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Hop'solutely - Allentown Brew Works

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very good

400 Ratings
no score

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Ratings: 400
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 15
Gots: 33 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer is a nice orange/copper color and pours a medium sized tan head with average retention. A ring of bubbles stay around the edge for a long time, leaving heavy lacing.

Smell is a little woody or earthy, with a good deal of citrus (grapfruit and lemon mostly) hops and a bit of piney hops. Most noticable aroma is of a large amount of floral hops and a good deal of malt sweetness. This has a very interesting smell, a lot going on, seems a little different than most DIPAs I've tried.

Taste starts with citrus hops and bitterness, then moves to sweet malts, then floral hops and more sweetness. Can definitely taste some of the 11.5% on this one. Has an earthy, citrusy, bitter, sweet, and dry aftertaste. The only thing that I didnt like on this one was the assault of sweetness in the middle. I have had other DIPA's that have ended up being too sweet/floral for me, this one fits into that category, but not to the extend the others have. I think the citrusy hops to start and the earthiness in the finish help make up to an extend the large amount of sweet/floral.

The mouthfeel is medium to heavy, with a bit of the nice bread/chewy feel of a lot of heavy beers, but without the usual heaviness. Has above average carbonation for a DIPA.

JG-90, Aug 23, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow this was so frigging good last night. Grabbed 2 bottles part of a pick 6 Allentown Wegmans. No bottle date and I did worry was this the oldest broken down 4 pak in the store? I did have one once must have been so old it was just terrible.

Popped the cap and the hops just jumped out of the bottle, smelled very fresh. That's a good start. Pretty color, big aroma bitter grapefruit, bitter orange, little pine. And that's exactly what it tastes like, big bitter, long lingering after taste. Nicely malted for balance, but letting the hops shine through. Smooth and very strong. Delicious.

This is an old favorite from early craft days 2010. While (with just the one above mentioned) always good, last night's beer must have just hit that perfect spot where the hops have mellowed just enough to create an outstanding experience. One of my favorite IPAs and so easily available. Did I mention this was $2 a bottle. Better than alot of more expensive beer.

RacerX5k, Jun 05, 2013
Hop'solutely from Allentown Brew Works
86 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.