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Pier Pale Ale - Chicago Beer Company

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Pier Pale AlePier Pale Ale

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 19.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 06-20-2011)
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3.16/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.21/5  rDev +7.4%
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 +25.4%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.3/5  rDev +10.4%

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 +25.4%

Photo of Basoos1
3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of SmellTheGluv
2.25/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of SD-Alefan
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of little_star
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of MaxWillis
4.6/5  rDev +53.8%

Photo of Brams17
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Zach136
3.62/5  rDev +21.1%

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

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3.2/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Hootie159
3.15/5  rDev +5.4%

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2.88/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of LuckyJohn
2.75/5  rDev -8%

Photo of nathanielyuppyupp
4.08/5  rDev +36.5%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -8%

Photo of cd34
3/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of RWACKO
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of NorthSideSean
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Michael914
3/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -8%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.16/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This a decent but not spectacular beer. It poured pale yellow with thin white head that is not leaving much of a lace. Thye scent is mostly sweet malt with faint bitter hops. The taste is a decent balance between malt and bitter hops....more English leaning than west coast. The mouthfeel is light to medium in body with decent carbonation. Overall its ok...I would not go out of my way to find it.

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Pier Pale Ale from Chicago Beer Company
72 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.