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Hop'solutely - Allentown Brew Works

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very good

391 Ratings
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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 15
Gots: 32 | 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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Photo of ReelBigwigFish
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.

ReelBigwigFish, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of kennylopez
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

kennylopez, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of jackrodgers77
4/5  rDev +5.3%

jackrodgers77, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of bonez05404
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

bonez05404, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Beerme09
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Beerme09, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

IdrinkGas, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of LambicKing
4/5  rDev +5.3%

LambicKing, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Marti403
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Marti403, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of JRHope
4/5  rDev +5.3%

JRHope, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of SpillyBeers
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

SpillyBeers, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of upsjeff
4/5  rDev +5.3%

upsjeff, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

acurtis, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of zapahoppa
4/5  rDev +5.3%

zapahoppa, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of fester71
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

fester71, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of ububru
5/5  rDev +31.6%

ububru, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of Bobancheff
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.

Bobancheff, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of JerseyKirk
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.

JerseyKirk, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of RyanGoodman
4/5  rDev +5.3%

RyanGoodman, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of brendaniel
4/5  rDev +5.3%

brendaniel, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of keanex
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.

keanex, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of sideshowe
4/5  rDev +5.3%

sideshowe, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of mrasskicktastic
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Clear golden brew with a small white head. No lacing.

S - Grapefruit pith, saaz hops. It is a decent, but subdued aroma.

T - Upfront strong citrus pith, white pepper, spruce tips, some peppery alcohol with a hint of honey. It is not very sweet. The aftertaste is only a tiny bit bitter. No where is the flavor really screaming at you, but it is heard - and it is nice.

M - Smooth, thin, refreshing.

D - It has a very nice flavor that is well balanced. I've had better DIPAs. I've definitely had worse. This might be the most quaffable DIPA (or TIPA) I've had that is well past the 10% marker. I've enjoyed this four pack - and I might just buy another.

mrasskicktastic, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

whallgren, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

SmokeyJoesCafe, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Rhen19, Dec 01, 2011
Hop'solutely from Allentown Brew Works
86 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.