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Hop'solutely - Allentown Brew Works

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very good

388 Ratings
no score

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Ratings: 388
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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3.53/5  rDev -7.1%

Tasted On: 07-09-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: Single from Let's Pour mailorder

A: Semi-clear, golden beer capped with 2 fingers of offwhite head, with very good retention and a nice amount of lacing.

S: Aromas are all hop-forward, with citrus, grapefruit and floral notes.

T: Sharp bite from the citrus hops is in the forefront. I also get a little bit of honey-like sweetness. Quite a bitter brew here

M: Body is medium, with what I'd call an average amount of carbonation. The aftertaste has a prominent astringency that is unpleasant. This improves a bit as the beer warms to room temperatures.

O: A good beer but the astringency was a negative.

sommersb, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

GClarkage, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

DrBier, Jul 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Hypersomnia, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

razorsdescent, Jun 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

smitty1182, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

bruindre, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Latarnik, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Durandal_777, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

jl2414, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

NJBeer265, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

MarvinSnyder, May 20, 2014
Photo of hopflyer
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%

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
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

MikeWard, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

epyon396, May 04, 2014
Photo of ColdWaffles
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%

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
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

scooter97, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

KenGoesBeer, Apr 15, 2014
Hop'solutely from Allentown Brew Works
86 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.