Chinga Tu Pelo
5 Rabbit Cerveceria

Chinga Tu PeloChinga Tu Pelo
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Style:
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #306
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
81
Ranked #37,360
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 9.44%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
28
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5 Rabbit Cerveceria
 
Illinois, United States
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Gots
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SCORE
81
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Reviews by Ferretferret:
Photo of Ferretferret
4.39/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a marvelous blonde, much like our very own oppressive leader. The smell is sweet, and the style is the most classic of Americans - this time, unlike our leader.

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Photo of Redrover
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pints in Elmhurst. The beer was served in a shaker. It is a clear light gold with a skim of bone white head.

Nose is of light grains and mild citrus.

The taste is slightly more assertive thanks to some really active carbonation that accents the metallic bitterness and bready malts. There are also some slight fruity almost plum like notes.

The mouth as stated has ramped up carbonation coupled with a medium mouth.

It is right in the middle of the spectrum for a blonde.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taking a hardline stance against racism, misogyny, bigotry and ignorance, the empowered brewers of 5 Rabbit have been provoked by the current political climate to release a blonde ale- a beer that's mild, meek and reasonable in taste. A glimpse into what's simple and pure about life. ....outside of U.S. politics, that is.

Lemony yellow and carrying a foggy gold haze, the beer's cottony froth laces the glass at every sip and then rounding the nose with a pleasant perfume of citrus, soft spice, tropical fruit and a peppery, winey zest. With the taste of pilsner malt and complementary wheat and honey grains, the taste is a blend of sugar cookie and sourdough.

And as the ale unravels on the tongue, its sweetness blossoms into a fruit filled flora of banana, lemon, passionfruit, pear and apple. Hinging on white grape and a pleasant peach acidity, the balance comes way of white pepper, lemongrass and clove. Hints of German wheat beer peak through the pilsner dominant grain bill while the creamy upstart trails with the tantalizing bite and tartness of dry white wine.

Medium light in its body, the beer's sufficient carbonation provides a lift from malt and an amplifier for the spice and tartness. Fruit trend drier, tarter and more of a dried rind character as the grains trend husken and hay-like. Chinga Tu Pelo is pleasant, friendly and welcomed ale that, unlike politics, won't leave too much of a bitter taste in your mouth.

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Photo of emerge077
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pale gold, drippy crown of lacing around the rim of the glass. Broken surface skim. Aroma is light and grainy, pretty dull and nondescript.

Taste has a very slight dry bitterness in the aftertaste, lightly crackery. Up front it's more yeasty with a light blip of 2 row. Nothing much to it, it's bland and drinkable. China tu pelo, indeed.

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Photo of brandoman63
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dexterk1
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattsucks
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pale yellow in color. Somewhat hazy in appearance. Light, crisp and lower on flavor. Could chug a ton of this. Like the beer says; stop the hate and bullies aren't leaders.

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Photo of BamfBacon
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.32/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Tasted in a pint glass from draught at Firkin on June 6, 2016. Look is clear gold with a thin head and some lingering lacing. Smells and tastes like your typical adjunct lager. Love this breweries attitude!

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Photo of PHBoiler
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I bought this for the pop culture reference. That was the best part. Smells and tastes exactly like Old Style. I guess it's not the same because this wasn't lagered. It doesn't taste like other blonde ales I've had. It is blonde in color.

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Photo of moodyxc9
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Qbdoo
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light golden beer with nice carbonation. Aroma is not assertive but what's there is light and bready with maybe a hint of clove. Taste is similar but pretty subdued. Not great, not horrible. Would have gotten me excited back in 1983. Fun to have one and stick it to the Donald.

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Photo of dannycohen62
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of needMIbeer
4.24/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the growler via Jungle Jim's in a snifter. This ale pours a very pale yellow color with a modest head of white
foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin pool, and light lacing. Nose of light cracker and light herbal hop notes with
little else. Flavors lightly exceed the nose with light cracker and bitter hop notes on all sides with grain notes flowing
into the rear of the taste mellowed with a touch of yeast and white pepper notes. Decent mouth feel, lightly
carbonated and lightly refreshing with a bitter finish. Overall nothing to exciting, just like both candidates running for election.

Perhaps they could brew a blonde milk stout and call it "your thighness"....in Spanish of course in honor of the other
one who is as awful as the bad hair piece....it should have a bitter finish as well.

Cheers

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Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Chinga Tu Pelo from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 28 ratings