City Wide
4 Hands Brewing Co.

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #683
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,872
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 9%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
119
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4 Hands Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
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Gots
  12
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Reviews by Suds:
Photo of Suds
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a one pint can, this brew is a slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head. The aroma is of earthy, moderately spicy hops, and the taste is balanced. Some caramel and pale malts in the front, a solid bitterness, and a clean finish. Plenty of hop aroma, but it is also an easy to drink, approachable, session brew. Nice...not great, but very drinkable.
By the way I love the St. Louis City pride and charity with this brew. Nice.

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Photo of Charles_Shaw
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I become a member of this website just so I could speak out against the heretics giving less APA a less than 4 rating.
This beer is everything you've been looking for in an APA. Smooth, full flavor, a perfect measure of hoppiness with a pine-like finish. If this were the only beer I could drink the rest of my life, I would be satisfied. No gimmicks, no novelty - just an amazing beer. Other raters should be ashamed. Enough with your hipster nonsense.

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Photo of Biff_Tannen
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer checks every box for a desirable American pale ale. This is my new go to beer. If you have the chanc, try it/buy it. Perfect beer for a warm spring day.

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Photo of stlfatguy
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I'll start by saying I like everything about this beer, except the price... which is why I hit it lower in the "overall". Really, I like almost everything 4 Hands does, I just hope they continue to grow and expand, so hopefully their prices come down. I know, quality vs quantity, etc. Anyway, on to this particular beer.

Limited, Local release in 4 pack of pint cans. 5.5 abv, which makes it easy to have a few (and all the more reason I wish prIce was lower. .. of course, I am cheap). Bright amber/Orange color is a bit hazy. White head with tight, foamy bubbles dissipates quickly, but lacing is nice. Love the smell. Like a bouquet of flowers and citrus fruits. Taste is equally impressive. Very hop forward, but quickly balances with some caramel malt goodness. Feel is a little biting/hop/slight tart, but also feels very smooth and with a creamy texture. There is a lot in this pale ale. Closest thing it reminds me of are some of the Higher abv offerings from Lagunitas. Liked it a lot. Happy I got it. Will drink again... if someone else is buying.

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Photo of jchanley
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CisPiece88
3.39/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buck89
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass. A fairly hazy golden-amber color with a medium sized off-white head. The foam lingered for a while before settling. Classic old school aroma with subtle citrus and pine. Not much malt presence on the nose, but there was a dry, bready character on the taste. More piney than fruity, with SNPA-level bitterness. Medium bodied and clean. Very nice.

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Photo of Walnut
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Welcome back to New 4th Hands of July Beer Sunday (Week 697)! I have been awaiting this entry for a couple of weeks. I have finally gotten to the point of looking at my backlog that serious action is being done. I have been running through a LOT of beer by dint of reviews/ratings/check-ins, but there is nothing quite as satisfying as a brewery horizontal (same brewery, lots of different beers). Interestingly, this one JUST arrived in my monthly Tavour shipment on Thursday, really piquing my desire for today's horizontal.

From the CAN: "Pairings[:] Toasted Ravioli[,] Pork Steak". Yum.

Those pairings just made me ravenous! I went with a quick Crack! & Glug to alleviate my hunger pangs. Man, this big, bad CAN huffed & puffed & threatened to blow my glass out with its nearly three fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head that all of a sudden got a whiff of the heat & humidity & slunk off to parts unknown. Bye! Thanks for all of the nice lacing, though. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. BUPGOO! Interestingly, the nose was very reminiscent of the previous Snake Oil. Same house yeast, perhaps? Not caramel malt, more towards biscuit, but still very piney, very PNW. The website mentions that the CANs are (generally) only for the StL market, but Tavour has come through! I just wonder if its usual exclusivity has anything to do with its close taste. Hmm. Maybe I wasn't supposed to notice? But why quibble? It was not so hoppy as to be CANfused with an AIPA, but neither was it an SNPA, which is the standard-bearer for the style. In sum, the taste was lightly minty, tending towards pine, with a biscuity maltiness to acCANpony the hops. It was pleasant enough, but it was not an SNPA, either. Finish was semi-dry, but highly refreshing in this heat & humidity. There you have it. Not bad, but not great. YMMV.

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Photo of emerge077
3.31/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Franziskaner
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Copper color with excellent clarity and an inch of very dense off-white to tan colored head. Light lacing. Magnificent mosaic hop and slightly citrus aroma. The taste is a nice blend of citrus forward and some mosaic hops along with a nice light malt backbone that reveals itself on the back of the palate. The mouth is faintly resinous, but overall this APA is very smooth and packed with flavor.

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Photo of sphmiel
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark gold with a thick white head, from a pint can. Head fade quickly, with lingering lace. Hop forward aroma, mostly resin, some citrus, carried through on the taste, but balanced by the caramel malt sweetness. Lingering sticky resinous hop bitterness. Nicely done APA, not over the top,and at 5.5 % ABV, a nice treat after spring yard work (won't call it a lawnmower beer, though).

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of citrus, sweet caramel and floral notes. Bright, citrusy hop punch with a sweet caramel backbone.

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Photo of Tone
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of citrus hops, floral hops, sweet malt, slight caramel malt, slight earthy malt, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, floral hops, sweet malt, slight caramel malt, slight earthy malt, hop oils, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, weak appearance, decent body and aroma, and average complexity.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbuddha
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maximum12
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to budah for this 16 oz. can, arriving via passenger pigeon along with the lovely beers we traded for. It was a big pigeon.

Pour is clouded orange. Not much aroma wise. Little citrus, little air. Tamer than chocolate poodle.

City Wide Pale Ale has made me pause for several minutes in abject boredom. Moderate amounts of pine, bitterness, albino malts, all presented in a way to maximize their disinterest. It’s easy to drink, I suppose.

Dull. Not bad, just searingly average.

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Photo of atone315
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

City Wide from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 119 ratings