Shape Shifter
Fourpure Brewing Co.

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From:
Fourpure Brewing Co.
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 8.88%
Ratings:
27
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 16, 2019
Added:
Jun 06, 2016
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  11
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: None
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Photo of Scarle21
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Scarle21 from England

A little more bitterness and empahsis of grapefruit than the Juicebox, so for those that like a bitter bite.

Nov 16, 2019
 
4.06 by jeff1973 from California on Sep 12, 2019
 
3.75 by Mattias from Sweden on Jan 18, 2019
 
3.62 by Goofster from Sweden on Nov 30, 2018
 
3.67 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Sep 21, 2018
Photo of vinicole
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by vinicole from England

Can. Light amber. Slight haze. Thick frothy head.
Potent aroma of tangerine and other citrus/tropical fruits.
Tastes the same with pine resin. Light astringency.
Rather chewy feel.
Middle of the road AIPA. Nevertheless quite drinkable.

Sep 01, 2018
Photo of Spike
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Spike from England

330ml can.
L: Opaque orange with a thick, long-lasting, soapy, cream-coloured head and several rings of lacing.
S: Orange marmalade.
T: Overripe mango & bitter orange. Light bitterness.
F: Medium body, rich & chewy, with a subtly dry finish.
O: Moreish, easy-drinking, hoppy AIPA brewed in South London. Favours fruit over pine and both bitterness and alcohol are dialled down.

Aug 30, 2018
 
3.25 by BdM from Netherlands on Aug 06, 2018
 
3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Jun 16, 2018
 
3.63 by tottel from Netherlands on May 19, 2018
 
3.5 by aztraz from Sweden on May 07, 2018
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EmperorBevis from England

Canned in a crafty craft can
pours a very slightly(west coast nest pas?) wheat coloured body with huge foaming white head
basttery acid lemonade aroma
some sulphur then grapefruit and vit c
some good body tho

May 01, 2018
 
4.29 by GrumD from Japan on Feb 27, 2018
 
4.14 by georgeanthorpe from England on Feb 08, 2018
Photo of leslie91
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by leslie91 from Singapore

lychees. Quite dry aftertaste

Nov 05, 2017
Photo of FLima
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by FLima from Brazil

At the brewery. Clear golden color with a two finger thick head and leaving strong laces.
Mild aroma with pale malt sweetness, pine and white fruits. A bit disappointing for the style.
Flavor is much more interesting with notes of pine, grapefruit, tea leaves, spices, some mango and lychees. Quite dry aftertaste with a decent bitterness, but sure it doesn't feel as high as 60 IBUs.
Bordering medium body with appropriate carbonation.
American IPA with bold piney, citrusy and white fruits hops notes.

Nov 03, 2017
 
4.01 by eng_lee from Singapore on Oct 19, 2017
 
4 by leitmotif from Romania on Sep 06, 2017
 
4.5 by JavierGC from Spain on May 20, 2017
 
3.65 by Giangio from Italy on May 06, 2017
 
4.63 by monkist from Hungary on May 05, 2017
Photo of Bruno74200
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Bruno74200 from France

This beer reminds me of boldless stone IPA. It's definitely a west coast Ipa. Balanced all along between pils malt and fruity hops. Mostly about pineapple, melon and grapefruit.
The bitterness is low but still present.
Good beer even if it's not the more complex IPA I've had.

Mar 11, 2017
 
4.25 by steverx8 from England on Sep 23, 2016
 
3.99 by Bpayne88 from England on Sep 18, 2016
 
4 by mtbdonn from Colorado on Aug 15, 2016
Photo of StJamesGate
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by StJamesGate from New York

CAN
Steady pitted off-white can pour head over hazy dirty blonde. 4
Luscious salted grapefruit, grilled pineapple, and lime Starburst. 4.5
Thread of salted caramel then pink grapefruit, papaya, lime Frozfruit, summer berries, touches of white pine + grass, and honeydew. 4.25
Light, some oily, salty, low fizz, scratchy end. 4

Citra, Mosaic, Centennial

Bright + bouncy - there's a compulsive salty-sweet citrus thing that reminds me of fairground treats: saltwater taffy, kettle corn, margaritas. On trend for light malts, aroma forward, easy body, not clear, et al. Citra + Centennial working harder than Mosaic up front, though I suspect the latter is the X factor that's keeping this interesting. Thickens up as it warms + shows specks of spicy wood + resin that give this layers, though I'd stop short of calling it dank at all. Crazy drinkable + summery, overall. Compared to 4Pure's other offerings, seems like the kind of thing where the brewer was given free reign.

This brewery's best by a country mile, and a top 10 UK IPA. 4.25

Jul 18, 2016
 
4.54 by CwrwAmByth from England on Jun 06, 2016
Shape Shifter from Fourpure Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 27 ratings