IPA
LOOK: Not exactly Bobby’s Room, it’s as light as the judges’ game. Candied orange and red, the color is nice … but that’s about it. Usually with a brew this light you can expect a half-assed head or a wee pop of carbonation. Not here.
NOSE: Rubbery glue, dirty gutters, cat litter (clean at least). It was a struggle to dig deep in the misplaced hope there was something pleasant to be found.
MOUTH: It’s … tolerable. Even inoffensive. I get some globby maltiness but no hint of hops, no floral spring, no nothing really. The nose, it just clings and moves right in. Quick, someone cheer me up…
You know what cheers me up when I’m feelin’ shitty?
Rolled-up aces over kings.
Is that right?
Yeah … check-raising stupid tourists and taking huge pots off ‘em. Stacks and towers of checks I can’t even see over. Playin’ all-night, high-limit hold’em at the Taj, “where the sand turns to gold.”
Fuck it, let’s go.
Don’t tease me.
Let’s play some fucking cards.
Beeradvocate Rating: 76
Hayward Abbey Rating: 62
08-02-2012 03:19:39 | More by viverlee
3.65/5 rDev +19.3%
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.
06-02-2012 03:46:06 | More by Cyberkedi
2.55/5 rDev -16.7%
Way too many malts and not enough hops. Blah. Totally missing the mark and totally lame. I don't even want to go on with this, but I will, and will try to keep it quick. Glad I didn't buy more than a single of this. Whole Foods should quit carrying this crap. Waste of my time.
05-09-2012 03:44:53 | More by RblWthACoz
Four In Hand IPA from World Brews
72 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.