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Always Sunny - Allentown Brew Works

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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

tedho21, Jun 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Odysseyalien, Jun 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11%

IdrinkGas, May 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

TheBigBoy, May 13, 2012
Photo of csrbv
4.45/5  rDev +32%
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!

csrbv, May 11, 2012
Photo of andrewborstein
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

andrewborstein, May 06, 2012
Photo of 1p5v
4/5  rDev +18.7%

1p5v, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of ridgeline23
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

ridgeline23, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of TimoP
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

TimoP, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Knapp85, Apr 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

muletrane, Apr 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

HarmonMW, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of MasterQ
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

MasterQ, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of The1WineGuy
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

The1WineGuy, Mar 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

JeffTheJuice, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of Gavage
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Gavage, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
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

oline73, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of cps98
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A – Pale yellow color with a rocky 1 finger white head. Head recedes quickly and leaves a nice white ring of bubbles around the glass.

S – Light citrus from the hops a very minimal light malt.

T – Light hoppy flavor, nothing over powering.

M – Light bodied beer. Carbonation was a little on the light side.

O – My buddy loves Fegleys and I got this bottle from him. I was happy to give it a try but there a couple other pale ales that I would rather buy on a regular basis.

cps98, Jan 30, 2012
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3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

ReelBigwigFish, Jan 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

acurtis, Jan 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

kwa357, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of CaptCleveland
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle received in trade (thanks millerbuffoon). No bottle dating.

Pale yellow/straw elixir poured into SA glass.

1 inch white foam settles to 1/4 inch during tasting. Copious lacing.

Nice aroma of lemon zest and oranges. Not much pine. A bit of the malt biscuit comes through.

Smooth bitterness with flower and citrus up front and notes of pepper at the back. A bit of a malt aftertaste.

Well carbonated, oily.

Though a year round brew, it seems more a nice summer APA.

CaptCleveland, Jan 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

dakx13, Jan 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11%

upsjeff, Jan 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

zapahoppa, Jan 01, 2012
Always Sunny from Allentown Brew Works
78 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.