Pizza Chaser
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #862
Ranked #21,330
3.76 | pDev: 7.45%
Apr 08, 2022
Jun 12, 2015
Very Good
Notes: Formerly Hop Test #1 (Pizza Chaser)
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3.9 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania on Apr 08, 2022
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

16 oz can

Pours clear golden, firm white head slowly dissipates to a lacing.

Aroma of citrus, cereal makts, and grassy hops.

Flavor is of cereal malts, light citrus, some grassy notes, and a dry hop undertone.

Medium body, tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Decent dry ale, I like the flavor of this one. Good clean ale, drinks easy. Almost a good session candidate but a bit strong for that maybe.

Oct 21, 2020
4.25 by Jut025 from Pennsylvania on Aug 24, 2020
3.75 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania on Aug 22, 2020
3.88 by brother_rebus from Maine on Nov 25, 2018
4.11 by heerboth from Pennsylvania on Nov 13, 2018
3.93 by Budlum from Maryland on Mar 10, 2018
3.93 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania on Jan 28, 2018
3.98 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Jan 25, 2018
3.89 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2018
3.5 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on Jan 18, 2018
4.03 by reitzbrewing from Pennsylvania on Aug 14, 2017
3.66 by rolltide from Pennsylvania on Jul 30, 2017
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by pinyin from New York

Served from the 64 ounce growler in a 16 ounce snifter shaped goblet.

Look and coloring is pretty standard fare for an APA. Copper orange with minimalist head and fairly clear. No chill haze or cloudy texture that most Pizzaboy ales tend to have. This looks more like a larger scale commercial release with it's clarity and clean taste. Along the lines of Stone, Ballast Point, Founder's.

Nose is sweet bready malts up front and some floral pine hops behind it. Kind of cool to have a malt forward Pale Ale.

Taste is really well put together here. Nothing amazing, and I think the finish isn't quite dry enough as this is a fairly sugary ale, but it is still pretty good nonetheless. The most omnipresent taste is the hops, most likely Simcoe up front with a nice bite, which are then padded by that strong bready malt backbone. Balance here isn't quite what they were going for, but the flavors meld pretty well nonetheless.

Mouthfeel is good, nothing spectacular like you would get from a Tired Hands ale, but it's adequate for the flavor profile and recipe. Head retention is clean and vibrant.

Good, but not great. I would say that Pizza Chaser is a lot better than mostly anything you are going to find bottled at your local Giant or Weis markets, but it's really nothing special, at least in terms of what Pizzaboy normally produces. Solid overall though.

Mar 02, 2016
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4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by GreesyFizeek from New York

On tap at The Beer Belly in Albany, NY.

This one pours a slightly hazed orange, with a small head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells pretty floral, with a grapefruit and orange hop aroma, and just a little bit of caramel malt.

This has a nice pine bitterness, with a very flowery taste, and grapefruit rind, with some orange, and just a hint of caramel malt. It's simple and no frills, but I enjoy it.

This is light bodied, with a very crisp mouthfeel.

A nice little beer- nothing crazy, or particularly new, but well done nonetheless.

Feb 29, 2016
2.98 by Lelandgtate from Pennsylvania on Feb 27, 2016
3.99 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania on Feb 25, 2016
3.75 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Feb 19, 2016
3.5 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania on Feb 14, 2016
3.52 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Feb 04, 2016
3.79 by ArtZan from New Jersey on Feb 01, 2016
3.68 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jan 27, 2016
3.86 by smithj4 from New York on Jan 20, 2016
3.54 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania on Jan 15, 2016
4 by Furley80 from Pennsylvania on Jan 10, 2016
3.77 by nmann08 from Virginia on Nov 12, 2015
3.83 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania on Oct 12, 2015
3.84 by dgherm from Pennsylvania on Aug 05, 2015
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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden. Pours slightly murky amber orange with a half finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small webs of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smells of citric hops, pine resin, caramel and toffee sweetness, bready pale malt and some light pithy fruit rind. Taste is very similar to the nose with plenty of citric flavor up front quickly being joined by the sweetness, chewy malt and some piney grassy hops. Smooth, bitter feel from start to finish.

Overall a decent pale ale. It has some nice things going for it but it falls short of some of their other pale ale offerings.

Jul 28, 2015
4.1 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Jul 27, 2015
3.2 by jdaddy from Pennsylvania on Jul 24, 2015
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2.93/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by ShanePB from Pennsylvania

32 oz growler. Golden yellow body with a nice head after an aggressive pour. Flowery and pine hops, touch of light malt. Taste follows suit, slightly hoppy with a malt backbone. Something is just completely off on the finish though that I cannot quite put my finger on. Decent.

Jul 20, 2015
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3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

On draft. Pale yellow in color, not much head. Aroma just a bit of earthy flowery hop. Pale malt and a bit more of the same hop flavor in the taste. Thin, could have more body. Okay, but I would like a bit more malt flavor from a pale ale.

Jul 19, 2015
3.75 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Jul 13, 2015
3.5 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Jul 06, 2015
3.79 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Jul 04, 2015
3.75 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Jun 29, 2015
3.73 by StormKing47 from Pennsylvania on Jun 18, 2015
3.75 by DrBier from Pennsylvania on Jun 14, 2015
Pizza Chaser from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 39 ratings