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West Shore IPA - Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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West Shore IPAWest Shore IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 159
Avg: 3.96
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 10
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: akorsak on 07-01-2012

A west coast style IPA, over-the-top hoppy and oh so dry. Hopped with simcoe, columbus and a touch of citra.
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650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Big white head. Chunky head. Good retention.

Smell - Smells like a lot of simcoe. Citrus. Grapefruit. Pretty grassy too.

Taste - Nice orange hop. Cracker malt. Fairly strong pale malt sweetness. Grassy hops in the back end and a little bit astringent.

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The aroma is citrus, fresh hops, mango, and melon. Noticeable hop aroma, but not your typical west coast dankness.

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West Shore IPA from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.