Pizza Boy Eternal Sunshine

Well, it’s a day before my birthday. I always find the time between my birthday and the holidays flies by. Every year, I think that I’ll get a big jump on my holiday shopping and start right after my birthday. Without fail, I start the second week of December and start my gift wrapping on Christmas Eve. Maybe this is the year that I will actually get a jump on it? Anyways, this is a beer that I picked up awhile back. I’ve had a few beers from Pizza Boy and been impressed by them. Let’s see how this one was.


ABV: 5.2%

Style: American Wild Ale

Trivia: This beer is available in 22 ounce bottles and on draft.

Random: One of my favorite movies is “Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.”

This beer poured with a three finger, slightly off white head. It dissipated slowly and left a nice amount of lacing on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and yellow in color with light carbonation. The nose had a lot of funk and lemon flesh. It also had some lemon head candy as well. After a few sniffs, I picked up white grapes. The taste started with yeast and went into lemon juice and funk. It had oak along with white grape juice. It had a medium thick body with light carbonation. The finish was lengthy with oak and funk. A bomber of this was expensive at $18.99, which came to $.86 per ounce. I liked this beer a lot, but it was a bit overpriced.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

Pizza Boy West Shore IPA

One of my biggest pet peeves about brewery websites is that they don’t have any information about their beers. The website for this brewery is a perfect example. It’s a very simplistic website that only shows what they’re brewing, but no information. Especially with so many people getting into craft beer, it’s helpful to hear the story behind the beer and the hops and malt used in the beer. I guess if you’re putting out good beer (like this brewery), you don’t really care. Rant over.


ABV: 6.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our custom-built, automated Braukon brewhouse allows us to brew cleanly, efficiently and consistently.”

Random: I still have to mow my lawn. The constant rain has been throwing a wrench into my plans.

This beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a very hazy, bright orange color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose was very fragrant with grapefruit and pine hops. After a few sniffs, I picked up some tropical fruit as well. Specifically, I got fresh mango. The taste was really bright with lots of citrus and grapefruit pith. Mango came through as well with some sweetness at the end from the malt. It had a medium thick body with high carbonation, which made it go down very easily. The finish was long and sticky with citrus and tropical fruit. This is the second beer that I’ve had from this brewery out of Enola, PA and it was very impressive. This IPA was very drinkable and citrusy and is worth a try if you see it on tap.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

Pizza Boy Hop Test #1 (Defibrillator)

The other half and I walked around Philly for a bit and then stopped for a snack. This beer was on tap, which I think was a leftover from Philly Beer Week. I don’t have any experience with this brewery, but I was excited to give it a try. From the look of the website, it’s a brewery in their restaurant which also offers lots of other craft brews. If I’m ever around Enola, PA, this is a place that I want to make a stop at.


ABV: 9%

Style: Doppelbock

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our production brewery is located in our restaurant, Al’s of Hampden in Enola, PA. With a 10,000 square foot location and over 100 beers on tap, we’re central PA’s premiere destination for craft beer.”

Random: My back is so itchy. It’s still peeling. My first priority when I get home is lotion. Lots and lots of lotion.

This beer poured with a one finger, tan head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a deep mahogany color with moderate carbonation. The nose was nutty with warm, dark fruit notes. Specifically, I picked up dates. The taste was filled with tobacco and leather. Raisins were present as well. The booze was well-hidden. It had a thick body with high carbonation. The finish was long and dry with dark fruit. This was a big beer to be drinking on a hot day, and I think I would have enjoyed it on a colder day. Despite that, I would have it again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0