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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
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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 9
Gots: 16 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Steimie, Jul 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

carrollmel7, Jul 22, 2012
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
Photo of Brutesling57
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Brutesling57, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of stewart124
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
Photo of Hoptometrist
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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Devi0us, Jul 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Stinger80OH, Jul 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

brealbg, Jul 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

amart80, Jun 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

satellite86, Jun 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jstewart1130, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

had on tap at the The Melt bar on my way through Cleveland.

appears dark golden color, minimal head. just some frothy bubbles after each swig. Aroma is dominated by hops as expected, a nice pleasant mix of citrus, pine, earthy. same with the taste, with enough biscuity malt to hold it up.
medium body and carbonation.

overall - easy to drink, paired well with my lunch.

jmdrpi, Jun 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

outsider, Jun 13, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

OriolesFan1008, May 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

ucsbmullet, May 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Gabbyaboutipa, May 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

standardcherry, May 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

TruaxMJ, May 20, 2012
Photo of schoolboy
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had a bunch of Brew Kettles this year (I think I need to go there soon) This is a very tame APA, but nice and easy to drink.

It is pretty flatt and headless in the glass. The aroma is weak too. The taste is a nice hoppy balance, just as an APA should be.

This is a very pleasant brew and I look forward to giving it a try on tap.

schoolboy, May 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

M1A2, Apr 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

xdefeatsy, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of ONUMello
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Transparent orange color with a 1/2 finger head that quickly settles.
S: Very muted, but some caramel malt and citrus hop aromas come through as you get your nose close enough to get wet.
T: Sweet malts come through initially, quickly followed by pine and citrus peel from the hops, with a nice earthy bitterness towards the finish.
M: Medium-bodied with a nice crispness and a delicious bite from the hops/bitterness.
O: Certainly not a bad bottle of beer, but the nose especially was lacking. Granted the bottle says keep refrigerated and I did not, but I rarely do and most beers show more aromatics. I would be interested to try one of these fresh on tap to compare.

ONUMello, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of cosmicevan
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

many thanks to TheBeerologist for sending this treat my way. enjoyed from a bluepoint snifter.

a - brew poured an amber brown with a finger plus of frothy offwhite head...almost ipa-like head. the beer had a dark core with lighter highlights along the side of the glass. head was foamy, but lacing moved attached to the head not leaving more than a spec here and there, but the head hung out. darker than i had expected, but nice. has a nut brown look to it.

s - nice caramel malt with a touch of hop. the toffee is sweet and inviting and has my mouth watering in anticipation of the first sip.

t - wow, malt BOMB. this one is all malt. don't get me wrong, i love my malty pale ales but the variety of hops mentioned on the label are invisible.

m - finishes bitter. medium bodied.

o - overall, not exactly what i was hoping for. glad i got a try, but a bit blase and overly malty for even a pale ale. the hops seem to only really show on the finish. not bad, just extremely mundane. not a drain pour, but the 4 C's (centennial, cascade, columbus, and chinook) aren't as present as i had hoped. as i drank more and my palette adjusted to the malt, i started noticing more hop flavors.

cosmicevan, Apr 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

guzzleacoldone, Apr 15, 2012
Four C's American Pale Ale from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
85 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.