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

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West Shore IPA
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BA SCORE
87
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
A west coast style IPA, over-the-top hoppy and oh so dry. Hopped with simcoe, columbus and a touch of citra.

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

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%

A growler of the new house IPA at Al's. In a tumbler.

A: The IPA is a golden brown color, barely translucent but still so. A sizeable head, almost a finger, is white and clings to the sides of my glass.

S: Lush citrus aromas, grapefruit and pineapple and orange, waft out of my glass, strong but not too heavy. The hops roll over the caramel base, thick and bitter.

T: That bitterness continues into the body of the ale, citrus and pine drive the flavor. Caramel and toast are plentiful though, matching the hops punch for punch. Peppercorns add some heat but the citrus profile does just fine on its own. The resiny flavors linger, tropical fruits like pineapples and grapefruit and mangos, with an appreciable bitterness. The hoppiness just sits on my palate, hanging around long after each sip is gone.

M: A winner - a fitting house IPA. More than enough bitterness to keep me happy but balanced enough to keep me going.

07-01-2012 18:11:23 | More by akorsak
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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.

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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).

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A - Pours amber brown with a nice one and a half finger tall white head leaving small streaks of lace down parts of the glass.

S - Smells of pungent hops, tropical fruits, pine and some slightly bready caramel malt. I like where this is heading.

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