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Hop'solutely - Allentown Brew Works

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very good

426 Ratings
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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.92%
Wants: 17
Gots: 47 | 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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Ratings: 426 | Reviews: 145
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4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle in a stemmed tulip glass.

A- poured an effervescent copper-amber color, slight haze, 1F linen white colored head that left wispy lacing.

S- Citrus hops up front, sugared grapefruit. Some earthiness with the mild warming alcohol, like herbs and a touch of onion.

T- Big malt flavor with some alcohol singe to start. Citrus hops and a touch of sweets catch up.

M- Lots of body, syrupy, tingly carbonation. Dry hoppy pucker finish.

O- Excellent. Not too sweet or boozy, which is a pleasant surprise from an IPA above 8.0% abv. Much easier to drink than many other big IPAs that I've tried, and still packs a punch.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

As it warms it gets quite boozy, but nice and cold it's incredible.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.2/5  rDev -16.2%

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Amber body. Medium white head. Surface wisping and a medium collar.

Smell - Booze. Wow. Sweet caramel. Some grapefruit. More sugar than anything else.

Taste - Much hoppier than the nose. Citrus. Then sugar. Brown sugar and caramel. Boozy finish. Resiny bitterness, too.

Mouthfeel - Extremely sweet. Medium heavy.

Overall - Almost undrinkably sweet, but just enough hop presence to balance it a little bit.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%

(no dates on the bottle - poured into a tulip)

A: fairly clear, fiery amber hued liquid... spongy, sticky off-white foam atop... I saw somewhere where this is supposedly bottle-conditioned - I'm not sure that's the case with this bottle, as it poured remarkably polished for a hop bomb

S: melange of citrus aromas with an acidic edge to them... zesty, grassy... perhaps a bit of a mild toasty, caramelized character in the background - mid-dark crystal malt covered in citric acid?... the alcohol is pretty well-tempered by the juicy malts that come more to the fore

T: the alcohol does, however, surge right on through to the back of the throat upon first sip - medicinal, with an unrefined, cheap vodka quality to it, and it sets up shop back there for the duration... luckily, this is met in brashness and boldness by the pungent, pith-y citrus tones of the hops... light showing of pale and light crystal malts in the aftertaste, a bit of black pepper as well... quite bitter and spicy-hot hops hold on the back of the tongue, with a slight vegetal, tannic nuance to them, kinda like putting some whole-flower hops in your mouth and just sucking on them... but, all in all, the taste is pleasingly well-tailored and crisp, with the booze doing its fair share to keep the volume loud

M: medium-full bodied up front, but excellently dry in the finish... easy as hell to knock back, not at all weighty

O: exceeded my expectations, I suppose... actually fine work for an IPA of this magnitude... I'd certainly recommend it for hop lovers looking to have their palates shredded

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One of the most complex beers I've had lately. The bitterness is followed by a lovely sweet aroma and aftertaste. Pours virtually no head but the lovely amber color of the brew compensates for it.

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3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a clear copper amber with near white head, strong retention and marvelous lacing.

S - super sweet. Sweet apple and pear, a bit seedy. Malty sweetness

T - much too sweet but not unpleasant. Initially mild bitterness and big sweet apple/pear/peach flavors, big alcohol sweetness/medicimy flavor kick in. Finish is slightly bitter,nice sweet pear notes at the finish. Medicimy sweet pears sum it up. Not bad but not quite what unwanted it to be.

M - fullish bodied, smooth, less than average carbonation. A wee bit of a sipper.

O - I've had big iPad in the same abv ballpark that were significantly !ore balanced/IPA like

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Hop'solutely from Allentown Brew Works
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