The Weight | Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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72 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): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by emerge077 on 06-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.68%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by Treebs:
Photo of Treebs
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Piece. Served in a nonic pint.

A: Pours a chilled amber color with a thin white head forming on the pour. Recedes slowly to a thin ring leaving behind some lace.

S: Citrus with some light cracker malt backing. A hint of sweetness and dried grass.

T: More like the nose, but a touch of lingering bitterness which broke up the sweetness from the malts. Slightly dank as well with a kiss of citrus.

M: Extremely crushable. I could destroy a growler and then some. Light bodied with a medium carbonation and a very clean finish.

O: An enjoyable APA. Not in the upper echelon of APA's that I've had, but a great local APA that is extremely drinkable. I'll put this in the Daisy Cutter category. It's good and I'll definitely have a pint when it's back on, but I'll shoot of a Zombie Dust over either.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer #3 in my great Illinois Brew Hunt.

Heavy, bitter, salt, and citric tones abound on this one. Super thick and probably well beyond the pale ale spectrum and into IPA territory. Lasting bitter aftertaste. Consistent flavor.

This is a hop lovers delight. You can't really beat it. I mean, it could be a bit more rounded and smooth and the carbonation bites quite a bit, but who cares. Can't go wrong with it.

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Photo of joe1510
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

64oz Growler
$12
Piece Brewpub

The Weight gurgles from the growler apricot orange and slightly hazy. It's got that sunset effect in the pint glass, vibrant apricot at the base fading into dusky orange at the crown. The head is shallow and bone white, not much to notice but does leave some slick lace after each drink that follows back into the body.

Doughy and biscuity malts lay down an appropriate foundation along with, unless I'm mistaken, a soft wheaty tang. With that nonsense out of the way the nose is all pithy citrus and awesomely bright. Orange and grapefruit pith grab the malt base in a bear hug and won't let go. A little grassiness tries to sneak in but citrus is king of the hill. Mouthwatering.

Oh, there's got to be some wheat in here. Mildly sweet biscuits intermingle with that attention grabbing wheat. I've always enjoyed a touch of wheat in my pale ales, when you can find them. With that laid out this beer is still a hop showcase, citrus mostly. The orange and grapefruit sweeten up a bit on the palate. A bit of sugared grapefruit meets that wall of grapefruit and orange pith. Fresh cut grass buzzsaws through the finish. Muy Buenos!

The body has a light weight and is absurdly soft for a beer of 6%. There's a touch of sweetness that feels like it will linger but is sucked up immediately leaving a surprising bone dryness. That dryness accentuates the pithy bitterness to moderate+ levels. This is a drinker and a half.

When combined, the mouthwatering smell, heavily citric bitterness, and highly addictive drinkability/mouthfeel all make for an exceptional pale ale. It's only sold at the brewpub, only when it's on draft, in growlers, only, and it's still more accessible than it's closest local rival (6% pale ale) Zombie Dust. Honestly, I'd rather get a fantastic pizza and growler with no hassle than wait in line with nothing else to do but spend my money. Piece Pizza, I will see you again soon.

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Photo of slee196
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Weight is an APA locally brewed at Piece in Wicker Park, Chicago.
Here's my impression:
Fairly light bodied, slight apricot first note, fruity taste, faint hop profile, wheat backbone, lovely sweet aroma, clean, crisp, high drinkability, smooth, and easier on the palate. It was great with my pizza. I can't wait to revisit.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ItsGotaBeUrBull
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Chrixsus
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of oso
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Two pints on tap... that's a good sign.

Hazy saturated orange body, a finger or two of creamy white foam that laces quite a bit on the opposite side of the glass. Lasting head retention, coverage for the entire glass, some carb trails visible in the glass.

Zesty citrus peel and slight tropical notes, vaguely earthy like papaya or something similar.

Flavors of bitter citrus peel, grapefruit pith and flesh, dry pale malt, fruit forward but balanced, very well rounded and drinkable. Light to medium bodied, with a moderate bitterness level that contributes to it's drinkability. Hope they keep this in rotation, it's definitely a winner...

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Photo of dukeandduke
3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2/19/16 Chicago (16 oz $6 draft pour, nonic glass at Piece Brewery). One of my favorite songs, and an excellent beer. Cloudy golden brown pour with thin white head and lacing prevalent. Grass and lemon scent. Somewhat bitter hops balanced against citrus and lemon taste. Pleasant drinking, medium carbonation, crisp and clean finish. Overall very good offering.

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Photo of boulay50
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Gregaroo
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Piece Brewery and Pizza. Nice ale that went down easy with our two pies. Fun spot for my birthday dinner with Brad and Kirsten. Good times.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sdonegan
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Drucifer
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Anonymous1
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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