Hop Explosion - Allentown Brew Works
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4.11/5 rDev +14.8%
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
09-24-2013 03:36:00 | More by horshamguy
4.19/5 rDev +17%
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.
09-16-2013 23:57:38 | More by Rehmeyers
4.39/5 rDev +22.6%
My wife picked this up for me on a resent trip to Allentown.
Poured clear amber with a fluffy off white head that had good retention and lacing. The nose picked up a nice fresh hop aroma. Taste was well balanced with malty sweetness up front followed by a light hop bitterness. Mouthfeel was medium to heavy , smooth and creamy. Overall I would have to say I married a good woman. That was a good beer.
06-09-2013 19:45:09 | More by bcsbeer
4.23/5 rDev +18.2%
Poured on tap at Al's of Hampden into a tulip pint glass.
One finger off white head peesented, laces nicely well finishing. Bronze to brass amber body, a little cloudy. Decent lookig with nice lemon hues.
Nose is soft malts, borderline juicy citrus hop and melon. Slight hint of toasty grains and some almost biscuit like quality. Very solid.
Palate matches with a simple malt backbone. Finsih gives to toasty grains and hop almost juicy melon and citrus punch. Lingering mild honey sweetness, matching a good hop bitterness as well. Good mix of pine dryness as well.
Really solid balanced Ipa assertive with a decent hint of toasty quality, highly drinkable nice job.
06-03-2013 18:04:42 | More by smakawhat
Hop Explosion from Allentown Brew Works
81 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.