I-4 IPA - Orlando Brewing Partners

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I-4 IPA
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Florida, United States

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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Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 10
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Photo of tone77
3.39/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Photo of fmccormi
3.17/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Photo of msondel
4.12/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

All beer tastes better on the beach

Photo of ShibbyMayne
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First organic IPA, its a nice but lighter taste to the world of IPA

Photo of superspak
3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/23/2014. Pretty old, but we’ll give it a shot. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy reddish orange color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toasted bread, toffee, floral, grass, slight pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus/floral hops and dark/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toasted bread, light toffee, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, caramel, toasted bread, light toffee, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness and balance of citrus/floral hops and dark/bready malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a solid IPA, despite being a bit old. Good balance and robustness of citrus/floral hops and dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. Quite a bit malt forward, but not over done. A pretty enjoyable offering.

Photo of rbenedit
4.12/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great color..fairly hoppy and flavorful

Photo of maxson924
3.94/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I put off trying this for a while partially because of the somewhat low rating on here. That was a mistake. This is a very good interpretation of the style and felt well-balanced to me.

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden color with white head. Floral notes and some citrus on the nose with a little hay and bread; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a hop note, but also too much malt for an IPA.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.28/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Half finger head with excellent lacing on a clear amber with slight golden hues body. Aroma is light and mostly is of caramel malts and candied citrus. Flavor is musty with breads, caramel malts, earthy hops with a grassy finish. Medium body and lighter side of moderate carbonation. This one is a little boring. The breadiness is nice but the hips are lacking.

Photo of EstebanJP
4.33/5  rDev +30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm not a fan of most IPA's, but I enjoyed this one. Smooth and tasty.

I-4 IPA from Orlando Brewing Partners
77 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.