Contact High - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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very good

311 Ratings
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 9
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Contact High is our summer seasonal inspired by the American craft movement. We made this wheat ale exciting by adding pacific northwest hops and dry hopping with orange zest. Contact high pours a bright orange hue with a bit citrus aroma. Citrus zest + hops + wheat = summer.

(Beer added by: zeff80 on 06-30-2012)
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Photo of IPAGeorge
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip from a can

A. Pours a hazy golden butterscotch color with a 1/4" head.

S. Aroma of honey and artificial orange smell at first. Almost smells like a margarita. Maybe that's where the honey comes from.

T. More artificial orange comes on the front of the taste followed grassy flavor. Very little bitterness.

M. Prickly on the tongue with a medium body. Carbonation subsides on the swallow.

O. A decent beer that might be a little on the heavy side to be sessionable even tho the abv states otherwise. But doable. The orange taste kinda reminds me of tang. Looks nice. Smells ok. Above average beer but nothing to search for.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.06/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from a can in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Sounds like my experience at SummerFest listening to Rodrigo y Gabriela... Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy orange-brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises orange rind, very mild caramel, and a twinge of pine resin. The taste mostly brings in more of the same, though the resin mixes with the rind in a strange way, creating a strong bitterness that ruins a lot of the synergy between the cracked wheat and citrus characters. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, this beer just didn't do it for me. The bitterness offsets any enjoyable fruitiness and overpowers any hope of balance. It's not terrible, but I'll likely never have this stuff again.

Photo of MarshMan71
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of firethemissiles
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of GTJayG
3.28/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light hazed golden orange with a white head that leaves behind plenty of lacing. The aroma is big on orange and floral hops. Getting pine as well in the aroma and a bit of herb.

The taste has bright orange zest flavor and a hoppy, bitter backbone. Perhaps slightly forward on the orange, with a faint sweet malty backdrop melds with the citrus. Being this a summer offering, and now it is November, I assume this can has sat. Nonetheless the flavors are still tasty, citrusy, and for a hoppy, fruited wheat it doesn't get a whole lot better.

Overall, this was a pretty solid pale wheat with orange zest certainly contributing to the flavor. Enjoyable and pretty unique. Would imagine fresh is best but this turned into an orange soda inspired wheat beer and the subtle bitterness kept me interested.

Photo of twflloyd
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of CellarGimp
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Fievel
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of wilmerkatie
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of EddieJoe
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ralerwen
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of tone77
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of oranges, some wheat. Taste is wheat, oranges, some tartness, decent flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a pretty good beer.

Photo of saison90
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of sillydarla
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of BeerMeInStl
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of TwoPack
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

12 oz can

A- Pale yellowish orange. Thick creamy head with lacing that sticks.
S- Really fruity aroma... almost like fruity pebbles & fruit loops with oranges. Odd but appealing!
T- Nice orangey flavor. Quite strong on the candy-orange. Definitely tastes like hoppy fruit juice.
M- I'm getting a fairly rich, medium-bodied consistency.

O- I don't eat sugar cereal anymore, but this is nostalgic! Every once in a while, a fun one.

Photo of optimator705
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of annieh123
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Ludwigkpa
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of justincourts
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

Poured from the 12 oz. can into an IPA glass.
Pours a clear, light copper color with a small and bubbly foam head. Plenty of carbonation evident.
The smell is orange and floral and sweet candy. Very nice.
The first sip is hoppy-bitter up front with some orange and orange pith right behind and a lingering, bubbly bitter finish.
The mouthfeel is thin and sticky.
Overall, a quite tasty and easy drinking. Kind of like sucking on an orange peel, in a good way.

Photo of tmryan21
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of finner
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

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Contact High from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.