Super Flare
4 Hands Brewing Co.

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #210
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,247
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 7.99%
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
279
From:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
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Notes: Collab w/ Wicked Weed. Brett IPA with mango, guava, mosaic, galaxy hops.
Reviews: 44 | Ratings: 279 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by FBarber:
Photo of FBarber
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours very hazy and completely opaque but not thick like some of the comparable (in look) NE style IPAs. This is a yellow tinged orange color. Two finger tight white head dissipates leaving some white lacing behind and a thin layer of white suds on top of the beer.

Smell has strong notes of mango, guava, peach, orange, pineapple, and lemon - just a bright bouquet of fruity tropical flavors. There is a slight hint of tropical funk on the nose, but its subtle.

Taste follows the nose with lots of mango, guava, peach, orange, pineapple, and lemon flavors popping up front. A touch of funk comes through on the back end with a lingering grassy bitterness on the finish. Although the nose is almost all fruit, the flavor is more balanced with a nice mild bitterness providing some balance with the strong fruit flavors. Not very sweet - perfect for the flavors. That slight funk lingers on the palate and as you drink the beer is provides a nice touch adding depth to the flavors.

Feel is smooth and very dry especially on the finish. Mild to moderate carbonation.

Overall a very nice IPA - supposedly this has a bit of Brett in it, and there is a touch of tropical funk that compliments the fruity quite nicely.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Get_Lowell
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2015 vintage, bottled on 3/24/15 and opened on 4/23/15. Poured into a tulip glass.
Look: Finger of white foam after pour, most dies down soon after but there is still a sporadic layering of head for awhile. Upon swirl there is a moderate level of lacing on the side of the glass. Body of the beer has a rich golden hue.
Smell: Extremely pungent with a variety of tropical fruits. I detect lots of mango, guava, and pineapple, I also get notes of tangerine. Aroma is way up there in terms of both power and nuance.
Taste: The tropical flavors on the nose are seemingly all there but significantly dialed down. Everything blends together well but a lot of the variety of fruits get lost in the mix. It has a nice bitter kick on the back end that never gets out of control.
Feel: Light to medium body. There is a resin sensation that builds on the back end but it never truly establishes itself. It is quite smooth.
Overall: It has one of the most impressive aromas of any IPA I have ever had. You can't get much more tropical fruit in there. I just wish all of that nuance carried through to the flavor to the same degree. That being said everything is well balanced and it is extremely refreshing!

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Photo of etmcgee
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Smells beautiful, very tropical and soothing to the nose. Brett bites on the way out, but lacking the mouthful of flavor that the aroma holds. Still a great ipa and definitely one to enjoy immediately.

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Photo of Tridement
4.71/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Mild Brett character compliments the tropical flavored perfectly. Blown away wishing I would have picked up more when I was back in STL. I know it'll evolve, but I would only drink this fresh.

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Photo of diablo14
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'd say this is the best beer i've had at 4 Hands. I'll give you the tip, this beer smells magnificent. And while the taste doesn't quite live up to the smell, it is still a fantastic beer.

Very fruity, lots of tropical type fruits like mangoes, pineapple and passionfruit. Not too hefty in body while still being firm, it has a delicious dry hop finish that melds together very well with the fruit characters.

Very underrated beer this one.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Golden colored with intense haziness. There's a quarter inch of frothy off white on top. Moderate lacing. The aroma is intense with citrus, mango, and tangerine notes. A tropical IPA with tropical fruit to compliment? Yes, please! The mango and tangerine flavors slightly overpower the tropical hop notes. The mouth is fairly smooth and lightly sticky. Honestly for an IPA it is wickedly smooth and drinkable. Tropical fruity drink meets IPA. This is their lovechild. Diabolical!

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Photo of sphmiel
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy pale yellow with thin quickly fading white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, carried into the taste. Just enough malt to balance. Very easy to drink, way too easy for the ABV.
First review of a bottle, but even better on draught.

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Photo of CTJman
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Brett hits on the back end. Good amount of fruit throughout. Very enjoyable beer

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4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Super Flare from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 279 ratings