RateBeer
Home >

Karben4 Fantasy Factory

Karben4 Fantasy Factory
     click to upload
overall
95
92
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Share this beer with friends!
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (394) - Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Tasted on tap at Karben4. It poured a cloudy orangish amber with a thin off white head and streaky lacing. Delicious aroma of hops and tropical fruit. Big hop front with an excellent bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1111) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Draft at Burnhearts. Pours a orange amber color with a white head and a little lacing. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, pineapple, grapefruit. Medium on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, a little nutty, some pine and grapefruit hops, with a clean, bitter finish. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1163) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2014
On tap at Dexters. Pours an orangey copper with a bit of a white head. Aroma has fresh fruit, citrus, pine and a touch of caramel. Taste is of sweet luscious fruits, led by mangoes & pineapple. Some grapefruit and lemon zest show up nicely. Very citra heavy, but perhaps a nice mosiac blend in there as well?? Just the touch of caramel in the backbone, but this is very hop forward, and the sweetness comes mostly from the hops. Medium bodied and just a bit sticky. Finishes well balanced between hoppy bitter and hoppy sweet with some length and some stickiness. This was very well done. 15+

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarinEvelyn (525) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Very hoppy aroma. Citrus/orange, tropical, some caramel. Taste is nice mix of hoppiness and bitterness. kind of dry. floral. clean and smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1131) - Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Hazy medium amber. Good sized creamy off-white head. Aroma is hoppy. Citrusy. Orange. Grapefruit. Tropical. Caramel to balance. Lighter medium body. Hoppy but moderate bitterness. Very nice balance throughout. Fairly dry. Some floral. Balanced sweetness. Broken record... nice balance. Clean. Not oily. Smooth. Good solid brew but doesn’t blow the doors off. Glad I was able to try it before moving out of WI.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (247) - 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 (69) - 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 (2270) - 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50