Honey Crisp | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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56 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
alsofhampden.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.02%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Farmhouse tripel aged atop 600lbs of honey crisp apples.

Added by orangesol on 01-30-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
10.35%
 
 
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0
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7
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kegatron
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CaptainFleeker
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TWStandley
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of philbe311
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A fairly voluminous light khaki colored whipped froth comprised of big chunky bubbles and with bit of a rocky top... Decent retention gives way to a full mostly full creamy lacing and moderate collar... The color is a slightly hazy honey... Mostly still with some sluggish carbonation streaks seen towards the top of the glass... The nose displays the apple at the forefront... Somewhat sweet... Somewhat tart... Some honey and candied sugar notes add to the sweetness as well... A very light Belgian yeast component as well... A bit muddled, but still quite pleasant... The flavor profile is not quite what I was expected... Bursting at the seems with white wine tannins... It almost tasted like a glass of chardonnay with a touch of apple... The honey crisp and Belgian tripel components are very subtle and buried way beneath the surface... The mouthfeel is dry in on the lighter side of medium bodied... Some prickly carbonation... Interesting to say the least... I'm pretty sure I like it, but it certainly was not what I was expecting (a sweet Belgian Tripel)... Sort of challenges the senses in a good way... Kudos to Pizza Boy for continuing to push the limits and challenging conventions...

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4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDietz
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPAchris
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 57md
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light brownish color with honey edges. The most prominent note is the nose was that of over-ripe apples. The flavor was heavy on the classic Belgian funk.

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3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Honey Crisp from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
3.67 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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