Four C's American Pale Ale - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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Four C's American Pale AleFour C's American Pale Ale

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85
very good

297 Ratings
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 9
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Ringneck 4 C's Pale Ale.

55 IBUs

(Beer added by: Ricochet on 09-26-2004)
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3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I half expected Four C's to be green - you know, like the four hops (Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, and Chinook) that went into it. But as much as their presence is felt in the nose and on the palate, there's no visual trace of them in this bright, burnished golden appearance.

I may be reviewing this on a dark December night, but the aroma will surely conjure thoughts of a summer day, likely somewhere warm or tropical; there is lots of zippy citrus and leafy greenness. It smells floral, fruity, fresh, and frickin' delicious - it might as well be called the Four F's!

Just as you'd anticipate from a beer named after hops, Four C's has a very lucid hoppiness. The flavour showcases almost sherbet-like citrus notes (lots of lime, lemon, and orange) against a defenseless pale malt backdrop - it's like colourful pastel brushstrokes on a white canvas.

The earthy and floral elements are just as present as the fruit; this drinks like a perfectly steeped rose-scented green tea. Maybe a pinch of mint too. There's surprisingly no bitterness (and little interfering sweetness from the malt aside from a great biscuity base).

Four C's is not the sledgehammer hop-bomb you might expect - then again, it's a pale ale not an IPA. There is plenty of unbridled hoppiness here, but less the kind that wacks you over the head and more the kind that massages it (parts of Britain do still, in fact, stuff pillow cases with hop cones to aid sleeping). I'm not surprised - this is an extremely pleasant, almost soothing offering.

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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.4/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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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.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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Four C's American Pale Ale from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
85 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.