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Hop Explosion - Allentown Brew Works

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175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Jas45678, Jan 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

yuenglingade, Dec 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Canti4341, Dec 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

iwillhaveanother, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

allentownpaguy, Nov 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

JimmyCop, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of DarkBeerGuy
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

DarkBeerGuy, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Yeroc, Nov 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

baklo, Nov 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

RobertColianni, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

chasmandocharles, Oct 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

cclark67789, Oct 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

ygtbsm94, Oct 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

MLaVioletteJr, Oct 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jhartley, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

millerbuffoon, Oct 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

OKCNittany, Oct 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

seanchai, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of horshamguy
4.11/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A--Golden orange/copper color. Very rich looking. Clear more than hazy, but still not see-throughable due to rich, dark coloring. Thick head that doesn't last to the end.

S--Not nearly as hoppy as expected from its name, but still really good. There's citrus (lemon & grapefruit) and something like bread from the malt. Excellent job of making me intrigued/interested in the taste.

T--Oh yeah, this is the good stuff. Pine, citrus, with a heaping helping of sweet maltiness. I think I might even be getting some caramel.

M--Creamy & full bodied. Decent carbonation. Serious, not light & easy to dismiss.

O--excellent across the board. High quality output by folks who clearly know what they;re doing

horshamguy, Sep 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Gatordaddy, Sep 23, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

G: Poured into Samuel Smith pint glass from bottle. Picked up a Fegley's Brew Works Variety Pack for tasting.

A: Hazy copper with nearly one finger white, creamy head that lasted for a few minutes. Great lacing. No hop particles when candled.

S: Moderate citrus burst up front and mellow pine notes.

T: Solid hop bitterness. 7/10 on my bitterness meter. Bitterness throughout. This beer wants to be sweet but is smashed by citrus in the middle and a mild, lingering dank finish. This brew earns its name.

M: Surprisingly carbonated, but not overwhelming. Smooth finish. Pine.

O: Refreshing Pennsylvania IPA with an active aroma. Highly drinkable. Not my favorite IPA from the area but this one is worth tasting.

Rehmeyers, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Dcunicelli, Sep 05, 2013
Hop Explosion from Allentown Brew Works
82 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.