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Karben4 Fantasy Factory

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98
98
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

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common

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (1068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. The aroma is great citrus hop. Strong grapefruit and slight grass / pine too. Great example of regular IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubelknv3 (1051) - Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Cloudy, Amber, white head, and mild lacing. Citrus, orange, mild lemon, and caramel aroma. Full bodied, great balance, medium bitterness, creamy quaff, and lemony lasting notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (6063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2015
On tap at Paul’s Club pours a hazy orange with some lacing white head. Nose has candy, citrus, some perfume, almost lilac, mild resin. Flavor is sweet and fruity, oddly chalky, orange, heavy flower pollen, malt. All of the hop is back seat to the sweet/floral notes. Almost powdery finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2478) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Offered by the transitory AndyReynolds - pine-y and citrus nose. Nice balance upfront but strong bitter finish. Refeshing after an afternoon of moving shtuff. Well rounded.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8347) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2015
On tap. Pours a clear orangish gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has lots of pine and resin with a touch of bitter citrus and a grain backbone. Flavor is bitter and resinous throughout with pine, citrus and a hint of onion underlying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5621) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Sampler at the brewpub. Very hazed dingy golden. A nice off white layer of foam leaves cool lacing. Lots of grapefruit here but it is not overly bitter. Syrupy fruit. Good stuff. Malts are very much in the background and the hops take spotlight smoothly.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16417) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Draft at the source. Hazy to cloudy golden yellow. Nice grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma. Taste is mixed summer fruit. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1726) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2015
12oz bottle shared. poured a yellowish color with white head. nice aroma of citrus hops and mild to medium malt. the flavor is bitter but still quite smooth. the nice malt base is accented by a strong citrus hop flavor. nicely balanced throughout. very good ipa with a great flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emusche (65) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Pours copper with thin, white head. Aroma is big hops, grapefruit and tropical fruits. Taste is nice citrus upfront, followed by bitter, hoppy blast. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SotallyTober (94) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Pours a murky dull orange with a decent off white head. Has a citrus, floral, caramel, and fruit aroma. Flavors of pine, bread, citrus, sour dough, orange, and some earthy notes. Not bad.


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