West Shore IPA | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

West Shore IPAWest Shore IPA
BA SCORE
87.6%
Liked This Beer
4 w/ 169 ratings
West Shore IPAWest Shore IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A west coast style IPA, over-the-top hoppy and oh so dry. Hopped with simcoe, columbus and a touch of citra.

Added by akorsak on 07-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,813
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
169
Liked:
148
Avg:
4/5
pDev:
8%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 169 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by Rifugium:
Photo of Rifugium
3.67/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at Pizza Boy

Slightly hazy copper pour with a small white head that sank to a ringlet, leaving some foamy lacing on the glass. Floral hop aroma, toasted grainy malt base. Pretty basic, nothing that stands out, but nothing bad. Taste of citrus and floral hops, moderately bitter, with a solid sweet pale malt base, a bti soapy, with a slightly acrid finish, but nothing really offensive. Medium body, moderate carbonation, overall a decent IPA.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SkiBum22
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 77apm
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Boxerjay
3.68/5  rDev -8%

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of doomXsaloon
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of HopAttack3
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of acurtis
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdaschaf
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of prdstmnky
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of citizencane
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a pretty standard golden orange with ok head and lingering foam. Tastes of dank piney and fruity hops with orange. Solid IPA.

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Photo of troegaarden
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Big white head. Chunky head. Good retention.

Smell - Smells like a lot of simcoe. Citrus. Grapefruit. Pretty grassy too.

Taste - Nice orange hop. Cracker malt. Fairly strong pale malt sweetness. Grassy hops in the back end and a little bit astringent.

Mouthfeel - Kinda creamy. Medium carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - This is excellent. Maybe a little rough around the edges, but otherwise very nice.

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Photo of hipHOPSanonymous
4.16/5  rDev +4%

Photo of heystevec
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of bbsaur
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev 0%

Pours slighty hazy and a dull amber orange with a frothy head of off-white foam. Lacing sticks around.

The aroma is citrus, fresh hops, mango, and melon. Noticeable hop aroma, but not your typical west coast dankness.

Tropical and citrusy hops galore with a faint malt backbone that provides just enough caramel malt sweetness to make this an outstandingly drinkable IPA.

Mouthfeel is dry, but aroma and flavors are perfectly balanced.

Overall, a damn good IPA, tastes very similarly to a local favorite of mine, but I won't name names.

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Photo of Jbalintjr
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajpowell5
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kcq101
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kbuzz
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Rizzy17
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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West Shore IPA from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 87.6% out of 100 with 169 ratings
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