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Idiot Farm - Karben4 Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

14 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 63
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: Ri0 on 07-24-2014

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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 63
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

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Photo of don1481
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into glass.

Appearance: Pours a lovely hazy dark amber with a fair amount of bubbles flowing up through it. Small off-white head lingers for a bit on top.

Smell: Ooooh the hops. This isn't over the top, though. It smells... smooth and velvety, if smooth and velvety could be a proper descriptor. Malty might be a better term.

Taste: Well, that's a "good" different taste. It really tastes like it smells. Maybe with a hair more punch to it than the smell would have implied. I definitely like it more and more as I drink this.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thick overall, as others have noted, compared to other in the style.

Overall: $4.49 for the last bottle at Downer Wine & Spirits in Milwaukee. Worth buying a bottle and I'm glad I tried it. (770 characters)

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wgkutz
4.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dvmin98
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hendrick24
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robear
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a Central Waters snifter

Dark amber color with a finger and a half of fluffy white head.

Smelled very citrusy from a distance and had a slight alcohol scent as well

Taste was sweet and malty up front and bitter on the back end but the two didn't meld well. It was slightly disjointed. Lots of alcohol on the taste for 8.4%. I expected higher abv for the booziness.

Mouthfeel was thick and slightly syrupy. (436 characters)

Photo of Ri0
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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 - A maltier and 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! (993 characters)

Photo of BierGirl2
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice Amber color, malt up front, hoppy slight citrus and moderate bitter finish. Very nice! (91 characters)

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkkosmatka
4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kevin79
3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hallertau
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buckuwo
4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nmann08
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BPMeyer27
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.2/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle

Some nice tropical hop notes poke through on the nose but the caramel malting flexes its muscles hard here as well

Here's where it all starts to go wrong. The entire flavor profile is swallow by a massive vaporous alcohol note that strangles the beer. Strawberry notes struggle to announce themselves but are slapped back hard.

Drinks like a beer much high in abv and the sweetness here serves as strike two. The alcohol notes are relentless and I dumped the remaining few ounces.

As much as I'd like to support Karben4 and appreciate their beers, this was a big miss for me. Maybe I'll stumble across a tap sometime and give it a second go around, but man I'm happy I asked for a single as the price point isn't all that enjoyable either. (756 characters)

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Idiot Farm from Karben4 Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.