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Always Sunny - Allentown Brew Works

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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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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.

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally got around to trying this since it was available via the single bottle at Totowa. This was around $15 for a six-pack and I thought that was overpriced, unless this was the best APA that I've ever had. This wasn't even close to that and after finishing off the contents inside the bottle, this was relatively forgettable since nothing in particular stood out about it.

The pour to this was blonde with a nice head and a moderate amount of lacing. Not much of an aroma to this as there was just a bit of pine and lemon zest. Light versions of those notes could be found in the mouthfeel with some pepper underneath it and a bit of honey in the body of the beer. This wasn't light but it went down a lot easier than most other APA's that I've had. Not a sign of dry-hopping here as this had quite the "wet" aftertaste, with only a hint of bitterness that faded quickly.

APA's don't get more easygoing than this is if you're looking for a few to down, this one's for you. While the price was a bit too steep, this would be worth enjoying during the summer if it was to ever go on sale. It's too light for my taste but in its own, it's a decent brew for the season.

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