Eternal Sunshine
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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From:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #639
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,793
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 7.37%
Ratings:
222
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 11, 2022
Added:
Nov 30, 2014
Wants:
  30
Gots:
  29
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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3.98 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Jun 11, 2022
 
3.84 by paresis from Massachusetts on Feb 18, 2018
 
4 by grahuba from Connecticut on Feb 04, 2018
 
4 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania on Dec 18, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Valley Road Enterprises / Pizza Boy Brewing Co. "Eternal Sunshine"
Sampled from what seems like a 16 fl. oz. can but which is not labeled as such. Coded "WALKIN ON SUNSHINE 11/8/17 14:52"
$3 at the brewery

Notes via stream of consciousness: Wow, this is really light in color. Or at least it seemed to be as I poured it. Now it's a kind of cloudy light yellow gold. It looks a little like a witbier. The bright white head was hard to bring up, and now it's already dropped. I'm guessing that it's just lightly carbed so as not to amplify the sourness. On to the aroma... mineralish citrus rind with a hint of lemon. I guess there's a little grainy malt in there as well but not much, and just a suggestion of hop resin. It's "clean" as far as sour beers go. The flavor is tart with a very light bit of sweetish malt, some chalky mineral, some fruit pulp/rind, and a light touch of grassiness. It's not bad but it's not great, and fairly light overall. You could certainly drink a few of these if you wanted to though, perhaps on a hot day at a baseball game or something. What's the alcohol? 5.2%? Well that could catch up with you though. On to the mouthfeel, it's light in body, and softly carbonated as I'd suspected. It's not really that tart though so I'm not sure that keeping the carbonation soft was really needed. But I'm not the brewer so who cares what I think. It needs a little more of everything in my opinion anyway, especially hop aroma. I was hoping for something special but this is actually my least favorite beer from Pizza Boy.

Nov 22, 2017
 
4.26 by pkalix from California on Dec 18, 2016
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4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Sabtos from Ohio

A pale golden body with persistent, soft and pillowy carbonation throughout the entire session. I let this sit in a crowler in the fridge for the better part of 6 months and it still came out stellar.

Smell is pear with a good amount of lemony dry hops and a bouquet of wildflowers.

It's quite hoppy, but only in a floral, citrusy way, with a really nice balance of tartness and light sweetness, tasting of apple, pear, lemon and flowers.

Semi-dry.

Dec 12, 2016
 
4 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Dec 02, 2016
 
4.25 by Griggsy from Colorado on Sep 12, 2016
 
4.29 by Cazlo from Pennsylvania on Sep 04, 2016
 
4.14 by rodlavers from Maryland on Aug 27, 2016
 
4 by emottram from Massachusetts on Aug 13, 2016
 
4 by brpendergast85 from District of Columbia on Jul 31, 2016
 
3.94 by Jeff_whitman from Pennsylvania on Jul 07, 2016
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5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by jwhancher from Pennsylvania

Perhaps my new favorite beer. Aroma of peach, pineapple, mango and other tropical fruit with a slight hint of tartness. Tastes very similar as in the nose although has more noticeable tartness and funk going on. Very easy drinking and refreshing. Could crush this all summer long. Naysayers may poo-poo this beer for being cloudy but I don't really give a funk about that. Tastes great and only 5.0% abv. Please make more of this beer if you're listening Pizza Boy!!

Jun 21, 2016
 
3.75 by Bdel34 from Pennsylvania on Jun 20, 2016
 
4.11 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania on Jun 18, 2016
 
4.54 by craigdb from Pennsylvania on Jun 05, 2016
 
4.34 by reebtaerG from Maryland on Jun 03, 2016
 
4.36 by grover37 from District of Columbia on Jun 01, 2016
 
3.88 by ConnorSimpson41 from Pennsylvania on Mar 22, 2016
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours a honey color verging on golden with a modest head that leaves a few drizzles of lace

Smell: Acetic tones of sour citrus along with hoppy bitterness

Taste: Slightly grainy and citrusy, up front, with lemon leading the parade; in the middle, the acetic character fills in, though there are plenty of bitter hops in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation

Overall: An interesting combination of hop and sour tones

Thanks, justanewby, for the opportunity

Jan 07, 2016
 
3.89 by BeerDrinkingRhino from Pennsylvania on Dec 28, 2015
 
3.88 by xtonytx from Connecticut on Dec 19, 2015
 
3.93 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Dec 13, 2015
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4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by SHODriver from North Carolina

A: poured into a tulip to a slightly hazed pale yellow with a finger of dense white head that fades to a small pool. Some lacing sticks around as well
S: smells of tropical fruits with some pineapple and mango. slight citrus as well. Smells phenomenal
T: Taste is a nice blast of tartness to kick things off with plenty of pineapple and mango flavors. Great grapefruit rind notes as well with just a hint of sweetness. Swallow is more tropical fruits with a little bit of pine.
M: Lighter side of medium on the palate with soft but slightly prickly carbonation. Semidry finish as the hops try to coat the mouth and the acid dries.
O: This beer rocks the house. The sour base and the hops play very well together making this one a treat. If you see this you should buy it.

Nov 26, 2015
 
3.94 by NJB145 from Michigan on Nov 14, 2015
 
4.06 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Oct 20, 2015
 
4 by edhizdeid from Washington on Oct 17, 2015
 
4.42 by BSchofield from Pennsylvania on Oct 08, 2015
 
4.46 by durlta from Iowa on Sep 20, 2015
 
4.3 by Gotti311 from Wisconsin on Sep 14, 2015
 
4.26 by BeerOps from Illinois on Sep 11, 2015
 
4.37 by arniepnminne from Minnesota on Sep 08, 2015
 
4.25 by PG2G from California on Sep 07, 2015
 
4.1 by BDeibs from Colorado on Aug 31, 2015
 
3.83 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia on Aug 23, 2015
 
4.14 by Gonzoillini from Illinois on Aug 19, 2015
 
4 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Aug 17, 2015
 
4 by knicks19947 from New York on Aug 10, 2015
Eternal Sunshine from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 222 ratings