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Contact High - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%


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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-25-2013 06:46:30 | More by Dirtinabottle
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewing from notes after drinking this right around Thanksgiving 2013. Enjoyed out of a 22 oz brown bomber with no discernible dating on the label. 4 Hands seems to be somewhat inconsistent in their use of bottling dates, unfortunately, but as they call this a summer wheat, it's safe to assume it's a few months old. Poured into a large weizen glass.

Appearance - Even with a moderate-to-gentle pour, the foam on this one builds to a massive four-finger head, partly induced by the glass. The eggshell foam on this one begins to develop larger bubbles which burst, leaving a Swiss cheese-like web of bubbles and significant pocking atop a yellow-amber body with molten gold highlights that is almost completely transparent, allowing me to see a lazy rise of carbonation bubbles up to the cap. There is a faint bit of haze, but nothing dense enough to prevent me from seeing a refracted picture of what is on the other side of the glass through the liquid.

Smell - With the use of the orange zest, I was hoping for an explosion of citrus from this beer. Well, it's no explosion, but there is a pleasant citrus undercurrent to the aroma, with notes of orange and lemongrass alongside the bready whole-grain wheat characteristic. There are some grassy, herbal hops present as well, adding some depth to the mostly bright smells emanating from the glass. I may have to revisit in the summer, when it's likely to be closer to it's bottling.

Taste - Whole-grain cracker and wheat toast blend nicely with another faint showing of citric pungency from the orange zest and hops. Here, I get a better sense of the hops, with grass and baby greens providing a gentle herbal bitterness to compliment the softer grain notes. Aftertaste brings out more of the orange zest profile.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and low-to-moderate carbonation, with a rather thin mouthfeel--thinner than what I expect from a wheat beer.

Overall, a solid pale wheat ale, and one that I'll likely get again. Not sure it's up there with some of the best "hoppy" wheat beers that seem to becoming very popular, but it was light and refreshing and probably worth another go, since it's pretty easy to get around here.

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Bottle opened on 12.11.13

A - Pours a hazy light orange with a fluffy cream-colored head with good retention.

S - Citrus, orange, bready, malty.

T - Oranges, lemon, light.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Very light and lots of orange zest.

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Contact High from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.