Fourpure Brewing Co.

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American IPA
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3.92 | pDev: 6.38%
Fourpure Brewing Co.
England, United Kingdom
Very Good
Notes: Pure tropical, fruity pleasure in a glass. Fresh orange zest and heaps of extremely aromatic hops give this beer bright, intense flavour of mango, papaya and bitter orange. A restrained yet present bitterness makes you want that next sip, the next one, and the one after that. Hoppy, zesty, refreshing.
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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 36
Photo of mishi_d
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden color with white head, intense, juicy aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, taste is floral with orange peel and grapefruit, dry, medium body, medium carbonation, excellent ipa.

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Photo of Jesterr44
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks great; slightly uniform haziness; golden straw colour. Good amount of juicy aroma & flavour. Tropical & citrus with just a bit too much malt pushing its way through the hops. Mouthfeel could have been a little more smooth & full. Enjoyable IPA from England, would like to try again with a fresher can but for now this was an enjoyable one off for me.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

canned in a crafty craft can and a citrus ipa
pours a slightly cloudy orange coloured body (guess it looksa like orange juice) with good white head
aroma is funky orangeade
tastes like funky orangeade with a grapefruit finish

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Photo of doktorhops
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Found this one out of the blue at my local Black Sheep bottleshop (Brisbane, Australia) and it hails from Fourpure Brewing in the UK (London). Interesting that it’s an English-made American IPA and it doesn’t contain Lactose and other adjuncts that thicken beers, also it contains orange zest, so I’m curious as to what the mouthfeel of this 5.9% ABV brew will be like, it’s not particularly heavy either… hmmm. One thing I do admire from the get-go is the can: so, so tall and proud, with a nice funky design of a boombox on a pile of oranges and hops (and orange-centred hops), this looks really “Wow! I want to extract the contents of this can and pour it all into my belly” - which is what I look for in a can label design.

Poured from a 500ml can into a Duvel tulip (as suggested by Fourpure).

A: Looking sexy there Fourpure Juicebox Citrus IPA! Hazy orange-tinged golden body with a fluffy, not-quite-white-but-close-enough head that lingers on for a while before dropping back leaving lace rings, can’t wait to dive in. 9/10.

S: Definite orange-peel aroma, mingling with a paw paw overtone and the spiciness that comes from black paw paw seeds. Apart from that there’s a floral note, hint of dry cracker and biscuit malts and grapefruit. Certainly fits the bill for a citrus/tropical/floral fruit bonanza – again the anticipation is palpable. 9/10.

T: Huh, much drier and more muted than expected flavour. Pretty much everything noted above: orange-peel, paw paw, paw paw seeds (peppery flavour), floral hint and grapefruit from the hops, and a dry cracker malt base that finishes a brew that could benefit with a lot more sweetness. There is a slight bitter note in the finish too, but even that feels a tad restrained. I would love to try a 7% ABV version of this with more sweet/bitter character. 7/10.

M: Medium bodied with a pretty creamy carbonation – this is a great moutfeel for this ABV (5.9%) so bravo Fourpure here. 9/10.

D: Much like a top-notch Kiwi brew this started out great and ticked nearly every box except the flavour, which to be fair it was still pretty good there too, but much like those NZ IPAs that have an awesome aroma there just wasn’t enough punch in the flavour to bring home an epic beer. Still I’m far from disappointed, it’s just like Ballistic Sleep When You're Dead New England IPA – a solid base is there but it needs a bit more gravitas. I’m keen to try the other Fourpure beer I spotted, which I believe was a DIPA – that could be a firecracker. 7/10.

Food match: That spicy pepper note in this brew lends well to SE Asian food.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours Bright gold with a storm of carbonation streams and an everlasting, thick cap. Green melon, citrus, hay, some malts in the nose. Orange juice, tropical, grassy hops with an edge of spearmint take charge in the first sip. Grainy, all bran malt flavors are quite prominent but manage to never distract from the hops. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Medium bitterness in the finish.

A nice IPA with lots of balance and a complex hop profile. A must try.

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Photo of Spike
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml can. Super juicy AIPA. Light haze, orange/gold with a thin head. Long-lasting, tropical fruit aroma. Tons of orange juice and mango flavour. Smooth, dry mouthfeel with a bitter aftertaste. Refreshing & fun.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml Can from Beer52.com (£0.37):
This one was quite a nice beer from Fourpure in the end, the nose was a little lighter & weaker than I'd have liked at times but it was still a nice one with some good citrus & orange with tropical fruits & some pine sitting in the background. Things were thankfully more pronounced come the taste with mango & peach more pronounced as was the orange flavours which gave it more of a refreshing juicy feel in the later stages.

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Photo of vinicole
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can. Hazy gold colour. Frothy head. Lacing.
Aroma of mixed tropical and citrus fruits.
Fruit again upon tasting. Pithy bitter completion.
Moderate carbonation. Tea like astringency but not my C'o'T'.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light orange with a hint of a haze, little carbonation and a finger of yellowish head.

Smells of oranges, grapefruit, malt, and cat nip.

Tastes of oranges, lemon, and a hint of bitterness.

Light body with a tannic finish.

Got at the LCBO, drinking in New Hamburg, ON, July 6th, 2018.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml tall boy for $3.70 CDN. Happy Canada Day from the Brits! Review from notes.

Appearance - Light golden and amber colored beer. Two plus fingers of fluffy white head. plenty of haze and effervescence. Moderate staying power and very little lacing left behind after the head diminishes.

Smell - Certainly topical with grapefruit and orange shining through most prominently. Some sweetness from other tropical fruits, mango shows the most.

Taste - Middling bitterness initially, lots of tropical flavours with orange and mango showing most, with a kiss of lemon and grapefruit for an added bitterness. There is an underlying leafiness that makes me think of the inclusion of British hops (which is of course the case).

Mouthfeel - Clean and a little sticky with a juicy finish. Carbonation is about right, but a bone dry finish would have meshed really well here.

Overall - A good if not great hybrid English/ American IPA. Worth a try for sure but I prefer the local stuff, plus it's a little cheaper.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 mL can from the LCBO; packaged Mar 27 2018 and served barely chilled.

Pours golden-blonde in colour, with a complexion that is mostly clear - and I use the term 'mostly' because there are countless flecks of hop particulate hovering within the liquid. An inch of frothy white head lasts for the better part of five minutes, splattering a messy swath of lace against the glass while receding down to a frothy collar and filmy cap. It smells akin to fruit, as one might hope given the name - tangerine and pink grapefruit, as well as some mango, passion fruit and floral notes.

Juicy as advertised - the orange and pink grapefruit flavours come through immediately, while the mango, passion fruit and papaya notes start to peek through soon thereafter. There's hints of lightly caramelized pale malt sweetness in there, as well as a pithy bitterness towards the end of the sip... but the hops & the orange remain dominant through to the finish - up to and including the aftertaste, which concludes with a pleasant citrusy quality. Medium in body, with relatively low carbonation levels that meekly agitate the surfaces of the palate; still, it has a smooth, fulfilling mouthfeel that I rather enjoy, and is also well-suited to the juicebox theme. Extremely easy to toss back for an IPA; definitely not a palate exhauster, in that I think I could drink several more of these before tiring of it.

Final Grade: 4.02, an A-. Fourpure's Juicebox made for a fine quaff, and I must say it's one of the better English-made American-style IPAs that I've tried over the years. About on par with the domestic competition: while there are at least a handful of (subjectively) better IPAs being brewed in and distributed across Ontario at the moment, there are quite a few more that I don't think match up to Fourpure's very solid interpretation - so BAs living in this area had best pick up a can or two while it's as fresh as it's going to get.

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Photo of jhart96
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light orange with a thin white head, and a little bit of lacing. The aroma isn't as overpowering as similar examples of this style, I get tangerines, grapefruit, and a nice peach character - I think from the yeast. The flavour is the same as the nose with a pleasant peppery note. The bitterness is low but fits in really well with the rest of the flavours. The body is medium, and the carbonation is low, with a very slight bite right at the end which finishes off the beer quite nicely. Overall it's a very pleasant beer, it gives you a taste of some of the bigger IPAs but in a more drinkable form factor, I suspect this is exactly what Fourpure were thinking when they put it in 500ml cans!

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Photo of FLima
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cool label that makes you wish to taste it.
Amber orange color with a thick two finger head with decent retention.
Delicious citrusy aroma with notes of tangerines, orange peel, pine and yeast.
Flavor with notes of oranges, pine, tangerines, white pepper, mango and onion. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light towards medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Ultra-refreshing citrusy American IPA that focus on tangerine-oranges notes. Lacks some complexity, but sure delivers what was promised. Hard to beat on a hot day.

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Photo of monkist
4.71/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fourpure is good at making beer in the American way! This Juicebox is another good example of that.
The beer does smell and taste like advertised: really citrusy, especially like grapefruits. As it warms up a bit, the taste starts reminding you of hops, Citra in the first place and with it you get a bit of pine in the flavor. To me it only had bitterness as a grapefruit does, as a part of the fruit itself - at an IBU of 56. It is recommended to drink at 8 degrees Celsius so it is a real refresher, especially in summer but an outstading enjoyment all around the whole year!

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Photo of Vader444
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint can poured into a schooner glass.

Almost clear, pale orange beer with fine white head that is short lived. Aroma is citrus and slight piney resin. Main flavour is Seville orange/bitter marmalade. Mouthfeel is decent with light to moderate carbonation. Lingering citrus aftertaste. A nice clean and fresh IPA. Enjoyed this quite a lot. Cheers!

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Photo of JamFuel
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear orange, with a nice, fluffy head.

Smell is very citrusy, with quite a bit of orange peel.

Taste is very citrus forward, orange and grape fruit with a bit of mango. Balanced by a really nice hop bite.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and prickly at the same time.

Very good IPA, sort of West Coast but not quite. Very refreshing, would love another.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear dark golden color with rocky off-white head. Aroma is quite malty with sweet biscuit and light butterscotch notes and some candied oranges on top. Taste is also malty and sweet at first with citrusy hops and a light earthy/piney bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it's a nice, well made IPA.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has all the good atributes of an IPA. It's hoppy with some citrus, piney and herbal characteristics, it has a nice malt balance. Its bitterness is nicely present. It has a good drinkability. But it has no original character, it's an IPA, American-westcoast-influenced Ipa. It's well crafted but has no personality

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lumpy lacy off white over dark gold with a fine mist of particles. 4
Orange-lemon hard candy, some herbs, and tangerine flesh. 4
Hint of dough + cracker, then Seville orange, baby aspirin, slight dank, and lemongrass. 3.75
Light more than medium, crisp, salty. 3.75

Shows well, but ends up full of distractions with minerally water and tart fruit additions. Can't seem to walk the line between IPA and APA that it's trying to tread: the body's low + IBUs high for 5.9%. For a beer that's claiming "citrus" I should be loving piles of Amarillo aroma, and that's not happening.

In no danger of confusing this with Great Notion's beer of the same name. 3.75

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Juicebox from Fourpure Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 36 ratings