Arck Angel | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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3.96/5
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87 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,524
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
87
pDev:
11.62%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Jlabs
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured in a 12oz glass via draft...dark yellow in color, smell is mango, as is the taste..the real surpise here is how well this drinks for a 13.5% IPA..this is as smooth as an IPA with half the ABV, and the alcohol burn is almost non-existent..dangerous stuff!!

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Photo of jhlosito75
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of meatyard
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrJuengling
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CreightonSM
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of glass_house
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

6 oz. pour from the tap

I ordered this mostly as a novelty. I'm always curious about these monster IPAs and how much they can actually resemble an IPA while pushing the ABV to extremes. I think Pizza Boy hit their mark with this one. Body is a little sticky, and the alcohol heat is undeniable, but I don't find it cloying or unapproachable at all. It's actually frighteningly drinkable for 13%. The hop flavors are mild--mostly citrus and mango with faint grass. The strong malt body is sweet, but in a fruity-melon-berry way Not too bready or heavy. I wouldn't hesitate to order another one of these.

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Photo of heddar33
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WookieNextDoor
4.86/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of epyon396
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark copper color, no head, no lacing, no retention.

S - Malt and tropical fruit - totally lacks in this category.

T - Tropical resin from start to finish. Sweet caramel malt base. Pineapple, orange, guava, passion fruit, tropical fruit rind.

M - Coats mouth with resin.

O - ABV well hidden.

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Photo of ArtZan
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TTripp725
2.88/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of zekeman17
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CorkandCageAllentown
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JHaller27
3.21/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was expecting more hoppiness from a 4x labeled beer.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HugoGrim
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful amber color with nice lace from out of a crowler.

This beer has a strong and deep hop profile without ever being overpowering. The sweet malts still shine. Tastes like a 6% beer, but it is more than double that. Bitter up front but that fades into a surprisingly sweet finish.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twenteone
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.39/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Arck Angel from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 87 ratings