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

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 7.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: orangesol on 04-21-2013

A bright and spicy rye IPA loaded with chinook, citra and simcoe hops.
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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 10
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Taste shared at Brouwer's on 9.3.14

This has rye in it? Fooled me. delicious. Thanks Greg.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rye Beer Sucks! from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.