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Tröegs / Appalachian / Pizza Boy - (717) Collaboration Ale [2015] | Tröegs Brewing Company

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143 Ratings
Tröegs / Appalachian / Pizza Boy - (717) Collaboration Ale [2015]Tröegs / Appalachian / Pizza Boy - (717) Collaboration Ale [2015]
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.17%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Some of the brightest ideas have come to fruition when friends share stories and a few laughs over a beer. Whether Central PA natives or transplants, we've been brought together in the (717) with one common goal - to brew great beer among great company. (717) Collaboration Ale blends the dry-hopped characteristics of an IPA with the sweetness of local honey, saison yeast and a hint of tartness. The vibrant aroma and bone dry finish come straight from the hearts and minds of Tröegs Brewing Company, Appalachian Brewing Company and Pizza Boy Brewing Company.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
143
pDev:
10.9%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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Photo of therealJAYZ
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LarryMyers
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rojada1988
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrDominator
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
2.74/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I apologize for taking so long to review this one! It really should be retired by now & I will send an update to recommend such action. I had some during the inaugural Harrisburg Beer Week and I was not, shall we say, impressed. Too many moving parts? Too many cooks? Too too? Je ne sais pas, but I do know that as an AIPA, it was wholly lacking initially. I CAN only hope that it has improved with the passage of time.

From the Crown CAN: "Some of the brightest ideas have come to fruition when friends share stories and a few laughs over a beer. Whether Central PA natives or transplants, we've been brought together in the (717) with one common goal - to brew great beer among great company. (717) Collaboration Ale bleands the dry-hopped characteristics of an IPA with the sweetness of local honey, saison yeast and a hint of tartness. The vibrant aroma and bone dry finish come straight from the hearts and minds of Tröegs Brewing Company, Appalachian Brewing Company and Pizza Boy Brewing Company."; "[Undersigned] Terry Hawbaker Brewmaster Pizza Boy Brewing Co.[;] John Trogner Brewmaster/Co-owner Tröegs Brewing Co.[;] Artie Tafoya Brewmaster/Director of Operations Appalachian Brewing Co."

I proudly Crack!ed that CAN open as a life-long resident of the 717, but knowing its age, a gentle Glug was in order. A swirl in the glass raised a finger of foamy, tawny head with decent retention. Color was Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose held the same musty, saison-like scent that it did initially. Why did they do this? It really detracts from the beer & especially when they call it an AIPA! Maybe as a Belgian/White IPA, but even then, I have had far better examples. It just smells like old newspaper from the attic. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was tart, kind of grapefruity, but with an odd tang that was also inappropriate for the style. There was also a CANdy-like quality that put me in mind of Sour Patch gummies. Ugh. Finish was dry, tart, tangy, but nothing like an AIPA. I know and respect all of the collaborators, but this was just not making it for me.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Budlum
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pkalix
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't agree with the classification of this being an "American ipa".... tart, sweet, tangy-bitter, musty.... definitely some hops but not an ipa... 'course, it might just be old, too.... but, with that being said, the can does state it is "tart" and uses "all natural ingredients" so i believe they knew what they are doing and this is what they tried to create. and it really does taste pretty good when you know what you're expecting. so how does it classify?

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Photo of twenteone
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucoli
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of nmann08
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was just ok for me. The balance seemed a little off and was a little too bitter for me. I got some nice hop character on the nose, but didn't get a lot of the fruitness and juiciness on the drink.

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Photo of grover37
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of themind
2.91/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Interesting taste, just not sure it's my style. A well made beer.

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Photo of Gmartin75
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of REVZEB
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nichols33
2.06/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of KTCamm
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

9/5...brewery draft. Bright gold, low foam, active bubbles. Pine and grapefruit notes. Malty base and a hoppy grapefruit surround. Smooth feel. Tangy and bitter finish. Tasty and well balanced.

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Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmiah22
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gavage
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: golden yellow - orange in color with a nice 1" head.

Smell: citrus and some sour funk rises from the glass .

Taste: caramel, lemon zest, some earthy tones, some spiciness and a bit of funk is balanced with some hearty bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish with a long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: this is a slower sipping IPA that is definitely unique.

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Photo of PSU_Mike
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tröegs / Appalachian / Pizza Boy - (717) Collaboration Ale [2015] from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 143 ratings