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Fantasy Factory - Karben4 Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

147 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karben4 Brewing visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ri0 on 06-11-2013)
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4.32/5  rDev +4.9%

paigeas, Sunday at 03:23 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Sweffin, Sunday at 02:26 AM
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Ben7773, Saturday at 04:52 AM
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3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Todd, Friday at 04:43 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

pkolafa, Friday at 07:06 AM
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3.84/5  rDev -6.8%

Jason, Friday at 05:23 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

OBD, Nov 18, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%

Hallertau, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of workingclassbrew
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

For a Lager guy this is my favorite IPA, brewed in my hometown. Been available on tap at the local boling alley for a while. Nice to see Karben 4 got a bottling line.

Poured into a pint glass, a nic very cloudy light orange, and when I hold it toward the light cloudy yellow. No head, looks flat if pulled from a beer engine.

Heavy grapefruit aroma, little pine resin smell.

Man I could quaff this down quick. Its a dry bitter beer from start to finish. The malts there to show its a beer, but the bitter, dy, and grapefruit hits you the entire time. The mouthfeel is heavy, shows you really got something special. Well, I put it down for 20 min. Same malt,dry, grapefruit.

Overall a beautiful beer.

workingclassbrew, Nov 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

robwestcott, Nov 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

The best beer I never knew I wanted.Almost perfect

valdieu2, Nov 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

twb0392, Nov 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

wcu80, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of mr-jj
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an IPA glass from a 12 oz bottle. First batch of bottling brought out by a friend.

Color is light amber, slightly hazy with a thick white head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is strong Citra hops - tropical and citric - smells delicious. Flavor is more of the same - great citrus and tropical flavors on the palate balanced by some caramel malt that finishes with a nice bitterness with a touch of grapefruit. An excellent example of Citra. Body is medium with moderate carbonation.

Overall, a delicious IPA in the same style as Zombie Dust and PseudoSue. Maybe just a touch less amazing than those two beers, but excellent nonetheless.

mr-jj, Nov 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

gotek, Nov 11, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +1.9%

RobinLee, Nov 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

My favorite IPA from WI. I've only had it on tap. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on some bottles.

Diaper-Daniels, Nov 10, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. 2231 71B0931 is the bottle code. Flown out by a friend of a friend.

Pours slightly hazy, white-amber, with a small head and lots of carbonation. Smell is hops and (don't laugh -- this is honestly my response) marshmallow. Fortunately, the hops smell delicious, and are way more prevalent than the marshmallow. Powerfully sweet citrus aroma, fades to slight pine resin, tiny bit of flower.

Taste is milder than the aroma. Dominated more by bitterness, but overall a little too mild. Bitterness reminds me of grapefruit slightly more than it reminds me of pine.

Mouthfeel is dry and resinous. Overall, very good.

snaotheus, Nov 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

sendsilk, Nov 09, 2014
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TX-Badger, Nov 08, 2014
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AlexFields, Nov 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

XmnwildX12, Nov 04, 2014
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Fantasy Factory from Karben4 Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.