4 Giants
Founders Brewing Company

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From:
Founders Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,340
ABV:
9.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,103
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 8.82%
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
428
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sunday at 01:45 AM
Added:
May 31, 2018
Wants:
  12
Gots:
  28
We’ve made a lot of imperial IPAs over the years and, in turn, have had a lot of arguments over which one is the absolute best. So, to settle this once and for all, our brewers mashed up four of our favorite recipes into the ultimate imperial IPA. 4 Giants boasts aggressive bitterness balanced by a malty, sweet backbone while huge aromatics come courtesy of the seven American hop varieties.

80 IBU
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Ratings by pineappleactavis:
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Rated by pineappleactavis

4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 28, 2023
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.58 by Danzifer from Ohio

Sunday at 01:45 AM
 
Rated: 4.56 by Z-Hoole from Indiana

Nov 14, 2023
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Reviewed by D9sus4 from Missouri

3.27/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Sorry, but the grapefruity hops overwhelm the malt, so that all I can taste is the grapefruit, and unfortunately, I hate grapefruit. I can't understand the fascination that young brewers have with making every IPA taste like a grapefruit? Give it a rest already.

I really was hoping to like this beer, as Founder's has produced a lot of beers that I like, but... very disappointed.

This brew has a 91 in Beer Advocate, so obviously I'm in the minority. I only wrote this review for the benefit of other like me out there who might be considering the purchase of this beer, so they won't be disappointed like I am.
Aug 25, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by NickThePyro from Washington

Aug 15, 2023
 
Rated: 3.97 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Aug 07, 2023
 
Rated: 4.08 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jul 03, 2023
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus and pine. Taste is the same as the aroma, alcohol is present, significant bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.
Jun 29, 2023
 
Rated: 3.88 by Taybeh from Minnesota

Jun 26, 2023
 
Rated: 4.19 by Slyde180 from Texas

Jun 03, 2023
 
Rated: 4.08 by BeerKegger

May 14, 2023
 
Rated: 4.27 by Brianito from Tennessee

May 07, 2023
 
Rated: 2.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Apr 29, 2023
 
Rated: 3.78 by jduprey007 from Michigan

Apr 26, 2023
 
Rated: 4.18 by TreeTopCasino from Washington

Apr 11, 2023
 
Rated: 4.38 by Jacob313 from Michigan

Apr 05, 2023
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Reviewed by hardy008 from Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours amber with a 2 finger foamy white head with nice retention and lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, citrus zest, and pine. Tastes much like it smells with the addition of some sweet caramel malt. Starts sweet and has a lightly bitter finish. Nicely done. Medium bodied, proper carbonation, and a nice balance of sweetness and bitterness with the bitterness being a little more dominant. A very nice effort from Founders as is usually the case.
Mar 20, 2023
 
Rated: 3.83 by Zanico from Ohio

Mar 08, 2023
 
Rated: 4.11 by Sparty1965 from Michigan

Mar 05, 2023
 
Rated: 3.65 by jbolger from Connecticut

Jan 23, 2023