Full Review

4 Noses Brewing

4 Noses Brewing
.44 Magnum Imperial IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.7%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

4 Noses Brewing
.44 Magnum Imperial IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.7%
Brilliant old gold color. Boozy aromas of caramelized dried apricots and pineapple, buttered herb pizza crust, fruit salad, and orange jelly with a supple, crisp, effervescent, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, long pepper jelly, reduced lemon, starfruit, and praline finish. A solid IPA with buckets of bitterness buttressed by fruit.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Malty, Hoppy & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: caramelized dried apricots and pineapple, buttered herb pizza crust, fruit salad, and orange jelly
Taste Flavor: pepper jelly, reduced lemon, starfruit, and praline
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid IPA with buckets of bitterness buttressed by fruit.

The Producer

4 Noses Brewing Company

The Producer
8855 W 116th Circle
Broomfield, CO 80021
USA
1 720-460-2797

Imperial IPA

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Serve in a Snifter
Imperial IPAs, or double IPAs, are deep gold to deep amber in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-10%. These beers are medium-to-full bodied and are distinguished by prominent American hop aromas, flavors and an abrasive, lingering hop bitterness. These intense hop characteristics should be balanced by a rich malt backbone. Depending on the varieties of hops used, a wide range of flavors including tart citrus peel, pepper and earthy, pine-like flavors and aromas may be encountered. These ales represent a challenge to brewers in terms of balance and drinkability, and have exploded in popularity in recent years with many craft breweries producing a version of the style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Moylan’s Hop Craic XXXXIPA, Rouge IP2A Imperial India Pale Ale, Stone Ruination IPA and The Alchemist Heady Topper.