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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Ohio, United States
thebrewkettle.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Ringneck 4 C's Pale Ale.

55 IBUs

Added by Ricochet on 09-26-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
364
Reviews:
109
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
37
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0
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a nice autumnal orange mixed with caramel brown…way too much off white head formed with the lightest of pours (see photo above)...this is the last of a six pack I picked up and all of them have done this...it’s thick, with big and little bubbles…tons of big bubble lacing around the glass…fairly transparent, there’s tons of bubble action throughout…a well carbonated brew…when it finally simmers down, it has a nice, drinkable appearance…(3.89/5)

Smell: Earthiness, yeast, floral, piney, grapefruit, orange, sweet caramel malts, honey candy and toffee…there is a light airiness; a fresh, out-of-the-shower aroma going on here…a touch of alcohol heat way in the back…it’s a lovely smelling brew…(4.25/5)

Taste: Yum! Sweet, caramel malts blending nicely with piney/resin and citrus hops flavors…way more yeast flavor than typically found in these types of pale ales…a very fresh feel and taste to it…not overly complicated, it really comes in as it finishes…there’s a biscuity, citrus bitterness in the after taste…(4/5)

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, tons of carbonation…it fluffs up all over my palate leaving piney/citrus resin all over my tongue…for all the fluff and body, it’s not overly chewy, still has a nice, drinkable body…(4/5)

Overall: This is a pretty good beer…the flavor isn’t overly unique, as I’ve really been hitting the caramel malts mixed with citrus hops American Pale Ale variety pretty hard lately, so it’s difficult for a brew like this to stand out...what does separate this beer from others is the yeast they use…it’s very evident in the aroma and flavor making it borderline Belgian in life and effervescence (though the over zealous carbonation makes me burpy!)…things are nicely balanced, it’s very drinkable and at 6.0% ABV, I could have a couple over the course of a night and still be able to hold my head up… (4/5)

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a dark caramel with a 2 finger light tan head. Big blotches and trails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- very malty, toast, pine, floral, light citrus.

T- caramel, toasted malts, bitter citrus and pine with some grassy flavors as well.

M- medium body and carbonation. Slightly dry and a crisp finish.

O- ok pale ale. Very malt forward and actually has a slight abv bite for some reason. My suggestion: 5 C's, dry hop the shit out of this beer with Citra!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Looks good for a pale ale. More amber than golden orange but that's OK. Head is a nice 1/2 inch of sticky white head.

S - Well it smells rather hop forward maybe a touch more pine than I expected. I am used to a good amount of hops in my pale so it's nothing surprising. Malt sweetness and a touch of biscuit also.

T - Damn I knew it was a matter of time before these guys made a beer I didn't enjoy. Too much pine bitterness and little malt balance make it hard to drink and even harder to chug. I really had to look for pale malts or biscuit sweetness but nothing redeeming about this pale.

M - Medium, chewy, bitter, acidic.

Overall not buying this one again. Damn I could have has another Jack porter...

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Four C's American Pale Ale from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
3.76 out of 5 based on 364 ratings.
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