War Hammer
4 Hands Brewing Co.

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4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,294
Ranked #6,019
4.11 | pDev: 10.95%
Jun 03, 2023
Mar 04, 2012
Columbus Tomahawk Zeus is the primary hop variety in War Hammer as well as the inspiration in the name. We use a combination of Pacific Northwest hops to create layers of pungent flavors. A generous malt bill adds biscuit and honey notes while allowing the hops to take center stage. War Hammer pours golden in color with aromas of pineapple, mango, tangerine, resin, and slight earthy notes.

83 IBU
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Rated: 4.19 by Gerred from Missouri

Jun 03, 2023
Rated: 4.08 by Walnut from Missouri

Apr 09, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Feb 17, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

Jun 14, 2021
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Rated by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on April 18, 2021.
Apr 19, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Mar 12, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Sep 09, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by JamesLeung from Florida

Aug 07, 2020
Rated: 2.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 29, 2020
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Reviewed by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Kind of dumb to have one can in a 4 pack that’s dated. Got this as a single, canned whenever the other can out of the 4 pack was.

Orange juice haze, golden brown straw in certain light, one finger foam head Good retention and sticky lacing

Orange and pineapple. Surprisingly not a lot of aroma off this.

Good ol hop burn bitterness of orange and cream and some pineapple, a lot of the same notes you get from many hazies with I’m guessing Citra and mosaic and possible Simcoe in there. I don’t know, it tastes pretty good.

Definite over hopping here. Resinous and medium full with a slight fluffy and creaminess. Ok carbonation.

Maybe the hop that’s at the forefront attributes to the orange juice burn. I don’t know and I don’t care as I love all beer even if it sucks. I wouldn’t have this again unless I can get it on draft. And I can. So we will see.*

*yea not much better.
Jun 08, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Released mid-April 2020; drank 6/7/20 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a nice white head; thick lace.

Orange citrus, baking soda & caramel notes in the nose.

Medium thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Orange citrus, baking soda, caramel, mild pine & mild booze heat flavors.

This embodies many of the aspects of a West Coast IPA and illustrates why the New England style needed to exist. Unpleasant.
Jun 08, 2020
Rated: 4.36 by crobinso from Colorado

Jun 02, 2020
Rated: 4.33 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

May 06, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by notmike from Missouri

May 03, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by Kmkapalka from Delaware

May 19, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by craigbelly from Iowa

Nov 10, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Jul 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Livyatan1996 from Missouri

4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Man I wish these guys would date their beers. 22 oz bomber poured into the usual snifter, comes out a clear copper color with a nice, rocky 2 finger white head that left a ton of lacing and sat as a foam ring around the beer for the remainder of the drink. Nose of a whole lot of pine, citrus and some honey sweetness, with the taste following the same. Drinks super smooth, no booze detected on my end to the point that it's almost dangerous that they only sell it in bombers. Good carbonation. A strong IPA here that sticks its head out above a few others by 4 Hands.
Jul 05, 2018
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
22oz bottle served in a snifter. I don't see a date.

Looks coppery with a medium to large head and a lot of lazy carbonation. Smell is hops and old hay.

Taste is sweet and malty, some bitterness from apparent hops, and a little bit of old hay.

Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. With a slap-in-the-palate of hops, that would go nicely. Overall, it's not bad, but it's not inspiring.
Jul 01, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by user785335 from Florida

Jun 22, 2018
War Hammer from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 307 ratings