Armor Shark
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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From:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 6.55%
Ratings:
51
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 04, 2019
Added:
Apr 01, 2015
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  8
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: None
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4 by DCHritz from Pennsylvania on Nov 04, 2019
 
4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Apr 12, 2019
 
4.25 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Dec 16, 2018
 
3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Nov 09, 2018
 
3.62 by rolltide from Pennsylvania on Nov 04, 2018
 
3.59 by caahare from West Virginia on Sep 11, 2018
 
4 by oline73 from Maryland on May 04, 2018
 
3.94 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Mar 25, 2018
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3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by gopens44 from Virginia

Looks like a dingy, pale-ish ice tea with a less than enthused white head that ends up as a fizzy little sheet. Nose is primarily like a candy tangerine or something. Finishes off a touch hot, which predictably enough is exactly how it starts off tasting. So, fairly astringent and messy heat is the overwhelming taste up front but does allow some of that sweet fruit to creep in eventually. Finishes thin but angry (I mentioned the heat, ya?) with just not a ton of depth.

Feb 25, 2018
 
3.83 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania on Oct 05, 2017
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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by maltznhopz from Nevada

I get a lot of sweetness from this IPA. A little caramel and very light hoppy notes on the finish.

Sep 06, 2017
 
3.93 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Aug 14, 2017
 
4.15 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania on Aug 10, 2017
 
4 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on Mar 05, 2017
 
4.94 by Kinney1989 from Pennsylvania on Feb 17, 2017
 
4.02 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Feb 06, 2017
 
3.87 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania on Feb 06, 2017
 
3.98 by glass_house from Ohio on Nov 15, 2016
 
3.88 by skaboom420 from Pennsylvania on Aug 14, 2016
 
3.25 by TheNakedStiletto from Pennsylvania on Jul 16, 2016
 
3.75 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky on Jul 04, 2016
 
4 by mklisz from New Hampshire on May 24, 2016
 
3.83 by spycow from Illinois on May 07, 2016
 
3.92 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on May 03, 2016
 
3.71 by REVZEB from Illinois on May 02, 2016
 
4.34 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on May 01, 2016
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Eden from New Jersey

Reading 4/16 very good

Apr 30, 2016
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3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by citizencane from Pennsylvania

Good solid double IPA with hints of citrus, pine, and a bubble gum like flavor of some sort that plays interestingly off the thick mouthfeel...wait nope it's an odd dank fruit of some sort from the hops. Whatever it is I approve.

Apr 23, 2016
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4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by campuschief from Pennsylvania

Well balanced. Exceptional example of a modern DIPA. Grapefruit front with clean, lingering finish.

Apr 22, 2016
 
3.94 by GeoffreyM from Pennsylvania on Apr 18, 2016
 
4.5 by reizorc from Pennsylvania on Apr 13, 2016
 
4 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania on Apr 02, 2016
 
4.25 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Mar 28, 2016
 
3.9 by jagada from Pennsylvania on Mar 25, 2016
 
3.96 by nmann08 from Virginia on Mar 19, 2016
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4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

A: Translucent golden hue. Bright white head that dissipates slowly.
S: Super grassy nose. Really enjoyable.
T: Grassy and piney. Slight bitterness right on the tail.
F: Finishes a bit dry, but super drinkable.
O: Very nice. Reminds me of a great west coast IPA.

Mar 06, 2016
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3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by marcfromphilly from Pennsylvania

Filtered DIPA and a solid effort. Light in tropical nose and mild on bitterness, this is a solid effort from PB. not my favorite from them but not a disappointment either. Drank at brewery in a wine glass

Feb 24, 2016
 
3.92 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Feb 22, 2016
 
4.1 by twenteone from Pennsylvania on Feb 21, 2016
 
4.26 by MartyDiBergi from Pennsylvania on Feb 21, 2016
Armor Shark from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 51 ratings