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Tighthead Chilly Water Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Wheat based Pale Ale that is fermented very clean with American Ale yeast giving it a crisp, refreshing finish. The trio of newcomer hops, Zythos, Motueka and Nelson Sauvains, provide an aroma and flavor of mango, tangerine and other soft citrus fruit and may cause a widespread panic... hint at the name’s origin!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2671) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Hazy golden color; Light to medium body; Aroma of floral/pine hops, & citrus; Flavor of malt, pine hops, some fruit, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is fairly bitter; Decent..

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (517) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2016
Draft. Pours light gold with white head and lacing. Minimal aroma. Some citrus and earthy pine with cucumber and herbal notes. Mouthcoating finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2016
Red-orange pour with a beige head. Aroma is citrusy hops, fruity. Very tasty- fruity, dry and resinous in the finish. Lacing shown from the start. Nice malt backbone.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Huge, off-white head that refuses to settle over a perfectly amber, effervescent body. I poured this and told my wife "this is on the delicate side for a DIPA". And then I looked and saw this is a "session IPA"? Wow. It has HUGE piney aromas with latent citrics and apparent alcohol. Flavor is congruent to the aroma, hearty pine and citrus hopping, long lasting on the palate. Seriously... I bought this for the label-art and was subsequently deceived (and then impressed) by the content. ~~~~ 22 oz. bomber from Kenwood Liquours, Oak Lawn, IL, Jan. 2016.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scarletfire65 (1323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bomber at home. Hazy amber - gold pour with a 1 inch head. Aroma of ripe mango, pink grapefruit, lemonade. Very fragrant. Prickly carbonation. Light bodied, fruity, leafy hop flavors, even a bit dank, but very restrained bitterness. Smells great, looks great, flavor is a little underwhelming.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cousin_Larry (875) - - OCT 3, 2015
Had a bomber at Mike’s. Nice light body with a subtle watery taste. No bitterness whatsoever.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Aroma is bright citrus, floral and a hint of hop resin. The flavor is tropical fruit, citrus, fruit and a mix of dry and a hint of hop resin in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Draft. Loads of tropical and citrus hop notes dominate. Some nice pine and a hint of toffee in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9251) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2015
Pour on tap, clear golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of tropical fruit, some stone fruit into a bit of pine, grass, some herbal notes into a bit of biscuit, bread, hints of grain. Taste was a mix of orange, herbal, some pine, hints of nice mango, stone fruit, some pineapple into a bit of bread, finishing bitter. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (5431) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Sample at GABF 2014. Comes a clear gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is citrus, tropical, pine, and malt. Well made.


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