Flying Laserbeams
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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IPA - American
Ranked #3,389
Ranked #23,619
3.94 | pDev: 5.08%
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
Very Good
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I did a re-up at Reiker Bottle Works within recent memory & they had this gem on draft for take-away! As a Crowler?!? Hullz, yass! It still qualifies as a CAN for The CANQuest (tm) since it is not pressurized. Same goes for those mini-kegs (generally Euro imports) where you just prime it & open the valve for a gravity pour. I've been doing this for a while!

From the Crowler: Nothing to add.

I Crack!ed open the gigantor vent & having craned the massive CAN/Crowler into position, I was ready for an unCANtrollable Glug. Sure enough, it started nicely enough, then developed an internal bubble and ... PLOOSH! Suddenly, beer was CANming at me quicker than you CAN say "Jack Rabbit"!! OMFG. I shut everything down to regroup & clean up while the beer settled. It beCANe a magnificent finger-plus of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head that looked like Peter CANtontail trying to escape down his bunny hole while retaining excellent retention. Color was like liquified sunshine in my glass - Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity, bring forth The Gelt Gang of Midas, Croesus & Mammon for a taste. Sheesh! Nose was fruity - pineapple, but that is too easy & too simple. I also got pine & a light cattiness. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, on the big side for an AIPA. The taste was like an olde skool PNWIPA with loads of minty pine coolness tempered by/with peach, apricot, pineapple, light cattiness & even some light tropical fruitiness. 8=O The original PNW AIPAs were pine & grapefruit in varying doses. This was much more nuanced with pine absolutely leading the way while grapefruit was nowhere to be found. Dang, this was good! It was very easy-drinking throughout to the point that I CANpletely lost track! I really enjoyed the interplay amongst the flavors, melding between tropical & traditional fruit with a pine note underlying the entirety. Finish was semi-dry & I would DEF drink this aCAN! YMMV.

Aug 01, 2020
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EMH73 from New York

3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color with a dense half inch white head that left many blotches of lacing. Smells predominately of tropical fruits with some citrus and floral notes. The flavor is much milder than the smell would lead you to believe but follows the nose. Light bodied, well carbonated, moderate bitterness, watery mouth feel.

May 23, 2018
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beergoot from Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Faintly hazy light yellow beer; lively carbonation; thin yet lasting head, thick and dense. Spicy, bold hop aroma. Fruity, floral hop flavor; bitter; some mild citrus tones. Medium-light body; a bit thin and watery yet delivering some tongue tickling effervescence.

Perhaps a little weak in the body arena, yet tasty enough for a straight-forward hop-centric IPA. It ain't no NEIPA, just a straight-on hop bitter American IPA.

May 07, 2018
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57md from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a somewhat hazy light straw color with a finger of head. The nose has notes of overly ripened tropical fruits. The flavor is very light (almost as mild as a session IPA) with a definite hop bite on the finish. The body is very light for the style.

Apr 27, 2018
Flying Laserbeams from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 14 ratings