Full Frontal Pale Ale | Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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87
very good
62 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
Illinois, United States
piecechicago.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GbVDave on 01-04-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
62
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 23
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Sweffin
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of harrylee773
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of yancot
3.42/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerekQXQX
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This full frontal EXPOSED me to flavor. It left me Naked! It tasted like beaver. That is, if beaver was full bodied, well balanced, and good. Perhaps not the best piece pizza brew but they're all decent. I always recommend trying all of them.

Bottoms up!

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Photo of CaptainNomihodai
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of phishdaly
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of poster83nutbag
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Holland
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 98green
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Piece. Looks fine for an APA. Smell is awesome fruity hops, but set me up for the fail. On taste, it just doesn't deliver. Some bitterness I guess, but poor balance and no lingering taste. Sub par APA for me

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Photo of kajerm
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint poured from a pitcher. Pours light amber and very cloudy, with two fingers of off-white soap-bubble head and plenty of lacing.

The aroma is straight Amarillo hops-- mangoes, peaches, and grapefruit. This is a good thing. The flavor opens up with the same hop flavors, but this finish really isn't very bitter at all. I like when brewers tone down the bittering and jack up flavor and aroma, but I feel like this beer is pulling punches.

The mouthfeel doesn't help in that department. It's smooth and tasty, but a bit on the thin side. Thicker versions of this beer are called Wingnut, Crucial, and Dysfunctionale. If this one's not on tap, they probably will be. I'm definitely nitpicking to some extent, though, because I could easily knock off a pitcher of this one by myself.

Another fine beer by Piece, but I wish the brewmaster spent as much time thinking up new beers as he spends giving them naughty names.

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3.7/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of BTodd
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cpetrone84
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on draft at Piece

A-nice hazy orangish color with a thick 2 fingers of white head leaving a nice lacing on the glass

S-light tropical fruit notes, grapefruit with some citrus

T-lighter flavors including a pale malt taste up front with a touch of sweet caramel. this is followed by a citrus hop flavor, which is also relatively faint.

M-smooth and lighter bodied with a nice level of carbonation (present but not overpowering).

D-the flavors are light and for a pale ale it isn't bad but i'd like more flavor and up next to something like alpha king it wouldn't hold its own

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Photo of Vonerichs
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Piece.

Hazy orange color with a very slight, almost non-existant head.

Light smells of orange citrus, pine resin, and a slight sweetness. The smell is faint.

The hops are not overpowering, but are present. It has a piney nose and then it's nothing but sweet orange flavor backed by malt. This is not very bitter at all.

Medium to light body, crisp, and refreshing.

This goes down extremely easy and of the few beers I've had at Piece this is easily my favorite.

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Photo of oso
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of bcm75
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of RichH55
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nbdreher
3.8/5  rDev -4%

Photo of Rifugium
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at the brewpub

Review from notes. Slightly hazy peach-amber pour with a small foamy white head; moderate retention and lacing. Nice aroma, citrus and pine hops slightly edge out the caramel malt sweetness. This is reflected in the taste: citrus hops, fresh grass, wort, caramel malts. It's a pretty typical APA, and that's not a bad thing. Light-medium body, easily drinkable.

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Photo of Florida9
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy dark amber. Served with a smallish off white head. Little retention, but moderate lacing. 3.5

S: Mildly aromatic. Citrus grapefruit and caramel malts with a touch of the floral. 4.0

T: Taste is similar. Light notes of biscuit, bread, grapefruit rind, and some light pine. Light sweet caramel. A little bit of bubble gum on the finish. 4.0

M: Lighter bodied. Heavier carb. Low bitterness. 3.5

O: Overall a decent beer, but nothing too exciting. 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler poured into tulip.

A- Pours a hazy dark amber with a two finger head that sticks around for a while that slowly dissipates leaving a thin cap and lines of lacing behind.

S- Caramel and toffee malt upfront, with pine, orange peel, grapefruit and floral hops.

T- A nice mixture of caramel and toffee sweetness mixed with citrus peel including orange, grapefruit and a hint of pineapple. Pine and grassy hops follow as well as some floral notes.

M- Medium carbonation and body. A nice crisp mouthfeel that finishes a bit bitter and dry.

O- Had no problem having a couple glasses of this. Very easy to drink and pretty flavorful. Nothing too crazy or complex, but it's nice to have a simple APA once in a while.

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Full Frontal Pale Ale from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
3.96 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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