Frontside Lipslide | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A golden double IPA brewed with citra and simcoe hops. Brewed to benefit Rebuild Bloomsburg Skatepark.

Added by orangesol on 06-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,541
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
103
pDev:
8.46%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
20
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Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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

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Photo of smithj4
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Rifugium
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orangesol
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden.

A - Pours clear golden yellow with a small half finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving thin sheets of lace down the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of fresh cut grass, pine resin, mild tropical fruit, bit of sugary sweetness and some very light booze. Hops are moderately strong but never border on overpowering.

T - Starts off with some grassy hops and mild sugary sweetness quickly being joined by the dulled tropical fruit, pine resin, dash of chewy pale malt and a touch of booze. Finish has some bitterness and sweetness to it with some lingering dryness.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Hoppy, sweet feel from start to finish. Only the faintest hint of the 10% ABV is present.

O - Despite the 10% this one is definitely on the lighter side of the DIPA scale. It is well balanced but I wish it had a bit more pop to it. Either way a solid DIPA.

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2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jzeilinger
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap into a Crowler, consumed two days later.

A - Pours a dark orange color, semi-hazy, and has a generously thick, bright white lacing ring. Looks very inviting.

S - Nothing but sticky, juicy, and aromatic fruit: passion fruit, apricots, red grapefruit, peach, mango papaya, pineapple. The smell is just as inviting.

T - Follows the nose: Passion fruit, apricots, peach, mango, papaya, lime, mango, and pineapple with a pine bitter finish to offset the sweetness. There is a touch of peppery spice to the hoppy fruit. The ABV is not detectable so much in the nose but it really hits the senses on the first few sips.

M - Thick and slippery.

O - This is an outstanding D-IPA. I want more.

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Photo of epyon396
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thick, hazy copper/orange. Fluffy white head that lasted for quite a while. Thicker on the rim. Spotty (and pretty) lacing.

Tons of tropical fruit in the nose. Notably orange, guava, passionfruit. Somewhat dank and resinous. A light sweetness gives a heads up as to the ABV.

The same fruit follows the nose, but a little more muted than expected. Dank, resinous, and grassy. Moderate bitterness. Slightly boozy on the finish. Lingering grainy notes.

Thick and syrupy/sticky. Low to medium carbonation and a heavy mouthfeel.

Nothing in your face and mind-blowing, but I'm happy that I got to try this one. Solid DIPA.

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Photo of CharlesK
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAchris
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShanePB
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10 oz pour from a firkin.

appears hazy golden-orange color, nice white head. very nice hoppy aroma - a pleasant mix of citrus and earthy hops. just enough biscuit - flavored malt to hold up the big hop flavors. thicker mouthfeel for an IPA, I like it.

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Photo of madelf66
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbaker67
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bylerteck
3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned September 15.

A - Pale lemon/golden pour. Bright with two fingers of fluffy, pillowy white head. Good lace rings and a film of retention.

S - Citrus. Orange peel stands out. Very little malt to speak of. Sweet fruit.

T - Juicy fruit, citrus, a bit of harshness. Pineapple.

M - Medium bitterness is a bit odd, medium carbonation and medium body.

O/D - I could ask for more from this one. Easy to drink given the strength, but not showing nearly enough depth.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Frontside Lipslide from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 103 ratings