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

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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
Ratings:
169
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
8.08%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.76/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Jaxbrew
4.64/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer for a local brewery. It was a little dry, but I get it as that's what it takes to let those hops shine through. I enjoyed this so much I bought 3 bottles total. I would buy again if I had the opportunity. Nice tropical fruits! Cool graphic on bottle too.

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Photo of mademiere
4.63/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RLM15
4.63/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautiful copper orange color. Off-white head with a little soapy texture. A whiff of this and you'll smell a ton of citrus aroma; grapefruit, tangerine, orange; wonderful smell. The taste is also very citrus oriented. Very well balanced, though; carmel malts round out the complex taste. Just a great IPA. One of my absolute favorites I have had so far. If you are anywhere in the Harrisburg/Central Pennsylvania area, Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy is a must stop. Glad to support this local brewer.

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4.61/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

One of my favorite IPA's. Nothing too crazy, but when you live close by and get to try it out of a cask, it is amazing.

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4.49/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.38/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a teku glass. Dated 8/2014

Honesty not your typical west coast IPA. Smells of citrusy, sharp, astringency but drinks very easily. Very drinkable at 6.5% too. Great lacing around the glass as I sip and decent head retention. Not the best west coast style IPA I have ever had but I would seek this out again for sure. Drank this at 55 degrees cellar temp. I suggest you do the same!

Cheers!

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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West Shore IPA from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
3.96 out of 5 based on 169 ratings.
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