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Chilly Water - Tighthead Brewing Company

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Chilly Water
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tighthead Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-06-2012

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Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 11
Reviews by KC9LDB:
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
This beer pours a clear deep copper body with a thick sticky beige head. During the pour the flora bright green hops come through. Further sniffing reveals green mango aromas and a cat pee and mint characters in the finish. The taste follows suite with more great green hops flavor with mint and green mango notes of fresh hop cones and a pungent woody hop flavor finishes with a touch of cat pee. As the beer opens up the caramel malt comes through underneath adding some nice support. The carbonation is a spicy little fizz that enhances the hop profile very well.

This beer is very quaftable and has some nice depth of flavor to the hops and good support of by the malt bill.

Photo of GbVDave
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 64oz growler into a pint glass.

A: Pours a crystal clear dark orange with a healthy layer of light khaki colored foam on top. Retention was ok with a thin collar remaining after about only a minute or so. Carbonation was slightly lazy to medium.

S: Killer hop aromas here! Tangerine, tropical fruit, red grape, and tawny orchard fruit.

T: See above. Tangy apple, lightly toasted malt, citrus zest, and pineapple come to the party in a big way. Could've used a little more malty balance.

M: Spot on for the style. Thin at first, but becoming stickier as it comes up to temp. Lovely hop prickle blasts the tongue.

O: An excellent lower ABV APA. This need to be on at their taproom at all times. Seriously.

Photo of Stezz420
4.95/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Tighthead has really stepped it up with their beers. This one is definitely my favorite from them.

Very bright and clear golden color.

Smells like mangos and tropical fruits.

Taste lines up nicely with the smell. Very tropical, I love it!

Perfect carbonation and very easy to drink, the low abv helps. This is the kinda beer you can drink all day sitting on the beach.

Overall this beer is my perfect fix for zombie dust and gumballhead when both aren't available. This beer imho is their best and what puts them on the map.

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4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale golden orange, saturated color with ever present rising trails of carbonation. Arcs of lace in the glass, lasting surface foam. Good clarity, not really hazy.

Grapefruit citrus and a twist of tropical fruit also, though hard to pin down.

Flavors of tropical and citrus fruit, somewhat mild, but ample hop bitterness carries into the aftertaste. Bitter grapefruit and light mango, light pale malt, the hops are showcased well. Light carbonation, crisp and easy drinking, though plenty of tropical citrus hop flavor. An underrated local APA that deserves more attention.

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Chilly Water from Tighthead Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.