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Tighthead Chilly Water Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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 nameís origin!


DrnkMcDermott's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrnkMcDermott (2894) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4531) - 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 (8582) - 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 (4187) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (1842) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
solid pale ale from Tighthead. has that nice peachy hop flavor with a nice bitter finish. had a draft pour at mickey finns in libertyville. pours copper in color with a tan head. one of the better pales out there.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ARH (805) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap, poured into a sampler glass. The aroma is a light, damp, citrus peel, grapefruit, grass, and resin. It pours a clear yellow, fuzzy micro bubble, white head with a medium web lace. A medium thin ring with a light surface dusting remain. The taste is a medium bitter with a light sweetness. The waxy texture has a decent amount of small-bubble active, fizzy carbonation. The medium body finishes with a herb and wax, dry bitter resin finish. Thereís a touch of a tropical note at the finish, but itís light - more like bitter grapefruit membrane. The dry herb and waxy bitter remain in a moderate aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonmac (634) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Poured from the tap at First Draft in Chicago. Heavy golden with some strong lacing. Aroma and taste fall in line with a hop theme. Resin, hop, floral notes. Leaves the mouth pretty dry and the hop presence definitely lingers. Itís not in the upper echelon of pale ales but does meet the criteria of a session IPA. You can do worse than this one.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1929) - 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 (9061) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Draft. Massive tropical aroma, favor is dry and citrusy, just enough of everything. Amazing ísession ipa".

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwm1034 (699) - 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.


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