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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8660) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a slightly murky orange-amber color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily to a film. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of tropical fruit, hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, toasted malt and pine. The finish is fruity with a pineapple and hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft. Light copper with thin white head. Aroma of citrus and resinous hops with some light malt. Medium body and a heavy resinous hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (1248) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (426) - 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 (1177) - 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 (1420) - 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 (586) - 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 (1340) - 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 (361) - 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.


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