That’s right friends – it’s Friday afternoon, which means it’s time for another edition of the Afternoon Beer Break. I will admit, I’ve definitely been brining more than a few different IPAs to your attention. Today, we’re going to mix things up a bit, and check out a wheat ale. This one goes by the name of the 4 Hands Contact High.
As you might surmise, 4 Hands is the name of the brewery, and they call St. Louis home. I suppose as a resident of Chicago I’m supposed to be anti-St. Louis, but I’m a transplant, so I don’t have those walls up. So, when the pinball-machine artwork caught my eye, I knew I had something new to try out on the old taste buds.
You can see the full notes (such as they are) down below, but there are a few highlights for you. For starters, when you pour the 4 Hands Contact High into a glass, you’ll notice a somewhat bread-reminiscent scent hitting your nose, which is something that I’m used to picking up on wheat ales. It’s got a nice golden hue in the glass – somewhat hazy – and it goes smoothly over the tongue. While it’s not an overly bitter beer, the use of the hops brings some additional dimensions to the flavor profile. And at a 5% ABV, it’s not one that’s going to smack you in the face. Quite a drinkable brew, and I do agree that their recommendations of pairing it with spicy foods or pizza would work out quite well. If you find it local to you, definitely worth checking out. 4 Hands Brewing Co.
- Yeasty/bready nose
- Cloudy gold hue
- Crisp head
- Definite a wheat beer but the hops add some complex layers
- Yeah I could see this with spicy food – or pizza
- Not overly bitter
Description from 4 Hands
Not just another boring wheat ale. We made Contact High, our spring and summer seasonal, exciting by adding copious amounts of pacific northwest hops and dry hopping with fresh orange zest. Contact High pours a bright orange hue with a big citrus aroma.
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%
Thank you for reading this WristWatchReview post. With so many things competing for everyone’s attention these days, we really appreciate you giving us your time. We work hard every day to put quality content out there for our community.
WristWatchReview is one of the few remaining truly independent watch news outlets. We do not have a giant corporation behind us, and we rely heavily on our community to support us, in an age when advertisers are increasingly uninterested in sponsoring small, independent watch sites — especially a site like ours that is unwilling to pull punches in its reporting and analysis. We don't play the games the other sites play and we've paid for it when it comes to ad revenue.
We would love for you to support us on Patreon and every little bit helps. Thank you.
–The WWR Team