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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

370 Ratings
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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 15.79%
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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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-27-2012 15:40:07 | More by HamGlade10
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redliner8

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +31.6%

02-18-2012 18:53:43 | More by redliner8
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gkatsoris


4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Beautiful golden in color. Small fizzy head. And slightly murky. The color does it.

S: Pine and flower hops. Honey. A little alcoholy. Pretty malty for an IIPA. Vanilla pudding. Vanilla icing. Slight, slight woody. Butter. A buttered roll.

T: Buttery. Flowery. Caramely. Vanilla. Really sugary sweet.

M: A little oily. Thick and chewy tho. Good coat on the tongue.

O: We drank this next to Capt Lawrence's IIPA, Hop Slam, and Hop Riot; and this hung with 'big boys' for sure.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 02:56:18 | More by gkatsoris
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themind

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a good micro brew from Fegleys. This beer has a kick and a four pack would level most lesser men. That said it has a good aroma and the taste is very satisfying.

The alcohol content can be tasted in the beer, otherwise I would give it a higher rating. When you drink this you know where your headed if you grab another.

Overall if you like hoppy beers and seek the hard to find beers this one is for you...if you dont live in the tri-state area.

Bottom line...its worth drinking!

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 13:16:50 | More by themind
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ReelBigwigFish

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Stella chalice

A: Clear filtered golden light amber color with minimal bright white frothy head after an aggressive pour

S: Lots of hops and malt in the aroma, very sweet, and a good amount of boozy alcohol. Sharp pine resin, grapefruit, fresh green apples, and some earthiness in the smell. It actually stings my nostrils a bit.

T: Follows nose with a pretty noticeable alcohol feel, and somewhat overpowering sweetness. There is an earthiness in the finish that doesn't jive with the rest of the flavor. This is a tough score to give for taste because many DIPA's that get an "average" taste score, are just that, average. This one is actually too much of everything, and needs better refinement.

M: Boozy, syrupy mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation.

O: Hop'solutely is like they turned every dial to 11 and hoped for the best. Lots of alcohol sweetness, lots of malt, and LOADS of hops. Which might sound like a good idea, but it's just too much to be a great IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 20:37:55 | More by ReelBigwigFish
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kennylopez

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 12oz bottle into a globe glass.

Appearance: a rather clear golden yellow with a big two finger thick head that lasts and leaves rings of lacing as I drink it.

Smells: there is a mild malt character through the citrus/pine hops.

Tastes: A big pine hop that has orange zest and a little malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: weighing in at 11.5% this is a super smooth brew with little burn and great carbonation.

Overall: I really enjoyed this one, and at $8 a four pack I would make it a regular if it was always around

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 01:13:03 | More by kennylopez
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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-29-2012 02:54:19 | More by jackrodgers77
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-28-2012 02:55:52 | More by bonez05404
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-25-2012 15:32:50 | More by Beerme09
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-23-2012 17:28:51 | More by IdrinkGas
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Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-22-2012 20:48:48 | More by LambicKing
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Marti403

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-20-2012 21:24:54 | More by Marti403
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-13-2012 16:27:08 | More by SpillyBeers
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upsjeff

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-04-2012 05:22:23 | More by upsjeff
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-02-2012 16:09:01 | More by acurtis
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-29-2011 23:51:39 | More by zapahoppa
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-19-2011 00:47:20 | More by fester71
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ububru

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +31.6%

12-14-2011 20:54:13 | More by ububru
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Bobancheff

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- This beer was poured into a pint glass. Has a white foamy inch of head. Moderate lacing

S-You can smell that it is packed with hops it smells potent.

T- For being 11.5 percent alcohol it does hide it very well. It goes down smooth for being so potent.

overall- It will sneak up on you and get you. After 6 or 7 you should be feeling alright.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 03:55:59 | More by Bobancheff
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JerseyKirk

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy orange from all the hops. Almost looks like a hefeweizen. White 1 1/2 finger head that laced nicely. Head dissipated slowly for a high abv beer.

S: Citrus, grapefruit, hop bite that stings the nostrils. Slight malty background.

T: Lemon, citrus, pine, bitterness, caramel, lime. Really balanced. BU/GU is in good relationship.

M: Light and dry although still a hint of malt sweetness.

O: Excellent beer. Definitely for celebrating something fantastic. Have a 4 pack and you're a goner. Enjoy the deliciousness.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 17:31:57 | More by JerseyKirk
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RyanGoodman

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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-10-2011 23:13:03 | More by brendaniel
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keanex

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Clear amber with a very thin, quickly disappearing white head. Slight amounts of carbonation showing itself in the body.

S: Strong, citrus and piney smelling hops, not much else tough. Alcohol shows itself in the nose though.

T: Alcohol on the foretaste into a sweet mid with a grapefruit, apple, piney bitter finish.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation.

O: Too strong, the alcohol takes away from the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 18:18:16 | More by keanex
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Hop'solutely from Allentown Brew Works
86 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.