Super Flare | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
4handsbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collab w/ Wicked Weed. Brett IPA with mango, guava, mosaic, galaxy hops.

Added by drmcleod10 on 10-17-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,256
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
272
pDev:
7.79%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
38
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 272 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of Livyatan1996
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

just popped up on the shelves a day or two ago. dumped out a very hazy light orange, super bright and a nice fluffy head. white foam cap stuck around forever. taking a whiff of this was quite impressive, just straight citrus. somewhere between mango and pineapple with hints of orange. the taste hides a good bit of that citrus and introduces hoppy earthiness and a lasting bitterness thats always just sitting in the back. drinks super smooth, lighter bodied and just overall solid.

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Photo of BMisky
3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chilmer
2.3/5  rDev -44%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of brentk56
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours hazy and honey colored with a thick, rocky head; shards of lacing hang around

Smell: The Brett is dominant, with chalky tones overwhelming the tropical tones of mango and guava; almost vinous

Taste: Chalk forward with a leathery tone; through the middle, the mango and guava tones emerge; seriously bitter, through the middle, with subtle hints of the fruit re-emerging in the otherwise dry finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not sure how old this is but I suspect it is between three and six months old based on the 4 Hands website; at this point the Brett has flourished a bit more than is ideal and now overwhelms the fruit

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Photo of Nephilium
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright citrus and tropical fruit aroma, pours an opaque orange with a thin white head. Tropical fruit notes and citrus pith are the predominant flavors, with a mild bitter finish. Full bodied, with mild carbonation. A solid fruited IPA.

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Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Userme59
3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TLA
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattycasey
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMc8ride
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super juicy, super tasty IPA. I don't get a whole lot of Brett funk. It has a nice soft, pillowy mouthfeel with a low level of bitterness. I'm not usually a huge fan of fruited IPAs but this one really works.

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Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brureview
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy, golden brown color with a three finger head in a Tulip.
Good head retention.

Aroma: Mango, earthy citrus.

Taste: lots of citrus, grapefruit. Some tangerine and mango. Full flavor with warming.

Sharp, spicy finish.

Excellent IPA. Better at 45°. Excellent balance of citrus, guava, tangerine, or fitness, and a sharp bitter finish.

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Photo of smcolw
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very cloudy, almost whitish, to the golden color. Small head which leaves a few streaks and spots.

Prickly hop smell of grapefruit rind and light evergreen. Nearly no malt to the nose.

The flavor has a strong taste of pineapple yet this is a dry beer. Strong hop bite naturally but there are many other flavors like mango and black pepper. Near extreme. The body is solid with a carbonation to create balance. Long bitter after taste.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Paoloboston
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of y2kawakami
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of let8it8grow
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i liked this a lot, but thought it was subtle on some counts for how intense they make it sound. the brett seems like not the only fermentation agent here, like it finished a job started by ale yeast, its clean and new tasting, a little funky but not crazy wild or overdeveloped or anything, but thats not a bad thing. its real compatible with the fruits in this, and it doesnt take over in nose or taste, i think thats smart in a beer thats designed to be hop driven, but at the same time, it could be drier and funkier for sure. the fruits and hops are both robust, but for me its almost generic tropical rather than distinctly mango or guava or anything, its all sweet and juicy and sort of blends together. pineapple and citrus notes come in from the hops too, there is a natural synergy between these fruits and this select group of hops used in this way. bitterness balances fruity and honey sweetness here, light funk late, white wine notes, light astringency, sweetness still from the fruit, some decent body, and outstanding carbonation. enjoyable and different, a cool collaboration! a brettier version in oak would be cool for a special edition!

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Super Flare from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 272 ratings