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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Ri0 on 06-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
586
Reviews:
82
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.63%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
164
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 586 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of tylerstravis
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The best label ever.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gatornation
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slight hazed golden color with a nice 1 finger head , Smell is dank & tropical with a sweet malt finish. Taste has b4 mentioned hops but its wrapped around a bitter pine hop finish, the hops in the smell were overtaken by this. Mouth feel again very bitter in the finish the tropical hops want to excel but they dont. Take away the bitterness and this would be a super star.

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Photo of npachl
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cincy_Beer_Fan
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_Swig
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Z_Anderson_0406
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooGood
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deereless
3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerLover99
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redrover
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

We buy this on a semi-regular basis as my wife really likes it.

12 oz. brown bottle poured into a pint glass, the beer is a hazy apricot with a skim of an off-white head.

It has a nice aroma of tropical fruits and a bit of citrus.

It is nicely bitter with apricot, grapefruit and peach notes. There is a nice bit of sweet biscuit type taste from the malt that adds balance. There is something slightly earthy in the finish, which I can’t put my finger on.

The mouth is slightly oily and coating, so that that works for me. Well worth a shot!

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Photo of Masonz223
3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Smell: candied tropical fruit especially peach and tangerine sweet breadsy malt some dankness.

Taste: right upfront you get a hit of bready malt sweetness but not overwhelming at all the mid palate the beer is really lacking maybe a hint of peach and tangerine peel but then the biterness really takes over this beer finishes really bitter with a mix of grapefruit pith and pine needle. The beer has a soapy bitter aftertaste that's really off putting.


Feel: medium body minimal creaminess. Dry and bitter finish.

Overall: the nose doesn't match the taste at all semi sweet upfront and really bitter in the finish. The beer lacks depth. Not really feeling this beer.

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Photo of FilumDee
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BRami127
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zkoehn
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KensWorld
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From bottle dated 1/2017. Great label graphics, gun toting cat on fire farting unicorn, what they smoking up there in Madison.

Hazey honey color with 1 finger off white head that has great retention.

Smells sub par, no hoppy aroma.

Tastes is malt forward. Not much hop presence. Slightly bitter.

It feels more like an English IPA.

Lacking that intenseness of coastal IPAs but still having more overall drinkablity then most.

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Photo of hendryxdp
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerguy04
3.4/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark orange. Smells of fruit, citrus, and pine. Taste is okay. Has a piney bitterness. Not much citrus or fruit notes. Mouthfeel is average for an IPA. Overall good, but not great.

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Photo of rsquared59
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Fantasy Factory from Karben4 Brewing
4.14 out of 5 based on 586 ratings.
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