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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

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.9%

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

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

08-23-2012 18:44:42 | More by rastapenguin22
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RLM15

Pennsylvania

4.61/5  rDev +17.9%
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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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Serving type: growler

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

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-16-2014 02:30:41 | More by nrs207
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-02-2014 02:25:59 | More by BeerDad5825
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Cardmarauder

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-20-2012 16:19:39 | More by Cardmarauder
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes taken more than a month ago. On tap at the source, the brew appears a hazed copper to burnt orange with a creamy white topping. Decent retention over but as the cap fades, a full wall of lace sticks in a curtain to the glass.

The aromatics includes a whole gauntlet of hop character. Pine, citrus, floral, fruity and grassy. Somewhat perfume-like at times and almost soapy which is a strange twist towards the back.

The taste carries with it a minor soapy quality just like the back end of the aroma hinted towards. A solid bitterness of pit, pulp and rindy elements of grapefruit with grassy herbal character. A dry bready grain feel and a touch of fusel alcohol fill out the rest of the profile.

This is a medium bodied, modestly carbonated beer. It is a decent take on the style but not something i would get thirsty for enough to want to drink a lot of considering the vast array of options always available at Pizza Boy.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2012 20:38:03 | More by stakem
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West Shore IPA from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
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