Faceplant IIPA | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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4.14/5
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9 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
alsofhampden.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by orangesol on 11-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
9
pDev:
4.83%
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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden.

A - Pours murky golden orange with a nice one finger tall white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving spotty strands of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of pungent citric hops, grapefruit zest, pine resin, fresh cut grass, dash of spice and some lightly toasted caramel malt sweetness. Smells really hoppy with a light kick.

T - Starts off with a nice citric hop bite that lingers through the finish. The grapefruit, pine and grass combine with the mild sweetness to help round it all together. Finish is a little sweet with some hop bitterness and a touch of burn, lingering long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sweet, bitter feel with a bit of pepper heat. The mix of bitter, sweet and heat is quite interesting and well balanced.

O - Really enjoyed this one. When I first had it I thought the burn was just some extra booze coming through but once I found out about the Habanero it made way more sense. It has all of the flavors I enjoy in a DIPA yet it remained drinkable and didn't destroy the palate, even with the inclusion of the Habanero. Probably one of the best pepper IPA's I have had.

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4.1/5  rDev -1%

Pour is hazed amber yellow with a white head. Nose is heavy orange citrus, very bright and juicy with a note of grapefruit. Man that's citrusy and easy to drink. The bitterness is very light through the finish with excellent carbonation and a larger body. The taste is so citrusy, it has a touch of doughy malts right up front to balance a huge orange citrus blast with a hint of grapefruit and some spice through the finish.

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Faceplant IIPA from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 9 ratings