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Hop Explosion - Allentown Brew Works

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162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.64%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | 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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anthonypw

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

04-19-2013 15:29:54 | More by anthonypw
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-18-2013 01:39:57 | More by buzzy
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-17-2013 17:49:04 | More by ROGUE16
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dinojrbtom

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

04-13-2013 23:13:15 | More by dinojrbtom
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-11-2013 18:11:17 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-10-2013 00:10:40 | More by kjkinsey
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Dbot

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-08-2013 21:47:44 | More by Dbot
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +12.6%

Bottle > Sam Adam's Alpine Spring Glass
A - Pours a murky orange color, off white, thick 1.5 finger head, medium lacing.
S - Smells very fresh, lots of floral hops goin on, with some nice tropical fruits, and a sweeter malt.
T - This is a full flavored beer, good hop bitterness that has a somewhat fruity flavor that finishes with strong malt flavors.
M - The bitterness can tend to be a little much, but its decent.
O - Having this on tap last spring when it first reached the pittsburgh area, I didnt care for it, but revisiting it, I enjoyed it much more this time. Its a good full tasting IPA that can be appreciate in a number of areas.

04-05-2013 01:22:09 | More by Omnium
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%

Appearance is a striking copper with a full finger of head that retains well and leaves some intricate lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, but not overly so. This is a solid example of an East Coast IPA - nice malt and hop balance. The finish could stand to be a bit hoppier, but that is a small criticism considering this offering is truly a rare example of a sessionable IPA.

04-02-2013 21:07:06 | More by 57md
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +14.2%

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy copper with two-finger, white, foamy, creamy head that lasted more than several minutes. Great lacing.

S: Citrus and pine hops. Pineapple.

T: Moderate sweetness and solid hop bitterness. Bitterness throughout. Citrus and pine.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Smooth.

O: Great looking IPA with a vivid aroma and a refreshing taste.

02-19-2013 02:40:43 | More by SolipsismalCat
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mmsimmons

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

02-19-2013 02:10:45 | More by mmsimmons
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hophead81


4/5  rDev +11.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

02-04-2013 01:52:37 | More by Headgoober
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy orange/golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is dominated by hops. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, a bit of pine, good amount of bitterness. Very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

01-30-2013 01:26:48 | More by tone77
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Tom_Gilman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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

New York

3.18/5  rDev -11.2%

12oz bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - clear copper color with a fluffy white head that left sticky lacing.

S - a mix of pine and citrus.

T - sharp pine with citrus rind bitterness finishing things off.

F - medium bodied with mild carbonation making the beer go down easy.

O - a decent beer but just an average IPA.

01-13-2013 22:05:59 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Mcooly

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

01-13-2013 04:18:43 | More by Mcooly
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lovindahops

New York

3.48/5  rDev -2.8%

A- hops explosion pours a reddish copper with massive head of foam. Some floaties are even present in the brew

S- grassy, herbal, and pine notes represent the bulk of that profile. Even some spices and pepper

T- a bitter and dry taste coexist with some of the herbal flavors. Slightly medicinal at the finish with some malt lingering

M- good carbonation with a sticky flavor

O- I really look for a highly grapefruit, citric, or pine presence when a strong hop profile is suggested by the flavor. Nevertheless, it's very drinkable and consistent in some of the bitter aspects of the brew. I would have another

01-11-2013 00:04:26 | More by lovindahops
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%

A: A pale rustic orange shows a well established fill of effervesce. The head is the crowning achievment here, a solid 2+ fingers of bubbly foam that is light beige in color, frumpy in texture, with a strong shellacking of patchy foam work on the vessel walls.

S: Fresh grass and pepper arrive on the nose first with a dash of pepper, dry citrus and a touch of munich dry toastiness. Celery and flowers with a strength that was kinda light for a cautionary warning.

T: The hops didn't seem much at first but do gain some strength and momentum towards the swallow. Dry toasted grain and dry toasted citrus peel. A bit of peppercorns, pine and oregano comes with a warm toasted flowery bitterness. The hops pick up a bit more upon warming but still fall somewhat short of a hop explosion.

M: Malty mouthful, toasty warmth, decent level of bitterness.

O: Overall with a name like hop explosion you better bring the hop bang. It doesnt dissappoint, but doesnt exactly live up to its billing as well, more of a m-80 then a explosion. Love the chinook and tomahawk hops but there are most better examples of thier usage (arrogant bastardfor chinook & mikkeller single hop for tomahawk.)

12-11-2012 02:20:59 | More by beerthulhu
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Lang44

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

11-13-2012 18:17:06 | More by Lang44
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cpolking

Iowa

3.4/5  rDev -5%

Thanks to tone77 for tihs one! The beer pours a slightly hazy dark amber and burnt orange in color. There is half an inch of thick and creamy off-white foam.

The aroma is fairly light, tea with lemon, a hint of pine. The taste is as malty as hoppy, lots of tea with lemon, very light caramel, and a decidedly, almost massively, bitter finish.

10-19-2012 02:50:49 | More by cpolking
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zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-18-2012 23:24:56 | More by zonker17
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HopStopAndRollOne


4.4/5  rDev +22.9%

I agree with the price being way too high for a 6 pack. Why so much? And i also live
An hour from the brewery. Although its a little pricey i still love this beer.. Just flat out tastey and at 7 % its quite Enjoyable very light, smooth, not so hoppy, but a little bitter, which i love.. I would reccomend this beer to any IPA lover.

10-14-2012 14:10:01 | More by HopStopAndRollOne
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-09-2012 00:46:26 | More by BeerForHokie
Hop Explosion from Allentown Brew Works
81 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.