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Hop Explosion - Bethlehem Brew Works

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BA SCORE
81
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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bethlehem Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: goindownsouth on 03-22-2003)
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3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a deep golden hue with intense creamy solid white head that never went away,

S - Not picking up on any particular scent, maybe a little buttery cracker, but not very much in the hops department.

T - A heavy dose of hops on the initial sip, lots of pine and citrus that stains my mouth for several moments afterward. Some touches of pepper spice, maybe a hint of ginger freshness, some smoke, a little pineapple and grapefruit on the end. The end of the taste is more of the same, a little salty with some citrus hoppiness, and a even some cornbread sweetness on the way out.

M - Not very sticky, but thick. It has body, but not much character.

O - On it's own, it's a great IPA, but for something called "Hop Explosion", I was hoping for face warping levels of hoppiness not seen in quite some time. Still, the beer itself is wonderfully crafted, and tastes great. Just waiting for more of the namesake explosion of hoppy goodness.

undeadozzy, Jan 18, 2014
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2.4/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Nitro On-tap growler fill into pint glass

Appearance- Dark copper, clear about a finger of white head that fades quick

Aroma- Faint for something named hop explosion, There are grassy hops some pine, caramel, biscuity malt but its not very strong. Was hoping for some citrus or tropical fruits but not to be.

Flavor- Some caramel malt sweetness, decent bitterness, grassy hops, some pine, its pretty muddy hard to pull out anything strong.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, fairly low carbination for an IPA, no alcohol present

Overall- Its kind of bland for the style not a whole lot of hops in terms of aroma or flavor here. Its not bad, just not something I would seek out or recommend.

LI_PO12, May 10, 2013
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Hop Explosion from Bethlehem Brew Works
81 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.