Always Sunny - Allentown Brew Works

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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Durge on 12-21-2011)
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Reviews by microbrewlover:
Photo of microbrewlover
3.78/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours with a very fluffy white head, strong carbonation and is about 50% opaque. It is a nice clear yellow when held up to the light and a brown/orange color when not held up to the light.

The smell is piney hops, soapy, pine resin, orange and other citrus hops.

The taste follows the nose with piney and orange hops at the beginning, moving to a malt backbone the dry piney hops at the end. A dry aftertaste is left in the mouth after swallowing along with a little pine resin.

The feel is solid and chewy but also dry. This goes down kind of rough due to the bitter, dry aftertaste.

Overall this is a solid but unimpressive American IPA. It has potential but the dryness is a real turn off for me; a little more hop oil would be better. However, if you like a brew with a dry aftertaste, go for it. A little more flavor complexity would be nice as well.

More User Reviews:
Photo of AshlandNacho
1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

Photo of TimoP
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of gunnerlincoln
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of eklie
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of tempest
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint at the Allentown location. Appeared clear gold with a short white head. You know, there's no massive hops or big kick, but this is fine example of a sessionable pale ale. The clean citrus spice has a crisp bite and stands out over the mild caramel malts. This beer leans to the hops, but the brewery calls this "West Cost style" and it fits the bill.

Photo of Bdel34
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of mikefuski17
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of kwa357
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of erialbill
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Samp01
3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a coppery orange hue with a medium lasting off-white head with some nice lacing. Aroma and Taste of citrus floral hops, some good citrus and fruity notes, with some biscuit malt. A good medium body, slightly dry crisp mouthfeel, with moderate carbonation. Finish is citrus floral hops, citrus fruity notes, ending is a slightly sweet dry hops flavor. Overall a good solid session brew

Photo of beerthulhu
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Princeton orange coloring, slight haze with a moderately paced display of micro-bubbles. The head is 1 inch, oat colored, milky-frothy in texture, with a moderately rate of retention. A low visual appeal of lacing.

S: Dry orange and pine for aroma, flowery, citrus and grapefruit. Herbaceous notes of parsely, dry celery, with a pretty good show of hops for a pale.

T: Citrusy grapefruit with dry oranges, flowery hops with some toasted sweet speciality grains. A bit of pine, spicy herbaceous note, piney-alcohol dry fade. Nice maltiness, good depth adding substance and backbone.

M: Spicy mouthful, herbaceous grapefruit, light-medium body, decent amount of carbonation presence with a dry hoppy fade of flowery pine and grapefruit.

O: Good rate of drinkability, spicy herbaceous, dry show of west coast hops and good malt support for balance. Likeable.

Photo of jgido759
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Dcunicelli
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of hoppymcgee
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Goldndomer
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Bills453
2.55/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance - orange hazy color. No head whatsoever on this beer.

Smell - citrusy. Smells like a mix of oranges and grapefruits. Actually smells quite nice.

Taste - unfortunately it really just does not live up to the smell, or any of the other average pale ales on the market.

Mouthfeel - average

Overall - I really don't think I would drink this again, nor would I recommend it to friends

Photo of Genx
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Stofko1992
3.36/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of ReelBigwigFish
3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass, this ale has a very pale golden straw color, and a minimal amount of fizzy white head. There is some sticky lacing on the glass, but that's about all the foam this one's got. The aroma is mainly full of sharp pine and grassy hops with some bitter grapefruit as well.

The flavor follows the nose, starting with refreshing light grassy hop flavor. The grassy hops mix with a very slightly sweet carafoam malt before the more bitter grapefruit and pine hops kick in. These flavors finish it out leaving you with a lingering bitterness.

Always Sunny Pale Ale has a very light crisp body and mouthfeel, which is definitely a plus for making it a session beer. But it's not really that special of a pale ale, and for the price, you would probably be just as satisfied with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Not to mention saving yourself about $5 for a sixer.

Photo of jjd315
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of oline73
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a finger of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass and leaves a hint of lacing. 4.5

Smell: Bready malt with a hint of sweetness and some citrus peel hops. 3

Taste: This beer is malty up front and very bitter in the finish. The problem is that there is no real transition between the two. The citrus peel hops just blow up and crush the tongue. 3

Mouthfeel: Medium body with lots of fluffy carbonation and a dry finish. 4

Overall: Almost really good but ends up being just ok. The hops just come out of nowhere and crush everything else. 3

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Always Sunny from Allentown Brew Works
77 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.