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Rye Beer Sucks! - Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: orangesol on 04-21-2013)
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jeffstinson

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-22-2014 04:45:46 | More by jeffstinson
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-15-2014 03:36:48 | More by BMart
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours with a bright white head which dissipates quickly with mild to little lacing. Slight haziness with a straw color.

Aromas of orange, pine and rye with tropical fruit as it warms.

Taste is bitter up front with orange and pine. Slightly malty at end with nice moderate hop, rye bitterness. Slightly sweet in finish but well balanced with bitterness.

Mouthfeel is clean and crisp. Can't call it light but very easy drinking.

Another excellent interpretation of style (if Rye IPA is a style) from Pizza Boy. Really nice beer. ABV is slightly lower than last batch (5.3%), not sure if recipe is different but this version nails it.

Serving type: growler

06-17-2014 22:43:01 | More by DrBier
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eagles22

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-09-2013 21:55:02 | More by eagles22
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-09-2013 00:37:21 | More by AlexFields
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Something about this beer reminds me of Lagunitas DayTime, and even though it's been a while, sort of Pliny-ish. I am sure a load of people would take that and chew it up and spit it out as ridiculous. But that's what I'm feeling. This is not as smooth though. I like it. Isn't obnoxious just for the sake of it. Well made.

Serving type: growler

06-17-2013 02:34:58 | More by RblWthACoz
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danedelman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

06-12-2013 13:15:43 | More by danedelman
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - About a finger's worth of pure white frothy head... Minimal retention... The lacing and collar are minimal as well... The color is a light yet lively gold... Moderate carbonation... An ever so faint haziness lingers...

S - A big whiff of hoppy goodness to start... The hops take on a mix of mostly citrusy and earthy with a slight bit of pine mixed in... Orange zest... A bit of lemon zest... A slightly grass and wheat component... There is a very subtle spice component from the rye that lingers beneath the surface...

T - The nose was a perfect indicator of what to expect on the palate... The hop presence is first and mirrors the nose with a wide variety of hoppiness... Next are layers of orange and lemon zest... Next is the very slight spicy kick of the rye... This all sits above a mild malty base...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Brisk yet light carbonation... Even and consistent... Clean and crisp... Goes down smoothly sip after sip...

D - A very sessionable and quite refreshing American IPA... Solid in all facets... Better than average... Actually it's rather rock solid, but it falls a bit short-term from being excellent.... I could easily enjoy a couple of this in a sitting and would suggest you do the same if passing through the area...

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2013 00:48:36 | More by philbe311
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

06-04-2013 19:38:52 | More by VikeMan
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-29-2013 17:42:21 | More by baybum
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Chinaskifan1

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-18-2013 23:31:33 | More by Chinaskifan1
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mozim

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-12-2013 15:27:37 | More by mozim
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is straw in color with a half finger of head that retained rather well and left thick lacing. Both hop and spicy rye notes are present in the nose. The spiciness of the rye dominates the flavor profile and there is a pleasantly dry finish.

This beer is tastier and more full bodied than it appears at first blush.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2013 11:59:24 | More by 57md
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Screw-top growler received via Growling at the Moon. Thanks for the brew, Deuane!

First stein pours with a 1/2" blonde head over the cloudy golden brew. Head holds amazingly, with sporadic chunky lacing. Aroma is spices and citrus.

Taste starts sweet, lots of lemon in the middle, with a bitter piney close. Mouthfeel is silky smooth, with drinkability is great. Finishing this growler shouldn't be a problem...

Serving type: growler

05-11-2013 17:58:47 | More by ppoitras
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-11-2013 01:09:52 | More by jwat
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Invictus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-07-2013 10:57:32 | More by Invictus
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-04-2013 21:21:08 | More by yourefragile
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runner_pe

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-04-2013 13:01:03 | More by runner_pe
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-03-2013 22:11:51 | More by Kegatron
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-30-2013 16:42:51 | More by Slatetank
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this on 2013-04-29 in Columbia, PA

A - Mildly hazy golden-yellow with a 1.5-finger head that fades quickly leaving nice lacing.

S - BIG fresh crushed hop cone aroma. Citrus, grass, pine, light dank. I get the Sucks reference. Nice.

T - Hop forward, lightly toasted rye bread, pepper, grapefruit flesh and zest. Long-lasting bitter and tart finish with mild bready malt for balance

M - Light body and medium carbonation. Thinner than I expected. Prickly.

O - First Pizza Boy beer I've had and it's solid. Plenty of flavor for the 6%.

Serving type: growler

04-29-2013 22:47:41 | More by Tucquan
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

04-29-2013 18:25:24 | More by millerbuffoon
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StormKing47

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

04-25-2013 04:28:51 | More by StormKing47
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft offering at the source. Served in a tulip shaped pint glass. The brew appears a pale golden color with a finger of off-white head. Some patchy lace sticks to the glass.

The aroma has lots of citrus, freshy juicy fruit, herbs, rinds and zesty hops. A mild toasty grain sweetness is almost bready at times. Overall a solid smelling brew that is complex and very enjoyable.

The flavor includes all the hoppy character described in the nose: citrus, fruit, herbs, rinds and zest with a grassy bitterness and mlkd fruity to grainy sweet inclusion perhpas imparted by the rye.

A very well balanced brew. It is medium to lighter in the feel with a modest amount of carbonation. It is easy drinking, in fact a crushable ipa that I will end up consuming a lot of when given the chance. Very well done.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2013 13:22:32 | More by stakem
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

04-22-2013 16:28:04 | More by brez8791
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Rye Beer Sucks! from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
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