Sour Murren River
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

Sour Murren RiverSour Murren River
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IPA - American
Ranked #2,138
Ranked #17,193
4.06 | pDev: 5.67%
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
Very Good
Sour Murren RiverSour Murren River
Notes: Sour IPA
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 16 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a narrow pilsner style glass: color is gold, hazy/opaque, head is off white with fine bubbles, and presents 1/2 inch thick and lingers well with a solid top and some lacing on the glass.

Smell is quite enticing and interesting with notes of lemon, citrus, lactic acid, light malt with a pilsner like lean, then hop like fruitiness with tropical notes, grapefruit pith.

Taste follows with similar notes of lemon, citrus, lactic acid, malt grain flavor, and malt sweetness, hop characteristics linger and present as grapefruit and tropical fruit, light herbal notes and even a tea like subtly.

Mouthfeel is crisp, moderate carbonation, low/moderate sweetness, then puckering sourness but not overdone - sourness balanced by the hop bitterness. This is exemplifies sour ipa style to me.

Overall a great sour IPA - the sour/malt/hop balance is very good with each presenting clearly but also intermingling well.

Jul 19, 2020
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Jeff_whitman from Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16 Ounce can....canned 3 hours prior to drinking. Seemed flat with no visible head at all. Decent tropical notes on the nose. Tastes like a typical sour but almost a vinegar taste. Where's the Murren river hops? I had this one from the initial batch and it was a winner. This batch is a miss! Next time I'll pass at $18 for a 6 pack.

Apr 19, 2017
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Though I never tried the regular version of this I found this at beermuda for five bucks a pint. Color was a very light yellow slight orange tone with a nice half inch of foam making for great lacing. Smell was actually very floral and Hoppy not getting many tart notes at all. Taste was a completely different Beast very sour yet balanced with the hop profile and a clean finish. Kind of a chore to finish after a while. Overall a decent sour IPA but I couldn't see myself ordering it again

Feb 21, 2017
Sour Murren River from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 16 ratings