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Hop'solutely - Allentown Brew Works

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404 Ratings
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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 16
Gots: 34 | 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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4/5  rDev +5%

MarvinSnyder, May 20, 2014
Photo of hopflyer
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unknown bottled date but I know it's a few months old.
last of my 4-pack

Vigorous pour, little head. Slight haze, light gold.

Fruity and earthy. Having this outside just after cutting the grass so leaning more earthy, grassy. Remembered the other three more on the citrus spectrum.

Tangy and a touch bitter on first sip. Some alcohol burn but barely. Hides the abv well. a bit of lemon and orange and fresh cut grass again. Pineapple. Not much malt, a touch of biscuit, but not overly hoppy either

Medium body and medium to high carbonation. Pretty clean and crisp for such high abv. Surprised.

This is a pretty good surprise beer. Was expecting this to be overly boozy but it's a really flavorful and refreshing DIPA. Under-rated in my opinion. Seek this one out.

hopflyer, May 18, 2014
Photo of MikeWard
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

MikeWard, May 05, 2014
Photo of epyon396
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

epyon396, May 04, 2014
Photo of ColdWaffles
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Spiegelau "IPA" glass.

Looks somewhat disappointing. Keeps a nice steady white head, but it is a light apple juice amber with very evident carbonation. 3.25/5

Smells good enough. Grassy hops with a hint of underlying sweet malt character. 4/5

Pretty one dimensional excess hopped IPA with a tiny bit of sweet malt character at the end. Not assisted by the mouthfeel at all. 3.5/5

Way too thin and way too carbonated. 3.25

I was really hoping to fall in love with this given it's ease of availability, but I have to grade this down on the style for sure. Even as a relatively easy regional find for the style, it seems to disappoint.

ColdWaffles, May 03, 2014
Photo of Ultimate
4/5  rDev +5%

Ultimate, May 01, 2014
Photo of Docrock
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Docrock, May 01, 2014
Photo of Ian_Alexander
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Ian_Alexander, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of RobDB
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

RobDB, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of scooter97
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

scooter97, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of KenGoesBeer
4/5  rDev +5%

KenGoesBeer, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Barnsley
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Barnsley, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of aakerman
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

aakerman, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of Tegman
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Tegman, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Drew88
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Drew88, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of DantheMan75
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

DantheMan75, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

SharkNado, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of megamass
4/5  rDev +5%

megamass, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of ryang1428
4/5  rDev +5%

ryang1428, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of BradC
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ruddy orange color, thin head with a little lacing.

Smells of hops, resinous, onion?

Taste is a punch in the face with hops, not much malt to balance it out. Slight sweetness and a little bit of alcohol. Hop taste is citrus, vegetal, some green onion flavors and pine. Bitterness lingers.

Kind of an oily mouthfeel, lightly carbonated

Overall, not one of my favorites, is way unbalanced towards the hops and the smell kind of puts me off. Wouldn't try again in the near future.

BradC, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of FightinIrish88
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

FightinIrish88, Mar 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

mpalestino, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of yuenglingade
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

yuenglingade, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of CowboyJack
1.75/5  rDev -54.1%

CowboyJack, Feb 28, 2014
Hop'solutely from Allentown Brew Works
84 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.