#29 Four in Hand IPA

I tend to shy away from reviewing IPAs. I mean, lets be real, they are EVERYWHERE. IPAs have saturated the market. That's not saying I don't enjoy them, I really do, but reviewing them? Meh. I'll leave it to other people, and I'll drink a bunch of other different styles and blather on about them to you.

For some reason, I felt the urge to write about Four in Hand IPA, and then I didn't. It was a struggle. It was something I picked up in one of the build your own 6 packs. I was sold on the bottle art, because it's totally bitchin'. Now, I get to share my thoughts and musings with you.

Looks cool, right? Yeah, well...

It poured a clear copper. No hazyness or anything. Just clean and clear. There was an obnoxiously large, fluffy head. It really stuck around around throughout drinking it. Speaking of which, ever see those people that use oils from their nose to get rid of the head? How disgusting is that??

Anyway, after a few sips, I was able to get my nose in their enough to get a smell of it. It really wasn't worth the wait. It's a bitter smell, almost astringent-like. I don't like my beer to smell like it would leave my tub and windows, clean and streak free. The taste? Well it's a barely average IPA. It's hoppy and piney. Sure, some citrus here and there. It's more malty than anything, so I'd call this just a Pale Ale before I called it an IPA. It's not bad, per se. It's just dreadfully boring and lacking. The body of it is paper thin, and the taste leaves a lot to be desired.

What it did leave though...was some nice lacing.

I really did judge this book by its cover. Label art is awesome.

Four in Hand is just an average beer in a beautiful decor. I did some research about the brewer, and didn't come up with too much in my initial search. I found out it's supplied by a company called World Brews (or Winery Exchange, I really don't know.) who actually have taken home a few medals. While that may be so, the general public consensus rides along the same lines as mine. More power to them, I guess.

Four in Hand is online, sort of: http://www.fourinhandbrews.com/

Four in Hand IPA

Smell: 1/5
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 2/5
Feel: 2/5

Overall: 2/5

This beer pairs well with: Chevelle - Well Enough Alone