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

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IPA - American
Ranked #659
Ranked #6,863
4.09 | pDev: 6.6%
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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
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lastmango from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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
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Grizzarky from Tennessee

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into an imperial pint glass.

Blonde. Good clarity. Moderate carbonation.

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

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

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

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

Sep 06, 2017
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mdfb79 from New York

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Jun 04, 2017
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wedge from North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

May 26, 2017
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MFMB from Idaho

4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
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

May 17, 2017
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TripleSun from Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
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

Apr 11, 2017
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trygelski1 from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
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!

Apr 01, 2017
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stephenjmoore from Maryland

4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden-orange body with a sticky, soapy bone-white head. Aroma is a punch of tropical fruit; mango, papaya & citrus. Flavor is juicy, but some definite bitterness. Feel is slightly sticky, medium bodied, medium carbonation. Really solid IPA.

Oct 27, 2016
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