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Hoptart 3.0 (Colombard) - Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Hoptart 3.0 (Colombard)
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 6.15%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: orangesol on 05-21-2014

A deep golden sour fermented with fresh pressed French Colombard grape must then dry hopped with dried hibiscus flowers, citra and galaxy hops.
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Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 7
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Appearance - Deep golden body. A bit of a white head. Settles to nothing.

Smell - Very nice. Lots of grapes. Citrus hops. Acidic.

Taste - Bright grape and citrus. Light grain. Sourness builds. White wine grape sourness.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Pretty sour.

Overall - This is quite good. Pizza Boy sours never seem to disappoint.

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S - Holy grape must batman!!! Sweet white grapes... Very reminiscent of a glass of Reisling... Table sugar... Perhaps just the slightest hint of lactic sourness lingering way beneath the surface... Very intoxicating...

T - A moderate lactic tartness dominates the palate to begin with... Greek yogurt... Tart peaches... The grape must sweetness expected from the aroma briefly emerges on the finish adding yet another layer of depth... There is a slight vinegar presence on the finish which intensifies the sourness... Then it's back to the sweet grapes on the deep finish that continue to linger until the next sip... A truly complex and enjoyable flavor profile...

M - Medium bodied... Dry throughout... Brisk carbonation... Puckering on the finish...

D - Yet another excellent sour from Al and Terry... A bit challenging with lots of interesting things going on... A rather pedestrian appearance other than the outstanding color... A slightly cloying, but highly enjoyable wine like aroma... The flavor profile is intense, challenging and spot on for the stye... The mouthfeel is a bit sharp, but there's nothing wrong with that... The end result is a highly enjoyable American Wild Ale...

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Hoptart 3.0 (Colombard) from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
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