Spandex, Glitter And Egos | 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
alsofhampden.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by orangesol on 10-08-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
44
Reviews:
6
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
6.94%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
11
For Trade:
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of TedStrosser
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdfb79
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a somewhat hazy golden orange with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Citrus hops, tropical fruits, fruity malts, resin, pineapples; really nice especially in the taste.

Overall a really nice session beer; would definitely buy this for BBQ's if I lived by Pizza Boy.

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Photo of dar482
3.13/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of dinojrbtom
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wedge
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can stamped 05/01/17

Pours a lightly hazed gold with a thick frothy layer on top. Aromas of mango puree, oily resins, tangerine, pine needles. Lots of mango, peach, and pulpy citrus, but it's less juicy, more West Coast in presentation. Zesty fruit with a slight grassy edge. Medium bodied, crisp, clean, and dry. Really nice IPA.

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Photo of chefduff2
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirtyhands
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MFMB
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful hazy bright yellow. Almost looks like pinnaple juice. But wait! It gets better! Nose is of fresh cut pinnaple, mango and lemon peel. Taste of fruit juices. Pinnaple, mango, light peach and mild citrus. A very juicy offering that has just enough of a bitter kick to keep it from becoming cloying. Medium body. Crisp and clean bitter citrus peel finish. Excellent beer

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Photo of Roofpizza
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rydev24
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.21/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TripleSun
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My first Pizza Boy beer poured into a pint glass

L - Cloudy yellow and carbonation bubbles all over
S - Hop-forward nose with lots of pine and citrus
T - Same as nose, very downplayed notes of citrus and bready mouthful up front
F - Smooth body with moderate bitterness

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Photo of jbaker67
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffKowalek
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trygelski1
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz pounder can poured into a Spoonwood Brewing snifter:

Look: Pours a nice hazy straw to orange color with roughly an inch of head present. Lacing is very present with great retention!

Smell: Tons of citrus, tropical fruits, some pine, and great hop notes!

Taste: Taste follows the nose. This is bursting with flavor for such a low ABV. Slight bitterness but nothing overwhelming. Really well done!

Feel: Medium bodied!

Overall: Very solid IPA from the crew at Pizza Boy! Really good flavor for such a low ABV! Glad I was able to score a few cans of this brew and I would revisit this one in a heartbeat!

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Photo of RobertColianni
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
3.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bret717
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeff_whitman
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cainsdad
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Floral nose, fresh, citrusy. Raw edge but refined overall. Solid choice.

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Spandex, Glitter And Egos from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
4.18 out of 5 based on 44 ratings.
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