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Always Sunny - Allentown Brew Works

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BA SCORE
77
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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
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 acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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

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 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

Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Gavage
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pale yellow in color with a 2" head that lasts a long time. Nice lace sticks to the glass.

Smell: citrus and grassy tones are all you can detect.

Taste: definite biscuit and grassy profile, with lemon zest, pineapple, and some softer grapefruit tones. Bitterness is moderate overall.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: an easy to drink APA that leans more toward the citrus tones. Worthy of a try.

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 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 ejimhof
3/5  rDev -10.2%

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 rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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 LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -10.2%

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 millerbuffoon
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, no date.

pours a hazy dark golden color, bright white head. decent head retention. aroma is a mix of of slightly stale hops and malt. almost an earthy soapy citrus smell. taste is also off a bit, tastes old. average body, higher carbonation.

Photo of IdrinkGas
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of WDJersey
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of hoppymcgee
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of twenty5
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Lehighace06
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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Always Sunny from Allentown Brew Works
77 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.