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Pier Pale Ale - Chicago Beer Company

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71
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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3
pDev: 19.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Chicago Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 06-20-2011

Chi-Town Destination...The Pier. Pier Pale Ale has been carefully formulated and zealously taste-tested to surpass even the highest of expectations.

30 IBU
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Photo of shawn387
3.08/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Easy drinking pale ale with good quality and nice taste

Photo of chinchill
3.2/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle served in a pint glass.
Small but durable head over a pale amber body. Loads of visible carbonation accurately signals a rather high carbonation level.

Aroma: plenty of hops with citrus and floral tones.

Flavor: Appropriately hoppy and biller for style. Mildly bitter aftertaste.

Feel: crisp and tingly carbonation in a rather light body that is a tad watery.

Photo of Noxious26
3.14/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Michmag
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jtcolella
3.16/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.22/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

meh, a totally irrelevant pale ale here, nothing new to contribute and nothing special on the whole. its almost flat in the glass, has a nose of sweet malt, even pale malt extract, and doesnt have much of a hop profile to it at all. i can see the appeal to those who dont quite like the hoppiness of the american pale, but for a craft beer and pale ale drinker, this is a frustratingly underwhelming beer. paid something like eight bucks for a bottle of this at the top of the hancock building, and while you pay for the views and dont mind doing so, the beer in the bottle should be a whole lot better than this at that price. one of those real forgettable generic beers that doesnt seem craft at all aside from its label. a real let down, super sweet, flat, and lacking any distinguishing element. will have to get my hands on some more beer from these guys to give them a second chance...

Photo of kplooki
3.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.3/5  rDev +10%

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, yellow-orange body with a pint-sized, white head. Near nil lacing.

Smell: Malty notes of biscuit and toffee co-mingling with hoppy hints of lemon, orange and spice.

Taste: Biscuity malt, a hint of toasted grain and a reasonably light sweetness. Spicy, citrusy hops with a light (but ample) bitterness and a thin measure of grassiness. Crisp, clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: Runs light and crisp. This one's leaning towards simple refreshment as opposed to a pale ale bursting with flavor and complexities, so many heading to this Chi-Town will end at the last stop in Snoozeville.

Photo of pwdiamond
3.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Basoos1
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of SmellTheGluv
2.25/5  rDev -25%

Photo of SD-Alefan
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of little_star
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of MaxWillis
4.6/5  rDev +53.3%

Photo of Brams17
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Zach136
3.62/5  rDev +20.7%

Appearance: Clear light straw, one finger head, solid lacing (4.00)

Aroma: Light pine, citrus, notes with a hint of apple. Little to no yeast, malt character (3.6)

Flavor: Sweet caramel malts, light pine hop character, medium level of bitterness/astringency. (3.6)

Mouthfeel: Medium body/carb. Light lingering hop astringency (3.6)

Overall: 3.62

Photo of ColSanders123
3.2/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Hootie159
3.15/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Acebuckshot
2.88/5  rDev -4%

Photo of LuckyJohn
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of nathanielyuppyupp
4.06/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

Very very good..whoever gave this a low score does not need to be judging beers.smells great feels great. Expensive but worth it..wouldent give a friend one if they asked, all mine..the other versions are great to.when I first seen it the bottles had dust on them so I'm guessing nobody drinks them that often. Def worth a try.

Photo of emwild12
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of cd34
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Stinger80OH
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of RWACKO
3/5  rDev 0%

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Pier Pale Ale from Chicago Beer Company
71 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.