Four Quarters Brewing Co.

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Four Quarters Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #823
Ranked #4,548
4.19 | pDev: 8.83%
Sep 17, 2023
Oct 21, 2018
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Four Quarters Brewing IPA - Imperial / Double

First sip: Candy, tropical fruity hops! The Simcoe can be very tropical and juicy, El Dorado with a sweet citrus and candy edge. These are certainly a fine combo. Smooth and silky malt with gentle golden and amber waves of grain style for the balance. The nose is all cotton candy and sweet red fruits. Zippy citrus is bold too. Smooth, almost too relaxed in the mouthfeel.

Purchased at Brattleboro Food Co-op
Sep 17, 2023
Rated: 3.88 by swierczt from Connecticut

Aug 12, 2023
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can.

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a massive sudsy off-white head. Incredibly stubborn head retention here. Leaves a crown of lacing along the top of the glass. Just a great looking NEIPA.

Nose is big citrus up front: lots of grapefruit, orange, and lemon cake. There's a good bit of melon, pineapple, pear, and stone fruit with some subtle dank and earthiness.

The flavor follows the nose, bringing notes of sweet lemon cake, orange flesh and grapefruit, as well as pineapple, stone fruit, pear, and mango. Finishes lightly dank and herbal.

The feel is medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Thick and creamy. A touch on the oily side. The alcohol is definitely well-hidden.

Overall, a great double NEIPA that wonderfully showcases the El Dorado and Simcoe hops. Tons of fruity hop flavors with just enough earthy, weedy, dank hop cone bitterness to balance everything out.
Aug 29, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, VT.

This one pours a fairly hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of sticky lacing.

This smells like grapefruit rind, melon, guava, marijuana, and lemongrass.

This is one of the better Four Quarters IPAs that I've had - there's an intriguing bitterness here - marijuana like, a little bit, but there's also a sort of lemongrass, white pepper, and something else I can't place making up the bitterness. There's lots of citrusy and tropical hoppy character as well.

This is medium bodied, reasonably creamy and smooth, with a nice drinkability.

I feel like I sometimes kind of forget about Four Quarters with all of the great Vermont breweries. They always quietly make some tasty beers. Not everything is a home run, or even a base hit, but a lot of them are.
Mar 01, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by Noelito76 from New York

Oct 11, 2021
Rated: 4.13 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Aug 14, 2021
Rated: 4.59 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts

Jun 08, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by ddoyle23 from New Hampshire

Aug 09, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by hockeypuck from Maine

May 23, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by BubbleBobble from New York

Mar 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Patlee3324 from Massachusetts

2.51/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Drain pour, the beer appeared to have been compromised, poured a reddish yellow and oxidized. I'll try again in the future but this first time around was no bueno
Feb 20, 2020
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz. can.
Moderate to vigorous pour yields a one inch white head over a very hazy light golden body with some sticky lacing. Nice nose of tropical fruit (pineapple) and sweet citrus (orange, tangerine.) Taste mirrors nose somewhat but with a bitterness that the aromas do not portend. Finishes dry, a bit harsh, and a tad young, green, and yeasty. Nice feel and overall, a fairly solid DIPA from Winooski, VT. Cheers!!!
Nov 25, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by jkrug5 from Maryland

Aug 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Shooter82 from Vermont

4.82/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
It’s eldorado need I say more???? Hop forward but light on the tongue.worth every penny and it’s a pricey one 23.00/4pk glad I live in Vermont land of real beer
Aug 10, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Jul 08, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Mleblanc25 from Massachusetts

Jun 29, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by smcel371 from New York

Jun 21, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Celtics76 from Rhode Island

Jun 07, 2019
Rated: 4.47 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

May 26, 2019
Rated: 4.51 by zahara15 from Vermont

May 23, 2019
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 52 ratings