Holy-F | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Holy-F, an American Wheat beer brewed using no hops in the kettle, only whole leaf Columbus hops in the whirlpool...and a lot of them. This bad boy tested at 77 IBU's! Now THAT'S efficiency!

Added by orangesol on 08-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 10
Photo of stakem
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft offering at the source. The brew appears a clear straw yellow color with a creamy white topping supported by rising bubbles of carbonation. A swirl revives a half finger back to the surface.

The smell is primarily of something along the lines of lemon zest with a touch of herbal hops. It is mildly grassy with a sweet grain inclusion that pops out as it warms up and creates a nice balance to the aromatics.

The taste is also lemony mixed with an earthy to herbal bitterness and mild toasty grain backing. At times it almost has a coriander type of clingy to oily feel and flavor. The wheat is subtle but it is there.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. An easy drinking brew that is quite sessionable. If there were not so many options to pick from, I coul see myself throwing a couple of these back.

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Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Terry Hawbaker's first beer at Pizza Boy! Here we go...
Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden into a nonic pint.

A - Pours hazy golden yellow with a small half finger tall white head leaving thin rings of lace down parts of the glass.

S - Smells of pungent grassy hops, dash of citric fruit and some bready wheat. A little too cold initially but it really came through as it warmed up.

T - Starts off with a nice grassy hop bite quickly giving way to hints of grainy wheat and some light fruitiness. Finish is a mix of chewy and bitter, not lingering on the palate for very long. My glass disappeared rather quickly...

M - Light body with moderate carbonation. The feel is balanced well between chewiness and hoppiness, making this one very easy to drink.

O - I rather enjoyed this one. It packs plenty of hoppy flavor into an easy drinking wheat beer. This is only the beginning, I can't wait to see where Terry takes Pizza Boy in the future!

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Holy-F from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
3.94 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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