Fantasy Factory | Karben4 Brewing

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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:
#2,241
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
613
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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49
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Trade:
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Ratings: 613 |  Reviews: 88
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

Photo of BKizzles
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Mike_sears
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wolvmar
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of einman
3.51/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.52/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the better ipas to come out of Wisconsin. Take that fwiw: Wisconsin sucks at ipas, relatively speaking (they kick ass at just about every other beer style though). Pours a golden color, good clarity, 2/3" white head. Aroma hit citrus, grapefruit like notes. Dry hopped, but not mega dry hopped.

Seems like the ol centennial and chinook hop familiarity going on, with just a little bit of proprietary hop flair thrown in for good measure. Malt bill isn't quite that dry west coast feel, but it does toe the line between caramel and toasted pale malt dryness, best of both worlds possible vibe. Nah, I'd just prefer it be more dry. This is kind of the typical problem for WI ipas: Lots of grapefruit bitterness, but not the biggest amount of hop flavor. Did I enjoy it? Yes. But I'm still confused as to why it is so popular in WI. Its good, not great.

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Photo of bcaputo99
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a fresh pint at a Pizza Bar in Madison. Not my IPA style as its flavor is overtaken by the hops....finishes off with a bitter taste on the tongue.

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Photo of beerbehr
4.96/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This IPA strikes a perfect balance between hops and citrus. There's no fruity tang or pang, but rather hints in smell, sip, and swallow . And the hops are hoppy, but without feeling like you've sucked on a roll of nickels. Best IPA coming out of Wisconsin.

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Photo of MizzouBrew
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roby923
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pungent hops on the nose. There is no shortage here. Incredibly smooth to taste. Lighter on the malt side. Dry aftertaste.

On tap at the Silver Dollar in Madison, WI.

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

Photo of ZRT
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Fantasy Factory from Karben4 Brewing
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 613 ratings