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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

301 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 10
Gots: 21 | 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:
Beer added by: Ricochet on 09-26-2004

Formerly Ringneck 4 C's Pale Ale.

55 IBUs
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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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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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.

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$ 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.

Four C's American Pale Ale from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
85 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.