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Karben4 Fantasy Factory

Karben4 Fantasy Factory
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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hopheads crusade on a heroic quest for the holy grail of India Pale Ales. The subconscious composes paradisiacal scenes of malty waves crashing on a ripe lupulin landscape cascading hop flavors and aromas in profuse abundance. With humble confidence we offer this brew as fantasy made reality. Balanced in every detail and gushing resinous, exceptional citrus flavors and aromas that collaborate with soft bready notes surrendered from premium English golden malted barley, this beer is a tropical dreamscape. Epic.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (165) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2014
Excellent IPA brewed here in Madison. Might just be the best one around here. Nice orange body. Powerful hoppy earthy aroma. Very tasty. Can?t wait for bottles to come out

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wade1point0 (68) - Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap in a Madison bar. Pours hazy orange with a creamy head. Smell is hops and taste is sharp bitter. Not bad. Went with another IPA for the pitcher.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
parkerj (14) - - JAN 28, 2014
The first thing that hit me with this beer was a great citrus aroma. The taste followed very well, with a blast of a very refreshing citrus flavor. I’m really liking this one...surprising that it’s not rated higher, but I guess they used to use different hops?

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duchowbob (9) - Windsor, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
Classic ipa with resiny citrus/ fruit piney-hop aroma --balanced with clean maltiness - excellent balance...BRILLIANT

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2156) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2014
On tap, been wanting to try this one for awhile now, glad I finally got the chance, pours a hazy orange with a thick white head with lots of lacing, the aroma is huge, tons of citrus and mango and other tropical fruits, but not wet and dank hops, really fresh and bright, the flavor is much of the same, citra overload on the front end with a crisp finish, malt is light and crisp in the finish and doesn’t get in the way, bright mouthfeel and finish, damn guys, well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2013
On draught at the Karben4 brewpub in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear golden amber colored brew with a fast dissipating off-white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of solid three c’s hops with a touch more on the Cascade side, light caramel and a touch of grapefruit. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of citrus zest, a touch of tart apple and some caramel malt. Finish is semi-dry with a long lingering hop bitterness aftertaste. Tongue shocker scale: six to seven minutes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2013
On tap at Karben4 Brewery. Ruby copper with a thin off-white head. Aroma of citrus and mango with caramel and grapefruit. Taste of citrus, grapefruit juice, caramel and a mild bitter finish. Another nice seasonal IPA, wish they’d put out more…

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (2588) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2013
On tap at The Free House - Wow, surprised at some of the meh rankings for this one. Pours cloudy amber with a creamy off white head. Nose is huge citrus and tropical fruit, with some notes of pine and dank onion mixed in (though this is real subtle). There’s a dry bread malt base, but the hops are the show here. Super juicy. Taste is a bit more subdued, with the citrus and fruit mixing with the dry bread malt to create a very drinkable IPA that still has an abundance of flavor. If this came in 6 packs I could see it being very dangerous--flavor-packed without causing burnout after a couple. Pretty full-bodied for the style, with ample carbonation that doesn’t get in the way of the flavor. I agree wtih Greg--in the WI IPA landscape, this is a standout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (2947) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Comes golden orange with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, other tropical fruit, pine, and malt. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4138) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Tap at Mickeys. Hazy orange tan body, steady creamy off-white head. Quite an excellent beer, bolder and deeper than most WI IPAs by a long shot. Big citra flavor, challenging and enjoyable. Very modern IPA, well done.


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