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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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,138
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #26,297
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 9.4%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
21
From:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Summer
Wants
  0
Gots
  5
SCORE
86
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.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 21 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of IronLover
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of bret717
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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You've Got a Friend In IPA from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 21 ratings