4 Seasons IPA | Voodoo Brewing Company

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4 Seasons IPA4 Seasons IPA

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
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 LeftyBWS
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. brown bomber into a Sam Adams pint glass. I am very excited to try this beer after sampling some Voodoo brews at the Steel City Big Pour.
A: Glowing yet hazy dark copper color, a really nice illuminating effect for an IPA on the darker-colored side. Moderate amount of creamy off-white head that settles slowly and leaves a smooth layer atop the beer. Smooth foamy lacing down the glass.
S: Interesting combination of some sweet caramel scents and some more roasted, muted hop smells. Smells somewhat like a sweet candy bar with some underlying citrus and grassiness. Overall, not at all what I expected from an IPA, (much less hoppy than expected) but still quite pleasant. This version seems to fit well into the fall seasonal lineup.
T: Clean piney/floral hops lead the way and melt into a roasted caramel sweetness in the middle. The finish is also slightly roasted/smoky, with a lingering bitter-sweetness. All in all, a really unique IPA taste. I can't quite decide whether I love it or just like it, but either way, it's quite nice and worth investigating if you haven't tried this before. After warming, the sweetness seems to even intensify, yielding an even creamier more sugary taste with just a nip of bitterness behind it all.
M: Really quite creamy and satisfying, especially for an IPA. Bitter tingling in the finish, but very smooth and mouth-filling before that. Never would have guessed this was as high as 8% ABV.
D: For IPAs, really good. I could drink this all night.
Overall, a solid IPA. My only complaint regards the smell, which is kinda weak and unbalanced, but certainly not unpleasant at all. If you see this brew, buy it. Meanwhile, I'm eagerly awaiting the other 3 seasons :-)

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Photo of jasonm
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a nonic. The version poured at the Steel City
Big Pour was listed at 7%. Bottle does not list a particular season, so I reserve the right to move this review at a later date. :)

A - Pours a clear, almost fiery, reddish bronze color. Topped with 2 fingers wide of eggshell foam. Moderate lacing on the glass.

S - Mixed hoppy aroma of pink grapefruit citrus and pine resin. Paired up with a nice balanced malt aroma of sweet caramel and toasted malts

T - Starts off with assertive alpha acid hop bitterness, grapefruit peel and pine resin. The hops carry a bit of peppery spice as well. The malt backbone swims in with biscuit sweetness before finishing with toasted grain and orange peel bitterness. Medium linger of bitterness on the finish.

M - Medium bodied with a moderate touch of slickness. Nice hop dryness with a touch of spicy burn.

D- An IPA bordering on DIPA in hop profile, but doesnt peel the enamel off of your teeth. Definitely a great start to the 4 seasons IPA project.

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4 Seasons IPA from Voodoo Brewing Company
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