Chester Creek Pale Ale | Fitger's Brewhouse

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Brewed by:
Fitger's Brewhouse
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by CharlesDarwin on 07-21-2007

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6
Photo of beckje01
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From Notes:

A- A dark gold with lots of activity, a nice thick white head.

S- Huge hops, just very big kick in the nose.

T- Good hop start with the malt tones to bring you down from the hop high.

M- Slightly thin but ok.

D- Easy to drink but no wonderful, solid just solid.

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Photo of mjryan
4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear copper with a good head. Moderate retention and tons of sticky lace. Aroma of citrus hops and crystal malts. The aroma is muted at colder temps, but much more pronounced as it warms. Flavour of lighter crystal malts grabs you first followed by a pronounced fruity hop character then fading into a dry bready malt character. The hop bitterness, while not assertive, is defently there and helps cut through the crystal malts and dry out the beers finish. Mouthfeel is slighlty slick with a medium light body and moderate carbonation. On tap this beer shows a higher level of carbonation than out of the growler I just drank. Drinkability is outstanding. Very rarely will I drink a whole growler to myself in one sitting but I did with this one no problem. Awsome beer that I highly recommend.

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Photo of ZAP
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Deep copper color..frothy white head...almost a bit too frothy...

S-A unique aroma for an american pale has a lot of spicy/grassy characteristics..floral...not a strong west coast style aroma...more of a noble hop aroma to be honest...also get a little apple like fruitiness.

T-The malt has an english pale ale feel to it. Toffee, some soft caramel breadiness. The hops finish lightly spicy.

M-Borderline medium bodied...maybe on the light side of medium bodied or on the high side of light bodied..Carbonation is tight...clean feel to it...finishes dry.

D-This is a pale ale worth trying but don't expect a west coast driven hop monster. More of an english style brew. I wouldn't mind having one of these from time to time but a I wouldn't opt for an entire growler again in the future.

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Originally reviewed March 21, 2007. On tap at the brewpub. Heavy orange Cascade aroma. Crisp and sweet. Light phenolic wisps. Pours a mid-orange with amber hue. Thin white head, ebbing lacy. Flavor is a rich, toothsome sweetness, with a unique grain sugar character and a wheaty, oil texture. A lot of breadth in this flavor, especially in the hops. Great feel and texture for an APA. Lots of smoothness and drinkability, yet persistent body and flavor. Citrus melds with lemon. I can reach out and get a West Coast, bittering with planty pine and then a real floral, citrus aroma and flavor, then a crisp lemon and grass smack, covering the bases of hop variety in the best places they are used. Unassuming and possibly an APA masterpiece. Attenuated to the point of lacking any cloyingness. Bready yeast esters light up the background and add another level of depth.

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Chester Creek Pale Ale from Fitger's Brewhouse
3.84 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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