CaptAnkeny (15) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, sampled many a time, many a year at the Four Peaks Brew Pub. I used to think it was an excellent IPA, now I find it to be barely an above average IPA. Easily their best and the best brew out of the Phoenix/Tempe area, but the level of a very good IPA has been raised.
Yes, it could be hoppier, has a mellow fruity flavor and a mild kick.
JorisPPattyn (8242) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Marks for Appearance are an average, as beer was sampled in weak artificial light after dark. Very light citrussy-fruity nose, light vanilla. Restrained hopflavour, rather neutral, non-sweet malts, little touch of some (sweeter) spirit. Medium bodied, light creamy texture. Another good IPA, with a rather restrained hopcharacter.
daddyslick (36) - Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one is distinctly for IPA lovers. This beer focuses most of its hops on aroma. The rest are all for flavoring, very little bitter after taste.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild 2008 Strong Beer Fest, on February 17, at the Mesa Amphitheatre.
BOLTZ7555 (2935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Four Peaks is definitely a cut above the rest here in AZ...although when comparisons are done verses the US/International competition, there are significant room for improvements. Love Kiltlifter, like 8th Street, and did enjoy this one. All of the expected flavor combinations are there; just not in excess as seen in other beers I’ve had. Call me a Extreme Beer Junkie, this one didn’t live up to it.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JAN 14, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2008 Altogether an excellent IPA. Can taste woody flavors with hoppy piney resiney flavors. Very dank, like I like it.
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at D-Lux burger in PXH. Pours a light golden color with no head by the time it got to my table....This beer was HOPPY! Almost too much. It didn’t have the complexity in flavors I was hoping for, just a over abundance of hops....It smelled and tasted like pot...but didn’t get me high...
kramer (5328) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler, via BA tayner. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold body under a fizzy large bubbled white head that receded quickly and left some light lacing. The nose is fresh citrusy hops with notes of pineapple and apricots over a lightly bready maltiness. The flavor is moderately hoppy, but not especially bitter, lots of hops late in the boil apparently. Lots of citrus fruitiness with just a little crackery malt. Mouthfeel is light bodied with nice soft fizzy carbonation. Lingering fresh leafy hops on the finish. Overall, this was a really nice IPA, especially if you’re not into the super-bitter hop bombs.
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub, pours a rather clear golden color, decent head, faint aroma of grassy hops, though there were many other aromas in the air that may have prevented the beer from standing out. Taste is what you’d expect from an IPA, nothing too special. Not too bitter and relatively smooth to drink, went very well with the nachos. I’d call it a good one.
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - NOV 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the brewery. Nice white head. Brilliant copper color. Nice hop nose with notes of grapefruit, lemon and strawberry. Bitterness up front and in the finish but some carmel sweetness in the end. I think it could be amped up a bit based upon what they’re trying to sell it as....a hop bomb. Not quite there.