Spandex, Glitter And Egos
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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From:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #740
ABV:
6%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,329
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 6.63%
Ratings:
78
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 23, 2020
Added:
Oct 08, 2016
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  19
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: None
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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing "Spandex, Glitter And Egos"
16 fl. oz. can coded "WITH LOVE, ALBERT 08.10.20 11:39", and sampled on 08/23/2020
$2.66 at the brewery

Look: It pours a very hazy, almost cloudy, deep golden body beneath a finger-thick head of slightly off-white foam. The head retention is excellent and it delivers better than average lacing.
Smell: Not really that bold for an IPA... some floral notes, some citrus, some woodiness/pine... and of course some bready malt. In all honesty, it smells like a pale ale, and considering that it's only 13 days old [fresh] I have no problem in pointing that out.
Taste: It pretty much tastes exactly as it smells except that the hops are much stronger here! It reminds me of so many pale ale and IPAs from the early 2000's with a basic malt that has just a touch of a biscuity quality to it and the 3 C's in full effect (Cascade, Centennial, Columbus). I actually prefer this to the pale ales and IPAs of the mid to late 90's which were almost all dosed to about 20% with caramel or crystal 60 (to a fault), so at least it has that going for it, but "Spandex, Glitter And Egos" is a far reaching name for it given what's actually there - "Dad Jeans And A Polo Shirt" might be more appropriate. Additionally there's a bit of a raspy citrusy note, similar to grapefruit citrus pith, or even a bit of lemon, that's
Feel: Medium bodied and crisp - no issues there.
Overall: Lackluster, mediocre, boring. Perhaps mediocre is not a good choice of words though as it is of good quality, it's just not anything more than that.

Aug 23, 2020
 
3.99 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Jul 28, 2020
 
4.23 by Bill69 from Pennsylvania on Dec 07, 2019
 
4.15 by Gmartin75 from Pennsylvania on Feb 24, 2019
 
3.77 by philbe311 from Pennsylvania on Jan 19, 2019
 
4 by billbeers from Pennsylvania on Oct 31, 2018
 
4.01 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania on Sep 08, 2018
 
4.21 by DCHritz from Pennsylvania on Aug 09, 2018
Photo of AutumnWolf13
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by AutumnWolf13 from Pennsylvania

Draft at Pizza Boy Brewing.
My favorite Pizza Boy offering! Billed as an all PA - IPA. Good West Coast IPA. Dank, Earthy, Pine and Citrus flavors.

Aug 01, 2018
 
3.71 by Urs from Connecticut on Jul 19, 2018
 
4.21 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Jul 15, 2018
Photo of lastmango
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by lastmango from Pennsylvania

Poured a hazy amber from draft. Thin white head. Aroma is faint citrus and hops. A bit of soapiness. Unique earthy taste. Citrus and piny hops but not too bitter. Moderate body and carbonation. Easy to drink.

Jul 13, 2018
 
3.7 by Jbalintjr from Pennsylvania on Jul 07, 2018
 
4.17 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on Jan 14, 2018
 
4.41 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania on Dec 31, 2017
 
3.77 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Dec 22, 2017
 
4.13 by MMOSNN from North Carolina on Dec 19, 2017
 
4 by NonicPanic from Pennsylvania on Dec 15, 2017
 
4.36 by MKrauss from Pennsylvania on Nov 05, 2017
 
4.24 by tuowl74a from Pennsylvania on Nov 03, 2017
Photo of TheBigBoy
3.27/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Not bad, but a bit soft on flavor, sessionable taste for sure.

Oct 24, 2017
 
3.84 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Sep 21, 2017
 
4.16 by mrosenfeld32 from Pennsylvania on Sep 16, 2017
 
3.75 by BigMike from Pennsylvania on Sep 13, 2017
Photo of Categart
4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Categart from Pennsylvania

This cloudy unfiltered looking beer has a very down to earth taste with a hoof grains and a please smooth citrus after taste. Very enjoyable beer!

Sep 12, 2017
 
4.29 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania on Sep 11, 2017
 
4.24 by caahare from West Virginia on Sep 10, 2017
Photo of Grizzarky
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Grizzarky from Tennessee

16 is can dated 8/14, poured into 16 oz tulip.

A: slightly cloudy straw color, with an inch of head that maintained a thick ring throughout.

S: citrus hops, slight pineyness

T: citrus, pine, resin, with a lingering lemon peel bitterness.

F: medium body, dry finish, lingering bitterness

O: nicely balanced IPA, easy drinking at 6%, with the feel of a bigger beer. Would certainly drink again. Great offering.

Sep 09, 2017
 
4.18 by allentownpaguy from Pennsylvania on Sep 07, 2017
Photo of justintcoons
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by justintcoons from Pennsylvania

16 oz can poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance
Blonde. Good clarity. Moderate carbonation.

Nose
Mango, wintergreen, dank, pine, Juicy Fruit, and honey.

Taste
Overripe mango, Juicy Fruit gum, and wintergreen. Deep pine and dank. Honey and caramel maltiness.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, oily, juicy, and lightly bitter.

Overall
Smooth and well balanced. Dank and tropical. It's one of my favorite Pizza Boy beers as of late.

Sep 06, 2017
 
4 by rfgetz from New Jersey on Sep 05, 2017
 
4 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania on Sep 05, 2017
 
4.16 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Aug 30, 2017
 
4.17 by JMUbrewz from Virginia on Aug 19, 2017
 
4 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania on Jul 09, 2017
 
4.24 by PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania on Jul 04, 2017
 
4 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania on Jun 09, 2017
 
3.85 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Jun 04, 2017
Photo of mdfb79
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mdfb79 from New York

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.

Jun 04, 2017
 
3.13 by dar482 from New York on Jun 03, 2017
Spandex, Glitter And Egos from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 78 ratings