Full Frontal Pale Ale | Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

BA SCORE
74.2%
Liked This Beer
3.9 w/ 62 ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by GbVDave on 01-04-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,396
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
62
Liked:
46
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
8.46%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CotterEU
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

surprised to see this rated so low here. i thought it was one of the best straight up american pales i had on my chicago trip, and that includes a fair few from some reputable brewers. this is super good. radiant golden, totally clear, and well carbonation. smells citrusy all the way, orange peel and fresh lemon juice, its almost tangy from that, even a touch of acidity there too. what i like here, and i think this is the point of distinction for this beer, is that most pales either have no grain flavor at all, totally dropped out on purpose to make room for hops, or its almost over balanced by crystal malts too rich for whatever the brewers are trying to accomplish. this beer has some grain flavor, dry cereals, fresh and summer, but never sweet and never so heavy or caramely that it overwhelms the hops, which are well dosed but delicate in flavor. i think that kind of balance speaks volumes of the folks responsible for the recipe and the execution, and thats what we liked most about it. easy drinking as they come, i would buy this if it were packaged...

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Photo of CityofWind_brew
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 98green
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
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 RichH55
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMelyon
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IronTom
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of poster83nutbag
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hoosier222002
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BTodd
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yancot
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Nbdreher
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of johunnic
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of DerekQXQX
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
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 Sweffin
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of OGunner77
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of bcm75
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of phishdaly
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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Full Frontal Pale Ale from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
Beer rating: 74.2% out of 100 with 62 ratings
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