44 Magnum
4 Noses Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,762
ABV:
8.7%
Score:
89
Ranked #15,683
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 9.55%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
31
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4 Noses Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
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SCORE
89
Very Good
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Photo of kojevergas
2.83/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Brief impressions from a can:

Pours a healthy off-white cap over a vibrant copper body. Clean, with no visible yeast/lees. Appears overcarbonated judging by the high head retention (~10+ minutes).

Aroma brings bright floral hops, resinous hops, and clean citrus. Pale malts keep her balanced. Not the most interesting or pungent hop aromatics, but I'm looking forward to the first sip. Aromatic intensity is average.

Has a soft slightly oily mouthfeel to cushion the hop bitterness. And bitter it is, lacking adequate balancing pale malts (or caramalt). Grating hop bitterness scrapes the palate, heightened by a harsh texture that drags on the palate. Hop pungency is surprisingly low considering the bitterness, with shallow flavours of floral, vaguely citrusy, and somewhat resinous hops. A blip of oniony character has me suspecting Simcoe was used as well. Why hit the bitterness this hard if you aren't going to deliver with hop flavours? I'd like to see them ditch the Magnum (or at least ease it back) and go with a more flavourful hop like amarillo or citra.

Overcarbonated, and a little warm in terms of alcohol presence. There's no harmony of texture and taste here, and the build is neither balanced nor interesting in terms of the style. I like that they seems to try to ground this with more classic hops instead of chasing after the tropical hipster hops all the kids are going crazy for on the East coast of the U.S., but more hop flavour is desperately needed in this wanting attempt at an imperial IPA. A shrug of an effort from 4 Noses. Back to Lagunitas Sucks it is...

C (2.83) / AVERAGE

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Photo of Shermski
4.66/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stands out in a crowded style/segment in a very crowded market out here in Colorado. Sending as extras right now and one day I believe this will beer will have more notoriety.

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Photo of frozen-1984
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First beer I have had from this brewery. Pours deep gold with a solid finger of head. Extremely tropical smelling . Mostly mango . Taste follows the same line with a tad of sweet in the finish. Overall I like it. Need to explore more beer from them.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours hazy dark golden orange with a medium creamy off white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet ripe tropical fruit and dank resiny hops with some bready caramel malt.

The flavor is sweet bready caramel/crystal malt with lots of tropical fruit and some piney resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice DIPA. It's a little on the sweet side.

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Photo of flixjones303
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft at the brewery. Beautiful lasting head. Pale copper. Smells great. Classic centennial orange peel. Flavor is similar but too sweet. The sweet finish detracts a little. Still a very good beer.

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44 Magnum from 4 Noses Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 31 ratings