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Hop Explosion - Allentown Brew Works

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170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of bcsbeer
4.39/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

bcsbeer, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of randylangford
3.5/5  rDev -2%

randylangford, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of hiphops24
4/5  rDev +12%

hiphops24, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4.23/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

smakawhat, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of CoCambria
3.75/5  rDev +5%

CoCambria, May 22, 2013
Photo of Phillyz
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Phillyz, May 18, 2013
Photo of dan027
4/5  rDev +12%

dan027, May 17, 2013
Photo of Radwagon
4/5  rDev +12%

Radwagon, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of anthonypw
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

anthonypw, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of buzzy
3.25/5  rDev -9%

buzzy, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of ROGUE16
3.5/5  rDev -2%

ROGUE16, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of dinojrbtom
4.25/5  rDev +19%

dinojrbtom, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Texasfan549, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3.25/5  rDev -9%

kjkinsey, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of Dbot
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Dbot, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Omnium
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Omnium, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of 57md
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

57md, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

SolipsismalCat, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of mmsimmons
2.5/5  rDev -30%

mmsimmons, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of hophead81
4/5  rDev +12%

hophead81, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of Headgoober
3/5  rDev -16%

Headgoober, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

tone77, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of Tom_Gilman
4/5  rDev +12%

Tom_Gilman, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

JoeyBeerBelly, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Mcooly
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Mcooly, Jan 13, 2013
Hop Explosion from Allentown Brew Works
81 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.