Contact High | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by zeff80 on 06-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
499
Reviews:
63
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
96
For Trade:
0
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Photo of jlindros
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 9/15/17

Pours a light fizzy bubbly head that fades fairly quickly, pretty hazy lemon yellow color, no real lacing.

Nose plenty of creamy wheat, toasty straw and a little cereal bready notes, a sweet candy aroma as well, with mild citrus orange zest, mild pear like esters, mild perfumey phenols.

Taste brings creamy wheat, a bit toasty again, touch of straw, creamed wheat, a little biscuity and bready, cracker as well, mild perfumey phenols and fruity pear like ester notes, a citrus in the background, like a little candied orange zest and dwarf orange mandarin orange kinda flavor, mild spices from the phenols as well, a little spicy herbal hop in the background with fair to mild bitterness.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent creamy carb.

Overall Ok, nothing too special, decent summer beer, not quite hefe or wit style, but it doesn't try to be, it's its own wheat beer with some decent characters.

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Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dms1767
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stlfatguy
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice. Bright, hazy yellow. Ample pure white lacing. Great smell has Lots of sweet malty goodness, with a bite that reminds me of so many west coast ipa's. Taste is bitter, but without being tangy on the tongue. Pretty smooth. Light citrus comes through. No heavy sweet malt that was prevalent on the nose. It works really well.

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Photo of shirtless_mike
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 vintage; drank 11/25/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from a can into a glass.

Semi-opaque bright orange hue.

Bright white head; frothy lace.

Strong orange/tangerine/grapefruit nose...citrus heaven!

Thin mouthfeel.

Bold orange/tangerine flavor; pleasant, dry grapefruit bite on the finish. This would be nigh-perfect on a hot summer day for citrus heads!

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Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of juicebox
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of malfunxion
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karnivool1
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMike
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vivs85
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Loops
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

My first beer from 4 Hands. I might review it if I Have it again. But I would only do so if spicy food was involved. Way too many hops for me.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bartleby91
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice clear golden appearance with good carbonation going up the glass. Big zesty citrus aromas are most prevalent with some maltiness as well. Tastes are similar with an easy drinkability. Nice palate that finishes nice and smooth. Overall a good easy drinking wheat with a good hop bite.

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Photo of jroberts8811
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Contact High from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
3.79 out of 5 based on 499 ratings.
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