Pizza Chaser | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Hop Test #1 (Pizza Chaser)

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#26,754
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
35
pDev:
7.49%
 
 
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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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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.

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Pizza Chaser from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 35 ratings