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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.01%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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:
A bright and spicy rye IPA loaded with chinook, citra and simcoe hops.

(Beer added by: orangesol on 04-21-2013)
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-16-2014 14:18:49 | More by mikefuski17
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9%

08-07-2014 14:49:17 | More by PA-Michigander
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Camjmorton

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-06-2014 23:26:41 | More by Camjmorton
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-01-2014 22:54:36 | More by dfhhead25
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-28-2014 22:28:58 | More by nrs207
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-28-2014 22:27:32 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-27-2014 19:03:15 | More by JMUbrewz
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Afroman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15%

07-27-2014 02:40:19 | More by Afroman
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -9.2%

Growler poured into pilsner

Clear golden yellow, constant stream of bubbles, pours a frothy two finger white cap that settles into a generous white , bubbly cap with good lacings.

Aroma of pine and citrus

Rye in the middle of the tongue. Bitter in the back, slight bitter aftertaste

Mouthfeel is smooth, gentle carbonation, light mouthfeel. clean and crisp.

In the area, hear about Pizza boy and bought a couple of growlers. Went for the highest rated beers on BA. I Prefer malts beers. This is a god beer but not the style that I prefer.

07-25-2014 22:33:32 | More by WunderLlama
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jeffstinson

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -1.5%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15%

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

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -7%

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...

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

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

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +4.1%

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...

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-07-2013 10:57:32 | More by Invictus
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Rye Beer Sucks! from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.