4 Pines Brewing Company Reviews


Sevenlee
4 Pines Keller Door Series Imperial IPA 3.8
Pours a clear golden amber with a large off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, citrus and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a hoppy finish.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

DavidAust
4 Pines imperial IPA 4.5
500ml bottle into glass. Huge Aroma of citrus, pine and passionfruit. Dark side of amber with a lively foam - be careful when you pour. Head holds fairly well but not forever and produces a mild lacing. Amazing taste with massive levels of sweet malts with a back end of hop bitterness. The kind of beer you want to hold and gentle move around your mouth a few times to extract every last drop of flavour. Carbonation is lively and threatens to make the texture thin, yet the chewy malts resist and it ends up fine. Improved as it warmed slightly. No hint at all of the high alcohol. Overall a big beer with complexity, one of the better Imperial IPAs being produced in Australia and by far the best beer 4 Pines have in their stable (so far).
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Muggus69
4 Pines imperial IPA 3.6
500mL bottle from Warners at the Bay Pours a pale amber body, dense white head. Big resiny hop nose - pine, citrus, touch of tropical melons, caramel malts. Thick body, lets it be known that it’s big upfront, kind of sticky yet warming. Quite sweet upfront, notes of bitter citrus, pine resin, leafy herbs, ripe stonefruits, even an odd fairy floss sort of note. A big astringent lingering bitterness tries its best at balancing that sweetness - perhaps in vain. A decent attempt of an IIPA, balance a tad off.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Muggus69
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale 2.8
375mL can from Slowbeer. BB 11/01/17 Straw body, slight haze, creamy white head. Moderate nose; grainy malts, pineapple, passionfruit & herbal hops. Light bodied, slight bit short on the palate, lifted carbonation. Pleasant but subdued flavours on body - citrus, passionfruit, guava, grainy malts, low bitterness, not much to speak of on the finish. Nice flavours, just a tad thin.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Lunkie
4 Pines Keller Door Christmas Saison 2.5
Citrus hop herbal aroma. Clear Amber colour good head and lacing. Hop floral cirrus aroma. Fizzy palate.
Friday, April 22, 2016

vanvenlo
4 Pines Keller Door Christmas Saison 3.5
Bottle(22-Apr-16)Spice fruit aroma.Clear amber,low head&suds lace.Spice orange flavour.Broad spice finish&orange herbal aftertaste.
Friday, April 22, 2016

vanvenlo
4 Pines Citrus IPA 3.2
Bottle(22-Apr-16)Light citrus herbal aroma.Cloudy amber,low head&suds lace.Sweet citrus,broad herbal flavour.Herbal trop finish&spice herbal aftertaste.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Lunkie
4 Pines Citrus IPA 3
Fruit floral hop aroma. Murky Amber colour good head and lacing. Hop herbal citrus flavour. Fizzy palate.
Friday, April 22, 2016

wrlangin
4 Pines Stout 3
Bottle at Miss Kay's burger joint. Dry stout with good balance of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Nice accompaniment to the burger. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, April 22, 2016

Malrider69
4 Pines Oatmeal Stout 2.4
Pours an opaque black colour with a thick tan head. The aroma is of malt and freshly cut grass. The flavour has a hint of roast malt, but not enough and seems to be over-hopped as it is relatively bitter for a stout. Overall, a bit of a disappointment.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Gonzin
4 Pines Pale Ale 3.5
Probada en botella de 330 ml en Port Douglas, Australia. Buena Pale Ale con pronunciado sabor a pino, malta y cítricos. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Gonzin
4 Pines IPA 3.1
Probada tirada en Riverbar, Brisbane. IPA suave, espumosa y con aroma y sabor a pino. Esta ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, April 15, 2016

gam
4 Pines Keller Door Series Imperial IPA 3.8
Large creamy coloured head medium carbonation amber pour aromas caramel earthy hops citrus stone fruit the flavours floral tropical fruits spruce apricot pear grapefruit papaw taste of custard apple sweetness so nice crispness fruits are great on the palate the finish rich sharp good bodied Imperial IPA hops do it grand good malt backing lasting spruce bitter taste top stuff
Sunday, April 10, 2016

gam
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale 3.1
Large head medium carbonation deep gold pour aromas floral citrus biscuit the flavours bit soapy sweet medium bitter citrusy watery note okay stone fruit helps the finish a bit weak but some hops save it earthy notes the best sweet taste but not good
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Davros
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale 2.9
Pours gold with a large quickly fading head. Nose shows floral and fruity hops as well as some soft sweet-smelling malt. Flavours include bready malt, light grainy notes, as well as spicy and fruity hops.
Friday, April 08, 2016

Hop_Hedonist
4 Pines Keller Door Imperial India Brown Ale 4
Solid - not high octane like a West Coast US ale but very pleasant - some decent hop complexity although again, not like some of the US brews - malt well balanced and quite prominent - like it a lot don’t love it to death.
Friday, April 08, 2016

mkel07
4 Pines Fresh In Season IPA No. 2 3.5
On tap at Embassy Bar 240316. An enjoyable beer that packs a punch. Looks quite tame in the glass with a soft white head and straw colour but there is a load of hoppiness going on. Citrus and pine dominate in the flavour and the aroma. Sorry that I missed number 1 in this series.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Dervock
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale 2.8
Can - pale yellow pours with very short lived head. Mild hop aroma, cardboard and a bit of fruit. Bit of hop up front then nothing much until a light fruity finish. Bit thin.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

StevieT
4 Pines imperial IPA 4
From a bottle. Thick with oily hop goodness, super smooth and no hint of the alcohol, pine flavours at the back. Very nice stuff.
Thursday, March 24, 2016

babymammoth
4 Pines imperial IPA 3.7
My favourite 4 pines thus far. Aroma like fruity caramel, pleasing! Great biscuit on the nose transferring well into the flavour although the texture may let it down a bit. This is forgotten due to the lingering finish which evolves nicely. Bitter into cake and finished honey sweetness. The acidity is great! Awesome.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

theswiftsa
4 Pines Keller Door Series Imperial IPA 4.2
Pours a cloudy bright amber. Nose is tropical hops, lots of pineapple sweetness coming through. Mouthfeel is thick and full bodied, tastes of more tropical fruits, pineapple and grapefruit prominent. Ends with a sharp bitterness and a hit of resin. Great series, this is a massive standout beer for me.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

JUDGE_222
4 Pines Kolsch 4.9
This beer is a little lighter than a traditional Kolsch but it is the most exquisite beer I have ever had.
Monday, March 21, 2016

HopMagnet
4 Pines Keller Door Series Imperial IPA 4.2
500mL bottle poured into a TeKu glass. ABV: 9%. Bright orange amber with medium to light head. Aromas reveal a beautifully balanced mix of pine, citrus and banana. The richly flavoured palate seamlessly combines pineapple, stone fruits and a big hit of bitterness. Powerful, long and beautifully balanced. Great beer.
Sunday, March 20, 2016

StevieT
4 Pines Keller Door Lemon Melon Wit 3.7
On tap at Embassy Bar. Pours hazy straw, the first mouthful is like banana lollies, a hint of melon, no lemon at all. Good stuff.
Friday, March 18, 2016

MBlessing
4 Pines Stout 3.7
Schwarze Farbe schöner schaum, Geruch röstmalz karamell, schönes cremiges mundgefühl Geschmack röstmalz Vanille dunkler karamell schönes bier
Friday, March 18, 2016

DrNosha
4 Pines Stout 3.7
330 ml Flasche. Schwarzes Bier mit viel cremigem beigen festem Schaum. Süssliches Röstmalz. Leichte Cognac Note. Antrunk Vanille, dann Röstmalz. Etwas zu flach. Süsslicher Abgang.
Thursday, March 17, 2016

sm89walt
4 Pines Keller Door Coffee Porter 3.9
Keg at the brewery, Brookvale. A deep, near opaque ruddy brown with a lasting and lacing one-finger tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, liquorice and dark fruits. Mid-weight, slightly oily with soft to medium carbonation and a moderate to full length and intensity malt-forward finish. Great.
Monday, March 14, 2016

sm89walt
4 Pines Keller Door Nitro IPA 3.9
Keg at the brewery, Brookvale. A clear amber with a thick and creamy, lasting one-finger white head that laced all the way down the glass. Aromas of pine, mango, peach, passionfruit and tangerine. Similar to taste but slightly more resinous finishing with a linger grapefruit-esque bitterness. Mid-weight, soft and creamy on the palate with low carbonation and a slightly oily texture.
Monday, March 14, 2016

Brenhophead
4 Pines imperial IPA 4.2
500mL bottle that pours a slightly copper hue with a nice dense white head. Amazing tropical punch bowl aroma with some resinous pine notes. A full, and actually quite sweet, tropical fruit flavour. A champion beer to be sure.
Sunday, March 13, 2016

Dervock
4 Pines Keller Door Christmas Saison 3.6
Bottle - pours dark gold with a small white head. Spicy pepper, clove and chewing gum aroma. Taste is spicy, lingering cinnamon and cloves finish. Medium palate.
Sunday, March 13, 2016

sm89walt
4 Pines Rye Citrus Pale 3.5
Keg at the brewery, Brookvale. A deep, clear Amber with a small but mostly lasting white to off-white head. Aromas of rye, lemon and ginger. Similar to taste but with some malt sweetness. Crisp, refreshing and quaffable despite its strength. Mid-weight and clean. Medium carbonation with a moderate length and intensity finish. Decent.
Friday, March 11, 2016

williamstome
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale 3
Gold pour, nice white head. Lightly fruity aroma and flavor. Flavor also has notes of German hops, but not much there. Light and refreshing without being thin.
Thursday, March 10, 2016

AMike
4 Pines imperial IPA 3.2
500 ml bottle from Salty Dog. Deep amber colour. Initial pineapple nose, giving way to stranger elements. Powerful hop-driven flavour with a good body; In fact, a full powerhouse bitterness but still with an underlying sweet character. I like it but the high alcohol rules it out for a daily driver.
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Niksko
4 Pines Keller Door Series Imperial IPA 3.7
Pours hazy orange with a fluffy off white head. Nose is grapefruit, lemon, candied orange. Flavor is candied orange, honey, toffee, vanilla, grapefruit. Medium bitter and slightly warning finish. Medium to heavy body, lowish creamy carbonation. Nice body on this, good sweet flavor without being cloying, with nice hop notes. Pretty good effort.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Niksko
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale 3.1
Pours clear pale golden with a fluffy white head. Nose is tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, a little grass, straw. Flavor is more tropical fruit, grass, straw, grainy sweetness in the back palate, bready/nutty/grainy finish. Light body, medium carbonation. Nice summer beer, with hints of hop flavor. Not too bad, though the grassy/grainy flavors are a bit overdone for me.
Sunday, March 06, 2016

bmeup
4 Pines Keller Door Series Imperial IPA 3.1
BB 05/02/2017. Filtered and clear amber with a white head settled to about 5mm. Quite malty with moderate boozy presence and tropical fruity hops in the aroma. Tangy at first then almost cloying with lots of citrus, spruce and pine that hangs around on the side of you tongue for ages, certainly grabs your attention though i think a little hard to deal with long term.
Saturday, March 05, 2016

Maris
4 Pines Keller Door Series Imperial IPA 4
From a 500ml bottle on 3/3/2016 Bottle says 9%, 84IBU). Pours a clear golden with a small to medium head. Has a nice strong aroma of tropical and stone fruit. This presents as a big beer on the first sip. Not hugely malty, it’s starts out as an intensely sweet fruit bomb, with loads of pineapple, apricot, peach and mandarin. This sweet blast is met solidly by a big, sticky, resiny, citrussy hop bitterness which coats the mouth. The palate is touch syrupy and the carbonation soft. This is a really solid DIPA, which I’d be happy to return to.
Thursday, March 03, 2016

hawthorne00
4 Pines imperial IPA 3.5
Bottle. Clear palish amber with a white head that starts at an inch and a half and fades gradually to a good coat. Aroma of peach, fresh pineapple, some tenor-register citrus; sticky bread crust underneath. Oily, with moderate carbonation. There’s a fair bit of breadcrust and caramel sweetness (with hints of honey), but it’s not flabby. Peach, pineapple, kumquat.. The pineapple seems mildly astringent, or maybe that’s me unconsciously filling in the gap. Quite bitter, but it struggles to cut through the sweetness, as is often the way of these sorts of beers. Probably going for a Ruination sort of thing here - not too shabby, just doesn’t quite pop enough. Feel a bit stingy here - could anybody here have made this 3 years ago?
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

captain_ramrod
4 Pines Pale Ale 4.3
Tastes kind of like my sister.... someone relatable that i spend a lot of time with, but if i spend too much time with her it just starts getting weird.
Saturday, February 27, 2016

DavidAust
4 Pines Keller Door Series Imperial IPA 4
500ml Bottle. Craft beer glass. Shared with friend. Ohhhh, this is a big beer. Aroma is less than expected, and I can’t get the pineapple scent as advertised, but plenty of resin and tropical fruit salad is there. But then chewy matls (first time I’ve ever described a beer as chewy) followed by a big hit of sweet-ish hops. Bitterness comes through, but not at the 90 IBU level for me - which was good. Medium length finish on the palate, which is what held it back from a five - great mouth feel. The carbonation was just right to give a meaty, fat mouthful whilst still enabling a good white and reasonable lasting head. Limited lacing, but the head did persist until the end. The more I drank the better it got too. Shame it is a limited edition otherwise I’d keep one in the fridge perpetually just to surprise a friend on how complex and big a beer can be at the same time, or for when I’m bored with the usual stuff. This is just a FUN beer. Nice job 4 Pines - I tip my hat to you.
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Polycotton
4 Pines Stout 3.6
I’ve tasted most 4 Pines beers and find them all to be a bit average. I’d never be unhappy drinking them, but I wouldn’t buy a case if down the Bottlo. However, this Stout was a very nice surprise. It is full of flavour and a thorough delight to drink. I would prefer drinking this over a lot of other easily accessed Stouts you might find in Dan Murphys.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

fletchfighters
4 Pines imperial IPA 3.3
500 ML bottle Orange Amber color, bright white head that falls to a thin collar. Just a bit of spotty lacing. Nose is pretty much stone fruit. Slightly grassy and bits of bubblegum. Taste is stone fruit, grass, bubble gum, and citrus peel. Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. Nearly perfect amount of resin. Very coating and dry. Just missing that zing that really good DIPA’s have. Good balance though.
Monday, February 22, 2016

Marc280
4 Pines Keller Door Series Imperial IPA 3.8
Clear amber colour with fluffy white head. Big pineapple and tropical aroma. There is a big whack of bitterness, but it is well balanced by a big malt backbone. Carbonation works well. Great beer and you don’t know it is a 9% beer until you’re well through it.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

Friday, February 19, 2016

M_Sack
4 Pines The Bastard Children of the British Empire - New Zealand Pale Ale 3.4
Bottle. Cloudy, orange hue with white head. grapefruit and stone fruit but the aroma is dominated by malt and just a hint of pepper to finish. Spicy, grassy like hops, a little bit of malt but a reasonably hollow flavour profile and end palate. Drinkable and enjoyable enough, but underwhelming. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, February 18, 2016

DeliriumT
4 Pines Keller Door Series Imperial IPA 3.2
Pours copper with a rosy hue. Aroma of pineapple and passionfruit. Very pungent and dank. Little malt aroma to speak of. Flavour is slightly over bitter, slightly alcoholic, otherwise refreshing. Again, whilst there is clearly a considerable malt backbone to the beer, there is little discernible specialty malt flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

tomgorm
4 Pines Pale Ale 3.6
Light carbonation and fine head with a deep clear ruby-gold. Pine and citrus aromas are strongest, some musty notes present. Mild bittnerness. Nice
Monday, February 15, 2016

M_Sack
4 Pines Keller Door West Coast Red Rye IPA 3.9
Bottle. Deep ruby, thick cream head and heavy lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, cut grass, earthy notes and subdued citrus. Initial favours of acidic grapefruit hops, which mellows as the rye develops on the palate, accompanied with sweetish caramel malts. A bitter finish means great balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, February 14, 2016

Bygers
4 Pines Kolsch 3.1
Bottle 0,33l. Pours an orange golden colour with a white head that fades quickly. Aroma of pine and floral hops. Taste is sweet, pine, rosehip and hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, February 14, 2016

whoisghost
4 Pines Pale Ale 3
Golden, amber with a crisp white head. Malty, slight honeycomb on the nose, melon and tropical hops. Very sweet, pineapple with a slight pine bitterness. Medium to light body and adequate carbonation.
Saturday, February 13, 2016

M_Sack
4 Pines The Bastard Children of the British Empire - American IPA 3.7
Bottle. Relatively clear, orange/copper with a frothy white head and good lacing. Understated earth and grapefruit aromas. Immediate and long grapefruit flavours, with backnotes of earthy hops, vanilla and bread dough. A moderate resinous bitterness builds up over the beer. Not a big, bold IPA in the American style, but more to my liking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, February 12, 2016