IPA
Fourpure Brewing Co.

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Style:
English India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ranked #112
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
82
Ranked #28,851
Avg:
3.76 | pDev: 9.57%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
16
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Fourpure Brewing Co.
 
England, United Kingdom
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  0
Gots
  3
SCORE
82
Good
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 16
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3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned and part of a postal service ale delivery package prepacked set
Almost menthol big flavours but not much depth but inviting aroma and good looking ale

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Photo of flyingpig
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml Can from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.20):
Light to medium amber with a foamy white, 1.5cm head & fairly good retention. It recedes slightly before holding at just under a 1cm tall.

Hoppy & definitely American influenced with pine and tropical fruits notes, citrus like hops & bitterness. It was fresh with some sweetness & sugars with juicy fruit notes & citrus. Excellent smelling with some mango & pineapple at the end.

Lively with strong citrus & huge bitterness, It's a stronger version of the nose with huge floral flavours, mango & tropical fruits but given how strong the bitterness & hops were, it made these quite difficult to detect. Some lemon & pine appeared towards the end too.

Very bitter with a medium, well-carbonated body & a lively feel. Quite dry & slightly chewy towards the end with a lingering bitter finish.

Fairly good stuff from Fourpure, the highlight being the wonderful smell of the beer but it was let down ever so slightly by the taste with too much bitterness & citrus coming through early on that threw the balance off some.

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3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery, Bermondsey, London.

Dark amber with a steady taupe head that trails.
Faint floral, candy corn and orange rind nose.
Sweet caramel up front with perfumed nectar, orange, and jagged pine needle hops.
Chalky end and herbal linger.
Medium, chewy, round.

Cascade, Columbus, Chinook, and Centennial

The first boring beer of the day (i.e. Mile). Solid, but tastes like 2003. Too sweet and the floral hop character makes it cloy. Good enough, just.

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3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

330ml brown bottle purchased from the brewery while on the Bermondsey Beer Mile.

Pours a faintly hazed deep golden colour, with a rather bright white head that settles out to fine film and a smear of larger bubbles. Carbonation is very fine when tilted. Lacing is good. Overall, it's a fine-looking beer.

Nose is pleasant. Sherbet lemon, some barley sugar sweetness and something a little zesty. The sweetness permeates though, giving it a candyish tone throughout. As it warms, some herbal overtones come through giving a slight grassy aroma. Overall, it's not bad, but there are few questionable points to it.

Taste is similar. Sweetness is bold when it's cold, surprisingly, but after a while the hop bitterness masks the barley malt character a little. Slight zesty tones on the mid-palate prepare for a subdued but present hop character on the back. Body is lacking somewhat, making it feel a little empty and medicinal towards the finish—this is despite the perception of sweetness which never really goes away.

Overall, it's okay, but I had better beers from Fourpure, and better IPAs on the Mile in general. Despite the "Oregon, USA" inspiration they claim on the bottle, this beer just ends up tasting a little, well, uninspired.

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IPA from Fourpure Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 16 ratings