'Bout Damn Time
4 Noses Brewing Company

'Bout Damn Time'Bout Damn Time
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American IPA
Ranked #436
Ranked #5,066
4.11 | pDev: 7.79%
4 Noses Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
'Bout Damn Time'Bout Damn Time
Notes: An assertive yet crushable American India Pale Ale with citrus notes and crisp malts.
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Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Poured out a clear, golden color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of grapefruit, pineapple and toasted caramel. Sweet tropical fruit taste with subtle piney bitterness and caramel.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can. Copper in color with a white head and good lacing. Smells of pine, grapefruit and orange. Flavorful include grapefruit with hints of pine. Mouth feel is full bodied and a little sticky. Solid

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light copper colored with a half inch of creamy dishwater white on top. The aroma is of pine and light malt. Moderate lacing. I’m tasting restrained pine and green vegetables. The mouth is lightly sticky and dry.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From recent notes on a trip to Boulder, Colorado. Poured into a medium sized, shaker style kitchen glass. Pours a light to moderately hazy, medium coppery amber with a one finger white head with good retention and lacing.Aroma of citrus and tropical hops, grapefruit, mango, mixed tropicals. Flavor is similar, pale malt, grapefruit and rind, mixed tropical fruit with hints of mango and pineapple and a little white grape. Moderately bitter finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Another hazy leaning IPA with mixed tropical and citrus character, this one leaning towards citrus flavors. Nice balance of fruit flavors and a satisfactory level of hop bitterness. Solid, flavorful IPA.

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Photo of sjdevel
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look - a deep yellow / almost orange - a 1-2 finger head with a pretty hefty pour that dissipated quickly - lots of lacing and foam around the outside though

Smell - Pine / Cattiness / Mangoes - decent aromatics - slightly sweet caramel

Taste - Huge blast of catty hops with a moderate level of bitterness - pine trees with sticky sap ooze in quickly - some sweet malt and almost agave syrup slip in while turning more towards mangoes and peaches - it does dry out towards the end and all flavors meld together at the end / teaming up together to create an interesting aftertaste

Feel - Medium bodied but felt a bit thin to me - it should be a bit thicker and more oily with so much hoppiness - could use a bit more carbonation as well

Overall - A very enjoyable beer from 4N. I am only about 1.5 hours from this brewery but haven't been. If their beers are this good, it has definitely been my loss. I must make a trip up to the Denver area. I think this IPA will please all IPA lovers / hop heads.

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Photo of Brennan27
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a typical west coast IPA color, a golden amber.
Smell is pine with notes of tropical fruit.
The taste is nice and bitter throughout, but you have a nice complex flavor of citrus, pineapple, and pine/earthiness hanging around with just enough sweetness.
Goes down clean and easy, quite refreshing.
This is a very solid west coast ipa, wished I had more!

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Photo of Ahypercube
4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well fellow beer lovers, it's 'bout damn time for another beer review. I was going to do The Amalgamator next, but my last can got consumed and I haven't found it anywhere since. Conveniently, this is also 7.1% alcohol, which reminded me of reviewing beer. It's also about the tastiest West Coast style IPA that I've had since moving here.

L: Pours a sightly hazy golden orange with no visible sediment. Jagged and profuse lacing formed an image of a snowy peak on the glass. Can is a beautiful metallic green, with a cool hoppy clock graphic.

S: Typical fruity West Coast hop aromas of orange, mango and pineapple are noted first. Star fruit, red grape and gala apple are present in the middle, with an herbal greenness, like loroco, and a sweet bread note with some rye pepperiness on the finish.

T: Super juicy with notes of orange, ruby red grapefruit, and pineapple at first. An oxidized planty loroco note fills the middle. This was much less notable a month ago, but this beer is now about 70 days from canning and it shows.

F: Super smooth with a rich texture that clearly comes from not being filtered. I like IPAs to have a good strong bite though, and this has almost none.

O: Great IPA, definitely highly recommended, especially if fresh.

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Photo of eppCOS
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A fantastic Colorado IPA. Has balance, good acidity, floral citrus and pine aromas and flavors, great carbonation, keeps good head and nice glass lacing. One of my usual purchases for a reason.

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Photo of arizcards
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a sixer from the West Vail, CO Liquor Mart cooler on 8-25-18 for $12.99. Canned on 7-31-18, consumed on 8-26-18.

Beer poured golden orange with a nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is a nice fresh blast of orange, grapefruit and mango.

Taste is a really well balanced IPA as the citrus and tropical fruits blend very nicely with a typical IPA backbone. Finish gives you a nice touch of rind to remind you this is a west coast IPA.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, both smooth and refreshing.

Overall a solid IPA that i would recommend!

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Photo of brentk56
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenstraw with a one inch head; good stickage and a nice smattering of lace

Smell: Tropical tones of papaya, kiwi, banana and melon; hints of citrus and onion

Taste: Tropical fruit forward of papaya and kiwi, with a hint of melon and banana; through the middle, a very pithy bitterness develops, followed by strong onion notes

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A schizophrenic experience; loved the front end but didn't care for the bitterness and, especially, the onion

Thanks, Jonesy1981, for the opportunity

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Photo of Blackop555
3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Was let down. Had high expectations.

Pours slightly darker gold. Foamy, short, off white head that Fades slowly with light lacing.

Smells tropical, floral and pine with light caramel malt.

Taste pineapple, tropical, Light Citrus and caramel malt. Followed by Pine and light toast and malt. Finishes dry with a Piney linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of CBlack85
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a New Belgium Globe Glass. Thanks to EvanMa for this one

This beer pours a golden straw color that is nearly clear with just the slightest hint of haze. There is about a fingers worth of light frothy head that recedes quickly, leaving behind just the slightest hint of lacing...

The aroma is fairly light and is comprised mostly of tropical fruit, and some citrus. While it is quite pleasing and inviting it is much lighter than I am used to for a good IPA

The flavor is a bit more robust than the aroma; lots of tropical fruit and bitter orange peel. Fairly "juicy" and "dank", which is surprising given the lackluster aroma. I also get a generic malt flavor; not necessarily biscuity or bready, but sweetish and pleasant.

The beer is medium bodied and moderately carbonated, making the beer very well balanced, and quite easy to drink.

Overall, the beer is quite pleasant and leaves me wanting another. This is an everyday, easy drinking, IPA. I could see myself going through a six pack and not even realizing it. Good Beer

Thanks EvanMa

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - golden color slight head and skimming
Smell - citrus and piney
Taste - just like the scent with a good malt backbone
Feel - medium body and carbonation, slightly creamy
Overall - pretty good

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Photo of mecmd
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served at 40-42 degrees and poured into a snifter.

Golden and slightly cloudy. One finger slightly off-white bubbly head that fades slowly over about 5 plus minutes to a nice ring and thin partial cap. Nice lacing.

Aroma is of tropical fruits and citrus notes (mostly mango) followed by piney resinous notes.

Taste is slightly sweet and juicy with some dank flavors and a piney resinous finish. Light malt in the background,

Medium body with light carbonation. Slight creaminess.

An easy drinking, good IPA.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.57/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Brief initial impression from a can:

Dry and coating, with poor depth of flavour and a subpar hop profile heavy on oniony Simcoe and scattershot boozy tropical fruit (pineapple mainly) along with mild resinous flavour. Imbalanced with an alcohol warmth and too much caramalt. Scraping rough presence on the palate.

Not a beer I'd recommend to others, and pretty poorly executed within the IPA style. Drinkable enough I'll have no issues polishing off the six pack, but ultimately a deeply flawed attempt at the style.

Low C- (2.52) / BELOW AVERAGE

12/29/16 impression from a can:

Floral and a bit oniony. Pale malts offer a feeble attempt at balancing this brew.

Mouthfeel is somewhat soft, oddly light-bodied, smooth, wet, and somewhat refreshing. Average carbonation.

Drinkable but underwhelming.


12/30/16 impression from a can:

Off-putting rindy bitterness mixed with a coating mouthfeel and weird oniony/garlicky hop notes.


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Photo of Mateo2699
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First time Colorado visitor here, and this was highly recommended at every bottle shop I went to when I asked for a solid Colorado IPA. Pour is a semi hazy golden orange pour, big frothy head that lasts for the whole session. Piney resinous aroma, slight tropical notes such as melon, citrus zest and kiwi. Following the aroma well, it has a nice west coast hop forward taste. Resinous pine in the back end, not much maltiness detected at all. Solid offering!

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Photo of Beaver13
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours extremely hazy yellow gold with a big fluffy white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is perfumey malts with fruity resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet fruity malt with a big dank resiny bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice fruity resiny IPA.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Slightly Hazy copper honey color with a small creamy head that sticks around and fingers of lacing around the glass.

S: Lots of tropical fruit, including Mango, guava, banana with notes of citrus and pine. Love the tropical nose on this beer.

T: Ripe citrus, guava, Mango, and banana. A strong bitterness. I feel like it is a slight bit too bitter, but the juicy tropical fruit and citrus is great.

F: Medium body and creamy carbonation.

O: Love how tropical fruit forward this beer. Really good IPA.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

when i moved to colorado about five years ago now, we really didnt have a definitive ipa, i mean, there was modus and titan and a handful of others, but we lacked a hoppy beer identity a little bit i think. now we have a ton of good micro ones, and this now has to be near the top of the list. a pretty classic west coast style absolutely dripping with juicy hops. its honey colored and holds a full inch of white head, great clarity. the nose turns me on, lemony hops, citra and maybe some simcoe, very citrus driven, mouthwatering even. the grain base isnt super light either, there is some body and some dry crackery element from the pale barley. its also a little sturdier in abv, which i think is appropriate in this brew. the hops make it though, i think more mosaic in the flavor maybe, it has that tropical quality with the citrus from the aroma, very fruity and juicy, but still also plenty bitter as it moves toward the finish. good carbonation and just a little oily hop derived sweetness as it closes. overall an awesome ipa, i would put this on par with some of the odd13 and comrade stuff as the best colorado india pale ales in the game right now. its that good.

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Photo of LouZ
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a golden copper hue with a half finger of head on draft at Tap 14. Aroma of pine and grass - great nose! This is the hoppy, piny IPA I've been seeking in Colorado. Must try if you have the opportunity.

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Photo of WingsAndBeer72
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really one of the best IPAs around. Hop forward with low malt. The nose is very tropical and dank. The High Abv is perfectly hidden. It could pass for a double IPA (batch 2 is 8%) but it doesn't taste like a double at all (kind of like Pliny). I love this beer. I love proboscis but this overtook it for me.

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