Frontside Lipslide
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,833
Ranked #10,841
4.01 | pDev: 8.73%
Sep 03, 2022
Jun 14, 2014
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Notes: A golden double IPA brewed with citra and simcoe hops. Brewed to benefit Rebuild Bloomsburg Skatepark.
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Reviewed by Dodo2step from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A- clear pale greenish light yellow color. a 2 finger head bubbly head with lattice lacing.

S- strong grapefruit and citrus hops. floral back end

F- floral comes through in the taste overpowering the citrus.

M- dry yet crisp though. smooth and easy to put down.

O- a great double IPA that is tasty and easy going down.
Sep 03, 2022
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Reviewed by fujindemon74 from Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
L- hazy grapefruit juice

S- sweet tropical notes, some grassiness

T- sweet pineapple balanced by a dry floral bitterness

F- medium

O- a fine example of a DIPA, would purchase again
Oct 29, 2021
Rated: 3.55 by BigMike from Pennsylvania

Dec 26, 2020
Rated: 4.03 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

Aug 24, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Aug 18, 2020
Rated: 3.71 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Jul 05, 2020
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
At long last, I am finally getting around to an extensive brewery horizontal to clear out a massive backlog in support of The CANQuest (tm). I knew that I had a number of their beers in abeyance, but it was not until I beCAN assembling them that I realized just how extensive my inventory actually was. At long, long last, the ultimate CAN of my initial run-through! 16/16.

From the CAN: "Massively Fruity and Juice-tastic. Never Boozy. Always Unfiltered. All Simcoe."; "Regret Nothing[,] Deny Everything"; "Frontside Lipslide Double IPA"; "Refreshing. Deceivingly Crushable, Like Your Hopes and Dreams. Use With Care."; "Proudly Brewed In Pennsylvania"; "Pizza. Beer. Happy."; "Please Enjoy Fresh, Preferably With Pizza. Do Not Age."

The grand finale beCAN with a Crack! of the vent, followed by a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. It foamed beautifully to form two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head with good retention, leaving a load of lacing in its wake. Color was a slightly-hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose held grapefruit & peach with Simcoe doing her naughty cattiness in the background. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but on the approach. The taste was quite fruity, with flavors of mango, pineapple, peach, grapefruit + pine and Simcoe's cattiness as well as a bitter heat. Crushable?!? Hardly. This bad boy was making its presence know every step of the way! Finish was dry and bitter, unlike my elation at having finally gotten caught up with these guys. Now, The CANQuest (tm) must move on to the next big brewery horizontal! YMMV.
Jul 01, 2020
Rated: 3.78 by rolltide from Pennsylvania

Jul 26, 2019
Rated: 4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jul 12, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Jul 08, 2019
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Reviewed by oberon from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours into an impy nonic a dull medium golden with a thinner lacy white head atop.An appetizing mix of citrus fruits and dank resin in the nose,nice to smell that again.Not too sweet wich is a nice surprise,citric and pine flavors with some residual sugary sweetness underneath,tastes like a DIPA should...In my humble opinion.My first try of this brewery and I come away impressed.
May 09, 2019
Rated: 2.58 by gbiello from Massachusetts

Apr 19, 2019
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 16oz glass into a Trillium IPA glass.

Look is a sightless cloudy yellow with amber highlights and a thick full white head.

Aroma is tropical mango and pineapple.

Taste is exactly what you want from an IPA. Dank tropical and herbal with a strong candy malt that isn’t boozy.
Mar 17, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Mar 16, 2019
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up this pounder from the House of 1,000 beers into a pint glass.
A - Surprisingly lighter than I expected a very light amber yellow with a good 1/2 inch of foam makes for some good lacing always appreciated for the high octane.
S - Hops and honey like cracker malts mostly. No strong ethanol smells or malty smells like a winner
T - Drinks fairly bitter with pine mixing with pineapple like sweetness. Mild Boozy notes sneaking though.
M - A sure fire sipper drinks more on the medium to heavy body side.

Overall its good but it doesn't have the zip and drink ability of hop slam. Still always good to find a reasonably priced pounder and tick another beer!
Mar 13, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by TheLefty1616 from New York

Mar 12, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by raycoll from New York

Mar 09, 2019
Rated: 3.87 by lastmango from Pennsylvania

Mar 08, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by Budlum from Maryland

Mar 08, 2019
Rated: 3.23 by jwalters from New York

Mar 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Giantsquid from New York

4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from 16oz can. 100% Simcoe. Dated 2/11/19

Looks juicy, good head retention, spotty lacing.
Smells like pure Simcoe. Pineapple and piney.
Taste is resin heavy and bitter with some tropical fruit, funky papaya, grapefruit.
Feels light on its feet at 10%. Juicy but not overbearing. I prefer a little oat to take the edge off. This is more west coast in style.
Overall a really delicious DIPA. At 10% I could still have another.
Feb 24, 2019
Rated: 4.41 by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

Feb 22, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jan 26, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by Manthon from Pennsylvania

Sep 22, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Gmartin75 from Pennsylvania

Sep 10, 2018
Rated: 4.62 by Shippeyj from Pennsylvania

Aug 04, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by AutumnWolf13 from Pennsylvania

Aug 01, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Peaches13 from Pennsylvania

Jul 12, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by gopens44 from Virginia

Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 3.97 by meatyard from Florida

Feb 07, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by TomWight from New York

Jan 25, 2018
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On tap at the brewery. Tulip glass. A brilliant gold with a nice off-white head. Initial impression is citrus, tropical fruit, with some pine notes and a slight sweetenss that nicely balances everything. Mouthfeel is medium and kinda sticky; carbonation is perfect. Alcohol is evident but not objectionable. Finish is sweet, fading to a slight bitterness on the back of the tongue. Very, very good DIPA.
Jan 14, 2018
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Reviewed by nuggetlover from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From can to tulip
Pour is a beautiful glowing gold with think white foamy head.
Nose is booze and some pine.
I am definitely getting the 10%.
It is a big boozy beer. It's a few weeks old, so wish I'd gotten a chance to consume it a little fresher.
Sep 16, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by Mikexw from New York

Aug 27, 2017
Rated: 4.11 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 26, 2017
Rated: 4.34 by vande from Illinois

Aug 19, 2017
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours clear golden with a tall white head; a few strands of lace

Smell: Dank tropical fruit tones with a piney character

Taste: Starts off dank and tropical with papaya tones forward; a piney character arrives, through the middle; nice bitterness in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Doesn't drink like a 10% ABV beer; well-constructed
Aug 13, 2017
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Reviewed by Jlabs from New York

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Super smooth imperial IPA...alcohol is well hidden on this 10% ABV brew.. not too malty which is kinda surprising considering the beer type..a very straight forward citrus or floral notes to speak of.
Aug 11, 2017
Rated: 4 by jagada from Pennsylvania

Aug 10, 2017
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Reviewed by cosmicevan from New York

3.66/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
thanks to daniel (on IG) for tossing this can my way. canned a few weeks ago. semi transparent orange. nose Burts of toffee malts and resinous hop. taste is more of the same with big caramel bread notes. west coast double. abv is well.integrated but beyond that not really what I dig in an ipa these days. not bad just not my bag.
Aug 07, 2017
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