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

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89
very good

142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 8.27%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | 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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Ratings: 142 | Reviews: 19
Photo of JNForsyth
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Overall - This is excellent. Maybe a little rough around the edges, but otherwise very nice.

Photo of seanchai
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of InspectorBob
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaxbrew
4.64/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer for a local brewery. It was a little dry, but I get it as that's what it takes to let those hops shine through. I enjoyed this so much I bought 3 bottles total. I would buy again if I had the opportunity. Nice tropical fruits! Cool graphic on bottle too.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of themind
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Good brew, would buy again.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.68/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours slighty hazy and a dull amber orange with a frothy head of off-white foam. Lacing sticks around.

The aroma is citrus, fresh hops, mango, and melon. Noticeable hop aroma, but not your typical west coast dankness.

Tropical and citrusy hops galore with a faint malt backbone that provides just enough caramel malt sweetness to make this an outstandingly drinkable IPA.

Mouthfeel is dry, but aroma and flavors are perfectly balanced.

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

Photo of philbe311
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An active billowing pour yields three plus fingers worth of rich frothy light khaki colored head with a bit of a waffled top... Excellent retention... The color is a muted bronze... Mostly still with a stray carbonation bubble visible here and there... A good bit of lacing clings to the sides of the glass... The nose is dominated by a citrus forward hop presence... Grapefruit... Pineapple... Orange... Mango... Assorted other tropical fruits... Never overpowering, but leaves no doubt that you're about to encounter some happy goodness... The palate produces more of a solid malt backbone... The hops also take some additional piney and earthy dimension... Medium bodied... Smooth... Sleek... Slight carbonation... A bit sticky... A highly enjoyable American IPA that I'm proud to say is brewed a mere few miles from my house... Kudos to Al and Terry on another solid bottle offerings...

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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West Shore IPA from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.