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4 Pines Pale Ale - 4 Pines Brewing Company

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4 Pines Pale Ale4 Pines Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
4 Pines Brewing Company visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vancurly on 09-23-2008)
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warnerry

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-22-2014 11:03:40 | More by warnerry
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.7%

08-15-2014 09:30:07 | More by Adamostella
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emincems

Turkey

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-14-2014 17:59:55 | More by emincems
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev +5%

355ml bottle pored into pint glass 4/4/14 (from notes)

A clear amber saturated with bubbles, dense tan foam has good retention slowly falling to a thick film leaving lots of random lace

S nutty, roasty, herbal, lots of cereal very malty but it works, I even get some faint chocolate, some fruity notes but mostly malt

T mimics the smell quite well, bread and biscuit, tastes like English malt and hops, I'd never guess Citra, Amarillo, Cascade and Simcoe

M medium bodied and very creamy, some metallic notes on the finish

O not what I expected but this one grew on me as I drank it, malty for the style but it worked well for it

I thought I grabbed another hopped up pale ale but this one strays from the norm, more of a red ale to me but enjoyable beer no matter how you brand it

05-12-2014 21:26:14 | More by wordemupg
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

05-01-2014 14:52:11 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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BuddhaBrowett

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-29-2014 06:38:01 | More by BuddhaBrowett
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Preisman

Texas

2/5  rDev -44.1%

03-27-2014 10:58:39 | More by Preisman
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kif

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-27-2014 00:43:35 | More by kif
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Vanz

Australia

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-27-2014 22:41:32 | More by Vanz
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vandemonian

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-28-2013 13:04:48 | More by vandemonian
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Poupae

Thailand

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

12-10-2013 12:25:29 | More by Poupae
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magnusdave

New York

4/5  rDev +11.7%

10-09-2013 23:49:48 | More by magnusdave
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Agentveba

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-12-2013 01:50:39 | More by Agentveba
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-29-2013 16:21:37 | More by GraduatedCashew
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SmashPants

Australia

3.41/5  rDev -4.7%

Bottle: standard 330mL dark brown bottle, reasonable craft label (except it's pink!).

Appearance: heavy copper-gold in colour with moderate carbonation and a thin white head. Exceptional retention with some lacing as the head slowly sinks to a solid cap.

Aroma: citrus and pine hops with a touch of sweet malts. Not overly hopped however, which suits.

Taste: follows the nose pretty closely. Pine and citrus with some sweet malts, not much else to say. Refreshing.

Aftertaste: dry on the finish with some of the hop bitterness coming through.

Mouth feel: a well-balanced mouth feel: crisp and smooth but with a bit of bite.

Overall: pretty good beer, standard version of an American Pale Ale. Not sure it is worth the $70 a case price (2013).

08-28-2013 10:20:42 | More by SmashPants
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-10-2013 11:52:39 | More by KalanM
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soju6

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +8.9%

A: Pours a clear dark copper color with a nice head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of pine, fruit and bit of malt sweetness.

T: Taste of pine, citrus, fruit and a trace of malt sweetness. Nice bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Medium body, crisp, smooth and refreshing. Very well balanced.

O: Enjoyable beer that goes down easy. Nothing fancy jus a very good beer.

05-29-2013 10:52:39 | More by soju6
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XsoldoutX

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

05-03-2013 02:29:16 | More by XsoldoutX
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magpieken

Australia

3/5  rDev -16.2%

04-08-2013 15:54:05 | More by magpieken
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ColSanders123

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-11-2013 20:13:45 | More by ColSanders123
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jraldous

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

11-17-2012 08:54:32 | More by jraldous
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mungus

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

09-04-2012 03:02:33 | More by mungus
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doktorhops

Australia

3.33/5  rDev -7%

4 Pines, interesting name with no doubt some overly elaborate name story, not that I care about that; the beer is what I'm keen to learn about. It stands right in the middle of APA territory at 5.10% ABV and could easily be mistaken for one of the many in the recent cavalcade of "craft" APA's being brewed in Australia now, well I can't get enough of them so let us proceed.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a nonic pint... it looks a bit glass half full here, dammit when will other brewers here start selling pint bottles like LCPA?

A: A typical pale ale look; deep cloudy amber body with an off-white head that dissipates from 1cm to a light lacy foam. Not bad at all.

S: Rich caramel biscuit malts and a nice citrus hop aroma waft gleefully from the glass. All textbook here. A little light on the hops than expected of the style, however this will only be an issue if the taste is lacklustre in the hops department.

T: The caramel biscuit malts are there up front, rounded off by some citric hops and a refreshingly clean dry bitter finish. Good, but not great. Nothing really screams out with the flavours, it's a measured affair in this brew, shame- it smacks of an overly cautious brewer not wanting to ruffle any feathers, and I for one enjoy a good feather ruffling. Oh well.

M: Again very measured medium body with mid to light carbonation, feathers not ruffled.

D: It is however (as a result of being such a measured APA) easy to drink. I will give it points for that and if I was offered one at a party or event I certainly wouldn't say 'no'. My only complaint is the restraint shown by the brewer to create a non-challenging pale ale... it's not necessarily a huge let-down, but it does keep it away from scoring as well as other APA's like LCPA or Murray's. Keep at it though 4 Pines; you'll get there one day.

Food match: Normally for a pale ale I would recommend Indian or Asian cuisine, however this brew is a bit lighter in the flavour department and would side perfectly with BBQ chicken and salad or perhaps a Caesar salad.

06-06-2012 07:59:57 | More by doktorhops
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -14%

Bottle from Purvis. From notes.

A - Poured bright with a light copper colour. White soapy head at one finger and good carbonation with some spotty lace and a half finger of retention.

S - Light hop, slight grass and mild tropical fruit.

T - Good citrus, tropical fruit, quite fruity. Light yeat recognizable malt body.

M - Good carbonation, light to medium body and a light but nice bitterness.

O/D - Not overly interesting. Typical for an Aussie Pale Ale. Subdued but solid otherwise.

05-07-2012 22:11:47 | More by tbeckett
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jarmby1711

Australia

4.18/5  rDev +16.8%

A brown to dark copper pour with 1 finger of creamy frothy head.A fine bead
Smells oh honey and stewed stone fruits
The late palate had an inkling of pine rerin , which added a pleasant cleansing quality
It was dry in the mouth and the aforementied fine bead was noted as a balanced carbonation
AI thought this was a rippingly good drink

04-11-2012 03:55:39 | More by jarmby1711
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4 Pines Pale Ale from 4 Pines Brewing Company
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