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I-4 IPA - Orlando Brewing Partners

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I-4 IPA
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11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 95
Avg: 3.46
pDev: 41.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Orlando Brewing Partners
Florida, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 09-12-2012

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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 95
Reviews by FlemingVSKing:
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3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep amber to light brown in color with a significant amount of fine sediment inside. There's a massive inch thick dense tan head on top. There's heavy lacing and very strong head retention. The aroma is light citrus, but I had to really seek it out. I taste citrus hops and light, biscuit malt. The mouth offers a nice deep hop burn on the tongue.

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Photo of orlandojared
4.32/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm not sure why this has a bad reputation on here. My I-4 IPA came from the Brewery in the form of a one gallon growler. It seems that it either has a problem of being old in a bottle or in the wrong type of glass.

Mine tastes fresh - both the hops and the malts. It has a nice balance, but is a lot more like an English IPA as mentioned. It's not a punch in your mouth. At 48 IBU it's also not a wimp. It's dry hopped 60 minutes but also seems more hoppy than the than the Dogfish 60 minute because it is dryer and has a lighter mouth-feel. It seems a lot like a dryer Oscar Blues Dale Pale Ale. That's a compliment.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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1.05/5  rDev -69.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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2.77/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is light, a bit of citrus, not much else. Taste is surprisingly malty, caramel, a light hop bitterness, drinks more like an English IPA. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of fmccormi
3.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at BurgerFi in Winter Park, FL. Poured to a 16oz plastic cup—I’d prefer something else, but that’s how they served it so I’m just gonna roll with it.

Appearance (3.0): Pretty typical, kinda lackluster pour on tap: not much head (like, almost none at all), but with some modest, thin lacing on all sides, but doesn’t stick. The body is a deep amber color with a light chill haze—attractive enough. Very little retention.

Smell (3.5): A light, floral-grassy hop scent with some grapefruit juiciness underneath, which together dominate the nose—not much malt character, just a light undertone of the standard caramel / toffee aromas you find in an average homebrew kit-made IPA.

Taste (3.0): Relatively balanced, kind of malt-forward if anything. Toasted bread, some caramel undertones—but more toast than sweet. The hops hold a relatively modest presence, almost entirely a vegetal-floral bitterness without much hop flavor and none of the citrus character that the nose might have had. Some onion, but the hop flavors more or less stop there.

Mouthfeel (3.5): Better than average, but nothing special. Just about medium-bodied, with some modest carbonation that tingles nicely. It has a finish that’s neither dry nor slick—just sort of goes down easy.

Overall (3.0): Eh. It’s average. Nothing stands out, nor does anything suck. Just kind of does what it does, as an average, nominally hoppy, nominally pale, ale. It’s more of an amber, but it’d be average in that category, as well. Good enough for the price, if there isn’t much else around.

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3.36/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy dark copper color with a 2 finger foamy beige colored head that faded slowly and left good spotty lacing.

Smells and tastes of caramel, toasted grains, buttered biscuit, orange peel, citrus hops, toffee, brown sugar and in the flavor more toasted wheat bread, mild spices and floral hops. A lot of toasted malt and toffee sweetness in the flavor, much more like an English IPA but still pretty decent.

Mouthfeel is smooth with a medium body, it's a little bit chewy and has light bitterness that released grapefruit notes before cutting back to sweet malt, toffee and roasted grains. Easy to drink and pretty well balanced.

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I-4 IPA from Orlando Brewing Partners
81 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.