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Hoptart 3.0 (Colombard) | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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4.23/5
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77 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A deep golden sour fermented with fresh pressed French Colombard grape must then dry hopped with dried hibiscus flowers, citra and galaxy hops.

Added by orangesol on 05-21-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
77
pDev:
6.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by philbe311:
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4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - A finger's worth of crisp airy quickly receding bone colored head... What's left is just a mere splotch of lacing in the center of the glass... Still with a few stray carbonation bubbles stuck to the sides of the glass... The color is an intense and interesting mixture of white hold and amber which produces a very sleek and regal appearance...

S - Holy grape must batman!!! Sweet white grapes... Very reminiscent of a glass of Reisling... Table sugar... Perhaps just the slightest hint of lactic sourness lingering way beneath the surface... Very intoxicating...

T - A moderate lactic tartness dominates the palate to begin with... Greek yogurt... Tart peaches... The grape must sweetness expected from the aroma briefly emerges on the finish adding yet another layer of depth... There is a slight vinegar presence on the finish which intensifies the sourness... Then it's back to the sweet grapes on the deep finish that continue to linger until the next sip... A truly complex and enjoyable flavor profile...

M - Medium bodied... Dry throughout... Brisk carbonation... Puckering on the finish...

D - Yet another excellent sour from Al and Terry... A bit challenging with lots of interesting things going on... A rather pedestrian appearance other than the outstanding color... A slightly cloying, but highly enjoyable wine like aroma... The flavor profile is intense, challenging and spot on for the stye... The mouthfeel is a bit sharp, but there's nothing wrong with that... The end result is a highly enjoyable American Wild Ale...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Afroman
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep golden body. A bit of a white head. Settles to nothing.

Smell - Very nice. Lots of grapes. Citrus hops. Acidic.

Taste - Bright grape and citrus. Light grain. Sourness builds. White wine grape sourness.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Pretty sour.

Overall - This is quite good. Pizza Boy sours never seem to disappoint.

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Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.55/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of lurpy1
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not the hoppiest beer I've ever had, nor the sourest. But it was easily the hoppiest sour beer I've had, and also the sourest hoppy beer. The nose is mostly hops, as is the first sip, but then the grapes take over. I really enjoyed the curve it threw my palate. Pizza Boy, keep those sours coming!

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Hoptart 3.0 (Colombard) from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 77 ratings
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