Hoptart 2.0 (Chardonnay) | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The newest version of HopTart fermented on top Chardonnay grape must and dry hopped with Citra, its quite sour and delicious.

Added by orangesol on 04-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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On tap at Pizza Boy.

As opposed to the rosy-hued regular HopTart, this version was more of a light golden-orange color, hazy, with a puffy white head that fizzled out just about completely, leaving no lacing on the glass. In the nose, soured grains, cobwebs, white grapes, slightly yogurty with a lacto presence. Nice tartness in the taste up front--white grapes, underripe pineapple, lemon--grain husks, barnyard funk, with a slightly bittering hop presence that wasn't overly intrusive. Medium body, crisp and dry mouthfeel, with an overall moderate sourness. Pretty good overall, though I prefer the original.

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Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden.

A - Pours hazy orange with a small half finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to nothing at all, leaving little to no lace down the glass. Looks pretty dead in the glass.

S - Smells of damp basement must, Chardonnay grape juice, mild citric hops, lightly toasted grains and some lactic sourness. Slow to develop but pretty nice once it does, a bit heavy on the sourness.

T - Starts off with a mix of grape juice, basement must and strong lactic sourness slowly being joined by the fruity citric hops, grassy earth and some drying tannins. Finish is quite tart, leaving the palate dried long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Dry, tart feel from start to finish. Not the easiest beer to consume thanks to the added sourness but not impossible either.

O - This one is different but familiar at the same time. It tastes like the old version, but it doesn't. This version has more grape flavor and dryness but also is a bit more sour. Either way it is another interesting sour from Pizza Boy.

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Hoptart 2.0 (Chardonnay) from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 31 ratings