Hop'solutely - Bethlehem Brew Works
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4.15/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
First of all, this bottle was from Fegley Brew Works, so both Allentown and Bethlehem get credit, although it reads Allentown on the label. Secondly, it is described on the label as a "Tiple India Pale Ale", despite being lower in ABV than Dark Horse's Double Crooked Tree. Who's zoomin' who, here?
From the bottle: "Handcrafted in our small brewery with great pride. Family run, urban made, and fiercely independent since 1998."
My pour netted me a finger-and-a-half of dense, rocky, off-white head with good retention. Color was a cloudy orangish-amber. Nose was big with grapefruit from the hops, underlain with a caramel malt sweetness. Wahhoo! Mouthfeel was medium and the tang of the citrusy hops was immediate on the tongue, followed by a wash of caramel sweetness and then some heat just after the swallow. Finish was dry as the Sahara and the sticky lacing that was beginning to appear was beautiful. It will hurt to gift the other bottle away, but I have a buddy who has been very good to me and is deserving.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2012 22:50:12 | More by woodychandler
3.2/5 rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle into tulip. no bottled on date.
A: a very bright rich blond color. head has some reddish tints to it, but mostly white. good retention and lacing.
S: lots of ethanol on the nose. sweet raisins mixes with american hop aromas. big sweet hop flowers. citrus. not too shabby.
T: very sweet flavors. sugar in the raw. sweet fruits, mangos. a little piney. finish is combined flavors of alcohol heat and lingering hop alphas. maybe a little butterscotch flavor. toffee. bitterness throughout, but not really at the forefront.
M: carbonation combined with the alcohol gives some feeling of tight carbonation. full bodied.
D: a little too much and needs some refining. calm some of the heat out and focus on the good american hop aromas/flavors.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2012 04:20:23 | More by Jimmys
Hop'solutely from Bethlehem Brew Works
86 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.