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Tighthead Chilly Water Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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 nameís origin!


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2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GuamVice (63) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
From tap. Pours copper with small whit e head. For those who have tried Three Floyd's Gumballhead; this is very similar with a hit more malt and a lot more bitter finish. For those who have not; it tastes like an IPA with a little extra citrus and thickness from the wheat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2200) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
[Tap] Pours a deep golden color with a thin head. Tropical fruit and sticky caramel nose. Nice and balanced hop profile includes lemon, pinecone and floral notes. Noticeably different taste compared to the average pale ale. Lighter wheat/caramel malt backbone. Good stuff overall! Tasting notes from 1/2014.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Pint at Lockdown in Chicago. 3.50 on special. Dark, hazy amber. Clean clear hop aroma but the hops are all over no one dominant hop flavor. Same in flavors. Clean and hop centric but the mix of hops doesnít work for my tastes.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2127) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
On tap at The Tap House Grill in Westmont, IL., and dispensed to a large tulip showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with a frothy layer of off white foam, and spiraling rings that morphed into clingy, web-like lacing. The nose was an expressive presentation of grapefruit & orange, with a little pine on the back. The taste was plentiful malt that supported but calmed the substantial, citrusy, earthy, and orange rind hop bitterness just enough. Medium bodied, well carbonated, and quaffable, with a nice creaminess to the mouthfeel. An excellent APA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doghair (242) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Nice light citrusy aroma. Taste is fresh and light. A little malt with a bitter hoppy finish. Excellent session beer. Not everything needs to be 10%. Great all day drinker. Love it!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1048) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Growler from Tighthead brought by ck1 for us all to share at the family gathering, thx bro! Pours orangey amber with a rapidly disappearing white head. Aroma has citrus and pine with faint caramel. Taste follows, solidly hoppy with a faint malt presence. Solid and tasty. Very nice!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2013
On tap at Tight Head Brewpub. Amber with a slowly fading medium tan topper. Aroma of citrus, caramel and some noble hopes. Taste not in line with aromaÖ wheat, citrus, caramel, herbal and floral notes and some dank notes with a mild bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3108) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Sampled on draft at the Mundelein beer festival. Pours a nice golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is focused on mango and tropical fruit notes, with a fair amount of citrus hops manifesting themselves as grapefruit and tangerine notes. Apparent floral notes as well. Pale bready malt notes provide some balance to the nose. Flavor is dank with an interesting bouquet of bitter hop flavors. Some mild pale malt backing. Lightish bodied, lively carbonation. Finishes nice and dry, hoppy. Quite nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Draft at Tap House Grill, Westmont. Finally get to pop the cap on another recent Chicago brewer. I found myself really liking this and thinking it was a Double IPA. Let me count the ways: a sudsy IPA head over a bright, brassy body. I thought I was just getting a snootful of Mr. Cascade Hopp and his lupalin friends, not having a full description of the beer in front of me. But definitely a very fresh hop beer. Bold taste combining pine, resin and citrus. Lemony aftertaste from the hops, but still matched by plenty of big malts.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Had on tap at Wild Monk, served in a shaker pint. A: Pours a dark golden yellow with a thick, off white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick cap that leaves some sticky sheets of lace down the glass. S: Some light cracker malts with a mild citrus pith backing. Maybe orange peel? A little grass, but Iím hard pressed to pick out any real bold flavors. T: Same as the nose. Light cracker malts with a touch of residual sweetness. Some grassy notes with a wee bit of citrus, but itís mostly devoid of flavor. Definitely stretching for them here. M: Basically like drinking light beer water here. Easily crushable with a nice carbonation, but it loses points for no residual flavors. O: Not sure if this was an old keg, bad batch or what, but there really wasnít any flavors. It didnít taste old or overly malty so Iím not sure what was going on with this. Iíll revisit if I see it on tap again to see if it was an isolated incident. Serving type: on-tap 09-06-2013


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