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Pizza Boy HopTart 1.0 - Blush

Pizza Boy HopTart 1.0 - Blush
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
We wanted to make a different harvest ale besides a fresh hop IPA so we decided to do something strange. This is a sour ale fermented on grapes from The Vineyard at Hershey. We then dry hopped it with locally grown Cascade hops from South Mountain Hops and also Centennial hops. The result is a blush colored sour ale with an INCREDIBLE aroma. Enjoy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2015
New England Bucket List Trip #258. Keg at the brewpub as Hop Tart 1.2. Pours a clear cranberry with a thin fizzy tan head. Poor head retention. Aroma of dry grape, caramel, toffee, vinous notes. The taste is tart grapes, earth, funk, mild caramel malt and piney hops. Medium bodied, lingering tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Growler thanks to Josh. Pours a clear ruby with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong grape and vinegar. Thin mouth nice tart grape, light hop, clean, very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Growler. Bright deep red/purple. Sweet tart grape juice aroma with an earthy hop note. The taste adds sweet red wine qualities and sugar. Light sour tart feel with low carb and a touch of bitterness. Interesting and unique but, not my style overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2210) - - DEC 1, 2014
Draft. Pours purplish ruby, like cranberry juice with no head. Aroma is blood orange, grapefruit and citrus rind. Taste follows and adds leafy hops, floral and mint notes. Thin mouthfeel and moderate carb. Very strange but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Draft pours purplish pink, low head and clear. Aroma is light tart grapes, taste is similar with a throat tingly piney dry finish, good clean sour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (3150) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy reddish purple with a pinkish head. Aroma of grapefruit, welches grapes, slight vinegar. Taste is fruity and sweet up front and slightly tart at the finish. Goes down easy but not as amazing as 3.0.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2953) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Aroma: Super Grapefruit, Clementine Rind Appearance: Ruby Hue, Passes Some Light, Pink Head, Mild Lacing Taste: Hay, Apricots, Tart Red Wine, Grapefruit Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Tart, Mild Bitter
Earlier Rating: 11/29/2013 Total Score: 4.2
Aroma: Raspberries, Mildly Floral, Mild Merlot Appearance: Ruby Hue, Passes Some Light, Pink Head, Mild Lacing Taste: Fresh Raspberries, Merlot Grapes, Mild Floral Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Had on tap last November, catching up now. Pour is watermelon pink with a bubbly very light pink head. Nose is a bit metallic, berry fruits, faint touch of lactic, subtle grassy hops to balance. Taste also has a metallic hint, flavors are nice but subdued. Fruity passion fruit, subtle Brett and some grassy hay like hops. Sourness is moderate, fairly dry finish with a balanced carb and soft light feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (8267) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Growler. Pours pink and clear, almost spritzy looking. Light tartness, citric fruits, soft flowery bitterness, and a crisp lemony tart finish. This is an off one, but definitely good and very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11596) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Tasted from Growler. Poured a ruby/pinkish color with a small sized head. Citrus, funky, berries, floral hops and pine. Interestingly different and enjoyable.

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