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Hop'solutely - Allentown Brew Works

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very good

420 Ratings
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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 18
Gots: 40 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: yourefragile on 11-07-2009

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look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from trade. Thanks! Pours a slightly hazy light orange with nearly no head. Big citrus hop aroma with serious floral notes. Very nice. Big up front bitter with a strong malt backbone on the finish. Pretty heavy IPA, with citrus, caramel, pine sap, sweet pears, mango, orange peel. Light prickly carbonation and majorly slick. Interesting brew. Definitely a big beer even for the imperial style.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm surprised this beer does not have higher review rating. First time having some and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Poured into IPA glass and right away smell the extreme hoppiness. However, it was not as bitter as I expected and had a sweet smooth finish. I feel the 11.5% alcohol was hidden very well. Impressed and will be having this one again...hopefully on tap next time.

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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.

Hop'solutely from Allentown Brew Works
86 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.