Brass Knuckle | Four String Brewing Company

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Brass KnuckleBrass Knuckle

Brewed by:
Four String Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by crashdavisinoh on 01-14-2012

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Reviews by crashdavisinoh:
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2.85/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this on draft at the brazenhead in grandview...

A-Dark blonde...slight head...little lacing
S-Fruity..not overwhelmingly so...citrus
T-slight bitterness...picked up some fruit...citrus..prob grapefruit...
M-good carbonation for the style...a bit thin but not too much so
O-I was told by the bartender that this is an IPA....when I tried it I was thinking that either this is not an IPA or a poor effort at one...finding out it is an APA...makes more sense...a pretty good offering from a brand new brewery in needs improvement but as I said...a good start...I look forward to trying their other beer as well.

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More User Reviews:
4.02/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a pretty damn respectable APA. Lots of hops and clean light malts. Crisp and good bitterness. Citrusy hops. Looks amazing. Perfect yellow/orange glow.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tallfellapgh
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Adkins1203
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of LXIXME
3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nhirsch04
3.6/5  rDev +4%

Photo of BamfBacon
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
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 prototypic
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ropace33
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zimm421
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Kegatron
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Brutaltruth
2.99/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A standard American pale ale from Four String Brewing. Hops and light sweetness on the nose. Light rocky head on the pour. Grains and hops on the nose...LOTS of hops. Pours light amber in color. Hops up front with mild sweetness in the background that is the same on the aftertaste. Nothing astounding, but a decent enough canned APA.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can, I believe this was just canned last week so it's pretty fresh. Served in a Sam Adams perfect pint glass, the beer pours a copper color with about a half inch off-white head that sticks around a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells mostly like citrusy hops (grapefruit, citrus peel), along with some bready and caramel malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also a bit of pine hops noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick, smooth, and easy to drink. I think it's a good pale ale, I'd buy it again. $8.99 a 6-pack.

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Photo of Strike00
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
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 Bills453
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can. Four String just started canning their beers a few months ago, a real plus for the Columbus, OH beer scene (which is awesome by the way).

Appearance - I drank it out of the can, but I'm giving this a 4 because the can art is fantastic.

Smell - Even just smelling through the can opening, I smell a great hop aroma. Not too overpowering for an APA. A little sweetness tingles the nosebuds.

Taste - A great mixture that allows the taster to experience the hoppy bitterness one expects in a pale ale, but is not overpowering and sour tasting.

Mouthfeel - crisp, smooth.

Overall - Perhaps it is some of my Columbus bias, but I am going to be picking this up much more for my cheap, keep in the fridge summer offering. I like it quite a bit.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
2.93/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Brass Knuckle from Four String Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 150 ratings
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