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Four Brothers Pale Ale - Coronado Brewing Company

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Four Brothers Pale Ale
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80
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21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AtLagerHeads on 11-06-2003)
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-06-2013 00:08:58 | More by ADTaber
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BucannonXC5

California

3.54/5  rDev +2%

Type: Draft
Glass: Half-pint glass
From: Coronado Brewing Company in Coronado, Calif. (San Diego)
Price: $3.00
Misc.: Had on Jan. 21, 2013

Poured a copper orange color with one finger of off-white head when I got it. Nice even layer of foamy lacing all the way down. Nice retention.

Smelled more like an IPA than a pale ale. Got the citrus hops - orange and tangerine. Sweet lemon grass as well.

Tasted wet Cascade hops, citrus hops - orange, tangerine and lemon, caramel malts and a buttery finish.

Medium-to-light body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively (above average carbonation). Abrupt watery finish.

A decent start to my day. A good, but not great pale ale.

01-22-2013 07:09:33 | More by BucannonXC5
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Murrhey

Montana

3.9/5  rDev +12.4%

Poured on-tap in a half-pour at Coronado Brewing. Reviewed from notes.

A- Half finger off-white head. Long retention and fluffy, sticky lacing. Unfiltered orange-red color.

S- Some bitter hops, dank smelling. Citrus, grapefruit and a heavy bitterness as well.

T- Some bitter boldness. Sweet and honeyed as well. Nice flavor. Some caramel malts.

M- Smooth and creamy.

O- Wasn't expecting much, but this was tasty.

11-15-2012 04:19:11 | More by Murrhey
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-18-2012 01:23:54 | More by t0rin0
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-01-2012 00:45:50 | More by xnicknj
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BoRaeCho

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

06-26-2012 19:44:52 | More by BoRaeCho
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +11%

On Tap at Devil's Den in a pint glass

A- A pretty, amber/orange mix with a ever rising fluffy semi thick white head. It settled after a few leaving a loose skim. Some bubbles loose bubbles barely sticking to the glass I would not call it a lace.

S- Getting citrus hops plus floral scents with some caramel from the malt. Nicely hopped for a american pale, the best scent from one in recent memory.

T- I first get a nice dose of hops giving off citrus with grapefruit, orange, plus floral tastes. A very nicely hopped APA. Some sweetness from malts with a nice balance. Some bitterness afterwards which is nice.

M&D- The feel is light to medium with a good amount of carb livining things up a bit. Very impressive. I get hops than some sweetness than some bitterness, nothing over the hill. Hmmm, only 6%, sign me up.

06-04-2012 07:03:18 | More by BARFLYB
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

06-03-2012 13:35:55 | More by mdillon86
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edglodek

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-01-2012 19:12:07 | More by edglodek
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

On tap at Coronado.

A clear copper-colored brew with a decent head and nice lacing. Aroma is a balanced mix of grassy, somewhat floral hoppiness and mildy sweet malt.

Tasty but fairly unremarkable American pale; decent dose of floral and lemony hop flavors intermingled with bready malt notes. Nothing too big, well balanced, easy drinking. Fairly modest in both bitterness and sweetness.

Medium thin body with average, appropriate carbonation for the style. Not bad, certainly, but not all that interesting. I’ll echo many of the other reviewers and say it kind of bored me. Clearly brewed for the customers who don’t want to be smacked in the face with over-the-top hops or bitterness.

01-13-2012 17:22:26 | More by tobelerone
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HopHead84

California

2.98/5  rDev -14.1%

8/13/2011

On tap at Coronado Brewing.

A: Hazy dark orange with an inch of creamy white foam that settles to a thin collar. Lacing forms sheets on the glass.

S: The nose is pretty muted. It takes a lot of effort to coax anything out of it. What's there is a balance of bread and orange. 

T: Sweet bready malt with pine and orange. Bitterness is at a moderate level. Finishes dry and bitter with an unpleasant astringency. Not much going on here. 

M: Lower medium body with medium carbonation 

Overall: An underwhelming pale ale. Not worth trying.

08-13-2011 23:17:41 | More by HopHead84
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armock

New York

3.85/5  rDev +11%

On tap at the brewpub

A - Poured a copper color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of lemony citrus hops on top of sweet caramel malt

T - Lots of lemony citric hop up front with only some caramel malt coming through

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

O - I really liked this beer the hops where good and dominant over the malt which made this an easy drinker for me I wouldn't have any problem drinking this one for the night worth trying if you see it

08-09-2011 01:15:37 | More by armock
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -5.5%

On tap at the Coronado Brew Pub.

Poured a medium orange color with a smaller sized white head head. Aromas of citrus with some caramel in the background. Tastes of citrus, caramel, and lightly earthy. OK balance. Body on the thin side

Notes from: 12/1/04

02-03-2009 19:05:04 | More by hopdog
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Dogbrick

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -7.8%

Sample at Stone. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium thin light beige head that has decent retention. Thin strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is moderately hoppy with some citrus and malt flavors. Medium-bodied with citrusy hops and malt flavors. The beer's flavor does not shine much though. The finish is hoppy and short. Overall this brew leaves something to be desired.

12-30-2008 18:29:42 | More by Dogbrick
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froghop

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -4%

on tap at the brewery.

look was a light amber in color with some lacing.

taste was watery, a little hoppy, some pine, some caramel.

overall an okay beer, average pretty much, it was an uneventful and the three samples i had were very similar in taste.

11-27-2008 03:21:15 | More by froghop
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tonistruth

Nevada

2.33/5  rDev -32.9%

on tap @ CBC

A- clear straw with little white foam on top, decent retent

S- malt sweetness

T- grainy, some fruity esters, balanced but hardly any stand out hop flavors

M- medium with some carbonation feel

D- not recommended, rather boring and disappointing offering from Coronado

08-02-2008 06:38:16 | More by tonistruth
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DrunkenMaster

California

3.83/5  rDev +10.4%

On tap at Coronado Brewery. I heard some great things about the IPAs here but unfortunately their hoppiest beer on tap was the pale. Gold color with a floral aroma and some citrus. Light bitter taste with some more citrus. The mouthfeel was dry but a bit watery and flat towards the end.

07-01-2008 22:00:41 | More by DrunkenMaster
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Stoneman78

California

4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Picked up a growler at the brewery tonight. Seeing as the last review for this beer was in 2005, I am more than happy to give a current review. Keep in mind that I believe this beer, along with all of their offerings, has gone through significant revisions and improvements in the past year with the new brewmasters.
A- Pours a moderately transparent dark golden hue, medium-sized creamy white head that is mostly diminishing, some good lacing throughout
S- Fairly strong hop presence characterized by grass/earth and slight citrus (smells like dry hopping), good amount of bread malts
T- Initial taste is hops-forward with a grassy/hay flavor that is well balanced with bready malts in the background, finish is of lingering dry and bitter hops, taste is smooth, clean and refreshing, a prototypical pale ale
M- Medium-bodied, high carbonation, slick/watery texture
D- Unsure of the abv, but this is probably closer to 6%abv given the high hop profile, easy-to-drink but a bit more complex and bitter than most pale ales, I was blown away by this ale in the first sample and will surely enjoy the growler over the next few days, I hope they decide to bottle this sometime, but until then I will have to make time to head to the brewery more regularly

09-24-2007 05:54:33 | More by Stoneman78
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rowew

Colorado

3/5  rDev -13.5%

Aroma is a very mild hint of hops. Thin head, but very good lacing. Taste has some caramel flavor, with a nice hop finish. This is a solid, but fairly generic APA. Not a bad beer in any way, but not a memorable one either. Luckily the ambience of the brewery made up for this.

04-24-2005 17:33:42 | More by rowew
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oggg

California

2.78/5  rDev -19.9%

Part of a 9 beer sampler set

Generic orange hue. No head given the tiny 4 oz glass.
No aroma or pretty pathetic aroma. Taste begins with some faint caramel, decent mouthfeel. Harsh hop bitterness, maybe Cascades (not my fav), bitterness fades back to the malt. This is truly unimpressive.

03-08-2004 06:09:26 | More by oggg
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -2%

A very average pale ale in the English style but not well executed. The mid amber body had a short-lived off-white head and very little lace. Very light malt nose with maybe a hint of hops. Weak bittering makes the malt barely balanced in the taste. The medium body gives a fair account but finishes without much snap. Drinkable but not impressive.

11-06-2003 02:47:37 | More by AtLagerHeads
Four Brothers Pale Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.