1. Rating beers by attributes (look, smell, taste, feel, overall) is back! Read the latest update ...
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Idiot Farm - Karben4 Brewing

Not Rated.
Idiot Farm
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

18 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karben4 Brewing visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ri0 on 07-24-2014)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of s_wit
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

s_wit, Tuesday at 08:41 PM
Photo of Stevedore
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%

On tap at Karben4's taproom. Full pint poured into a Karben4 snifter 9/14/2014.

A- Dark copper body, frothy thick white head with excellent retention time. I think they pour it intentionally to get plenty of head... but for the most part, this is a great looking beer with voluminous rings of lacing. [4.25]

S- Tons of citrus, grapefruit, floral notes and even a bit of pine resin. Balanced nicely by a sweet caramel malt backbone. This is a lot hoppier than I expected for a Karben4 offering. Really, really juicy. [4.25]

F- As in the nose, there is a lot of aromatic hops here that make this a very juicy bit of caramel. Grapefruit, tropical fruit, floral hops dominate up front, with the sweet caramel pale malt backbone coming into play in the middle of the palate; then the pine finishes things out with a nice dry bitterness. This is great and easily the best Karben4 beer I've had so far. Very well-executed, hoppy and complex. [4.5]

M- Substantial medium-thick mouthfeel, quite resinous but dry with a nice carbonation to it. Very easy to drink despite being fairly bitter on the backend with the pine resin. [4.5]

O- Overall a great double IPA, and one I can get behind locally. This is very good with a lot of hoppiness and the right amount of balance to it. It seems to be more of a west coast style IPA but with a nice east coast style IPA citrus contribution. Overall very pleased with this one, and I've had a lot of great double IPAs. [4.5]

Final score: 4.4375

Stevedore, Monday at 12:22 AM
Photo of thebigredone
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

thebigredone, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of DantheMan75
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%

DantheMan75, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of robear
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

robear, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of cervezango
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

cervezango, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Hendrick24
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Hendrick24, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of lewis_hendricks
4.8/5  rDev +12.1%

lewis_hendricks, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Dad_of_Rad
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

A: Darker orange with slight haze. Not a huge head, but the growler is a few days old. Lacing is spotty, but lingers.

A: Bitter orange/citrus, fruit gum, underripe pineapple. Slight green onion, more like a spicy note than earthy.

T: You'd think it'd be bitter, but it's very balanced. Light caramel, some bitterness I think mainly from the bitter citrus. Finishes with bitter flavor at outside edges of tongue with slight sweetness in the middle. Some alcohol burn, not overpowering.

Really great beer! I'm a Pipeworks fan, but enjoy this so much. Pipeworks IIPA are not as balanced and you know you're drinking a big beer. Karben4 did an awesome job with this beer!

Dad_of_Rad, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of geekrot
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%

geekrot, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of EliteDigger
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

EliteDigger, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Duff27
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%

Duff27, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of fredmugs
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

fredmugs, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev -6.5%

egrace84, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of PhilDaBrewer
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

PhilDaBrewer, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -6.5%

bpfrush, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of assman79
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

assman79, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Ri0
4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

poured into snifter from tap.

A - Pours a darker orange color into the snifter with a gorgeous 2 finger white finger of head disappears quickly and leaves behind beautiful webbed lacing.

S - The scent is perfect blend of tropical, citrus, and bitter grapefruit. The Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe work in harmony. Think of pineapples, mangoes, oranges, and grapefruits all blended together creating a transcendent aroma.

T - Yes! Absolutely fantastic fruits in the taste is more of the same blend of citrus, tropical and bitter grapefruit juice. Pineapples, mangoes, oranges, grapefruits, and other juicy treasures and met with a smooth caramel malt. So much goodness and the finish packs a bitter punch. A bit of alcohol in the finish.

M - Zippy carbonation with oily hop residue left on the tongue.

O - It is like Sosus and a hoppy, imperial version of Fantasy Factory. It is right up there with some of the best IIPA's I have had, but it will only be around for a short time this year. Get some!

Ri0, Aug 08, 2014
Idiot Farm from Karben4 Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.