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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

286 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

jaidenjb, Aug 09, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

OriolesFan1008, May 29, 2012
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2.83/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
No born on date or other distinguishing numbers

A: Pours a light amber with reddish hues and just under 1 fingers width of only slightly off white colored head, which takes a fair amount of time to dissipate down.  Great clarity and lots of carbonation bubbles can be seen rising to the top of the glass.  Leaves random small patches of lacing.  

S: Citrus, sweet malts, slightly smokey.  Decent aroma but VERY mild.  

T:  Malt forward with a generic sweetness, then some bitterness on the back end.  Smokey/burnt flavors similar to the nose.  I don't really like the flavor profile much on this one.

M/D:  Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation, drinkability is fair but it has that bizarre burnt toast/smokey characteristic that really detracts from its drinkability.  

O: Overall, pretty disappointing, especially since the trader who sent it to me was supposed to be sending White Rajah, but sent this instead.  Oh well.  Rather unremarkable beer that I wouldn't seek out and likely will never have again.  

zac16125, Aug 18, 2012
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2.85/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear yellow-orange with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Lots of caramel malt aromas with some faint orange citrus and pine notes from the hops. Not much going on.

T: Again, lots of caramel malt notes followed by resiny pine flavors with a decent bitterness on the finish.

M: Medium body and carbonation, this beer is a little heavy for a pale ale.

O: Not an awful beer, but it's too bitter and thick for my tastes and lacks the complex hop flavors found in good pale ales.

n2185, Feb 10, 2012
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2.85/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes from May 8th.

Pours a dark honey color, bright white head, thick lacing around the glass. Smells of sweet hops and grass. Not much taste in this one. Small malt profile, almost no hop profile. Couldn't find a date on the bottle to tell when this one was brewed. It has been sitting at 40-45 degrees since received. Light carbonation and decent mouthful. This beer looks great, but unfortunately the taste isn't up to par with the look. May have had an old bottle....well hopefully that is the case or this beer isn't a good one.

brian44556, May 15, 2011
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2.88/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to ninner00 for the bottle

Pours orange with a small white head that fades leaving mild lacing.

Smells like the four c's should. Citrus and pine hop aroma with some caramel malt backbone.

Starts off with a slight citrus twist. A bit of caramel malt balances out the hops. It finishes very strongly pine with a little astringency. Pretty one note.

A little light even for the style with good carbonation levels.

This one didn't really do it for me. The hop profile is not balanced very well and it is too bitter for the malt bill.

jmarsh123, Mar 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

ohiobeer29, May 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Snarf1, Apr 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

jratt79, Nov 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Envelopes, Dec 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Brew33, Jan 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

dhanley1, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

durwood64, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of macrosmatic
3.08/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

A: Light tan to brown, some haze, with a one finger white head. Some visible carbonation.

S: Caramel toffee sweet malt. Not much else.

T: The taste follows the nose, unfortunately: caramel sweetness, slight bitterness. This is minimally hoppy, and what's there just seems to add bitterness without any other flavors.

M: Weight is OK, not too light, with a slight drying finish. There is a little alcohol burn.

O: Since I couldn't find any sort of date on the bottle, I don't know if this is really old or what. But as it stands it just is not particularly good. Where's the hops??

macrosmatic, Jul 20, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an orange color with really no head to speak of.

Nose has tropical notes with citrus and grapefruit.

Much thicker mouthfeel than I expected and the carbonation seemed a bit low. This along with a sweeter caramel character and subdued hop bitterness were a bit of a disappointment.

Not a bad American Pale Ale by any means but not quite what I was looking for.

stewart124, Jul 13, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle into my snifter. Small head sticks around for the duration. Orange and white colors.

Smells like sweet malt. Actually, wet bread, pale malt extract. Piney hops, dank pine.

Tastes ok. Nothing groundbreaking. The signature 4 hops blend well, but I'd love to see a bit more in the mix that I could attribute to each. Instead, I get a blend. Decent but tastes a bit like the malt was a common pale extract.

Mouth is bettter than average. Like the way this expresses interms of carbonation.

Drink is average. An average, forgettable beer.

jampics2, Dec 05, 2009
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3.13/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from the bottle into a mug

A- Poured a orange/amber color with a soapy head that dissipated immediately and left no lace

S- Tons of caramel sweetness, some light citrus hop, marmalade type aroma

T- Lots of caramel sweetness, orange marmalade flavor, some citric hoppiness, quite a bit of nondescript bitterness on the finish but overall this is sweet and malty pale ale

M- Smooth up front, lighter body, finishes pretty watery

O- A decent pale ale lacking in hop flavor but easily drinkable.

Hoptometrist, Jul 12, 2012
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3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Looks good for a pale ale. More amber than golden orange but that's OK. Head is a nice 1/2 inch of sticky white head.

S - Well it smells rather hop forward maybe a touch more pine than I expected. I am used to a good amount of hops in my pale so it's nothing surprising. Malt sweetness and a touch of biscuit also.

T - Damn I knew it was a matter of time before these guys made a beer I didn't enjoy. Too much pine bitterness and little malt balance make it hard to drink and even harder to chug. I really had to look for pale malts or biscuit sweetness but nothing redeeming about this pale.

M - Medium, chewy, bitter, acidic.

Overall not buying this one again. Damn I could have has another Jack porter...

DrDemento456, Nov 24, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -15.1%

pixarnick, Aug 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

TruaxMJ, May 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

mklisz, Aug 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

TheWiredDJ, Aug 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

fullmoonbeer, Apr 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

osupuck19, Jun 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

whodeyvols, Oct 27, 2012
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Four C's American Pale Ale from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
85 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.