4 Pines Keller Door Series Imperial IPA

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Brewed by 4 Pines Brewing Company
Style: Imperial IPA
Sydney, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Small batch
90 IBU

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3.8
Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2016
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.

3.8
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2016
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

4.2
theswiftsa (87) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2016
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.

4.2
HopMagnet (18) - Katoomba, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2016
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.

3.7
Niksko (621) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2016
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.

3.1
bmeup (678) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2016
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.

4
Maris (1498) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2016
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, its 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 Id be happy to return to.

4
DavidAust (273) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2016
500ml Bottle. Craft beer glass. Shared with friend. Ohhhh, this is a big beer. Aroma is less than expected, and I cant get the pineapple scent as advertised, but plenty of resin and tropical fruit salad is there. But then chewy matls (first time Ive 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 Id 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 Im bored with the usual stuff. This is just a FUN beer. Nice job 4 Pines - I tip my hat to you.

3.8
Marc280 (52) - - FEB 19, 2016
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 dont know it is a 9% beer until youre well through it.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.2
DeliriumT (537) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2016
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


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