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Hop'solutely - Bethlehem Brew Works

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BA SCORE
86
very good

142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TurdFurgison on 03-11-2010)
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-20-2013 00:41:07 | More by jhartley
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Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

10-06-2013 19:34:51 | More by ROGUE16
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-20-2013 15:08:01 | More by vonnegut21
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Washington

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

08-07-2013 05:47:34 | More by Smurf2055
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-01-2013 11:56:42 | More by scottDC
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-11-2013 23:11:22 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

07-03-2013 01:23:00 | More by ColdWaffles
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-30-2013 23:39:08 | More by LoveStout
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petermethot

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-26-2013 15:03:33 | More by petermethot
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-14-2013 20:09:10 | More by ChristopherLaughlin
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-15-2013 11:20:37 | More by Slatetank
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-13-2013 22:47:23 | More by erialbill
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hurdjg

Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-21-2013 14:27:52 | More by hurdjg
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-11-2013 03:34:22 | More by orangesol
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mhbarber

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-31-2013 01:43:42 | More by mhbarber
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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Pennsylvania

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New Jersey

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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CreightonSM

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Pencible

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear gold with some white head.
S: It smelled like orange and sugary grapefruit and candied apricot, with some caramel and honey wheat bread.
T: It tasted like juicy orange and sweet candied apricot, with some caramel and copper and honey wheat bread. It had a somewhat clean, sweet and hot aftertaste with some bitterness.
M: It was fairly thick with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was more like an American barleywine with substantial malt, than a double IPA. The scent and taste and body were all nice. The finish wasn't very smooth though, so it was better to sip. It might actually age really well, and help mellow out the alcohol. Fresh, it was decent but not great.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 04:45:16 | More by Pencible
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into Jackie O's snifter. Thanks Mike (stmgl01) for this one!

No bottle date that I see.

A- Pours a Translucent brownish golden with a fairly thin white head that leaves some light spotty lacing. Decent consistent rising carbonation.

S- Fairly malty, a hint of booze although not bad for 11.5%, some light earthy hops that are balanced with the malts. Not overly aromatic and not overly interesting.

T- Light earthy hops balanced with light sweet malts, a hint of caramel sweetness, a little bit of a booze bite on the finish with light earthy greeny hops. Abv could have been dialed down a bit and a little bit more hops added. Overall not bad though for a very high abv IPA.

M- Medium bodied, nice carbonation, some light alcohol burn on the finish although to be expected at this abv. Fairly drinkable at 11.5%, but definitely not the most drinkable IPA I've had over 10%.

O- For a high abv "triple" IPA this wasn't a bad beer. I will admit that I like lower abv IPAs a lot more, once they start getting over 9.5% the alcohol (and the malts used to hide it) takes away from the hop presence which is completely true in this beer. If you are looking for an ultra-hoppy IPA this beer isn't for you. However if you want a beer that is decently balanced between hops vs. malts, high abv, and a little bit more on the sweeter side then citrus then this is more for you.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 18:05:49 | More by jaasen64
Hop'solutely from Bethlehem Brew Works
86 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.