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Always Sunny - Allentown Brew Works

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BA SCORE
77
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Durge on 12-21-2011)
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Photo of DuaneL
4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

This is a delicious, dependable pale ale with a rich golden hue, and lots of character. Very similar to Southern Tier Harvest Ale; Under-rated so far by the BA members, and I can't fathom why.

Photo of csrbv
4.45/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great summer beer. From a bottle pored into a Corsendonk Christmas Ale tulip glass. Nice head then nice lacing afterwards. Has a great summer taste and smell--lemon or somekind of zest. Great mouthfeel and just enough zip to give you a nice buzz without being overly boozy. Really nice spring/summer brew!

Photo of Bdel34
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of shockrocker65
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of Durge
4.13/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A yellow amber color with good carbonation activity, clear and bright with a very ample white froth on top and seriously blanketing gobs of lacing left behind. The aroma is unmistakable pissy hops, sharp and citrusy over thick biscuit grain. A happy encounter for the hop enthusiast. Definitely more resembling an IPA. The flavor brings a very grassy grain hops, biscuit brightness, befitting the name. This is fairly light in body with a summery, refreshing feel, full of luscious carbonation. The flavor seems a bit one dimensional but it’s drinkable enough and it reveals more bready grains as you go through it. A tad watery but overall, for pure hay flavored grassy hop pleasure it’s quite a decent choice.

Photo of rydev24
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of dsnyder61
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of MaltRoomAssoc
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of rdoggg
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Jeff22
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of 1p5v
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of bcsbeer
3.94/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into my Goose Island tulip glass.

A: Light amber with a slight haze. Tall white head with good retention and lacing.

S: Nose picked up hints of dusty flowers and soap.

T: Was similar mostly floral hops with a orange kick.

M: Medium to light. Finish was dry and tangy.

O: I like this one, it brought back memories of the decorative soap I use to see in the guest bathroom at my grandparents house in the 70's. Plus I live in Florida and its always sunny here.

Photo of Pencible
3.9/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like lemongrass with some copper and fresh wheat
T: It tasted like copper and lemon hops, with some honey and fresh wheat. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was a nice pale ale with ok scent, but great taste on par with many IPAs. The body was good with a mellow finish, so it was easy to drink. Not ground breaking, but a solid and enjoyable brew.

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 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.

Photo of jgido759
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of jjd315
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of vicsju1991
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Bockerdoppel91
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of anvilx
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of 57md
3.69/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy pale orange-straw color that is more reminiscent of a kolsch or a pils than an APA. At least two fingers of fluffy head illustrate that this baby's live -- there is some good head retention as well. The nose is very mild - couldn't discern much. The body is light, but the hops certainly poke through at times, especially on the finish. There also appears to be a touch of pepper on the finish which is quite pleasant.

Photo of corby112
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a clear light golden orange color with yellowish hues and half finger white head that immediately settles into a lasting ring.  Streaks of lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy aroma with a good balance of perfumy citrus fruit and pale makt.  Subtle lemon rind and pineapple notes along with faint grassy pine needle, biscuit and graham cracker.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with a crisp hop bite that provides a decent amount of dry bitterness which is countered by sweet fruit and pale malts.  The grassy pine and dry bitterness are quickly countered by sweet citrus and tropical fruit flavor.  Hints of orange and lemon peel as well as some pineapple and mango. This is countered by bready yeast, biscuity malt and caramel.  Well balanced and very quaffable.  More complex then expected.  Nice surprise.

Photo of Knapp85
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours out as a clear looking yellowish orange color. The head is white and settles pretty quickly. The smell of the beer has a good balance of Malta and citrusy hops on the nose. The flavors give off bright elements of lemon and grapefruit. The mouthfeel of the beer is smooth, light bodied and easy going. Overall this is a pretty refreshing beer. I can see myself enjoying this more in the warmer months.

Photo of brentk56
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a very nice head; excellent stickage and lace

Smell: Bready, with a slight citrus fruit character

Taste: Opens bready but quickly moves in a fruity direction, bringing a slightly floral, citrusy tone; the finish is a little rough, with a grainy character

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not a bad pale ale, at all; other than the finish, this is very easy to drink and has a nice flavor profile

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