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Karben4 Fantasy Factory

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vir4030 (560) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Pours a cloudy apricot with a well-sized white head. Aroma is sweet, hoppy, and delicious. Flavor is also very hoppy and well-balanced. This is very good flavor - very smooth and very nice. Good pick-up if you’re in the Madison WI area.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2844) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2015
On tap at Come Back In in Madison, WI., and mug served showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with frothy persistence to the off white head foam, and clingy spots & strands of lacing. The aroma started dank, then offered expressive esters as citrusy grapefruit & orange, and tropical hints. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste was as the nose, plus a pronounced citrus, rind, and resin, hop bitterness, mellowed just enough by the smooth malt. Nicely balanced and flavorful IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phil142 (1) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2015 does not count
Love the hop blend, and the taste. It is slightly cloudy, although as a homebrewer you can easily forgive that. While there is malt, the mouth feel is somewhat watery. All in all this is one of the better IPA’s I have tried!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
timrappelton (11) - - APR 17, 2015
Absolutely amazing, big bold flavor, with a nice clean bite on the finish that invites another sip

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (507) - - APR 10, 2015
Really nice IPA. Smells like sweaty armpits but has a nice citrus flavor balanced by light hops.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (7681) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Tap at Karben4. One of my new favorite IPAs. Citrusy and tropical fruit juiciness. Nice malt backing. Easy drinking and tons of flavor. Just an excellent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1pintatatime (107) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours a cloudy golden color with minimal white head. Big aroma of citrus and resin. Taste starts sweeter than expected given the aroma. There is a nice malt body in there before the hops come in with a powerful punch of citrus and a dry, biting finish. That extra hint of underlying malt sweetness makes it quite drinkable. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1056) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2015
On tap in Madison. Didn’t hear about this brewery until I saw it started selling out at local stores. Solid IPA with great balance and nice aromas from the hops used.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilloc1204 (16) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2015
A very nice IPA, but I wish it wasn't so cloudy. Hop aroma was inviting. Taste wasn't over-the-top bitter like some IPAs. Actually had a nice balance of malt, though the hops were more predominant. Very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robobeerbelly (73) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2015
i really liked this beer. i reminded me a bit of gumballhead from three floyds. had a good citrus flavor to it.


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