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Hop'solutely - Bethlehem Brew Works

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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bethlehem Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TurdFurgison on 03-11-2010

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Ratings: 155 | Reviews: 53
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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Photo of Spfarner
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Aroma of hops, pine, resin, caramel malt, light Earth, and a hint of tropical fruit. Poured amber in color with a huge, foamy, rocky, creamy, beige/tan head that diminished a bit but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny and small particles throughout. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and heavily bitter. Tastes of hops, caramel malt, pine, resin, slight wood, light Earth, slight tropical fruit, spicy hops, and some citrus. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Hops, pine, caramel malt, and slight tropical fruit finish is dry. 11.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout. Had a friend who works for a beer distributor and he managed to get me a full case of these! So i was sitting on a bunch but they didn't last long! Very exceptional brew!

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of jcartamdg
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a straw golden color with a two finger head with rediculous lacing. Aroma...a west cost dipa from Pennsylvania? This is great stuff,Aroma of hops, hops and more hops. really tasty lots of hops malts that are there but not balanced in a good way. This is the sleeper dipa that needs more recognition. Check it out!

Photo of DaveHack
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into DFH snifter.

Hazy, golden wheat color.
This beer smells of hops and booze
Very nice bitter hops, smooth boozy taste on the swallow
This isn't a light beer. It is pretty thick and chewy, but it is good.
I enjoy this beer, but it is not for the faint of heart.

Photo of Knapp85
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've had this beer on different occasions, Had it from a Corked bottle once and on tap at the brewery. Both seemed to be pretty good. The beer poured out as a hazy golden orange color. The head is big and fluffy at first. It leaves a decent lacing on the glass too. The smell of the beer has a ton of hops on the nose, some booze and a light amount of malt. The taste of this beer is quite hoppy too. The mouthfeel is smooth but has a hefty amount of alcohol burn. Overall it's a good beer for a Hop Head.

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.06/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul!

The beer is a hazy, radiant orange hue, with 1/4" of off white head. Lasting head retention and a decent amount of lacing on the snifter. The aroma offers, alcohol, pine, sweet malt, hops. The flavor is balanced, with a very prominent malt presence. The beer is pretty hot, and could / should be more hop forward, per the style. I'm glad we split this bottle, as six ounces was no small undertaking. Mediocre, and not a repeat for me.

Photo of KAP1356
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty sure these are fresh. Poured into a Weyerbacher tulip glass...

A - Pours a hazy, golden-oragne color. A modest pour borught about 1 finger of eggshell-white head. Decent lacing as what head that did formed, receded quickly.

S - Sweet citrusy hops with a hint of pine. TON of malt backbone. Slight honey covered grapefruit on the backend. Smells reminiscent of Hopslam that has been sitting around for a few months.

T - Caramel and honey maltiness right up front. Pine and citrus come out next although nowhere near enough to break through the malt wall.

M - Creamy, medium bodied beer. Carbonation is pretty nice for the style. Coats the mouth pretty well.

O - Nice beer, but not what I had hoped from what was touted as a big, beefy, triple IPA.

Photo of SpdKilz
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of taylor714914 and also had a couple of these sent a while ago by groetman which I never got around to reviewing. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours a dark, hazy orange/tangerine color into a tulip. About a finger of slight off-white head is achieved with a careful pour, which dissipates somewhat fast leaving decent lacing.

Smell – Sweet citrus, slight hops, big malty backbone, and a hint of pine. Mainly a malty aroma.

Taste – As expected from the nose, more of a sweet malty presence up front followed by some slightly bitter hops and pine. Sweet sweet citrus notes like pineapple juice. Slight alcohol.

Mouthfeel – Pretty creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel. Decent carbonation.

Overall – I will say, for the ABV you don’t really taste the alcohol that much, so it is masked well. However, it is masked behind just massive amounts of malty/sweet flavors which I don’t particularly care for in a DIPA. An interesting take, and I did enjoy some of the sweet citrus notes, but needs more hops!

Photo of Thanby
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy caramel with a huge off-white head that stays for a while and leaves a very nice sticky lacing.

The nose is like solid caramel, it's hard to even get hops off this one. Traces of pine notes are making me think of a Columbus bittering maybe?

The first taste is huge bodied caramel malt, followed closely by sweeter bittering hops with some floral notes around the edge, then the malt sweetness comes back to stay through the finish.

Thick body and with a ton of malty sweetness, not as hoppy as I was expecting, but overall enjoyable.

Photo of thedoubler55
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Orangey brown color, about a finger of off white head and a bit of lacing not to much.

S- Very strong hint of hops right away, a sweet scent of honey as well, pine and grapefruit.

T-Strong taste of booze right away, bits of honey and caramel at the front. Very strong tasting IPA.

M- Huge beer! Medium bodied.

D-Dont know if I will be trying this one again, it was very boozy and not to fitting for my style of likes.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Victroy snifter. No bottle date (?). 11.5% ABV.

A: Clear, orange color. One finger, pure white head. Looks like Hopslam, but does it taste like it. Carbonation is OK. Good lacing. Sticky.

S: This smells like a hop bomb from afar. Extreme fruity hops. Awesome smell.

T: From start to finish: we go from mild & smooth to intense hop flavor & sweet malts in the middle to extreme bitterness & mouth pucker at the end. Like Hopslam, but nowhere near as refined. Boozy finish.

M: Mouth pucker'er. Coats and stays with you.

O: Good beer from a local PA brewer that prior to this I'd never heard of. Not Bell's quality, but a nice offering. Pretty darn good.

Photo of brewandbbq
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle.

Pours clear gold with an orangy hue and a half inch head of rocky bone. A partial skim coat and broken ropes of lacing throughout the glass.

Aromatics lead off with apricot, tangerine, lemon pith, grapefruit, pine, and peach fuzz. Quite floral, but not screaming hops out of the glass as a IIIPA should.

On the fuller side of medium bodied with a tacky, sticky mouthfeel. Resinous.

Grapefruith pith, pine sap, and alcohol start the palate. A firm, pressing bitterness steps forward along with tongue-numbing tropical hops
and rocket fuel.

Finishes with a lingering bitterness, a high-alpha hop bombing, and loads of hot alcohol.

This beer is a bruiser. Very strong and face-smacking with the hops. More hops in the nose would be nice though.

Photo of Sammy
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours mid coloured golden with a good amount of head, with one half inch retained. Low amount of hop aromas. Taste and mouthfeel is hoppy, but somewhat acidic. It needed and got food or I could not have finished a bomber. Some C-hop but the bitterness is a muddle and seems higher than 74 IBU. Also signfiicantly boozy.
Thanks Michael P.

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Hop'solutely from Bethlehem Brew Works
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