Fantasy Factory | Karben4 Brewing

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4.11/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karben4 Brewing
Wisconsin, United States
karben4.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hopheads crusade on a heroic quest for the holy grail of India Pale Ales. The subconscious composes paradisiacal scenes of malty waves crashing on a ripe lupulin landscape cascading hop flavors and aromas in profuse abundance. With humble confidence we offer this brew as fantasy made reality. Balanced in every detail and gushing resinous, exceptional citrus flavors and aromas that collaborate with soft bready notes surrendered from premium English golden malted barley, this beer is a tropical dreamscape. Epic.

Added by Ri0 on 06-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,069
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
629
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
183
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 629 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of GrumpyGas
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle dated 09/11/18 poured into a pint glass shows an orangish, dirty gold colored body and briefly floating a 1/2in cap of whitish tight-bubbled foam and leaving erratic lacing.

Aromas of citrus rind, pine, and an almost caramel malt, make this a nice smeller.

Flavors are all up-front piney bitterness, with a slight lemon and lime rind.

Mouthfeel is soft and bitey up-front then a mellowed clean finish.

Overall a nice mix. Good with lots of food, but especially a lighter chicken preparation.

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Photo of CMartineck
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SouthernSips
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle dated 3 July 2018 into my stemmed IPA glass.

This beer has a resinous and citrusy flavor and is a almost a dark straw color but not quite an amber. I'm not a big fan of West Coast IPAs but this one was pretty good. I think if it was a little younger it might of been rated higher. The smell definitely correlated with the flavor.

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Photo of BuckyNBeer
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fantasy Factory has become one of the main go tos for an IPA here in Wisconsin. I purchased an individual bottle of this from a local grocery store and it was bottled on 09/06/2018.

It pours a golden hue with a one inch head that unfortunately does not leave much of a lacing at all.

The aroma is really nice with a great mixture of citrus and pine while the malt plays a role as well.

The flavor really goes along well with the aroma. The citrus and pine come out together very nicely. The finish is superb with the malt backbone really balancing well with the citrus and hops.

Overall this is a superb beer and to top it off the label artwork is amazing.

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Photo of mudROCK
3.26/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DesMoinesMike
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Beer21
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JayPee423
4.83/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of D-Duvelicious
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zredd
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely an ipa. Smells of straight alchol and a little bit of fruit. Certianly sippable. I would drink it again.

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

Photo of Chilmer
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StephenBechler
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adam36
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gard71
3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.37/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I got this off the single shelf at at a grocery store outside of Milwaukee whilst there for a hockey tournaments. It poured a hazy copper with fizzy white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent was one of a beer that was overprimed. The taste wasn't too affect by the prime but it was great. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with big carbonation. Overall it's a beer that I would wish to try on tap.

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Photo of alwaldron11
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of UncleVarg
2.72/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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

Photo of GenoMcCoy
3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SiepJones
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Fantasy Factory from Karben4 Brewing
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 629 ratings