Four C's American Pale Ale - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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4.5/5 rDev +19.4%
They are churning out some nice beers they have come a really long way since my first visit to the Brew Kettle...the place was awesome but since they starting packaging as the Brew Kettle and not the Ringneck products the beers have been great. This one pours a brilliant pale copper color and proudly states it has the 4 C's as in Chinook, Cascade, Columbus, and Centennial hops. Think really good homebrew or even really fresh Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, in this case it's homebrew that's now winning medals at the GABF. Big Creamy off white head with fine evenly strung bands of lacing between sips. Aromatics have it all floral, citric, hints of pine very nice mix of big hop nose in their standard albeit excellent pale ale. Big malts are here to balance I get pale biscuit malt sweetness with a layer of breadiness. More or less it's all about candy coated hops. Flavor is crisp with hop bitterness but the flavor of waves of citric hops/piney notes/and floral tones really stands out with an excellent sweet bread backing malt background. Finish is dry body is medium with slick hop oils finishing things off. Overall quality example of a pale ale these guys have brewed some batches and I'm glad their putting out samples for the guys like myself who don't have time to get their brewing chops to this level. Did I mention affordability 4.99 a bomber, yet I would by it for 10 bucks by the sixer.
04-29-2011 00:23:25 | More by WVbeergeek
4.5/5 rDev +19.4%
A steady pour got a finger of almost white head which dissipated in a couple of minutes. It keeps a nice froth up top of a copper body. A steady flow of bubbles can be seen rising to the top. A little bit of lacing is noted.
Four hops makes this a nice aromatic beer. The nose is a journey of pine and citrus notes with a malt backbone that seems to have a little bread in it.
To the nose initially, but the malt certainly becomes more apparent as the beer warms. You start tasting a serious spiced bread flavor. Good stuff. Freaking delicious.
This beer is medium bodied, very nice bitterness for the hopheads. It is a little syrupy and a little sweet.
12-04-2011 22:45:08 | More by CFHMagnet
4.45/5 rDev +18%
The label on this beer is updated. No "Ringneck" and 6% ABV
Good looks, good head, smooth - tastes really good! Nice floral arrangement here with the hops.
If you like popular American IPAs, then you will likely enjoy this. It is labeled a Pale Ale, but can hang with the IPA; reminds me of 3 Floyd's Alpha King.
02-17-2010 00:49:26 | More by Smallj
4.38/5 rDev +16.2%
Serving Type - 220z bottle
Appearance - Golden yellow/tan tint, nice 1 inch creamy head and lots of foamy lacing.
Smell - Hops, lots of floral fruits like orange, lemon, pineapple. Bready and grainy also. Malts are also present.
Taste - Very hoppy with a strong malt backbone. Plenty of pine and sweet fruits in each drink. Malts add a caramel sweetness along side the pine and orange flavors. The sweetness of this beer masked the pale ale malts and yeasty apa feel.
Mouthfeel - Its medium thickness coats tougne with hops and malts. Tounge is left with a pine resin oil feel. Palette gets tingly with all the sweet fruits and malts. Aftertaste is sweet, malty and of course, piney.
Overall - Really easy to drink, almost more a ipa then a apa with such strong hop profile. For around 5$ a bomber its affordable, and 9-10$ a six pack is worth the drink. Really enjoying this one, cant wait for more brew kettle beers.
01-19-2012 02:26:50 | More by wvsabbath
4.33/5 rDev +14.9%
Always offered at the brewpub, but I found this in bottles in the back.
A: Pours a clear copper color with a big rocky head. Great sustain and tons of thick, sticky lace on the glass.
S: Hops. Not much else. What do you expect from a beer such as this?
T: Much more balanced than I expected. This one is exploding with smooth hops flavor without much bitterness (relatively speaking of course).
M: Medium body and light carbonation give this beer a smooth and sticky texture.
D: A very fine beer. Smooth and tasty, and its low ABV makes this one dangerously drinkable.
08-26-2006 18:22:04 | More by klewis
4.25/5 rDev +12.7%
Poured our a light amber color. Not much head retention but had some decent lacing down the sides. The Four C's name tells you its a hop centered beer and there is no denying that fact. Big hop kick present in both the nose and the taste. The grapefruit aspect of this beer is very prominent and I must admit that I'm a sucker for that flavor in a beer. This was my first beer by The Brew Kettle and it won't be my last. Great Buy too at 4.99 a bomber
10-01-2011 02:03:16 | More by Rhynes2
Four C's American Pale Ale from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
85 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.