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Hop Explosion - Allentown Brew Works

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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.6%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Deuane on 11-23-2007)
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Reviews by beermanbrian:
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beermanbrian

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Growler from Brass Rail Deli.

Copper color with a nice frothy off white head. Good lacing and some nice retention. Smell is very citrusy, oranges and grapefruit stand out. The taste slides into the piney notes with real strong grapefruit. Bitterness puckers your cheeks just enough. This is a world class west coast style from and east coast brewery. This is the best brew i've had from Allentown/Bethlehem Brew Works. Nice job guys.

Serving type: growler

04-18-2010 00:14:23 | More by beermanbrian
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, no date

pours a clear copper color, with big off-white head, big clumps of lacing, and very good head retention. just a mild hop aroma, but pleasant. a bit earthy. same with the taste, slightly sweet and malty. not bitter. good mouthfeel. smooth carbonation, a bit oily.

A good beer, just not sure the hop levels reach a "hop explosion".

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 03:06:08 | More by jmdrpi
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Larremor

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-09-2014 02:33:44 | More by Larremor
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Soste87

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-21-2014 19:28:16 | More by Soste87
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kushlash23

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-13-2014 21:24:34 | More by kushlash23
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seavercm

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-09-2014 15:07:49 | More by seavercm
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours an opaque golden color with a small one finger head and moderate lacing.

The smell is strong with pine and citrus hops, the pine dominates.

The taste is mostly pine hops with a malt backbone. There is a pine aftertaste left and hop oil left in the mouth after swallowing.

The mouthfeel is thick and bready; there is a slight bite due to the carbonation.

Overall this is not a bad IPA but it is plain, not complex. The taste is mostly pine and malt, not bad but a little more variety in the taste would be nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 17:28:18 | More by microbrewlover
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-30-2014 13:58:10 | More by Latarnik
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-30-2014 01:51:31 | More by GiantMidget
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Valentno7

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-29-2014 00:12:39 | More by Valentno7
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-22-2014 20:16:40 | More by NJBeer265
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-17-2014 22:21:48 | More by Durandal_777
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JArmour15

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-22-2014 05:24:24 | More by JArmour15
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-22-2014 02:06:59 | More by Drknight
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nicholas527

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

04-19-2014 15:23:55 | More by nicholas527
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Houser

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-19-2014 01:22:39 | More by Houser
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-16-2014 23:32:49 | More by weeare138
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chicagoish

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-14-2014 00:49:05 | More by chicagoish
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

04-06-2014 20:14:16 | More by Yellolab2010
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-05-2014 17:22:06 | More by ZEB89
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-04-2014 16:55:36 | More by IPAchris
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Kuhnzie8637

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-12-2014 14:37:59 | More by Kuhnzie8637
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-08-2014 20:41:49 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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FightinIrish88

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-04-2014 01:18:41 | More by FightinIrish88
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Gmartin75

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-03-2014 23:46:16 | More by Gmartin75
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Hop Explosion from Allentown Brew Works
82 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.