Four C's American Pale Ale - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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3.5/5 rDev -7.2%
The nose is light with pine, citrus pith, rose petals, hop cone and Graham cracker. The flavor has a light tobacco, dry barley malt, granola, rose petal, floral hop cone and honey. All this complexity is set against a watery body. Nicely complex brew and easy to drink it simply didn't assert itself very well.
08-25-2014 00:14:54 | More by KYGunner
3.75/5 rDev -0.5%
No beer style has done more to put American beer on the map than the pale ale. Ripped from the clinches of the Brits- the drier malts, neutral yeast character, high attenuation and yes- citrusy hops gives The Brew Kettle's version a great chance to succeed.
Four C's employs Centennial, Cascade, Chinook and Columbus hops for a potpourri of citrus, herb, grass and pine to ride alongside a firm caramel malt support in even-keel fashion. Even its stern bronze hue suggests that the toasted barley sweetness won't let the hops take full command.
With a drying palate, the sweetness dissipates and the hops turn from citrus flavor and trend bitter with resin, spice and a pep of ginger spice. Approaching graham cracker in taste, the character of granola highlight a grain, nut and honey taste just ahead of finish.
Alas, the hops pull forth and ensure a snappy, crisp, clean and malty-dry finish with bitterness to outweigh its sweetness in a fleeting glimpse. Its piney and pithy aftertaste easily outlasts the malt and allows for a high rate of refreshment and drinkability.
07-30-2014 16:45:24 | More by BEERchitect
3.29/5 rDev -12.7%
The Four C's has a little to be desired. The beer poured a slightly hazy copper with thin slightly offwhite head that is not lacing the scent carries mostly bitter hops. The taste is starts malty then finishes bitter. This beer is more English leaning. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is ok....I would not go out and buy a six of it...but it is worth a try.
07-16-2014 01:14:29 | More by WoodBrew
3.61/5 rDev -4.2%
$ 1.99/12 oz bottle at Vintage Estate.
Undated bottle at 40 degrees into snifter.
Aroma of conifers and hint of grapefruit.
Head large (5.5 cm), off white, creamy, rapidly diminishing to a broken 2 mm layer.
Lacing good – many islands of various size with various size bubbles.
Body medium orange, clear.
Flavor begins with piney goodness, which ends in a citrus astringency with a moderately long hang time. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, oily, lively carbonation.
This is a decent pale ale with a tendency toward an IPA. The alcohol is well hidden.
07-09-2014 01:24:36 | More by Ozzylizard
Four C's American Pale Ale from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
85 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.