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Hoppy Fields Kölsch (Sorachi Ace Dry Hop) | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by orangesol on 11-15-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 3
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4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on cask at Al's of Hampden

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

S - Smells of grassy hops, heady pine resin, pale bready malt and some fresh cut fruitiness - mostly grapefruit and other melons. The bright hops of the regular version are still there but the other aromas are much stronger in this version.

T - Starts off with some chewy malt and quite a bit of fresh fruitiness quickly giving way to the pungent grassy hops, sticky pine resin and some light sugary sweetness. Finish is a little sweet with plenty of hop bitterness and a touch of warm booze, lingering on the palate long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Creamy feel at the start growing a little watery toward the end of the glass. Still has plenty of hop bitterness with quite a bit of fruit and pine, just like the regular version.

O - The additional dry hopping seems to have helped round this one out. While the regular version is hoppy, it's a bit one dimensional (in a good way). This version really packs a lot of extra flavors into a small package. Doesn't really taste like a kölsch anymore but still pretty good none the less. Give it a try if you can, it's definitely worth it.

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Hoppy Fields Kölsch (Sorachi Ace Dry Hop) from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
4.05 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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