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Hop'solutely - Allentown Brew Works

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Hop'solutelyHop'solutely

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BA SCORE
86
very good

371 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 15.53%
Wants: 13
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 11-07-2009)
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750mL bottle poured into snifter glass. thanks to Wiid for sharing this one

Pours a clear golden orange with very little head, light filmy retention, and equally small lacing on the glass.

Some slightly sweet fruity hops with citrus tones emit from the nose with tropical tones and a touch of honey.

A decent amount of hoppiness right up front with some more sweet tones, similar to the nose. Tropical fruit mixes with honey before the caramel malt backbone kicks in. Other notes of raisin and slightly darker fruit are also apparent. Finishes with alcohol heat and some grapefruit hops.

Fuller medium body, sticky and chewy, overall heavier feel. Drinks alright but the booze is a little much and the flavors aren't really there. I wanted to like this but it was pretty "eh."

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 07:02:30 | More by xnicknj
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Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: Single from Let's Pour mailorder

A: Semi-clear, golden beer capped with 2 fingers of offwhite head, with very good retention and a nice amount of lacing.

S: Aromas are all hop-forward, with citrus, grapefruit and floral notes.

T: Sharp bite from the citrus hops is in the forefront. I also get a little bit of honey-like sweetness. Quite a bitter brew here

M: Body is medium, with what I'd call an average amount of carbonation. The aftertaste has a prominent astringency that is unpleasant. This improves a bit as the beer warms to room temperatures.

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Vigorous pour, little head. Slight haze, light gold.

Fruity and earthy. Having this outside just after cutting the grass so leaning more earthy, grassy. Remembered the other three more on the citrus spectrum.

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Hop'solutely from Allentown Brew Works
86 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.