Brass Knuckle | Four String Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Four String Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
fourstringbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by crashdavisinoh on 01-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
145
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
17.08%
 
 
Wants:
5
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42
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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Matt721
4.8/5  rDev +49.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of khargro2
2.17/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of tommy5
3.31/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.17/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lelampp
3.92/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
2.97/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Sabtos
2.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Sparkling clear bright amber at first, but quickly filling to a snowglobe of chunky off-white specks, with a massive off-white foamy head.

Smell is metallic pine forest with light orange rind and biscuit. Pungent sweaty cat pee and rotting peach come in at full pour.

Taste is spicily hopped melon with apple, biscuit, orange, and pine. Toffee and bread fill in at full pour with pungent, funky wet rug. It actually can be quite complex at times, but is just not hitting the right notes, and the full pour makes this actually taste worse.

Medium to thin fizzy body with a dry finish.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
3.34/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IckyT2012
3.72/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Oopssorryy
2.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pour this one hard. If you don't you'll get very little head, but with a hard pour, you'll be rewarded with a large fluffy head on top of a golden yellow body, with lighter shades to be found in the light. Lacing is good, but head retention isn't, fading quickly to a thin cap. I get a lot of sweet malt in the nose, with the barest hint of citrus, alcohol, and grass. The flavor is very one note. It's all sweet malt, all the time. You get hints of caramel, a little bit of resin, and then more malt. This one could really use some more hops, and that's coming from someone who isn't a huge fan of IPAs. The sweetness isn't overwhelming, but there is just nothing to distract you from it. Mouth feel is watery and overly carbonated for the body of the beer. It's more like a can of soda than it is a beer.

When it comes down to it, this is a fine beer to get your mouth wet, and cool down with, but if you want a drinking experience, look else where. This beers biggest sin is being inoffensive, and in doing so, sacrificing any personality it could have had.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
2.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.48/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.36/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrewjraab
2.83/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Burnt orange with a layer of off white head. Smells is a bit off - butterscotch, hops present, some malts. Taste follows the nose - something off here. Hops are buried by malts and feel is wrecked because of it. Overall - not sure what happened here - this was not good.

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Photo of MilesRaymond
3.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kegatron
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Octoberist
2.87/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.52/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a can of this beer at Andersons in Reynoldsburg, OH. I think it was slightly over primed as it fuzzed quickly and there is that slight twang. It poured a clear golden with fizzy white head that is not leaving much of a lace. The scent has bitterness. The taste is a sweet malt and bitter hop mix that is ok....not overly smooth....but good enough. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with big carbonation. Overall it's ok....I'd like to try this on tap to see if it's better.

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Photo of jp32
2.08/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Another mediocre, run of the mill apa. Four Strings isn't exactly known for having that great of beer, although I thought they'd do a little better than this with their flagship beer.

Pours copper in color with floaties and, dare I say, chunks floating about. Smells hoppy, but not necessarily in a good way. More in a bad foot odor type of way that causes you to wrinkle your nose.

It's flavor was difficult to process. Hop forward. Malts are too modest, if not nonexistant. The hops thrash you with an old-tasting, unpleasant aftertaste.

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Photo of Strike00
3.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

L: pours a cloudy dark amber. with a head that dissipates quickly
S: surprised that it smells really malty. Caramel as strong as the hops
T: bitter pine hops come through a bit more but it is really malty for a pale ale. a little bit a sweetness and a nutty bitterness underneath.
F: Creamy with a finish that lasts, medium carbonation.

O: Not bad, definitely had worse. Glad I got to try it.

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Photo of Cdtovell
5/5  rDev +55.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dcotom
3.35/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bonis
3.78/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Brass Knuckle from Four String Brewing Company
3.22 out of 5 based on 145 ratings.
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