Bears Choice | Tighthead Brewing Company

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4.29/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tighthead Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
tightheadbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Hopheadjeffery on 06-13-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,833
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
54
pDev:
9.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by brentk56:
Photo of brentk56
3.57/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives clear and copper colored, capped by a couple of inches of foam; a few shards of lacing linger

Smell: Caramel and resin tones, with a hint of onion

Taste: Malt forward, with some caramel building the base; the resinous bitterness builds severely through the middle and lingers into the finish; touches of pine and onion

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Wow, lot of homer ratings here; I saw that this was described as a Mosaic hopped IPA with tropical fruit tones and jumped on board; sadly, this was not the case - if you like a resinously bitter IPA then this is for you; me, I will pass

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bcbs4040
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tighthead's finest IMO, massive tropical hop character and very citrus forward. Simple malt showcases the profile perfectly. Slight bitterness, with a soft finish.

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Photo of stouts_mageezax
4.72/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of warlock_with_a_backpack
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wolfpac255
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of qcbrewer
3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeThumel
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of GtBoros
4.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Love the strong hoppy bitters completely overtaken by the giant flavor at the end Floral scent and huge floral flavor but not sweet. Ends with nice bitter feelings nosh. Love it and eating with lamb stew at farmhouse.

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Photo of dirtyfonzie
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Looks almost a bright orange. A finger on white head.

S: Very fruity, Reminds me of Fruit Loops right before the milk hits them.

T: Sweet, floral, and fruity up front. A bit a caramel malt in the finish.

M: Medium with a little resin left on the tongue. Carbonation is just right.

O: Great IPA for a brewery I can walk too. I enjoy that it stays under the 7% ABV that many IPA's exceed. A very wonderful and fruity IPA. I think this may be Tighhead's best offering. I only wish they would can it!

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Photo of RNMudde
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnnyfive32
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Cujo65
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tommy5
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of borindr
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Have enjoyed Tighthead from the store for a while. 1st time to the taproom. Good stuff. Will definitely put Bears Choice in my rotation.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of ralerwen
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NappyB
3.48/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Love the labeling on the can. Lots of great ratings on this beer but to me it's just an OK IPA. A bit harsh on the finish.
Fun to try but lots of better choices out there.

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Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap in a shaker pint glass at the tap room.

Who're they gonna draft this year? Got me. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear copper topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises leek, caramel, mild resin, and grass. The taste brings in more of the same, the resin taking a stronger position than before. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a solid, resin-y IPA. 'Nuff said, really.

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Photo of Illinasia
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cougardraven
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yeahnatenelson
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Bears Choice from Tighthead Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 54 ratings