4 Seasons IPA | Voodoo Brewing Company

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4 Seasons IPA4 Seasons IPA

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This IPA is a hazy dark yellow with a small white head leading into lines of lace.

Smell is fruity and sweet with some juicy grapefruit and lemon peel. There's some interesting raspberry candy scents going on.

Taste follows nose into crisp lemon juiciness with an assortment of citrus. Bitterness is brief in mouth but clings to aftertaste.

Sure doesn't come through as an 8% ABV. Prickly carbonation and light body make it dangerously sessionable.

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Photo of nhindian
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A - Pours a light amber, fairly cloudy as well but with no sediment. About 2 fingers worth of ivory head forms quickly, composed of small, soapy bubbles. Nice retention as well, finally ending with a thin film of foam acting as lacing.

S - The nose is full of citrus fruits, especially grapefruit. A bit of malt and alcohol, and it actually has a somewhat skunky note in the finish.

T - The taste is similar to that of the nose, where the main focus of this is the grapefruit, but there is a good amount of pine as well. Slightly less malty here and it takes on a more hop-forward phase. Some bitterness in the finish, with a touch of alcohol and skunk? once more.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy-bodied with decent carbonation. Feels good on the palate and moves easily. Definitely get the hop stickiness that weighs on the tongue which is nice.

D/O - Drinkability is moderate. An easy-drinking beer for the most part, but it just seems to come across as a bit one-dimensional. There's grapefruit and a bit of pine, but that's pretty much it. The bitterness and alcohol saps the finish away, so the aftertaste is just bitter citrus. I guess this is the Fall version so there are 3 others left to try...

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Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.68/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer pours a slightly hazy gold with a thin head and lacing that lasts to the end. It's aroma is fruity, flowery with a hint of honey. The flavor is grapefruit. It starts as sour grapefruit but gets smoother as it warms. There's not much here other than grapefruit. The mouthfeel is light-medium. Voodoo 4 Seasons IPA is an acceptable beer, not a hop bomb like most American IPAs, just one dimensional. Not recommended.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got to meet one of the brewers at a tasting at a Buy Rite when sampling this brew. Apparently, the ingredients in this IPA are different with every season, making each batch more seasonal; a seasonal beer each time.
This batch is hoppy and satisfying. Very well balanced with a pleasant lingering, bitter citrus finish. A happy citrus family, really. I look forward to trying out the batch from the next season and intend to pick some more out before the season is out.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured out as a nice look golden color with a foamy white head on top. The lacing was pretty good down the glass also. The smell of this brew is quite nice, plenty of citrusy hop aromas fill the nose. The taste of this brew is also quite nice too, The bitterness is solid with just a bit of sweet malt in the back end to balance it out. The mouthfeel is of this one was pretty easy to drink, it was on the lighter side and was pretty smooth. Overall I feel any hop lover would probably enjoy this beer.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
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 beer2day
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

So, if the abv is really 8% then shouldn't this be classified a bit stronger than an American IPA?

Hazy gold with 1.5 finger standard cream head. Nice retention all the way to the end, with impressive lace.

Nice grapefruit nose with a touch of earthy hops on top of that.

Big hit of grapefruit right up front, with touches of mango, apricot, and tropical fruit. Hop resin and oil really come in towards the finish with a burst of tart hops in the end. Nice. ABV definitely present.

Feel balances well with the strong flavors.

My second Voodoo beer and I am favorably impressed.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got this beer from StormKing47. Thanks Josh!

22oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - hazy copper color with a white head that got thin and left spotty lacing.

S - earthy grapefruit rind aroma.

T - bitter hops from start to finish.

F - medium bodied with good carbonation.

O - worth a taste.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. No bottled on date.

A: pours a copper color with a substantial off white head. Produced some nice sticky lacing. Started out slightly hazy but got pretty clear as it sat.

S: Resinous piney hops and lots of lemon zest

T: The taste mirrors the smell but has a small amount of malt in the finish.

M: mouthfeel is crisp and slightly dry with a lasting bitter aftertaste.

I hate buying IPAs without bottled on or best by dates.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to Curt for sending this one my way.

A: The beer pours a hazy golden orange color with a couple fingers of white head.

S: Ah, the familiar smell of lemon and intense pine. There are some hints of orange and orange peel with a little bit of bready malt aroma. Just a very mild floral and grassy hop note.

T: This beer has a very strong bitterness to it. There is a lot of pine along with lemon and lemon zest. Some hints of orange peel, too. After awhile the bitterness becomes abrasive and harsh.

M: The body is medium and the carbonation is medium.

O: While this had some okay flavors and aromas, the bitterness was just too assertive and unpleasant.

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Photo of jizfiasco
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The color and head are true to the style very cloudy though buy appealing non the less. Not much lacing. Smell is piney grassy with a hint of melon but smells like it should be lighter in color. Taste is ok the bitter bite is there and coats the back of the tounge hanging around for the long haul. I don't taste the pine so much but I get some orange peel and some sweetness that's not in the smell and some yeast burn that's pleasant. Overall a decent beer but way too many better ipas out there for me to go out of my way for this again.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.45/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle traded to me by user jacksdad12109. thanks jon! drank from my sierra nevada hop tulip glass.

A- this one pours out a light caramel colored body with a slight haze to it. there is a small eggshell colored head on top that remains with me for most of the beer. small rings of lacing are left behind. very nice.

S- definitely hoppy. lots of grapefruit and pine are the first things to greet my nose along with a nondescript fruitiness. caramel malts move in after that, along with a touch of toasted bread.

T- the taste starts out with a little bit of toasted bread before moving onto a sweet caramel malt backbone. after that this becomes all about the hops. pretty aggressive. lots of bitterness. grapefruit and pine lead the way. leafy, earthy, and floral hops move in next and finish this off.

M- the body is on the larger side of medium. the carbonation is just right. there is a slight warming from the alcohol. very bitter and drying.

O- i really liked this beer. it reminded me of the first thing that i tried green flash west coast IPA. something id like to pick up again. they should indicate on the bottle which of the seasons the one im holding is from.

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Photo of jorg2619
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this to try more voodoo brewing ales.

Apparently according to the brewers website there are only two recipes right now summer and winter, with intent to brew an IPA for the 4 seasons of glorious Pennsylvania. This is the summer brew (i think). The appearance pouring into my Duvel goblet is a dull amber slash orange at the base. The head is heavy which quickly drops into a unique topography of white fluffy mound/ islands that live on the orange amber sea.

The smell of this this IPA is milder than expected. I am first struck by a dull citrus smell followed by a hint of soap. A clean smell overall with no malt notes.

4 Seasons IPA tastes very citrus/ piney to me. Bitter is the beginning of this beer followed by sweet citrus notes across the middle of my tongue. The back of my throat is struck by more bitter and a dry dry finish. I am impressed with this unique IPA and have yet found a bad Voodoo Brew.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Voodoo Brewing 4 Seasons IPA

Pours a clear dark orange with a chill haze, decent sized head and lace on the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus and a touch of alcohol. In the flavor, pine hops, some spicyness, nutty malts. A nice grapefruit presence. Solid bitterness. Medium bodied feel. A good east coast IPA.

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Photo of tonymoore
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

The first sip or three is odd. The carbonation seems overdone, near champagne-like, ginger ale territory. But after the beer is in the glass for a few minutes, it calms down, become beer-like.
And then it gets good. The beer, I swear, gets darker as you drink it, better, smoother.
The brewery is only a year and a half old, so this is all the more impressive.

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Photo of THECPJ
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: copper orange with 1 finger head

smell: citrus, hops, earth, grass,

taste: grassy, malts

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: just an average IPA. I'm a hophead I'm pretty sure I know when I taste the good ones.


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Photo of mdaschaf
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
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 LiquidBread219
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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 high level of carbonation.

D: It was a pretty decent beer but the carbonation was really high and kind of turned me off on this beer

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Photo of TheFightfan1
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip. Pours a lighter murky amber color with an extensive and crazy thick off white heading. So much so that the heading overflowed with only half of the bottle poured.(No it wasn't a rough pour).

Smell very heavy with a thick caramel thickness. Simply very heavy.A subtle spicey hop aroma in the finish.

Taste is very earthy,medicinal even. Insane caramel sweetness here same as the nose. The is a great showing of bitter hops in the middle with a slight heavier booziness.

Mouth is very slick, diacytal is there more like a homebrew feel. Medium-full bodied with tremendous carbonation. Thick and syrupy in the mouth.

A good PA made IPA.Nothing spectacular but something to try.

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Photo of dogfishandi
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
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 Dubber55
2.72/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

No freshness info. I have no idea what season this is.

Pours a copper/amber with 1 finger head. Spotty lacing.

The first characteristic I notice in the nose is wet cardboard and some sort of mineral smell. Definitely earthy.

Earthy, musty. Tastes similar to tea leaves. Very little pine. Fleeting flavor. I do notice a little breadiness which I assume is toasted malt.

Mouthfeel is solid. A little resiny. Not a lot of carbonation

I dont really taste very much alcohol. But, the cardboard/earthy/mineral smell is kind of throwing me off. I am also tasting a little too much in the way of malts. There is not enough bitterness in this IPA for me.

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Photo of IronCitySteve
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a ambering orange color with a huge off white foam head. There is lots of lacing all down the side of the glass.

S: Provides a nice mix of citrus and earthy hops along with some nice biscuit, bread and caramel malt flavors.

T: Starts off slightly bitter as the tasty citrus hops hit the palate first. The rest of the taste is balanced out by ample amounts of bready and caramel malt character.

M: A tad too much carbonation which makes this feel sort of like a champagne on the palate.

D: Will definitely seek this out again, especially if it is on tap, maybe it won't be as carbonated.

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Photo of beerman207
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Saw this on the shelf near my hometown and decided to give it a whirl

A: Nice pillowy white head that leaves some lace behind after the pour - nice

S: Pine hops, nice citrus aroma coming right on the pour. Malt.

T: Bitter front, malt in the middle, bitter back end. Wow. This IPA has bite and I like it.
Quite tart, citrus, grapefruit dominates.

M: Dry, slight alcohol burn present

D: Could have another but not much more than that. I think the bitter could come down slightly to polish this more but overall this is a good offering.

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Photo of hopsolutely
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An excellent American Pale Ale!

Beautiful dark amber colour with a creamy, satisfying mouthfeel. Malt and hop flavours are balanced nicely while in the mouth, followed by a pleasantly dry but not bitter, lingering finish.

The alcohol content is higher than I'd hoped, but I needed to look it up - as the bottle is without ABV reference and the taste is devoid of any "boozy" harshness. This is my first Voodoo Brewing beer and I certainly hope it isn't my last!

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass, woah gushed over with head that is very frothy thick, light tan in color. Rest of brew is bit on the dark side of pale, almost a deep amber. Looks great, but a touch dark.

Smell is mild, light earthy pine and malt. Really had to sniff to get a good whiff of the aromas.

Taste is very smooth, nice roasted malt flavor with a good bitterness from the hops. Not excessively piney or citrusy, just nicely bitter with good malt flavors.

Mouthfeel is good, flavors are balanced well, just enough carbonation to keep the flavors fresh.

Quite drinkable, I like this brew, nice mix of roasted malt and hop aromas and flavors.

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4 Seasons IPA from Voodoo Brewing Company
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