Review of Four Peaks 8th Street Ale

Posted on March 31, 2010 by

Last week I was down in Tempe, AZ and was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to try some 8th St Ale from Four Peaks. My friend bought a keg of it to have on tap at the house while we stayed there, so naturally I ended up doing a brew review of it. The weather was beautiful and this brew hit the spot on more than one occasion. Have you tried this one? What did you think?

Four Peaks 8th Street Ale

Review of Four Peaks 8th Street Ale

Packaging

The packaging has a nice bright retro feel to it. It definitely appeals to my tastes and style. It isn’t crazy or over bearing, but is branded well with the consistency of their other brew.

Appearance

Pours with a wonderful fluffy white head and a solid amber color.

Smell

A beautiful hop aroma that comes from the imported Kentish hops from Britain. (I only know that because I read it on their site!) But the smell is completely hops and very aromatic and inciting.

Mouthfeel

Medium bodied and easy to drink. This one was a little under carbonated, but it could be because our keg was almost gone. One thing I like about this beer is that once it warms up it doesn’t get extra foamy in the mouth. I compare this beer to a Summit EPA which has that characteristic.

Taste

Unexpectedly sweet. With the initial hop aroma I was really expecting it to be bitter, but it surprised me with a sweet taste balanced nicely with a slightly bitter after taste.

Drinkability

Very high. A great session beer. Myself, and 4 friends made a night out of this stuff and it was a great time! As my best friend Nick says, “Tastes so good when it hits your lips.”

Overall

I highly recommend giving this beer a try if you are able. You may not find it a lot of places because the brewery is still pretty new and doesn’t distribute really far just yet. However, with a wall full of awards I highly suggest seeking it out if you can.

Your Take?

Have you tried it? What’s your take on it?

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  • nickakers

    Good job leaving out the weedy forest that is my backyard. The keg is still going. Nels and I put down about a 12 pack from it last night. I think it's real close though.

  • mikebiewer

    LOL. All the weeds were pulled by Nels that poker night! Or at least a good majority of them. I never noticed how many planes fly over your place!

    Thanks for having us. It was a great time and this beer got better and better each time I drank it!

  • http://hurrabier.com/ Deverie

    Mike, thanks for your nice comments on my “Drink with the Wench” interview! You have got a great site here – I love your layout! Do you do all the computernating yourself? I'm still learning that part…the beer enjoyment part is easy! :)
    I look forward to reading more!
    Cheers,
    Deverie
    @hurrabier

  • Anonymous

    I do a portion of it myself, but I also have a really good friend that helps me do some of the more technical stuff. He allows me to pay him in beer, plus I’m able to help him with certain video projects of his own.

    Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you some more and I’ll be swinging past your blog as well. I like your concept. I really want to read what you wrote about The Wench!

  • mikebiewer

    I do a portion of it myself, but I also have a really good friend that helps me do some of the more technical stuff. He allows me to pay him in beer, plus I'm able to help him with certain video projects of his own.

    Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you some more and I'll be swinging past your blog as well. I like your concept. I really want to read what you wrote about The Wench!

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