Pizza Chaser
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #799
Ranked #21,224
3.76 | pDev: 7.45%
Apr 08, 2022
Jun 12, 2015
Formerly Hop Test #1 (Pizza Chaser)
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Rated: 3.9 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Apr 08, 2022
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Reviewed by Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.25 by Jut025 from Pennsylvania

Aug 24, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Aug 22, 2020
Rated: 3.88 by brother_rebus from Maine

Nov 25, 2018
Rated: 4.11 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Nov 13, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by Budlum from Maryland

Mar 10, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Jan 28, 2018
Rated: 3.98 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jan 25, 2018
Rated: 3.89 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Jan 18, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by reitzbrewing from Pennsylvania

Aug 14, 2017
Rated: 3.66 by rolltide from Pennsylvania

Jul 30, 2017
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Reviewed by pinyin from New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%
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.
Mar 02, 2016
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
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.
Feb 29, 2016
Rated: 2.98 by Lelandgtate from Pennsylvania

Feb 27, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

Feb 25, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Feb 19, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania

Feb 14, 2016
Rated: 3.52 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Feb 04, 2016
Pizza Chaser from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 39 ratings