Arck Angel
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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From:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
13.5%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 11.62%
Ratings:
88
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 25, 2019
Added:
Mar 06, 2012
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  3
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: None
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3.95 by rolltide from Pennsylvania on Oct 25, 2019
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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Jlabs from New York

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!!

Mar 08, 2018
 
3.65 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania on Feb 16, 2018
 
3.9 by meatyard from Florida on Feb 15, 2018
 
3.5 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on Feb 11, 2018
 
4 by MrJuengling from Pennsylvania on Apr 15, 2017
 
3.64 by CreightonSM from New York on Mar 25, 2017
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4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by glass_house from Ohio

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.

Mar 13, 2017
 
4.17 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on Feb 04, 2017
 
3 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Jun 08, 2016
 
4.21 by SonictheBeerhog from New York on Apr 25, 2016
 
4.86 by WookieNextDoor from Pennsylvania on Mar 02, 2016
 
3.89 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Feb 25, 2016
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3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

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.

Feb 24, 2016
 
3.5 by ArtZan from New Jersey on Feb 23, 2016
 
2.88 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania on Feb 21, 2016
 
3.99 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania on Feb 13, 2016
 
4.38 by CorkandCageAllentown from Pennsylvania on Feb 08, 2016
 
4 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania on Feb 06, 2016
 
4.18 by alcohline_trip from Pennsylvania on Jan 23, 2016
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3.21/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by JHaller27 from Pennsylvania

Was expecting more hoppiness from a 4x labeled beer.

Jan 22, 2016
 
4.21 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania on Jan 17, 2016
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4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by HugoGrim from Pennsylvania

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.

Jan 13, 2016
 
4.16 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Jan 11, 2016
 
4.4 by twenteone from Pennsylvania on Jan 11, 2016
 
3.39 by PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania on Jan 08, 2016
 
4 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Jan 07, 2016
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4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

I enjoyed a twelve oz glass of this at Millworks in Harrisburg PA, served chilled on tap.

The color is a deep golden amber with moderate haze and thick white head with fine bead and clinging lace. The smell is mostly hops with a nice citrus aroma with slight floral/tropical hop scent and mild smell of alcohol under a heavy hop nose. The feel is good with malt base supporting moderately high bitterness and medium light carbonation with a deceptive alcohol level as far as abv on the palate.

The taste is excellent with a nice lovely citrus with tangy fruity tropical quality and mango-like semi-candied hop quality with orange-zest and mild herbal aspect with light alcohol with a slightly earthy taste and dry finish with lingering warmth with some residual bitter flavors. This is a well done strong IPA-the elevated alcohol is nowhere near what the abv is listed as as far as flavor goes with a hop bitterness level that is well balanced by the malt. I would have guessed 10% not 13%, a very tasty hoppy offering from Pizza Boy

Jan 05, 2016
 
4.08 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Jan 04, 2016
 
3.54 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Jan 03, 2016
 
3.99 by GangOf1 from Pennsylvania on Jan 02, 2016
 
4.31 by philbe311 from Pennsylvania on Dec 22, 2015
 
3.6 by malfunxion from New York on Aug 09, 2015
 
3.46 by mltobin from Connecticut on Jun 04, 2015
 
3.51 by baybum from Pennsylvania on May 21, 2015
 
3.98 by NJB145 from Michigan on May 08, 2015
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4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by JamieDuncan from Maryland

On draft at Hawthorn's in Philly

Apr 04, 2015
 
3.75 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on Mar 31, 2015
 
4 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Mar 11, 2015
Arck Angel from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 88 ratings