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Tighthead Chilly Water Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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 name’s origin!


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doghair (256) - 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!


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1818) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pint pour at Bad Dog. Pale with a thin white head. Aroma is very heavy on pine, citrus, and floral- smells. Taste is pretty floral, light citrus, mild background hoppiness. The aroma supplants the flavor, but the aroma is fantastic.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Draft. Massive tropical aroma, favor is dry and citrusy, just enough of everything. Amazing ’session ipa".

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwm1034 (627) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Large sample pour at Beer under Glass in Chicago. Initial nose is a fruity hoppy aroma...definitely mango in there. Taste is a crisp, hoppy, bitter but mild mouthful...very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2422) - 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 (2367) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, 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 doesn’t work for my tastes.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2311) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1176) - 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 aroma… 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 (3263) - 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.


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