Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
IPA - American
3.88 | pDev: 7.22%
Apr 13, 2016
Jan 18, 2014
Very Good
Notes: This beer is our quest to brew perfect anytime IPA...Light, bright, clean and citrusy.
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4.25 by reizorc from Pennsylvania on Apr 13, 2016
4.05 by yergermeister from Pennsylvania on Feb 27, 2015
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3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
by stakem from Pennsylvania

Growler poured into a snifter. The brew appears a clear copper color with a white froth. Some sudsy patchy lace clings to the glass.

The smell is that of grass and citrus like grapefruit. Zest, pith and fruity with a touch of alcohol being noticed across the back and increases in character as it warms.

The taste seems a little green and yeasty with a fruity alcohol kick. Almost a melon or canteloupe fruit flavor mixing with grass.

This is a medium bodied and modestly carbonated offering. Overall decent, but not outstanding or even on point with other pizza boy hoppy offerings.

Aug 26, 2014
3.5 by jeffstinson from Pennsylvania on Jul 22, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

A-golden amber color with a decent white head and some lacing

S-bread dough, citrus, pine, hint of sweetness, slight herbal

T-toasted bread, citrus, pine, slight caramel, hint of tropical fruit, moderately bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-good IPA, nothing overly distinguishing, but east drinking

Jul 03, 2014
4 by JRoPA from Pennsylvania on Jun 26, 2014
3.75 by baybum from Pennsylvania on Jun 03, 2014
3.75 by jjd315 from Pennsylvania on Apr 26, 2014
3.75 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania on Apr 06, 2014
3.75 by jackrodgers77 from Pennsylvania on Apr 06, 2014
3.5 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Mar 24, 2014
3.5 by Zetcha7x from Pennsylvania on Mar 11, 2014
3.75 by DrBier from Pennsylvania on Feb 13, 2014
4 by CuriousMonk from District of Columbia on Feb 10, 2014
3.75 by bigfnjoe from Pennsylvania on Feb 08, 2014
4.5 by StormKing47 from Pennsylvania on Jan 28, 2014
4 by mdfb79 from New York on Jan 27, 2014
3.75 by nmann08 from Virginia on Jan 25, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden.

A - Pours yellow with a nice one finger tall white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving sticky webs of lace down the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of fresh cut citric fruit, pine resin, doughy pale malt and a dash of sweetness. A bit slow to develop but pretty nice once it does.

T - Starts off with some mildly toasted light grain quickly giving way to hints of pine resin, citric fruit zest and some light sweetness. Finish is pretty clean with some light bitterness, not lingering for very long.

M - Medium-Light body with moderate carbonation. Light, hoppy feel makes it very easy to consume.

O - Another solid IPA. It has a good amount of flavor packed into a small package, while not destroying the palate like some of their others are known to do. Almost like a bigger version of All Day IPA.

Jan 19, 2014
Conclusion from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 20 ratings