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Intangible - Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 49
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A tangerine sour ale.

(Beer added by: stakem on 04-30-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

cps98, Oct 14, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle at the source poured into a matching snifter. The brew appears a hazed golden color with a frothy white cap that fades slowly providing spotty lacing effect on the glass. A swirl revives a white finger.

The aroma is super juicy with tangerine zest and earthy lacto funk. Somewhat like yogurt blended in with freshly squeezed lemon and oranges (ok tangerines.) The aroma is clean, sharp and inviting.

The flavor is as juicy and tart as you might expect from what the nose leads on. Actually this is beyond tart to almost acidic from a combo of bacterial souring strong greek yogurt notes and blended with the pulpy juice/zest of grapefruit it seems. The aftertaste is complex with mild notes that are rindy with a bit of bitterness. There is a lasting flvor inside the mouth that is faintly grain but also includes a flavor reminescent of lemon sour patch kids.

This is a very sour brew. Like on the borders of drying your mouth out with a light body and lively amount of carbonation. Very nice all around but this brew is sour and not for the faint of heart. Any hesitation I previously had regarding the difference between this and Afternoon Delight has been crushed. This one is even more juicy and sour however almost to a point of being at fault. It leaves your mouth tingly and while enjoyable, it is not as easily drinkable as its other bottled bretheren. Get this beer now before its gone.

stakem, Apr 30, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A very limited fizzy light khaki colored head quickly dissipates... Once faded, there is absolutely zero lacing remaining... The color is a bright vibrant glowing orange... There is some sporadic medium sized moderate paced carbonation bubbles throughout... A slight sleek film coats the glass...

S - Sweet citrus in the form or oranges and tangerines... A light lactic acid component... Very faint candied sugars...

T - A mix of tangerine and orange zest to start... The dominated flavor is that of sweet sugar covered lemons... Some light vanilla notes... The finish is a terrific blend of tartness and vinegar... A very complex and rewarding brew that reveals new nuance with each and every sip...

M - Medium bodied... Sleek... Sticky... Slightly viscous and surprisingly chewy... Lively spry carbonation... A bit puckering...

D - An absolutely stellar American Wild Ale... Amongst the best that I've had... The three bottled sour offerings from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing have all been stellar and outstanding, but this one is my personal favorite and a cut above the rest... If you're in the area, I highly suggest giving this a try...

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Intangible from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.