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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

273 Ratings
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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | 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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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-12-2014 17:37:26 | More by mklisz
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Magery

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-09-2014 16:50:45 | More by Magery
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TheWiredDJ

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-07-2014 20:41:37 | More by TheWiredDJ
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malfunxion

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-07-2014 05:45:46 | More by malfunxion
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Buckeye982

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-05-2014 21:24:33 | More by Buckeye982
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aasher

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-05-2014 11:40:52 | More by aasher
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MaximumYuks

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-04-2014 01:04:57 | More by MaximumYuks
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-03-2014 01:10:15 | More by crbnfbr
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MaxPowers

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-01-2014 19:26:58 | More by MaxPowers
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HirsuteHopslover

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-01-2014 01:40:55 | More by HirsuteHopslover
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

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
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nuttermcbutter

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-30-2014 13:23:46 | More by nuttermcbutter
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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gutbuster

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-29-2014 21:51:23 | More by gutbuster
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wildcatboy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-25-2014 16:59:00 | More by wildcatboy
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dhanley1

New York

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-19-2014 02:51:45 | More by dhanley1
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AnthonyD12

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-18-2014 01:05:09 | More by AnthonyD12
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kbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-16-2014 23:25:09 | More by kbrown
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WoodBrew

Illinois

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
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jburd19

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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mfl620ks

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-09-2014 19:12:36 | More by mfl620ks
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

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
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Dinkel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-02-2014 20:49:13 | More by Dinkel
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paresis

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-30-2014 02:23:18 | More by paresis
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-27-2014 21:01:49 | More by Zonian1
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Four C's American Pale Ale from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
85 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.