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: 153
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 7.48%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 153
Reviews by RblWthACoz:
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3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly fogged amber with an off-white head that leaves a lot of lace. Kind of an earthy, leafy, pine thing going on here. This is named West Shore, but it seems more East Coast an IPA to me. Almost Double Simcoe-like? (I swear I didn't read the notes on this beer before I wrote that.) Not that I've had that recently. Anyways. An interesting brew from Pizza Boy, but not what you would expect judging from the name. (426 characters)

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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.

Mouthfeel - Kinda creamy. Medium carbonation. Medium body.

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Overall, a damn good IPA, tastes very similarly to a local favorite of mine, but I won't name names. (540 characters)

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