4 Seasons IPA | Voodoo Brewery

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4 Seasons IPA4 Seasons IPA

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 262 |  Reviews: 128
Reviews by yinzer:
Photo of yinzer
3.07/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

An IPA that will have four versions. The label says that it will range from “Earthy and malty to citrusy and crisp”. I hope that this is the citrusy and crisp version. It has a green label with no indication of “what season”. Bought and consumed 11/07.

appearance: Copper with lots of chill haze. I’m some what worried. Big head. Tight white bubbles, no lacing. When I poured the last glass (I even changed glasses, both goblets) I got a frothy Saison type head. Hmmmm….

Smell: not too much on the ester side. Some orange, but also incense and a slight bandaid. Maybe proteins from the chill haze?

taste: OMG bitter. No fruit, some malt. But something seems to be hiding the malt. Pretty much bitter pine notes w/o much balance. Oh well. The 8% is well hidden.

mouthfeel: Actually not bad at all.

drinkability: Overall I’m disappointed. I’m hoping that something happened to the yeast. Or that the yeast got to eat something that it shouldn’t. That would be a scenario that can be fixed.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a murky hazed copper color with a half finger white head atop that stuck around for awhile leaving a ring of lace as it settled.Grapefruit and leafy hop aromas with some grain and light caramel sweetness.The hop complexity on the palate was good with sharp citric notes along with grassiness and even some lingering earthiness,biscuit malts and a bit of wet grain in the finish,the alcohol added a little more zip and sweetness.Not bad, I really liked this complex ipa.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue IV:

Mild haze with a deep reddish-amber color, thin off-white lacing is very sticky. Herbal and mildly citric hop, buttery yeast and bready malt fill the nostrils. Crisp medium body. Grainy, with a sweet caramel and toasted biscuity combo of maltiness up front. Hop bitterness is a little prickly with layers of sharpness that unfold. Solid hop flavor brings a sweet herbal, light citrus and faint mint to the palate. Maltiness and the buttery tone is big enough to keep the beer balanced, but the hop character is just aggressive enough to capture the drying finish with a long, lingering herbal flavor.

A very interesting and tasty IPA. Balance is the theme--the hops and malt really work together here. A good change of pace from the super hopped IPAs of today.

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Photo of TTripp725
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of reitzbrewing
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Mora2000
3.36/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is pretty straightforward. I get a lot of pine and bread notes and not too much else. The flavor is very similar. There is a mix of pine and orange citrus notes from the hops, as well as some biscuit malt which keeps the bitterness fairly low for the style. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of jburchett
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of dogfishandi
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks goes out to PittRooney for this nice extra!

12oz bottle pulled from my fridge poured into a tulip. no freshness date, but a silver cap. based on other reviews i take this to be the spring season.

pours out a murky amber orange body with 2 fingers of an off white fluffy cap. left some very nice retention and lots of thick sticky lace.

a nicely balanced aroma. not huge, but whats there is nice. piney, earthy hops with some grapefruit citrus. just a touch spicy. balanced by some bready, biscuity, slightly caramel malt.

piney, earthy, grapefruit citrus. nicely balanced by a nice malt bill. lots of bready and biscuity malt, just a hint of carmel. i also detect a little rye like spiciness. finishes with quite a bit of lingering hop bitterness.

heavier side of medium bodied, feels more like a DIPA. smooth and velvety on the palate. easy drinking, i could definatly go for another right now.

a solid IPA, that shows a nice balance with an interesting malt bill. reminds me in all aspects of sly fox's rt.113 IPA. a solid brew, id love to give the other seasons a try. definatly worth a bottle if you can find this.

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Photo of Soonami
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a 22oz bomber with a friend

This beer was intensely carbonated, taking it out from the cooler and popping the top, it began spewing like a bottle of champagne. I figured between that and the huge amount of billowing foam that had to be poured off (literally, 1 inch of beer and 8 of foam when I first poured it) we lost about 20% of the beer.

However, overall I was very satisfied by this beer. As soon as I opened it, I could smell the fragrant floral hops and the sweet caramelly malt. It looked good in a glass once it settled down and the lacing was substantial. It tasted how it smelled, with herbally hops, but not the citrusy, piney like in West Coast IPA's, but more malt and herbal hops in the beer. The IPA coated my mouth richly and finished very well. I finished my half of the bomber and wanted more.

Good, but only if you are a fan of and appreciate East Coast IPA's

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a hazy caramel amber hue forms a thicket of dark tan head chunky textured largely bubbled thin lacing pretty scant in that department but the semi hazed hue really attracts me to this small northwestern PA brewer's product. Aromatic as all hell with citrus peels, pine cones, and grassy herbal traits this beer pretty much hits up every avenue of hoppiness complemented by caramel malt sweetness. Flavor wise this one brings brash rough raw leafy hop flavors with a touch citrus an pine with biting alcohol sneaking in. Sweetness is upfront with hops but as the caramel malts dwindle hop oils rise to the surface bringing even more bitterness, mild tree bark earthiness edging it's way onto my palate. As it warms more roasted malt and mild burnt chocolate notes kiss the palate during that malt tease this beer brings ya. Mouthfeel slightly oily not as resinous as some IPAs out there definitely more double IPA than most DIPAs that claim to be, sturdy carbonation flowing in this medium bodied brew. Drinkability is killer I could definitely down some more of this even after a 22ozer bring on the other three seasons I'm excited to see the evolution of the style Matt Allyn has to offer.

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Photo of dug_of_war
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of IntriqKen
4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is definitely a big and beautiful IPA.
A slight chill haze to the golden orange filling the glass.
Topped with a slightly off-white 2 finger head of small white bubbles that melt slowly to a white top covering ring which leaves a sticky map in it's wake.
Aromas are slightly sweet malt and then lots of Orange peel fresh hops.
Taste is slightly sweet malt then again, lots of fresh hops but now they are more dimensional. Oranges, grapefruit peel, pink grapefruit, and maybe a touch of pine.
Aftertaste is drying citrus peel hops...very clean and fresh on the tongue and very warm and comforting going down from the high ABV %.

One of the best IPAs I've had.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a dark amber/copper color with an incredibly foamy, 2 finger head. This quickly reduced to about 1/2 finger in size, very sudsy. Pretty good lacing left behind.

S: Very earthy/grassy aroma. A little bit of citrus and some caramel malt and a little bit of spice.

T: Similar to the aroma, earthy/grassy hops with a little bit of pine and some grainy malt. There was some caramel near the end and a slightly bitter finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish

O: An average IPA, would like to try this beer in a different season.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Voodoo- 4 Seasons IPA

This and Voodoo Love Child at Isaac Newton's- Newtown, PA.

A- Glowing Copper brown with a smooth creamy head. Lacing throughout the pint.
S- Sweet caramel malt with earthy and orange rind hops.
T- Sweet creamy vanilla-like malt up front quickly blending into a citric orange peel and earthy hop flavor.
M- Bitter up front with a sweet chewy body and a big flavorful finish. Mild bitterness and dryness to this IPA.

Overall- I was on a mission to buy this beer and it definitely didn't disappoint. Hopefully it will be an easy beer to find.
Good luck to Voodoo Brewery, hopefully they're all this good!

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Photo of prdstmnky
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of HeyJim
1/5  rDev -73%

Photo of Sammy
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mr. Goodbar cask. Winter version of IPA. Pours hazy grapefruit, with hop aromas, and Caear head. Complex hops, high IPA,felt it in the mouth yet still well malted. Most drinkable. Average mouthfeel. Something special as an IPA, and not overdone bitterness like a DIPA.

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Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jakekohut
3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this beer courtesy of mikereaser thanks Mike:

Had Green Label

I was very excited to try this one, after reading the reviews it seemed to go either way on the good to bad scale.

It poured amber/gold with not alot of head (don't know if it was an older bottle)

I agree with some of the other reviews, it did smell a bit floral and woodsy with not very much hop.

There were no Hops in this beer I swear! Not that that is necessarily a bad thing, but it is for an IPA.. Highly carbonated and very tough to finish.. I am going to try to get the other 3 seasons to see the differences but I like my IPA's with some citrus and refreshment and this was neither.

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Photo of rmolledo
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark Amber with a this white head.

S: pine and floral hop aroma with an almost spicy malt aroma.

T: Caramel Malts and dark malts? either way, malt complexity. Rather Sweet and not as much hop flavor. This is kind of like a cross between a scottish ale and an IIPA.

MF: Slick and and moderately body and a nice carbonation tingle

D: An overall good IPA. Pretty strong but no fusel burn. I'd only drink 1 a night though.

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Photo of SeasonalBrew
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another extra from an awesome trader, StormKing47. Poured into a standard pint glass.

A: An aggressive pour yields a nice 1.5 finger foamy white head. The beer itself is a deep copper orange. Overall, it looks intriguing. Some lacing is left behind.

S: Just like your standard IPA. Strong hoppy bitterness and citrus. Nothing standouts to me.. wait, except some honey sweetness.

T: A strong bitterness immediately, followed by sweet honey and toasted malts. Finishes with a bit of spice.

M: Silky smooth with a nice level of carbonation. Better than I expected.

D: I didn't realize this was 8% until I looked at the page.. wow! Can't even detect any heat, just smooth delicious IPA-ness..

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Photo of Damian74
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Kegatron
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bomber into a 1/2 pint glass. Thanks to Deauane for sharing this.

We pop the cap and BAM! Foam everywhere! Uh, carbonated a little much? After we clean the mess up, we try and enjoy the beer.

Pours a clear gold, while still possessing a big foamy head. After it settles down, it actually retains pretty well with sticky hop lace all over the glass. The aroma is earthy hop character, citrus, and spicy maltiness.

The taste is similar to the aroma, with piney, earthy hops up front, citrus, and peppery notes with just the slightest amount of a malt backbone back there to even it out. Bitterness runs through the whole sip and last well into the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, but as we saw before, is just too darn carbonated, which ulitmately just distracts from the overall taste.

I'm not sure what happened with this bottle. Whether is was just too gassy or it was infected, or I don't know. Maybe a re-review down the line will be in order with a different bottle but for now, it's a big black mark on an otherwise decent IPA.

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Photo of shoretaxi
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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