orangesol (1022) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2012 jhliesen (836) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap sampler at Al’s of Hampden during vacation from June 19, 2012. I couldn’t find Pizza Boy on the site at the time, so thanks to jsmerig to start the beer ratings. Once again, no head by the time I got the beer. Cloudy, well wheat, color. Pine, citrus and wheat aroma. Wheat taste with a surprising amount of hops and a crisp finish. Interesting contrast after drinking the turkey burgler.
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden.
jsmerig (1724) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2012
A - Pours hazy straw yellow with a dense two finger tall white head leaving sticky rings of lace down parts of the glass.
S - Smells of pungent citric hops, pine needles, fresh cut grass, lemon and plenty of bready wheat.
T - Starts off with an intense citric hop bit that never really fades away. Hints of fresh grass and pine needles combine with some chewy wheat to offer some contrast but the hops really dominate from start to finish. Finish is dry, lingering on the palate for quite awhile.
M - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Plenty of bitterness and chewy wheat in the feel throughout.
O - I like the idea of this one but it is a little out of balance. I love hoppy beers but this one is a little over the top. I look forward to seeing where this one goes in the future.
On tap at Al’s of Hampden. Aroma of banana and spice. Pours a cloudy light yellow with a thick and foamy head. Taste has the typical wheat beer notes. What’s not present is a full bodied malt backbone. It seems to go straight to bitter. Tart from start to finish the end is bitter with a crisp dryness. Overly peppery though. Not well balanced.