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Hoptart - Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

2014 World Beer Cup Silver Medalist for experimental beer.

We wanted to make a different harvest ale besides a fresh hop IPA so we decided to do something strange. This is a sour ale fermented on grapes from The Vineyard at Hershey. We then dry hopped it with locally grown Cascade hops from South Mountain Hops and also Centennial hops. The result is a blush colored sour ale with an INCREDIBLE aroma. Enjoy!

(Beer added by: orangesol on 10-01-2013)
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on draft at the brewery.

Pours a ruby red/purple color with a thin 1 finger head of prickly foam.

Smells of hops, a bit vinous, and a little tart.

Taste is somewhat odd. There is a tartness that comes in followed by a bitterness and vinous quality.

Mouthfeel I felt was a little overcarbonated. Ok, but just a little too much.

Overall, I wouldn't get it again. Different, but the flavors just don't meld together for me.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2013 21:10:46 | More by taylor714914
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Hoptart from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.