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War Hammer Imperial IPA - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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War Hammer Imperial IPAWar Hammer Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 24
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by mercyfulfate:
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mercyfulfate

Missouri

4.38/5  rDev +4%

Poured from a 'big bottle' into a pint glass.

A: Pours a nice deep golden color, with about a half inch of head. Nice lacing on the glass. Sticks around the whole pint.

S: Hops and citrus. Faints hints of grains and malts as well as grapefruit, pineapple and mango.

T: For an Imperial IPA, bitter but not overly. Smooth but with a little bite.

M: Well carbonated and fresh. Bitter as it goes down, but smooth. Can't really taste the above average ABV, kinda sneaks up on you.

O: Got this bottle from a friend who swears by 4 Hands beers. Not a huge IPA fan, but this is a solid beer overall. A solid IPA that would be excellent in the Summer. Glad to see STL has a great selection of craft beers.

03-11-2012 22:24:13 | More by mercyfulfate
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jono0101

Missouri

5/5  rDev +18.8%

05-18-2013 16:11:16 | More by jono0101
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03-06-2013 01:53:23 | More by jaminjohnson
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Franziskaner

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3.23/5  rDev -23.3%

Good head on the pour and outstanding foam retention. New Copper penny color. Fairly hazy in terms of clarity. Despite the color not a a lot of light gets through. Compelling hop aroma is rather piney. the malt backbone really struggles to keep up on this one. The pine like hop aftertaste is almost pine sol like to the point of being a bit off putting. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky but is normal for the style.

07-20-2013 19:52:54 | More by Franziskaner
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4.15/5  rDev -1.4%

pours copper with light creamy head. light retention and lacing.

on the nose, very fruity. heavy tangerine, orange, and tropical fruit.

same fruitness with an added bitterness. pine and earthy resin. light citrus mixed in.

moderate carbonation, moderate viscosity.

very nice double IPA, easy to drink, 9% ABV never shows.

03-24-2012 00:25:32 | More by hooliganlife
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Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint. Thanks to BA redbird!

This beer pours out a hazy red-amber color with a relatively small head. The aroma is great, it's sticky and dank with plenty of tropical fruits on the aroma. The taste is also fantastic, with sticky tropical hops taking over every bit of this brew. There's also some strong citrus and a bit of grapefruit rind. It's just a delicious hop assault. The malts provide an excellent supporting role, giving the beer some heft without being anywhere near overbearing. The mouthfeel is full and briskly carbonated, and the drinkability is astoundingly good. Seriously, I burned through this whole bomber in about 20 minutes. Ridiculous. Overall, this is a fantastic double IPA. A great surprise out of St. Louis. This is one worth trading for.

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War Hammer Imperial IPA from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.