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

West Shore IPA
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86
very good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.66%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 07-01-2012)
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Reviews by Rifugium:
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at Pizza Boy

Slightly hazy copper pour with a small white head that sank to a ringlet, leaving some foamy lacing on the glass. Floral hop aroma, toasted grainy malt base. Pretty basic, nothing that stands out, but nothing bad. Taste of citrus and floral hops, moderately bitter, with a solid sweet pale malt base, a bti soapy, with a slightly acrid finish, but nothing really offensive. Medium body, moderate carbonation, overall a decent IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2013 13:37:27 | More by Rifugium
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-17-2014 02:21:00 | More by DrBier
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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-07-2014 15:10:09 | More by jackrodgers77
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-15-2014 21:04:03 | More by MarkJBurch
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Zetcha7x

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03-13-2014 01:16:41 | More by Zetcha7x
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JArmour15

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

03-10-2014 12:33:55 | More by JArmour15
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-03-2014 23:59:40 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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RLM15

Pennsylvania

4.61/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautiful copper orange color. Off-white head with a little soapy texture. A whiff of this and you'll smell a ton of citrus aroma; grapefruit, tangerine, orange; wonderful smell. The taste is also very citrus oriented. Very well balanced, though; carmel malts round out the complex taste. Just a great IPA. One of my absolute favorites I have had so far. If you are anywhere in the Harrisburg/Central Pennsylvania area, Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy is a must stop. Glad to support this local brewer.

Serving type: growler

12-16-2013 01:17:08 | More by RLM15
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-13-2013 04:33:20 | More by PA-Michigander
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-02-2013 00:07:13 | More by cwelsh55
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pecokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

08-13-2013 23:39:56 | More by pecokid
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

08-10-2013 20:29:50 | More by hollywood_15063
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eagles22

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16%

08-09-2013 21:56:13 | More by eagles22
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twenteone

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-17-2013 23:21:01 | More by twenteone
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Chinaskifan1

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-31-2013 10:52:05 | More by Chinaskifan1
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.2%

05-28-2013 23:31:25 | More by troegaarden
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Invictus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-07-2013 10:58:18 | More by Invictus
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runner_pe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-04-2013 13:03:10 | More by runner_pe
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap at Al's of Hampden in Enola, PA

A: Pours a mostly clear amber in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation and some orange + copper highlights. The beer has a half finger tall creamy light beige head that reduces to very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There are moderate aromas of pine/resin hops, light notes of tropical/pineapple, and light to moderate aromas of citrus/orange rind. Underneath there are some lighter notes of bready malts with just a touch of caramel.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of bready malts with some very light caramel sweetness. That is followed by some moderate flavor of citrus/orange rind and pine/resin hops. The moderate bitterness in this one is rather harsh and lingers for quite a while.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This is an interesting beer and enjoyable but not as good as some of the other IPA offerings that I have enjoyed at Al's of Hampden. A little too bitter for my palate and not quite the hop profile that I truly enjoy (I'm more of a citrus/grapefruit and tropical/mango/pineapple kind of guy).

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2013 01:23:42 | More by dbrauneis
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.5%

03-02-2013 17:03:54 | More by brez8791
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I had this on tap at Al's of Hampden served chilled in a Pizza Boy glass

The color is deep golden amber with thick white cap which retains well w/ slow moving bubbles and film of lace. The smell has a gentle citrus and nice piney hop aroma with light grapefruit and subtle malt odor with low alcohol in the nose. The feel is good w/ low sweetness and light chalky feel with moderate bitterness and slight spicy coarse edges with gentle astringency and high resinous mostly dry finish.

The flavor indicates the brewer achieve the goal of a west coast style IPA because it has a piney slightly grapefruit oriented taste with mineral tinge and harsh bitter finish with grassy and herbal qualities joining the pine flavor. Overall a pretty hoppy west coast style IPA, not one I would say tops my list, but it is good and even though it has some noticeable astringency the alcohol is mild and I might order it again based on the fresh hop flavors

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2013 15:07:54 | More by Slatetank
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garuda

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

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StormKing47

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-07-2013 13:47:20 | More by StormKing47
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prdstmnky

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-26-2013 15:15:36 | More by prdstmnky
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West Shore IPA from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
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