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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
American IPA
4.07 | pDev: 6.88%
Oct 22, 2017
Apr 21, 2013
Notes: A bright and spicy rye IPA loaded with chinook, citra and simcoe hops.
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Rated: 4.13 by Quafftastic from Virginia

Oct 22, 2017
Rated: 3.29 by jmg480 from Pennsylvania

Oct 06, 2017
Rated: 4.38 by Toxicczar from Pennsylvania

Sep 08, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by fosters9 from New York

Aug 24, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Aug 22, 2017
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Rated by orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Grapefruit musk, orange, pine, berries, juniper berries. Sweet and spicy citrusy heaven.
Aug 18, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Aug 15, 2017
Rated: 3.86 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 09, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by coldshowers from Vermont

Aug 16, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania

Jun 14, 2016
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Reviewed by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Served in a pint glass at Al's.

A: Hazy appearance with a dark golden hue. Slightly translucent.
S: Nice floral aroma with hints of tropical fruit.
T: The rye is strong upfront and fades quickly. It's very nice and not overly bitter.
F: Somewhat dry. The bitterness lingers on the tongue but is not overbearing.
O: This is very nice. Super drinkable and refreshing.
May 06, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by reizorc from Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2016
Rated: 4 by nathanmiller from New York

Oct 02, 2015
Rated: 3.73 by yergermeister from Pennsylvania

Feb 27, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by Fievel from Pennsylvania

Nov 14, 2014
Rated: 4 by jpd7374 from Pennsylvania

Oct 17, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by barflybastard from Pennsylvania

Oct 13, 2014
Rated: 3.76 by Ludwigkpa from Pennsylvania

Sep 20, 2014
Rated: 4.24 by Shawn_Money from Pennsylvania

Sep 09, 2014
Rated: 4.1 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Sep 05, 2014
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Rated by HuskyinPDX from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
Taste shared at Brouwer's on 9.3.14

This has rye in it? Fooled me. delicious. Thanks Greg.
Sep 04, 2014
Rated: 4.15 by Kurmaraja from California

Sep 04, 2014
Rated: 4 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Aug 25, 2014
Rated: 4 by mikefuski17 from Oregon

Aug 16, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Aug 07, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Camjmorton from Virginia

Aug 07, 2014
Rated: 4 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Aug 01, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by nrs207 from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2014
Rated: 4 by Bockerdoppel91 from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by JMUbrewz from Virginia

Jul 27, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Afroman from Arizona

Jul 27, 2014
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Growler poured into pilsner

Clear golden yellow, constant stream of bubbles, pours a frothy two finger white cap that settles into a generous white , bubbly cap with good lacings.

Aroma of pine and citrus

Rye in the middle of the tongue. Bitter in the back, slight bitter aftertaste

Mouthfeel is smooth, gentle carbonation, light mouthfeel. clean and crisp.

In the area, hear about Pizza boy and bought a couple of growlers. Went for the highest rated beers on BA. I Prefer malts beers. This is a god beer but not the style that I prefer.
Jul 25, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by jeffstinson from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by BMart from Pennsylvania

Jul 15, 2014
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Reviewed by DrBier from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours with a bright white head which dissipates quickly with mild to little lacing. Slight haziness with a straw color.

Aromas of orange, pine and rye with tropical fruit as it warms.

Taste is bitter up front with orange and pine. Slightly malty at end with nice moderate hop, rye bitterness. Slightly sweet in finish but well balanced with bitterness.

Mouthfeel is clean and crisp. Can't call it light but very easy drinking.

Another excellent interpretation of style (if Rye IPA is a style) from Pizza Boy. Really nice beer. ABV is slightly lower than last batch (5.3%), not sure if recipe is different but this version nails it.
Jun 17, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania

Aug 09, 2013
Rated: 4 by AlexFields from Tennessee

Jul 09, 2013
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Reviewed by RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Something about this beer reminds me of Lagunitas DayTime, and even though it's been a while, sort of Pliny-ish. I am sure a load of people would take that and chew it up and spit it out as ridiculous. But that's what I'm feeling. This is not as smooth though. I like it. Isn't obnoxious just for the sake of it. Well made.
Jun 17, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by danedelman from Pennsylvania

Jun 12, 2013
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Reviewed by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A - About a finger's worth of pure white frothy head... Minimal retention... The lacing and collar are minimal as well... The color is a light yet lively gold... Moderate carbonation... An ever so faint haziness lingers...

S - A big whiff of hoppy goodness to start... The hops take on a mix of mostly citrusy and earthy with a slight bit of pine mixed in... Orange zest... A bit of lemon zest... A slightly grass and wheat component... There is a very subtle spice component from the rye that lingers beneath the surface...

T - The nose was a perfect indicator of what to expect on the palate... The hop presence is first and mirrors the nose with a wide variety of hoppiness... Next are layers of orange and lemon zest... Next is the very slight spicy kick of the rye... This all sits above a mild malty base...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Brisk yet light carbonation... Even and consistent... Clean and crisp... Goes down smoothly sip after sip...

D - A very sessionable and quite refreshing American IPA... Solid in all facets... Better than average... Actually it's rather rock solid, but it falls a bit short-term from being excellent.... I could easily enjoy a couple of this in a sitting and would suggest you do the same if passing through the area...
Jun 07, 2013
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