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Karben4 Fantasy Factory

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1591) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Hazy amber to gold. Nice catty pine and citrus with faint golden malt. Flavor is nice, dry pine with mild citrus with some biscuity malt. Dry lingering bitterness. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (253) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2014
12oz bottle. Park Rapids, MN Pours golden/amber, mostly clear. Aroma is grapefruit, pineapple, floral, really nice. Taste is mostly dry, with slight sweetness in the finish. Body is medium with a clean finish. Overall, this is really nice. The label is fantastic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (284) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Pours a cloudy golden color with a small sudsy white head. Aroma and taste were very hop forward with lots of citrus, some tropical, resin, and pine. Very good IPA and exactly what I like in one I’m drinking. Body was lighter and easy to drink with a lasting bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Sampled at the STL Hops 7th Anniversary Party - Pours hazy orange with an off-white head. The aroma has funk, pineapple, mango and lightly toasted malt. It has a medium grainy body with soft carbonation. The flavor starts really dry with citrus, pineapple and crackers. The finish has dry crackers and grapefruit. Really good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle, gift from Skyview. Orange color and a quickly fading head. Lots of sediment near the bottom of the glass. Pine in the aroma, some citrus as well. Lightly sweet malts and fairly dry, bitter hops. Some fruit here. Good palate. Better than most in its style.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TXBadger (1557) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Pours a cloudy/hazy yellow-gold with white head. Citrus, lots of citrus, some pine, and some bread on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more citrus. Just fantastic.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rockbeer (36) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Poured hazy from 12oz bottle, which I might add is there second week of bottling. Nice quarter in white head. A hoppy beer but I would describe it as almost a creamy hoppiness that coats you’re mouth lingers for a couple seconds then disappears. Overall a pretty good Wisconsin IPA which can be hard to come by in this state.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymtee (32) - Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Poured at Brocach in Madison. Nice deep golden colour with a bit of haziness. Good 1/2 inch head which settled nicely to a good steady head. Good lacing on the glass. Good solid IPA taste with just enough hoppiness. Not overwhelming - in a good way. Good mouthfeel and short aftertaste. Definitely worth a second glass!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KillerMoran (14) - - OCT 27, 2014
This beer is very citrus infused both in taste and smell. Almost as epic as the packaging ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Solid, all-purpose IPA. Tends to the pine side of things, harder to find the tropical fruit. Pretty standard color and mouthfeel. Bitter finish, but restrained enough to be sane. (on tap, Irish bar across the street from state capitol building, Madison, WI).


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