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Four Winds IPA | Four Winds Brewing Co.

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4.06/5
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94 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,049
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
94
pDev:
8.37%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
26
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by billab914:
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a dark golden color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrusy hops notes with light bitter notes is pleasant enough. Taste is a nice mix of citrusy hoppy notes with some subtle tropical flavours and some bitter notes that are clearly noticeable in the aftertaste. Body is full enough with good carbonation. Enjoyable but doesn’t necessarily stray too much from the style.

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Photo of Sammy
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasty stuff though not overpowering IBU. Fresh bottle from BC, thanks for hooking me up Dr. Reuven. Very drinkable, some brewers' pale. I wish this was available locally.

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Photo of cuksumstu
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As an IPA, I can definitely recommend this one. It pours between golden and amber in colour, not much head. It's smell reminds me of fresh pines and has the characteristic citrus taste that many of come to expect from american IPAs. Enjoy.

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Photo of BDTyre
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My go to IPA, and I can get it brewery fresh only 12 minutes from home. Hoppy, good malts, easy drinking and the 7% is well hidden. Good orangey-amber colour, decent, dense white head. Note of citrus and faint pine in the nose, and a good, thick malty flavor with a big kick of hops.

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Photo of Derek
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Copper-bronze with some yeast floaties, pours a white head, but not much retention.

Great hop nose, citrusy, herbal, hints of pine.

Assertive bitterness for a modern IPA. Flavours of citrus, piney resin, mango and sponge toffee.

Moderate body has a light acidity and a crisp finish.

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Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smekermann
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StJamesGate
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tap & Barrel, Vancouver.
Webby white over rusty amber body. 4
Big melon and passion fruit nose. 4
Honey on country loaf, some grapefruit rind, a mango hit, and jagged pine hops. 4
Seville orange finish and drying herbal linger.
Almost medium, chewy, round. 4

Solid tropical IPA. Simcoe hit of both fruit and pine, plus substantial IBUs. BC is stepping up their game for realz. 4

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Photo of biboergosum
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

400ml glass at Craft Beer Market - wow, Four Winds is on their regular menu, that's quite an interesting development!

This beer appears a clear, medium copper amber colour, with one very flabby finger of puffy, finely foamy, and mildly creamy eggshell white head, which leaves some attractively spaced and webbed lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of grainy pale and caramel malt, floral and piney green hop bitters, and a nice mixed bowl of citrus fruitiness. The taste is gritty and bready caramel malt, a mild earthy chalkiness, muddled pithy citrus, a touch of underripe pome fruit, and more leafy, herbal, and floral hoppiness.

The bubbles are pretty tame in their hard to really care about frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, as the big swirling hops kind of skip a beat here. It finishes trending dry, some flint and citrus oil acerbity the order of the lingering day.

As expected, an offering that is nothing less than enjoyable and solidly well made from this outfit - they seem to have jumped on the ATLNE IPA (copyright, biboergosum, 2016) bandwagon, and to no ill repute. Hoppy, not too bitter, and pleasantly fruity - what's not to like here?

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Photo of CPAles
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveJanssen
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of wordemupg
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into tulip 8/6/16

A slight haze in a golden body, lots of tiny slow bubbles with a couple fast giants popping up here and there, thumbs width of foam hangs around for a couple sips leaving some random patches

S tangerine, orange marmalade, grapefruit, lots of citrus and a little passion fruit, floral, piney hops, soft caramel and some sweet malt

T heavy on the grapefruit rind and the pine comes out strong, differs from the nose a fair bit bu equally as good

M medium weight, nice bitter snap, tries to cream up, a little gritty, fairly dry even though it smells sweet, pine and rind just keep going

O hits all the spots and all around good, nothing blows me away but its drinkable and I'd buy it again without much thought

Well rounded and fairly priced, an industry standard really, room for improvement but not lacking anywhere either

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Photo of bylerteck
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Drknight
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rrock44
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaPan
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rutager
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Four Winds IPA from Four Winds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 94 ratings