Permasmile - Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
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4.31/5 rDev -5.3%
750 mL unlabaled bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Hazy bright orange. Nice white head. Chunky foam on the surface. Retains pretty well.
Smell - Lots of nice apricot. Lemon peel acidity. A touch of funk, but light. Wheat and grain.
Taste - Grain and fruit. Less distinctly apricot, but you still get it. Lactic sourness. A touch of wine in the finish. Lemony.
Mouthfeel - Medium light, well carbonated. Moderate sourness.
Overall - It actually has some of that lambic character, which surprises me. This was a remarkable treat to have driving through Harrisburg.
07-16-2013 16:16:11 | More by Alieniloquium
4.23/5 rDev -7%
750ml for on-site consumption into a Pizza Boy snifter....
A - A sturdy pour yields only a slight bone white colored head that quickly fizzes a way leaving no discernible lacing or collar... The slightest bit of lacing sticks to the glass... The color is a vibrant slightly glowing orangish amber... There is a slight yet distinctive haziness... A modest bit of carbonation...
S - A good bit of funk to start... It slightly obscures the other ingredients that I know are present... The Apricot and fruit notes are next... A slight white wine barrel component compliment be some faint vanilla tones...
T - Wonderful balance and complexity... The fruitiness of the apricots... The moderate lactic tartness... The complexities of the white white barrels... Even some light vanilla notes... This has aged wonderfully in the bottles... The wow factor really starts to emerge as this one warms a bit...
M - Light to medium bodied... A slight carbonation... Crisp... Even and consistent... Velvety throughout... Starts a bit lush and finishes a bit dry... Spot on for the style and quite enjoyable...
D - A very well rounded excellent American Wild Ale... It's even more remarkable when you consider that Pizza Boy is still a fairly new kid on the block... This bodes very well for the future of the brewery that I'm excited to witness and enjoy over the coming years... I highly recommend stopping by if your in the area or driving a bit our of your way if you're not... This is a dam fine brew by any measure...
04-30-2013 23:10:17 | More by philbe311
4.37/5 rDev -4%
Great sour on a par with some of Russian River's stuff. Nose is a little mellow but wonderfully sour. Weird thing is, I paid $25 for a bomber, while I could get 3x that amount of HopTart for $10 and HopTart's almost as good. I probably won't get it again due to the value prop but if you get the chance to try it, absolutely do so.
08-28-2014 22:16:45 | More by lurpy1
4/5 rDev -12.1%
First had: bottle at Pizza Boy
Hazy orange-amber pour, with a chaotically coagulating layer of off-white head, splotches of lacing on the glass, and a plethora of floaties in suspension right from the start. Strong aroma, lactic sourness, tart fruit, funky, brett...I could tell heartburn was in my near future. This beer kind of reminded me of Cascade Apricot, although maybe even a bit more intense in its sourness. So yeah, sour taste, lactic, apricot pulp, yeasty/bretty funk, some barrel notes, but the sour/fruit aspects pretty much drowned out any wine flavors that might have been present. I'd say this really need more time to mellow out to get any complexity out of it, but as it stood, it was still a good brew. Medium body, ample carbonation, full of flavor. Good, but still needs time to reach its potential. Either that or I got a bottle from the bottom of the barrel. Either that or drinking the whole bottle myself was just too much.
05-31-2013 03:52:56 | More by Rifugium
Permasmile from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
99 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.