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Fantastic 5 Collab - Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Brewed in collaboration with five local breweries: Pizza Boy, Alter Ego, Millbock, Liquid Hero, Brewery @ Hershey.

(Beer added by: orangesol on 04-09-2014)
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This offering just has so much going on. It leads off with caramel malt and is followed by a generous dose of hops. This beer is so well balanced that it makes me want to weep like a baby. There is a touch of sweetness that pokes through the bitterness on the finish.

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57md, Apr 30, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden.

A - Pours hazy dark amber with a nice one and a half finger tall white head, slowly dissipating down to a thick film, leaving sticky strings of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of caramel and toffee from the malt, strong citric fruit rind, bit of fresh cut grass and some mild booze. The malt grows as it warms but the fruit still shines through it nicely.

T - Starts off much like the nose does with a mix of caramel and toffee malt sweetness and the bright citric fruit rind slowly being joined by the grassy hops and the mild booze burn. Finish is more of a continuation of the same, malt and fruit linger long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, fruity feel with only a hint of the 10% coming through.

O - I enjoyed this one. It was described to me as kind of like a fruitier version of Double Bastard and I would agree with that. If you like DB you should definitely give it a try.

orangesol, Apr 13, 2014
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Fantastic 5 Collab from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.