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The Weight - Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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The WeightThe Weight

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

51 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 8
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 06-21-2012)
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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

JimGlonke, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of joe1510
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

64oz Growler
$12
Piece Brewpub

The Weight gurgles from the growler apricot orange and slightly hazy. It's got that sunset effect in the pint glass, vibrant apricot at the base fading into dusky orange at the crown. The head is shallow and bone white, not much to notice but does leave some slick lace after each drink that follows back into the body.

Doughy and biscuity malts lay down an appropriate foundation along with, unless I'm mistaken, a soft wheaty tang. With that nonsense out of the way the nose is all pithy citrus and awesomely bright. Orange and grapefruit pith grab the malt base in a bear hug and won't let go. A little grassiness tries to sneak in but citrus is king of the hill. Mouthwatering.

Oh, there's got to be some wheat in here. Mildly sweet biscuits intermingle with that attention grabbing wheat. I've always enjoyed a touch of wheat in my pale ales, when you can find them. With that laid out this beer is still a hop showcase, citrus mostly. The orange and grapefruit sweeten up a bit on the palate. A bit of sugared grapefruit meets that wall of grapefruit and orange pith. Fresh cut grass buzzsaws through the finish. Muy Buenos!

The body has a light weight and is absurdly soft for a beer of 6%. There's a touch of sweetness that feels like it will linger but is sucked up immediately leaving a surprising bone dryness. That dryness accentuates the pithy bitterness to moderate+ levels. This is a drinker and a half.

When combined, the mouthwatering smell, heavily citric bitterness, and highly addictive drinkability/mouthfeel all make for an exceptional pale ale. It's only sold at the brewpub, only when it's on draft, in growlers, only, and it's still more accessible than it's closest local rival (6% pale ale) Zombie Dust. Honestly, I'd rather get a fantastic pizza and growler with no hassle than wait in line with nothing else to do but spend my money. Piece Pizza, I will see you again soon.

joe1510, Mar 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

ItsGotaBeUrBull, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Anonymous1, Oct 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

scottwurst, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

CesarLopes, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

wyatt13, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Grfilwett
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Grfilwett, Sep 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

AleWatcher, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Drucifer
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Drucifer, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

CaptainNomihodai, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of birdsellam
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

birdsellam, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

WolfsbaneBloom, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of SciFritz
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

SciFritz, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of Treebs
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Piece. Served in a nonic pint.

A: Pours a chilled amber color with a thin white head forming on the pour. Recedes slowly to a thin ring leaving behind some lace.

S: Citrus with some light cracker malt backing. A hint of sweetness and dried grass.

T: More like the nose, but a touch of lingering bitterness which broke up the sweetness from the malts. Slightly dank as well with a kiss of citrus.

M: Extremely crushable. I could destroy a growler and then some. Light bodied with a medium carbonation and a very clean finish.

O: An enjoyable APA. Not in the upper echelon of APA's that I've had, but a great local APA that is extremely drinkable. I'll put this in the Daisy Cutter category. It's good and I'll definitely have a pint when it's back on, but I'll shoot of a Zombie Dust over either.

Treebs, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of Florida9
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy peach in color. Served in a nonic pint with a good inch or so of yellowy tinted head. Excellent retention. Light lacing. Very aromatic with lots of citrus. Orange and grapefruit dominate with some floral notes rounding it out. Flavor is less nuanced. Mild sweet. A blend of orange and lemon with a lot of biscuit malt. Aggressive, peppery carbonation. Lighter body. Overall, a pretty good beer. Full of hops, though a little rough around the edges.

Florida9, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of beerhawk41
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

beerhawk41, Dec 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

oso, Nov 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

larbush, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

FullObs, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer #3 in my great Illinois Brew Hunt.

Heavy, bitter, salt, and citric tones abound on this one. Super thick and probably well beyond the pale ale spectrum and into IPA territory. Lasting bitter aftertaste. Consistent flavor.

This is a hop lovers delight. You can't really beat it. I mean, it could be a bit more rounded and smooth and the carbonation bites quite a bit, but who cares. Can't go wrong with it.

RblWthACoz, Oct 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Chrixsus, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a nonic pint glass at the brewpub.

Cue The Band. This stuff pours a lightly cloudy amber-straw topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises mandarin orange, tangerine zest, and light wheat. The taste brings in more of the same, though the fruit comes in rindier, resulting in a more bitter finish. The body straddles the line between hefty light and light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation, a fluid feel, and a dry finish. Overall, a nice pale, though I believe that had the taste truly followed the smell (what with the brightly fruity hops) things would have turned out a bit more positively for me... Still ain't half bad, though...

TMoney2591, Sep 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

pschul4, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Sean9689
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden yellow, white head, spotty lace and nice cap. Citrus fruit-forward nose, light lemon peel, floral notes, grass. Flavor is citrus, light floral, and grass. Bitterness is just right for an APA while still having a really nice "full" nose. Really easy-drinking and enjoyable. Light body, good carbonation, clean finish.

An excellent APA that I would drink early & often when I'm at Piece. I've had this beer several times and it never disappoints when I'm looking for a refreshing pale.

Sean9689, Aug 24, 2012
The Weight from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
90 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.