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Chilly Water - Tighthead Brewing Company

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Chilly Water
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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tighthead Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-06-2012)
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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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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.

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Chilly Water from Tighthead Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.