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Four String Brass Knuckle Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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A hard-rocking sly session ale (easy drinking) that smacks the lips with tasty bitter hops and citrusy grapefruit shots to the nose. It finishes crisp and dry, sustaining like a windmill power chord. All of a sudden it hits you...this is the one.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1204) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
12 ounce can, I believe this was just canned last week so itís 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. Thereís 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 thereís also a bit of pine hops noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick, smooth, and easy to drink. I think itís a good pale ale, Iíd buy it again. $8.99 a 6-pack.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nathan30533 (546) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
More malt for my normal liking but still a great ale. Balanced. Great pour.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (5357) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Draft at the village idiot, columbus. Copper pour, tastes like a dirty penny. Caramel malts, light ashtray. Not so good IMO

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (5051) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2013
On tap during Ohio Brew Week 2013, taster from The Union. Clear orange red color. Little white head. Medium body. Lightly soft, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. More dry in the finish. Some caramel, lightly toasty, lightly spicy malt profile. Some piney, lightly citrusy hop. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Alright pale ale. A little too assertive. Not the smoothest pale, but I donít mind the bite.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Sample at the Pint Room on 4/27/13. Pours a clear amber color with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, pine, some citrus and grass. Grassy hop flavor with some maltiness and pine before a bitter hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
I had tried a small sample at the brewery that afternoon, so was happy to get a shaker pint on draft at Bodega in Columbus, Ohio. The pour is a clear golden amber with not much of an off white head. The aroma is citrus fruit, grass, and a nice undertone of grass and mineral. The taste is a fresh cracker malt, along with a light bitter sweetness balanced with grass and grapefruit citrus hop. There is a hint of pine present as well, which adds depth to the flavor. The palate is medium bodied, with crisp carbonation and the mineral dry clean finish. Definitely my kind of beer, very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3346) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Sampled at the í12 Columbus Mircrobrew Festival. Golden color with a thin off white head. Light orange citrus nose. Flavors of orange peel, apricot and fresh baked bread. Long hop burn in on the tongue. something tart ih the finish. Iíd like to try more from this brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Anova167 (267) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Found this on a pilgrimage to my hometown. Pretty good effort from what seems like a new brewery. Color was a bit dark for the style, but it didnít taste as malty as it looked. Aroma had a bit of earthy malt with a floral pine hop note. Flavor was well balance between malt presence and hop bite. It looked loaded with caramel malt (which I hate in an APA) but I was pleasantly surprised.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Evolutionary (252) - Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2012
Tap at mellow mushroom. Good color pour and nice head. It ends there. Medium mouthfeel but awful pepper like taste cuts through and ruins it. My mouth feels raped. Hops don't shine thru at all. Strange undercurrent tastes too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus hop and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.


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