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
Ranking:
#5,503
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
169
pDev:
8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.76/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 57md
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden straw color with a very healthy head. Nicely hoppy nose. Light bodied and a bit short in the malt department but the hop bitterness on the finish is solid.

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

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4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
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4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
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3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

16.9 oz baby-growler poured into a shaker pint.
Purchased at Trenton Road Take Out in Levittown, PA.

Appearance
Gold with a short off-white head. Excellent clarity with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Dank greens, passion fruit, grapefruit, wintergreen, and pine.

Taste
Grapefruit zest, dried pine needle, spicy & earthy hops, and perfumey florals. The super-thin malt backbone is barely perceivable. Finishes with notes of onion and crushed aspirin tablets.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, dry, and bitter.

Overall
Dry and bitter like a classic West Coast IPA should be, however it is a bit too dry and bitter for my personal taste.

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

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3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.61/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
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3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
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West Shore IPA from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 169 ratings