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Hop Explosion - Allentown Brew Works

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82
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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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Radwagon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-27-2013 00:04:51 | More by Radwagon
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Kuhnzie8637

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-18-2013 21:58:04 | More by yuenglingade
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-23-2011 02:06:34 | More by pavpav12
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hiphops24

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-05-2013 01:04:07 | More by hiphops24
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davehuebner79

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-18-2014 22:41:16 | More by davehuebner79
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-16-2013 01:23:14 | More by rydev24
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-16-2011 20:49:26 | More by zapahoppa
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dsnyder61

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-11-2013 18:17:05 | More by dsnyder61
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augie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-23-2012 13:58:50 | More by augie
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prg1976

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-22-2012 01:00:44 | More by prg1976
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JArmour15

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-22-2014 05:24:24 | More by JArmour15
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hophead81


4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-04-2013 12:31:42 | More by hophead81
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Tom_Gilman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-21-2013 16:09:35 | More by Tom_Gilman
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-14-2012 22:56:14 | More by wertschy
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Thirsty's enjoyed chilled from a willybecker.

The color is deeply hazed amber with a mild golden accent and thick cream cap of over 2 fingers. The bead is very fine. The lace sticks in a thick pattern and the bead is fine. The smell is very fruity and pine accented from the hops w/ slight lemon rind odor and hint of pineapple with light tinge of floral from the hops throughout. The feel is mildly bitter with subtle sweet base and a moderate carbonation with mild astringency and semi dry finish.

The taste has a hint of tropical and slight herbal hop flavor with lemony accent and light pine-like bitterness with a subtle pepper in the peripheral that is only mildly vegetal with a light tinge of malt sweetness underpinning the hops with a balance more toward bitter than sweet. The subtle toasted taste is noted as it warms with very mild alcohol and slight grassiness in the finish. Overall a good beer with plenty of hop flavor. I enjoyed this version better than the tap so it may have been a not-so-fresh keg...uncertain.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 14:04:50 | More by Slatetank
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dan027

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-17-2013 02:26:42 | More by dan027
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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-13-2012 16:34:39 | More by jackrodgers77
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-17-2013 02:06:43 | More by millerbuffoon
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blange3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-04-2012 22:32:16 | More by blange3
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-25-2012 02:26:56 | More by JeffTheJuice
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No bottle date :(

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Bruery tulip.

A: Pours a slightly hazy amber colour. 2 fingers of creamy white head with tight bubbles and nice retention and lacing.

S: Nice balance between the citrusy hop character and the caramel malt character.

T: I'm getting a nice amount of caramel malt mixed with a touch of citrus up front. Big piney hop bitterness on the back end. Lingering bitterness throughout.

M: Crisp and medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Slightly dry with lingering bitterness.

This just might be my favorite Fegley's beer to date. Nice crisp refreshing IPA. Nothing crazy or out of the ordinary. Just solid, and there is nothing wrong with that!

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 15:01:50 | More by muletrane
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BuxMontBeerLover

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer was purchased at Wegmans in Warrington, PA

6pk - $12.99

Enjoyed and reviewed from a DFH Signature Glass

A - Pours a translucent, golden color. A one to one and a half finger beige colored head on the initial pour. It fades to a light coating on top of the beer. Lots of lacing left on the glass.

S - A nice, typical IPA aroma of citrus, hops and pine.

T - A pretty heafty dose of bitter hops on the intial sip. In fact, the hops dominate the taste throughout the sampling. There is the typical citrus (grapefruit) and grassy/piney taste as well. A slight backbone of malt which lends a tad of sweetness but this is a beer that lives up to its name. The alcohol is slightly noticeable.

M - A thin to medium consistancy. Decent carbonation. A dry bitterness coats your mouth after each sip.

O - I'm a hop-head for sure so this beer was right up my alley. It is a good beer but it's very hop dominate with little else happening. This will curl the toes of a BMC drinker for sure. Recommended for hop-heads only!

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 00:07:34 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
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DarkBeerGuy

New York

3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: a clear golden brew with a lot of carbonation in the pour but little head retention that left small spots of lacing.

Smells: a pine hop that has a sweet ring to it.

Tastes: a very hop forward IPA with a floral pine hop that bites my tongue in a great way. I enjoy the sweet citrus fruit flavors that are more apparent as it warms up a little.

Mouthfeel: there is a strong bitter bit from the generous amount of hops they infused in this ale but quite refreshing and smooth with the 7%.

Overall: Overall taste of this brew was right on the line between outstanding and very good.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 20:42:16 | More by DarkBeerGuy
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into DFH Signature glass. No bottle date present.

A: Pours a clear light orange amber color. Good carbonation, bubbles are streaming off the bottom of the glass. A nice one finger off white head forms and stays around a while. Some lacing sheets with a swirl.

S: Smells of nice tropical fruits: mango, papaya, and some grapefruity notes too. I do get a little bit of bready malts there too.

T: Pretty nice little sip. Nice piney bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Then your mouth is assulted with bitterness and fruity hops. I get some of that grapefruit and more pine. Really resinous hops. The close is the crisp overly bitter one you expect.

M: Medium bodied.

Solid little IPA. I'd go B+ on this one. Maybe a little more malt balance could help it. Also, this bottle might not be totally fresh.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 22:39:52 | More by inlimbo77
Hop Explosion from Allentown Brew Works
82 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.