City Of Dreams | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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City Of DreamsCity Of Dreams

Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by tpaetow on 05-14-2014

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 100
Photo of matjack85
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

22oz brown bottle with no freshness date. Be careful when you open this. Mine started to bubble out and run down the sides of the bottle the second I opened the cap.

The beer poured a light orange/copper color and made a ½-finger of cream colored head that dissipated rapidly but left lots of spotty lacing on the glass.

Slightly sweet aroma with lots of fruit in it. Peach, mango, and tangerine seem to be the most prominent.

This is a well balanced IPA. Plenty of malt base to tame all the fruity hops. There was a touch of bitter grapefruit flavor in the taste that I didn't pick up in the smell.

This is medium bodied with a creamy smooth mouthfeel and fairly high carbonation.

This is the only beer I've tried from this brewery and so far so good. I like this.

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Photo of Extol
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - typical of the APA style, a coppery orange color

Smell - mostly tropical, perhaps some grapefruit/mango/tangerine/pineapple

Taste - delicious. I get each citrus pointed out in the smell.

Overall - I would drink this again. Very solid, would like to try it on tap. As it warms, a grassy flavor comes through. I prefer this one colder.

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Photo of KeithE
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really good hop forward APA. Nice citrus notes and good overall balance. Deep caramel color and good foam at top with lacing. Excellent APA that is a little more flavorful than average and compares well to ipas with similar taste.

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Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I can't say I was a huge fan of this one. It almost tasted more like a hoppy brown ale to me, rather than an APA. The bad part is that I am not a fan of brown ales, so this didn't sit well with me. It was drinkable, but nothing I would revisit.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The City of Dreams from 4 Hands is a solid easy drinking APA. It poured a golden color with white head that left a lace. The scent carried mild sweetness and floral hop. The taste was well balanced...with slight bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer.

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Photo of Suds
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer is an amber gold color with a white head. The smell is of woody hops, some malt underneath, but distant. The taste is semi-dry. Pale malt lays underneath the hops. Medium body. Enjoyable.

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Photo of russpowell
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle on date, 04-25-15

Pours a chill hazed amber with 1 finger of cream colored head. Clears nicely, good head retention & lacing

S: Breadyness, grassy, & fairly muted

T: Follows the nose, tangerines & mangoes as well. Biscuitty malt dryness, grassiness, piney notes, & a little grapefruit peel as this warms, slight astringency as this warms. Finishes with biscuitty malt, a touch of caramel, catty & grassy hops, plus pamello & tangerine

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation, nice balance

Easy drinking, nicely put together would buy again if in small bottle or can format

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Photo of Florida9
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lighter shade of copper in color. Clear. Forms a minimal creamy white head. Little retention and only some light lacing. Aroma is bright and lively. Lots of bright fresh citrus with notes of orange, grapefruit and citrus zest. Taste falls off a bit. It's a light flavor, but its slightly tart - not sour - more punchy with heavier carbonation. Taste is still mostly citrus with some grassy hops in the mix. Lighter bodied. Mild bitterness. Not a bad brew, just not a great one.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing from notes after consuming on 8/6/15. Enjoyed out of a 22 oz brown bomber with a bottling date of 7/2/14. Poured into a standard 16 oz pint glass.

Appearance (4.0) - Pours a translucent coppery orange hue with zero haze, leading me to believe that this one has to be filtered. Atop the body sits a finger and a half of fluffy cream-colored foam that sticks around for quite awhile before settling as a ringlet around the edgest, leaving sticky lace residue intermittently around the sides of the glass and faint rings as I drink it down.

Smell (4.25) - A really wonderful blend of stone fruit bringing to mind nectarine and faint peach are the initial aromas, but they are complemented by a slight pungency that brings to mind notes of grapefruit pith and citrus zest. The grain element is barely present--just enough to give the explosion of fruit notes a little bit of complement.

Taste (4.25) - Not quite as overpowering with notes of nectarine and citrus, but now there is a subtle note of white grape and pear that I didn't pick up on the aroma. It finishes with the same grapefruit pith that was present in the aroma, but now I do get a sense of the grain base, with a subtle light malty sweetness reminiscent of club crackers.

Mouthfeel (4.25) - Light bodied and moderately carbonated, with just a touch of lingering bitterness on the tongue.

Overall (4.25), a really refreshing and drinkable pale ale. Perfect for summer, but seems like it's versatile enough to be a year-round regular as well. I like a lot of stuff that 4 Hands does, but this is definitely up there, and is maybe my favorite out of their lighter, non-sour beers.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep golden color with excellent clarity. Light Brussels lacing. A good quarter inch of rocky off white head sits on top. I get a nice piney hop aroma that is held in check by light malt. I get piney hop flavor that is in the forefront. Light, sourdough bready malt kicks in at the back of the palate. The mouth is moderately carbonated and dry.

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Photo of zeff80
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured out a golden color with a small, white head. It left very nice lace. It smelled strongly of citrus. Also, notes of grass, malt and sweetness. It tasted piney with a good dose of bitterness. It was crisp and sharp. A medium-bodied beer.

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Photo of Biff_Tannen
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Every time I think 4 Hands can't outdo itself they somehow discover a way to do just that. Another amazing beer from an amazing brewery. One of the cleanest and most balanced APA's I've ever tasted. Right up there with Zombie Dust in terms of best APA's out there. Prost!

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a clear deep copper color with a very thin off-white cap. No lacing left behind.

Bright aroma of tropical fruits and tangerine.

The topical fruit and tangerine notes from the aroma are present in the taste along with a light hit of grass and malts. Finished clean.

Light-to-medium bodied and crisp with a moderate carbonation.

A really nice sessionable beer for the summer months. Good flavor and clean.

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City Of Dreams from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
3.88 out of 5 based on 100 ratings.
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