1. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.

Always Sunny - Allentown Brew Works

Not Rated.
Always SunnyAlways Sunny

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
77
okay

118 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 118
Reviews: 26
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 118 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of shockrocker65
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

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 JerzDevl2000
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.

Photo of Bdel34
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

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 WDJersey
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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 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 nrs207
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 ColeTy2003
2/5  rDev -40.1%

Photo of Bockerdoppel91
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of rydev24
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of tedho21
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Odysseyalien
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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 andrewborstein
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of 1p5v
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of ridgeline23
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of TimoP
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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 muletrane
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of HarmonMW
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Always Sunny from Allentown Brew Works
77 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.