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Karben4 Fantasy Factory

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3581) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Pours a hazy honey/orange color with a medium white head...nice ring of lacing. Aroma has nice citrus and tropical fruits...orange, tangerine, oassionfruit, pineapple. Flavor follows suit but is less bright and more rindy bitter...cuts down on fruity sweetness nicely. Mouthfeel is medium and silky / lively with a dry rindy/grapefruit/earthy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1108) - Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with big white head. Nose and taste pineapple, melon and orange. Nice sweetness. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Shared at a tasting. Hazy orange, large fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of earthy, dank hops, candied citrus. The taste is candied citrus, earth, dank, pine, pale malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gmillerstl (18) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Pretty fantastic ipa. Piney and citrusy and delicious. A new favorite for me. A perfect example of this style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tork (17) - - DEC 13, 2015
Nice aroma and good flavor but a little too earthy for me. After drinking a couple of wet ipas this just isn't quite as good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kroney (252) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle to pint glass. Appearance: cloudy burnt orange with a thin off-white head. Aroma: bitter grapefruit oils, lemon peel, pale malt. Taste: dominated by sour/bitter citrus. Palate: good carbonation, but a bit oily. Really well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3534) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Pours a chill hazed golden yellow from the bottle with fluffy white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of resinous citrus hops over faint caramel malt. Taste is more balanced, clean and easy drinking IPA. Solid beer, soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (2396) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2015
grapefruiity citrus and dank smelling. citrus, pine, and resin notes. finishes bitter with a hoppy bite. pours copper with a thick white head. had out of a bottle in wisconsin dells. first beer from the brewer. fantastic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (819) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle shared by wildcard and poured into a pint glass. Nice golden and orange color that has an unfiltered, cloudy quality. Off white head. Aroma has citrus notes primarily orange and tangerine. Taste follows the nose with a well balanced effort of bitter and sweetness leaning mostly citrus. Oily mouthfeel. Feels like a familiar IPA. Very accessible. Not quite a fantasy but good reality.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2482) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
12 oz bottle courtesy of Todd. Pours a deep rusty orange with a small white top. Aroma of orange, red grapefruit, bread malt and barley. Taste of orange, bread malt, barley and hints of grapefruit.


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