Four C's American Pale Ale - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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3.98/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle > Sensory Pils Glass
A - Pours a nice slightly orange gold color, 2 finger white head, fades fast, nice lacing though.
S - Very fresh, grassy, citrus, light caramel malt, lime juice.
T - Big juicy citrus flavor, nice caramel malts, big lime flavor too, good pine bitterness, crackery finish.
M - Fresh clean and crisp.
O - This is a decent demonstration of the four hops as mentioned, nice clean citrusy fresh flavors. Good pale thats borderline IPA.
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2013 02:23:15 | More by Omnium
3.74/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Consumed June 28th, 2013. Poured into a Samuel Adams "perfect pint" glass at 50 degrees F.
Beer is darker than expected for an APA - clear deep orange/amber. A two finger yellow-tinged off-white head forms and subsides quickly, leaving behind minimal but still noticeable sheeting.
Aroma - yep, there are the four C hops all right - grassy, earthy, citrusy and slightly spicy, like cinnamon bread. Balanced and subtle without being too hard to detect.
Flavor - more bitterness than I anticipated for only 55 IBU's! First notes are juicy, grassy and piney. Some bready, caramel malts in the middle accompany that surprising bitterness, then the finish is smooth and bitter with a light bit of grapefruit and orange. Nice. Maybe the slightly medicinal bitterness is more pronounced to me due to a lack of sweetness to balance it?
Mouthfeel is on the heavy end of medium bodied with some carbonation creaminess helping out. A nice change from prickly and dry!
Not a bad beer, but not quite in the big leagues. You can do better, but you could do worse much more easily.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2013 01:39:25 | More by charlzm
Four C's American Pale Ale from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
85 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.