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War Hammer Imperial IPA - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

War Hammer Imperial IPAWar Hammer Imperial IPA

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.79%


Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Columbus Tomahawk Zeus is the primary hop variety in War Hammer as well as the inspiration in the name. We use a combination of Pacific Northwest hops to create layers of pungent flavors. A generous malt bill adds biscuit and honey notes while allowing the hops to take center stage. War Hammer pours golden in color with aromas of pineapple, mango, tangerine, resin, and slight earthy notes.

83 IBU

(Beer added by: JoEBoBpr on 03-04-2012)
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Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-02-2013 13:22:45 | More by hallandoates
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04-20-2014 00:47:28 | More by Jeffh84
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

04-18-2014 01:26:02 | More by Zaximus
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Florida9

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Slightly hazy orange-yellow in color. Forms a large, fluffy, off-white head. Very good retention. Lots of lacing.

S: Aroma is moderately strong and inviting. Mostly juicy citrus, with lesser notes of mango, tropical fruit, and pine.

T: Taste starts off fairly sweet which plays well with the mostly juicy and tropical hops. However, the pine notes seem to play a larger presence in the taste than the aroma and the tropical hops are quick to fade to the background, leaving a strong grapefruit and grapefruit pith quality. A touch of pine resin on the finish.

M: On the heavier side of medium in body. Moderate carbonation. Strong bitterness.

O: A very nice DIPA. Very hop dominant and just enough complexity to keep things interesting.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 22:25:31 | More by Florida9
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dxbq48

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +12%

04-15-2014 20:45:11 | More by dxbq48
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Illinois

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04-15-2014 00:00:36 | More by dedbeer
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Tone

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy, golden color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, floral hops, sweet malt, hint of earthy malt, alcohol, and hint of grass. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a noticeable bitterness level. Tastes of citrus hops, floral hops, sweet malt, alcohol, and a hint of grass. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and strong body, but not very complex and also a little too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 16:07:57 | More by Tone
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Illinois

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04-13-2014 23:01:42 | More by xdtfx
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Missouri

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04-13-2014 22:42:42 | More by Joose33
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kemoarps

Missouri

4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is a pretty looking beer: the stereotypical pale amber that you see in movies, with a small white head that dissipates pretty quickly, not leaving much behind. Generally pretty clear.

Wow, that aroma, though...
Big juicy tropical fruits jump at you as soon as you open the bottle. Pouring it into the glass just further looses them on your senses. A bit sweet, with more orange than grapefruit or any other citrus. Very exciting.

Does not disappoint on the palate. Starts out like it's going to take you down a sweet tropical stroll, but quickly diverts the stream to a harsher grapefruit foundation. Where the nose was sweet and juicy, with hints of something more sinister beneath, the flavour profile brings that full to the front: pithy bitterness supported by a juicier fruitier framing and enough honey malts to keep it from breaking loose and destroying the town.
Solid medium body which assuages my primary fear on the initial pour that it would be somewhat thin and restrained, as I've found many of their other brews to be (much to my chagrin), with an appropriate carbonation level as well. 9% is not readily apparent, though it's not a total surprise.
Overall this is an extremely impressive brew. My expectations had been somewhat tempered, but hot damn, I think it deserves the (regional, at least) hype that it gets. Verr tasty.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 09:12:00 | More by kemoarps
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War Hammer Imperial IPA from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.