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:
#7,542
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
103
pDev:
8.46%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
20
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Ratings: 103 |  Reviews: 19
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 grahuba
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zekeman17
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a crowler into a tulip. Pours a burnt orange/brown with nearly a two inch white head. Great retention and excellent lacing throughout. Smell is strong pine and citrus. Dank doesn't really mean anything, but it describes the smell of this beer. The taste follows the smell. The pine is up front and the citrus comes on the back end. There is a lingering hop bitterness also. Almost no alcohol burn, which is impressive for 10%. Feel is medium/heavy carbonation and a little slick. Overall this is a very good DIPA. It reminds me a lot of Founders Redankulous. Worth trying.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.72/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a Crowler into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass canned recently is all I can say. Pours a a slightly hazy orange with a 2 plus finger sticky white head that leaves behind magnificent lace.

Smell is pungent marijuana, papaya, mango, pine, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows very dank, tropical fruit, a very nice hit of piney grapefruit in the fairly balanced finish.

Mouthfeel is very chewy for the style, perfect amount of life, not really dry, and the drinkability is insane for 10% ABV.

Overall this is a very special DIPA, many thanks @jzeilinger for this one, really impressive.

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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 yergermeister
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of skaboom420
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kristougher
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of twenteone
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | 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 mrebeka
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fernsanity
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From growler thanks to LJTate. Pleased it wasn't balanced like most DIPAs are. Hops were nice on this, great lacing. Makes me want to go to Al's in person now. Thanks LJT!

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Photo of LJTate
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of reizorc
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fievel
4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of baybum
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VaTechPhilly
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of tvghost
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of devilfluff
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of skull197
4.73/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice beer good mix of hops

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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 Rizzy17
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on draft in a wine glass.

A: A deep golden/orange hue that's slightly translucent.
S: A hint of citrus.
T: An explosion of citrus up front that slowly fades. No booziness at all.
F: Very smooth and delicate.
O: This is another great double IPA from Pizza Boy. Gives no hint at the 10% ABV and super drinkable.

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