Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
American IPA
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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Rated: 4.25 by reizorc from Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by yergermeister from Pennsylvania

Feb 27, 2015
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
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
Rated: 3.5 by jeffstinson from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2014
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Reviewed by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4 by JRoPA from Pennsylvania

Jun 26, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by baybum from Pennsylvania

Jun 03, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by jjd315 from Pennsylvania

Apr 26, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania

Apr 06, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by jackrodgers77 from Pennsylvania

Apr 06, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Mar 24, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Zetcha7x from Pennsylvania

Mar 11, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Cilraaz

Feb 16, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Feb 13, 2014
Rated: 4 by CuriousMonk from District of Columbia

Feb 10, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by bigfnjoe from Pennsylvania

Feb 08, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by StormKing47 from Pennsylvania

Jan 28, 2014
Rated: 4 by mdfb79 from New York

Jan 27, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by nmann08 from Virginia

Jan 25, 2014
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Reviewed by orangesol from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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