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Full Frontal Pale Ale - Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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Full Frontal Pale Ale
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: GbVDave on 01-04-2007)
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

01-06-2013 19:25:24 | More by dna1964dna
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

01-02-2013 18:09:30 | More by SciFritz
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

01-19-2014 19:26:04 | More by Sweffin
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

11-12-2012 01:19:16 | More by harrylee773
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

This full frontal EXPOSED me to flavor. It left me Naked! It tasted like beaver. That is, if beaver was full bodied, well balanced, and good. Perhaps not the best piece pizza brew but they're all decent. I always recommend trying all of them.

Bottoms up!

01-22-2014 02:21:27 | More by DerekQXQX
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-25-2013 05:49:30 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

11-09-2013 21:24:48 | More by phishdaly
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-22-2011 15:48:56 | More by Holland
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3.63/5  rDev -7.6%

Pint poured from a pitcher. Pours light amber and very cloudy, with two fingers of off-white soap-bubble head and plenty of lacing.

The aroma is straight Amarillo hops-- mangoes, peaches, and grapefruit. This is a good thing. The flavor opens up with the same hop flavors, but this finish really isn't very bitter at all. I like when brewers tone down the bittering and jack up flavor and aroma, but I feel like this beer is pulling punches.

The mouthfeel doesn't help in that department. It's smooth and tasty, but a bit on the thin side. Thicker versions of this beer are called Wingnut, Crucial, and Dysfunctionale. If this one's not on tap, they probably will be. I'm definitely nitpicking to some extent, though, because I could easily knock off a pitcher of this one by myself.

Another fine beer by Piece, but I wish the brewmaster spent as much time thinking up new beers as he spends giving them naughty names.

08-29-2007 21:05:49 | More by kajerm
Photo of cpetrone84


3.7/5  rDev -5.9%

Had on draft at Piece

A-nice hazy orangish color with a thick 2 fingers of white head leaving a nice lacing on the glass

S-light tropical fruit notes, grapefruit with some citrus

T-lighter flavors including a pale malt taste up front with a touch of sweet caramel. this is followed by a citrus hop flavor, which is also relatively faint.

M-smooth and lighter bodied with a nice level of carbonation (present but not overpowering).

D-the flavors are light and for a pale ale it isn't bad but i'd like more flavor and up next to something like alpha king it wouldn't hold its own

12-18-2009 02:47:53 | More by cpetrone84
Photo of Vonerichs


3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

On tap at Piece.

Hazy orange color with a very slight, almost non-existant head.

Light smells of orange citrus, pine resin, and a slight sweetness. The smell is faint.

The hops are not overpowering, but are present. It has a piney nose and then it's nothing but sweet orange flavor backed by malt. This is not very bitter at all.

Medium to light body, crisp, and refreshing.

This goes down extremely easy and of the few beers I've had at Piece this is easily my favorite.

03-07-2009 13:45:44 | More by Vonerichs
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-23-2012 00:24:00 | More by oso
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-07-2013 22:42:51 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-30-2013 15:43:48 | More by bcm75
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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

08-19-2014 18:41:20 | More by Nbdreher
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3.85/5  rDev -2%

First had: on tap at the brewpub

Review from notes. Slightly hazy peach-amber pour with a small foamy white head; moderate retention and lacing. Nice aroma, citrus and pine hops slightly edge out the caramel malt sweetness. This is reflected in the taste: citrus hops, fresh grass, wort, caramel malts. It's a pretty typical APA, and that's not a bad thing. Light-medium body, easily drinkable.

10-14-2012 19:59:06 | More by Rifugium
Photo of Florida9


3.88/5  rDev -1.3%

A: Hazy dark amber. Served with a smallish off white head. Little retention, but moderate lacing. 3.5

S: Mildly aromatic. Citrus grapefruit and caramel malts with a touch of the floral. 4.0

T: Taste is similar. Light notes of biscuit, bread, grapefruit rind, and some light pine. Light sweet caramel. A little bit of bubble gum on the finish. 4.0

M: Lighter bodied. Heavier carb. Low bitterness. 3.5

O: Overall a decent beer, but nothing too exciting. 3.75

08-03-2013 00:37:46 | More by Florida9
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3.89/5  rDev -1%

Growler fill from the brewery poured into a Tulip glass.

A: Deep amber/ruby opaque color. Pure white head of 2 finger head, not very dense though. Good retention and lacing.

Smell: Floral, piney, some tropical fruits, mango/pineapple/orange/lemon zest.

Taste: Doesn't quite live up to the aroma. A little malty. Not very bitter or dry.

Mouthfeel: Clean and crisp with moderate carbonation, a tad sticky on the finish, not very dry or wet but easy to drink.

Overall: Solid APA from a local brewery. I'd have this again, although they had a better offering (Camel Toe) at the brewery that wasn't available in growlers. I'm satisfied polishing off this growler with my pizza - above average brew. Don't seek it out but give it a try if you're there.

02-25-2013 02:31:28 | More by MCain04
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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

Growler poured into tulip.

A- Pours a hazy dark amber with a two finger head that sticks around for a while that slowly dissipates leaving a thin cap and lines of lacing behind.

S- Caramel and toffee malt upfront, with pine, orange peel, grapefruit and floral hops.

T- A nice mixture of caramel and toffee sweetness mixed with citrus peel including orange, grapefruit and a hint of pineapple. Pine and grassy hops follow as well as some floral notes.

M- Medium carbonation and body. A nice crisp mouthfeel that finishes a bit bitter and dry.

O- Had no problem having a couple glasses of this. Very easy to drink and pretty flavorful. Nothing too crazy or complex, but it's nice to have a simple APA once in a while.

12-05-2011 05:45:04 | More by iadler
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3.93/5  rDev 0%

A- unfiltered is a understatement! Very cloudy dark copper with tons of whole leaf hop remnants. 1 finger off white head

S- caramel malts and citrus hops

T- dark caramel malts, orange peel, and nice pine hop bita at the finish.

.M- medium body, hop leafs are less than be desired.

O- its a good pale, but all the hop leaf remnants knock the appearance and mouth down.

09-28-2011 18:00:28 | More by kawilliams81
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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

Hazy orangeish-amber color with a solid 2 finger thick white head that left rings of sticky lace.

Citrus blast in the nose, along with piney, resiny hops. For such an intense aroma, the taste is somewhat mild, though certainly still rather robust. Malty sweetness asserts itself and nicely complements the Cascade hops and orange zest. Medium-bodied with an appropriate level of carbonation.

10-07-2011 02:38:29 | More by NeutroMan
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3.98/5  rDev +1.3%

Chicago boasts a handful of noteworthy APAs. You can add FF to the list! Gives you what an APA should offer: a nice, balanced, drinkable brew. My only complaint would be that FF is a tad sweet, but it doesn't overwhelm the palate.

Overall, a nice, smooth APA. Nicely balanced between sweet maltiness & citrusy hops. Would love this to be available in cans!

12-24-2011 16:26:02 | More by ChiPool
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-18-2011 00:15:44 | More by rwilde
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-23-2013 23:27:43 | More by WoodBrew
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-31-2013 14:37:42 | More by Drucifer
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Full Frontal Pale Ale from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
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