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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

253 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | 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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Artjsantos

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-10-2013 15:55:00 | More by Artjsantos
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-23-2011 01:10:31 | More by PittBeerGirl
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amstelcat

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-23-2011 16:55:15 | More by amstelcat
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Auslander

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-05-2014 14:07:46 | More by Auslander
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Dael5859

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-19-2011 21:06:54 | More by Dael5859
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scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-25-2013 20:52:11 | More by scott2269
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Dan3279

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-17-2011 14:17:21 | More by Dan3279
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-13-2012 04:58:28 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Brutesling57

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-13-2012 04:04:18 | More by Brutesling57
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mhammo129

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-04-2014 07:45:55 | More by mhammo129
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The22Lou

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-04-2012 02:29:31 | More by The22Lou
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-21-2013 00:23:24 | More by ChrisMon02
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youradhere

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-14-2011 14:22:34 | More by youradhere
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-09-2014 20:26:26 | More by IAmHollywood13
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mjw1200

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-06-2013 13:53:52 | More by mjw1200
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brauseboof

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-15-2013 00:39:12 | More by brauseboof
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jgreenward

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-04-2013 01:22:39 | More by jgreenward
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle courtesy of raznug. Pours a lightly hazed copper color with a moderate cap of tan head. Retention is decent and lacing is awesome.

Nose is equal parts caramel malt and citrusy/piney hops. Little bit of toffee as it warms and the yeast throws a mild nutty aroma out there.

Taste is really smooth. Nice compliment and flow of flavoring hops to a malty middle and finishes nicely with a little hop bite. This is a well done Pale Ale that would be a joy to quaff anytime for nearly any occasion...very versatile. Body is solidly medium and just one of those beers that goes down fast and easy.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 02:35:00 | More by twiggamortis420
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From 22oz bomber to nonic pint glass on 10/18/11
*From notes

-- Yet another assist credited to Señor Sieg --

A: Lightly filtered golden sunshine in color. An overzealous pour yields a 2.75 finger head. Wow, that's some impressive retention and lacing, folks.

S: Lovely hop bouquet. It sneaks up on the nose and before you know it, you've got your schnoz buried in the glass.

T: Hoppy, malty, and happily it's not too dank on the palate. Really solid stuff here. It's easy as hell to drink, as everything meshes together beautifully.

M: Creamy, yet light enough to quaff massive quantities.

O: The Brew Kettle's Four C's is a great little APA, a style that is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. This does everything it should and then some. A winning, blue collar type APA that I'd happily order anytime I'm in Ohio.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 00:36:52 | More by Rhettroactive
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mcallister

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper with some red highlights. A creamy white head doesn't hang around too long but does leave some thin sticky lace

Nicely hopped aromas. Some malt to balance the smell in the background. Nicley floraled with citrusy notes.

Easy to drink. Balance is there and some complexity. Layers of hop flavor hits you from all sides of the palate. A floral beginning leads into piney, earthy flavors, and finishes with a resing, citrus kick. Easy drinking and laid back mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2006 11:17:27 | More by mcallister
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spitInTheOcean

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

golden color with an amber tinge. crystal clear. small but persistent white head. moderate lacing.

very high citrus hop aroma. no malt. no ester. perhaps a slight grassy aroma.

big citrus hop flavor. low malt flavor, hints of biscuit perhaps. moderately hop bitter, dry finish. high hop flavor. no esters. hop flavor does linger briefly.

medium body. high carbonation. smooth. (great drinkability.)

good beer here. thanks ohio. i havent lost hope you yet.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 04:16:31 | More by spitInTheOcean
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

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
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adamette

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

RN 4 C's Pale Ale Poured from tap into a clean, clear glass at The Brew Kettle earlier tonight.

A Translucent amber color under a minimal head that dissipates quickly. Probably true to style but the body might be a touch darker than other Pale Ales.

S Hops bitterness but seems to be balanced enough with some malt at a distance behind the hops in front.

T Front: Hops but that quickly (15 seconds) gives way to a nice sweetness in the mid taste that I really liked. Aftertaste maintained some citrusy hops but it was muted, balanced by reasonable malt sweetness. This is an interesting beer for sure.

M Moderate to high with hops front and then that nice sweetness.

D Finished my pint sooner than I thought that I might. This is a good session beer.

Notes: Really impressed with this Pale Ale, a style that I am usually not too motivated to try. Good job Ringneck/Brew Kettle.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2009 02:00:51 | More by adamette
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bamadog

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

While taking a trip to the greater Cleveland area, I convinced my buddy Jeff that The Brew Kettle is a stop that we must make. After arriving, he certainly had no argument. Poured from the tap to a pint glass, review is from notes taken on 6/11/2010.

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow and comes with a short 1/2 finger white head that fades to an uneven, but pretty full, skim; body is very clear and shows minimal carbonation slowly bubbling up; random washes and spots of lacing are left behind.

Smell: Nice citrus and bitter hoppy blend ranging from smooth tropical fruitiness to a sticky and sappy pine -- really quite the array of scents.

Taste: A blast of bitter hops right up front -- predominantly piney/grassy, then followed by the bitter citric aspect with aspects of lemon and grapefruit; a burnt toastiness lingers along with the bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Body is fairly light and a tad watery; the carbonation is present, but not really strong at all; a sticky and thin coating from all the various hop resins is left behind; and interestingly enough, for a 5% beer, the stomach is left slightly warm.

Drinkability: Really, the only aspect of the beer that didn't really strike my fancy was the mouthfeel, and even that wasn't too bad. At 5%, I could probably drink this all day, especially during the warm summer months as the bitterness is really quite refreshing and even the lighter body allows for it to be quaffed quite heartily.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2010 22:53:31 | More by bamadog
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wagenvolks

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into a pint glass.

4 C's = Chinook, Centennial, Cascade, and Columbus

Pours an attractive gold-copper body with an appropriate amount of carbonation coursing upward through the clear body to supply a sizable chunk of newspaper-white foam. Decent head retention and, as expected, sticky lacing. Cascade & Centennial shine through the most of the 4 C hops in the aroma as a piny, floral note hits the nose. Hints of orange flesh and sweet caramel from the malts round out the aroma.

Sweet pale malts and herbal hops up front. A hefty bitterness clears the palate mid-sip, but it's a clean, non-abrasive bitterness that allows a great deal of hop flavor to wash over the back of the tastebuds. Pine, citrus, tropical fruit, and a hint of booze all work nicely in concert. Mouthfeel is crisp and bubbly with a spot-on medium/light body and lingering bitter feel that never becomes soapy or harsh. Overall, a tasty, hop-centric Pale Ale that is sure to please. Definitely worth a try if you see this on the shelves...

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 22:39:33 | More by wagenvolks
Four C's American Pale Ale from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
85 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.