Juxtapose Wild IPA | Four Winds Brewing Co.

Juxtapose Wild IPAJuxtapose Wild IPA
BA SCORE
4.2/5
119 Ratings
Juxtapose Wild IPAJuxtapose Wild IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Four Winds Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada
fourwindsbrewing.ca

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
At the heart of this nectarous West Coast IPA stands the juxtaposition of ripe tropical fruit esters and mild Brett funk. Moderately bitter and gracefully balanced. Where orchards meet pastures.


Added by LampertLand on 03-02-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,258
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
119
pDev:
6.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
21
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of ILOVEHAM
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dutflip
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GJKerr
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigFarrell
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Nice taste and great looking. I like a little more smell but this is an excellent beer. Well done guys (and gals) at Four Winds.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not usually a fan of wild IPAs as the funk and fruity esters quite often contradict the hops. Juxtapose is a rate gem, where the sight funk is complimented by the hop selection.

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Photo of Bresson
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GlendonTT
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andrenaline
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Growler of this bad boy. Some fruity hop character, really dry. No leathery funk as expected, I think the 'wildness' just comes off more in the drying aspect of this beer. Subtle. But great.

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Photo of CJNAPS
3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mlkluther
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mattsander
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bylerteck
3.47/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Definitely an IPA, but no evidence of 'wild' character to me.

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Photo of Niceroad77
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful opaque golden colour. Aromas of candied orange and slight barnyard from the Brett. Flavour starts with a solid hop bite and progresses to orange and tropical fruit. Malt backbone is solid and bready Finished slightly on the dry

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Photo of SmithyAlan
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of goalie35
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDoctor
4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Serving: Bottle
No date
Thanks, Siddhartha!

A:
Pours a hazy orange-gold with a thick, bone-white, whipped cream head that stays for the long haul, only ever briefly descending to a decent patchy film, easily roused. (4.5)

S:
Bright citrus oil with flowers and hay, light tartness, bubble gum, grass clippings, lime zest, juniper. (4.5)

T:
Earthy, woodsy hops, musty wood, peaches, forest floor, pineapple, hint of sage, some bready pale malt giving a little body. (4.5)

M:
Prickly, soft and creamy all at once, almost dry, but actually not very. Lovely. (4.75)

O:
Great beer, perfect balance of elements. Funky, fresh and rustic with some tropical juice dipped bread to hold it together.

It looks like Orval's punk grandkid in the glass. The aroma is a journey through textures of aroma and is a sweet lead-in to the dry flavor which also runs through a lot of elements (earthy, honey, fermented juice with mold starting to grow on it, etc.). To top it all off it feels like drinking carbonated reddi-whip.

I realize that I seem like I am gushing, and that I might be overstating how good it is, but this really does hit a lot of high points all over the board. It's well put-together, balanced, funky, hoppy, the pils malt and oats is a REALLY nice touch and gives it some wonderful body that it otherwise might not have... I could go on. Suffice it to say it is fabulous, interesting, well-made, and was a pleasure to drink.

Excellent beer! Grab it if you ever see it! (4.75)

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Photo of dabeerbuddha
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chilled bottle courtesy of Benjjjamin.
Poured into tulip.
Mildly aggressive head composed of larger bubbles. Dissipated over a couple of minutes to a leggy glass rimmer.
Slightly hazy appearance with strong sunset orange hues.
Smells of fresh stone fruits. Peaches and nectarines. So ripe Apple as well. Mild barnyard Brett straw/funk.
Taste is similar. Peach is great but gives way to the funk of the Brett and the bitterness from the hops. All nicely blended flavour profile that commands another sip to delve deeper into nuances.
Great beer. Could easily be a gateway beer Brett funk enjoyment zone.
4.20/5

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650 mL bottle obtained from the latest CANBIF - thanks Farees! Served lightly chilled.

Pours a slightly hazy, medium gold colour, capped off with 1.5 fingers of creamy-looking foam. It dissipates steadily over the next couple of minutes, depositing a curtain of sponge print-patterned lacing as it recedes. A dense cap and generously-proportioned collar remain on top afterwards. Fruity hops on the nose; I'm getting mostly citrus, apricot and pineapple, with suggestions of mango, strawberry, pine resin, and Brett-derived funk.

A very solid IPA; a modest backbone of doughy, bready pale malt and honey sweetness supports a big load of West Coast-style hoppage. Pine needles and resin come through with considerably more force than they did on the nose, in addition to notes of bitter grapefruit pith, apricot and pineapple. Subtly funky; it's noticeable, but Brett yeast flavours are definitely not the focus of the brew (at least, not until you get to the bottom fifth). Finishes with floral, grassy astringency that lingers on the palate. Fruity aftertaste with persistent hop bitterness. Medium in body, with light carbonation levels and a smooth, slick mouthfeel that coats the tongue after each sip.

Final Grade: 4.23, an impressive A-. Juxtapose Wild IPA is almost a traditional West Coast IPA, but for one major twist - the Brett serves as a lovely complement to the piney, fruity hop bill. My only suggestion would be to amp up the Brett a little, because I am finding that the hops are kind of drowning out the funkier aspects of the flavour profile. Not a mind-blower, but I can understand how this one wormed its way onto the Canadian Top 100 - it's definitely a hophead pleaser, but with slightly more depth of flavour than your typical IPA. If you can find it, then try it!

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Photo of HipCzech
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Alibi Room (30-May-16; #700/day 2) served in a 12 oz mug. Bright and complex with layers of fruit (melon, citrus), pine and mildly funky yeast. Lighter carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel.

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Juxtapose Wild IPA from Four Winds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 119 ratings
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