I77 IPA | Four Friends Brewing

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Brewed by:
Four Friends Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by CBlack85 on 12-06-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a golden color with an appeasing pure white head. Pleasant retention that matches the style.

S: A rush of floral and earthy aromas engulf the nose. This smells more like that of an English IPA rather than an American IPA.

T: This is much more subtle in the hop aspect. The malts are present, but they do more to help the flavor than impair it. Do to the lack of hop bitterness associated with most American IPAs, the malts contribute a pleasant and complex character.

M: The malts create a chewy feel, and the carbonation is quite pleasant. Not much of a the hoppy dry, bitter texture that is expected.

O: This would be a perfect English IPA, but it lacks the resemblance of a true American style. However, it is still a unique brew and is worthy of a try.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from tap into a sampler tumbler. Poured golden yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, skunk, skunk hop, and fruit hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, skunk, skunk hop, earth, and earth hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was an okay brew. The skunkiness on this one was overwhelming to me if I am completely honest. This fact made it about average for the style in my honest opinion. I really wish that the fruit hop character I picked up on in the aroma would have showed up in the flavor and the skunkiness has been toned back a little bit. This definitely would have helped its case. Glad I got to try this one, but doubt I will be doing so again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft - Midwood Smokehouse (Charlotte, NC) - Forgot to ask for a room temperature glass so it arrived in a block of ice. Once it warmed...

A: Light hazy orange with gentle lacing and little to no head (did not see how the bartender poured it).

S: Grapefruit, orange zest, rose petals - floral.

T: Malt, citrus hop notes, floral - followed the nose, with a tinge of spice (cinnamon?) in the finish.

M: Creamy, chewy, dry & hop bitter finish.

O: The Four Friends brews all have a similar characteristic I can't quite put my finger on. They remind me of beers I've brewed, so I have to attribute that characteristic to freshness & quality ingredients. This is a really nice IPA & Jon (the brewer) is a super good guy who is only interested in churning out good stuff. Check it out.

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I77 IPA from Four Friends Brewing
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 28 ratings