You've Got a Friend In IPA
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

You've Got a Friend In IPAYou've Got a Friend In IPA
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From:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #2,168
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,431
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 9%
Ratings:
29
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 04, 2021
Added:
Jul 05, 2018
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  6
SCORE
87
Very Good
You've Got a Friend In IPAYou've Got a Friend In IPA
Notes: A simple, elegant, thirst-quenching IPA brewed for the summer months. Dry-hopped with restraint we utilized Cascade and a touch of Simcoe for their highly aromatic, tropical qualities.
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4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

Was pleasantly surprised by this beer even though the can is five months old I got no off taste and a fairly clean hop to malt ratio. As others described it's a very flavorful yet light crisp ipa. Good drinkability and the price is right at about three bucks a pounder. Good stuff!

Feb 04, 2021
 
4.24 by kraut6363 from Pennsylvania on Dec 30, 2020
 
3.77 by BigMike from Pennsylvania on Dec 04, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a head that wouldn't quit so a soft pour still produced three fingers of foam; excellent retention and some clumps of lacing

Smell: Bright and citrusy, with strong orange and lemon/lime aromatics

Taste: Bright and citrusy flavors, from the outset with orange and passionfruit and a hint of lemon/lime; moderate bitterness builds, into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: One of the brightest IPAs I have tasted; quite enjoyable

Thanks, The_Kriek_Freak, for the opportunity

Oct 07, 2020
 
4.24 by Jut025 from Pennsylvania on Aug 25, 2020
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4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CharlesForbin from Pennsylvania

As of 7-31-20 this beer changed from 7.5% in 12 ou cans to what I have which is 7% 16 ou can.
Light bodied almost seems like a session beer as the 7% is well masked. Tastes more like a pilsner to me. Crisp and clean and slightly dry aftertaste. If you like your IPA's to be "in your face I'm an IPA" you may be disappointed but if you like them on the lighter side this is for you. I could have several of these and glad I gave it a try and will purchase again but not on a regular basis. Anxious to try another from this brewery.

Jul 31, 2020
 
4.1 by TLA from Pennsylvania on Jul 20, 2020
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4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is straw gold, crystal clear, bright white head with fine to small bubbles, head presents 2 fingers thick and lingers well with some lacing and still solid top.

Smell is light, but clean, some tropical fruits and light pine, subtle nutty malt flavor.

Taste is clean, simple allowing some subtle hop and malt notes to show through: initial flavor is simcoe and cascade notes of light tropical and pine resin, then clean malt with subtle nutty or even amber malt like note.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, light sweetness, crispy drying bitterness.

Overall this is an excellent easy drinking but yet flavorful IPA.

Jul 16, 2020
 
3.82 by Gmartin75 from Pennsylvania on Jul 12, 2019
 
3.52 by meatyard from Florida on Jul 11, 2019
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3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Avg+1

Mar 16, 2019
 
3.75 by bigred89 from Maryland on Mar 09, 2019
 
4.06 by Bunuelian from Minnesota on Mar 01, 2019
 
2.95 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania on Feb 28, 2019
 
4.16 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Feb 27, 2019
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3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by IronLover from Pennsylvania

Golden yellow in color with a light hazy appearance. Poured with a moderate, soapy, bright white foam with medium retention. Earthy, lightly herbal hop aromas with light floral notes. Medium light malty aromas. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation and a lightly smooth feel. Mellow herbal hop flavors with medium high bitterness through the middle a medium light malty backbone. Finished semi-dryly with light malty notes and moderate herbal bitterness that lingers a bit. Well balanced with an easy finish and well hidden abv. A pretty simple, straightforward IPA that was a little light on character. Nevertheless, easy drinking with nice flavor.

Feb 25, 2019
 
3.73 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Feb 18, 2019
 
3.04 by revonoc from Pennsylvania on Oct 28, 2018
 
3.9 by Octoberist from Pennsylvania on Oct 01, 2018
 
4.24 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania on Sep 13, 2018
 
3.94 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Sep 08, 2018
 
3.75 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Sep 08, 2018
 
3.97 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania on Sep 03, 2018
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3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

Thanks @jzeilinger for solid tropical yet slightly bitter IPA. Mouthfeel is about medium, plenty of life, not dry, and drinks very easy at 7.5%. Nice beer.

Aug 05, 2018
 
4.25 by rolltide from Pennsylvania on Aug 04, 2018
 
3.78 by DCHritz from Pennsylvania on Jul 26, 2018
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4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

A - Pours a semi-pale lemon yellow and looks more like a Pils than an IPA. Nice moderately thick bright white lacing ring and steady carbonation.

S - Lemon and sticky tropical fruit aroma.

T - Light tropical fruit, delicate lemon rind comes out, bright citrus, some earthiness, and ends with a peppery citrus spiciness. This beer is an interesting one, it strikes me as a Pils / IPA hybrid and shows qualities of both beers.

M - Thick mouthfeel for such a pale IPA, pleasant finish with some tropical fruit tang.

O - I could see myself crushing a few of these during the Summer months. An easy drinker and at $39.99 for a case of quality craft it's a great deal.

Jul 13, 2018
 
3.83 by philbe311 from Pennsylvania on Jul 10, 2018
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4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by bret717 from Pennsylvania

Canned 7/2/18

Look- crystal clear pale golden, almost like a pilsner; 1 finger white head that fades a way to a ring around the edge of the glass; spotty lacing

Aroma- dank weed and grapefruit are predominant but I'm also picking up some hints of peaches, green grapes and tangerine

Taste- peaches and pineapples, dank weed, green grapes, a little grapefruit pith bitterness and subtle bready malt under that

Feel- light bodied and medium carb; nice dry and slightly bitter finish; really refreshing

Overall- surprisingly light and refreshing IPA despite the ABV (7.5%) with nice fruity and dank hop notes, moderate bitterness and a light malty backbone for balance.

Jul 09, 2018
You've Got a Friend In IPA from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 29 ratings