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

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88
very good

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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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4.61/5  rDev +16.4%
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.

RLM15, Dec 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

One of my favorite IPA's. Nothing too crazy, but when you live close by and get to try it out of a cask, it is amazing.

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twenteone, Jun 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Nicely Done.
Not the best IPA I've ever had, but far from the worst!
Nice citrusy/piney stacked on a nice malt base. Kind of like an East Coast IPA that was heading West, but got lost out somewhere in Montana.
I like to support local breweries and this one is definitely growler-worthy!
Support your local gun-fighter...um...i mean brew-master.

AutumnWolf13, Sep 23, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

akorsak, Jul 01, 2012
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West Shore IPA from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.