Fourpure / Devils Peak - Coastline
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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
6%
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Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 5.7%
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4
Ratings:
5
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Fourpure Brewing Co.
 
England, United Kingdom
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

440 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Canned March 28, 2019. Ditto to what thehyperduck said about last year's collaboration and no indication that the recipe changed etc. etc. Cost was in the 4-5 dollar range.

Appearance - Fairly hazy rich golden hued brew, however even a very aggressive pour couldn't come up with a finger of head. No lacing to speak of and head retention is marginal.

Smell - some berry, stale sweaty gym socks, leafy hops on the nose, fairly aromatic but not necessarily the most inviting combo.

Taste - Some gooseberry, grape, tartness with hints of lemon, leafy hops and an undercurrent of sweetness at the close. I guess that's the vanilla but it's not pronounced at all.

Mouthfeel - Creamier than most sours, good carbonation and acidic but not overdone, body is pretty light and pillowy for a beer with a heftier ABV,

Overall - A solid if not super impressive sour, would enjoy again, but unlikely to pick it up myself. I've had many more American Wild Ales this year and to me, despite different flavorings and what not, most of them are muddling together.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

440 mL can from the LCBO; dated Mar 28 2019 and served well chilled. Last year's collaborative effort was apparently so popular that Fourpure opted to bring this one back, slotting it into their 'Pioneer' series of experimental brews. I can't find any indication that Devil's Peak is still involved, but I also can't find anything suggesting that the recipe has changed...

Pours hazy medium gold, with a deliberately rough pour generating about half a finger of bubbly white foam that recedes within ninety seconds. A thin collar is all that remains; it's not much to look at, though it does leave behind a few strands of lace as the level drops - so that's something. Gooseberry, grape and lemony lactic acidity come through on the nose, along with hints of wheat husk, gritty grain, lime and passion fruit.

An interesting take on a dry-hopped sour - it's not as tart as most, with the lactose and other adjuncts effectively blunting its acidity. Orange and grapefruit, together with gooseberry, lime and passion fruit, combine together into a delightfully fruity front end, with the vanilla and milk sugar sweetness serving mostly as understated presences towards the tail end of the sip. Gooseberry and tropical fruit flavours continue on through the finish, lingering briefly into a mildly tart/lactic aftertaste. Medium-light in body, with moderately low carbonation levels that gently tickle the palate; feels smooth, and it's very quaffable.

Final Grade: 3.93, a B+. Fourpure's Coastline is a tasty, refreshing, fruity sour ale that I'd recommend to any BA with an appreciation for such beers. I was a bit worried when I saw 'vanilla' on the can - an ingredient which, in my experience, is easy to overuse - but it blends in nicely here, complementing the subtle lactose sweetness. This was the first UK-made 'wild ale' I've ever tried, and I must say that while I did enjoy this beer, I also found it to be quite a bit tamer (in terms of sourness) vs. the majority of the North American-made sours I've tried. That's neither praise nor criticism - merely an observation, so take it as you will. I'll pick up a few more cans while it's available.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy pale golden amber coloration with a medium, frothy head. Smell is a good mix of tart gooseberry and flowery orange notes, with light biscuity malt and just a hint of peach and vanilla coming through as well. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by flowery, slightly zesty orange notes and tart gooseberry, with hints of peach, biscuity malt and vanilla coming through as well. Finishes quite tart and acidic, with some zesty citrus notes lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. This has a great balance of zesty/acidic citrus, tart gooseberry and sweet malt/vanilla notes going for it, with the zesty citrus notes kinda dominating, giving this quite a pleasant tangy twang.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy amber; grape skins + lemon rind; hint of biscuit, thread of vanilla sweetness, gooseberry fruitiness, acidic hit, + citrus ending; smooth.

Gooseberry, vanilla, + lactose. Citra

4 3.75 4 4 3.75

I can pick out each element - Citra steps forward as it opens + the sweet shop elements recede. That doesn’t make me like ice cream sours any better. Just because you can...

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Fourpure / Devils Peak - Coastline from Fourpure Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 5 ratings