islay (1078) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint pour, on tap at the brewpub. Consumed on 7-26-14. Pours an orange-ish light amber. The beer pours mostly clear with a slight haze. Looks good. Good aroma features scents of apricot, pear, mango, and pine. Dry, floral-hoppy taste features flavors of biscuit and grapefruit. Dry finish. Medium body. Lively in the palate. Overall, Karben4 Fantasy Factory is quite pleasant. It’s simple but solid and my kind of beer. I could have given this a score as high as 3.9 or even 4.0, but I am trying to be tougher in my ratings.
ChiGuy68 (400) - Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
sherm1016 (1127) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
AWISLguy (1195) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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+
MarinEvelyn (535) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hoppy aroma. Citrus/orange, tropical, some caramel. Taste is nice mix of hoppiness and bitterness. kind of dry. floral. clean and smooth.
beerbaaron (1156) - Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
kkleu357 (253) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
wade1point0 (69) - Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
parkerj (14) - - JAN 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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?
duchowbob (9) - Windsor, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Classic ipa with resiny citrus/ fruit piney-hop aroma --balanced with clean maltiness - excellent balance...BRILLIANT