Hop Explosion | Allentown Brew Works

Hop ExplosionHop Explosion
BA SCORE
46%
Liked This Beer
3.58 w/ 215 ratings
Hop ExplosionHop Explosion
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States
thebrewworks.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Deuane on 11-23-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,936
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
215
Liked:
99
Avg:
3.58/5
pDev:
15.36%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 215 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy copper with two-finger, white, foamy, creamy head that lasted more than several minutes. Great lacing.

S: Citrus and pine hops. Pineapple.

T: Moderate sweetness and solid hop bitterness. Bitterness throughout. Citrus and pine.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Smooth.

O: Great looking IPA with a vivid aroma and a refreshing taste.

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Photo of horshamguy
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A--Golden orange/copper color. Very rich looking. Clear more than hazy, but still not see-throughable due to rich, dark coloring. Thick head that doesn't last to the end.

S--Not nearly as hoppy as expected from its name, but still really good. There's citrus (lemon & grapefruit) and something like bread from the malt. Excellent job of making me intrigued/interested in the taste.

T--Oh yeah, this is the good stuff. Pine, citrus, with a heaping helping of sweet maltiness. I think I might even be getting some caramel.

M--Creamy & full bodied. Decent carbonation. Serious, not light & easy to dismiss.

O--excellent across the board. High quality output by folks who clearly know what they;re doing

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Photo of 57md
4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance is a striking copper with a full finger of head that retains well and leaves some intricate lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, but not overly so. This is a solid example of an East Coast IPA - nice malt and hop balance. The finish could stand to be a bit hoppier, but that is a small criticism considering this offering is truly a rare example of a sessionable IPA.

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Photo of brentk56
4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with an inch or so of foam laying on top of the clear amber liquid; leaves a nice web of lace

Smell: Biscuity, with a tangerine aspect

Taste: Taste follows smell, with a tangerine hop character complementing the biscuity malt base; a bit of apricot lingers in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with lively carbonation

Overall: Really enjoying the hop flavors on this beer; nicel complement to the malt bill

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Photo of jlandis
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was amazingly tasty. The description was fairly basic "Brewed with pale, and crystal malts, hopped with Tomahawks" Definite West Coast style American Pale Ale. This was amazingly drinkable, although served a little colder than I would have expected. Nice round hop flavor, with just the right bitterness. As it warmed up a bit I started getting some DFH 90min vibes, but all in all a very nice brew and I wouldn't mind having another.

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Photo of Omnium
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle > Sam Adam's Alpine Spring Glass
A - Pours a murky orange color, off white, thick 1.5 finger head, medium lacing.
S - Smells very fresh, lots of floral hops goin on, with some nice tropical fruits, and a sweeter malt.
T - This is a full flavored beer, good hop bitterness that has a somewhat fruity flavor that finishes with strong malt flavors.
M - The bitterness can tend to be a little much, but its decent.
O - Having this on tap last spring when it first reached the pittsburgh area, I didnt care for it, but revisiting it, I enjoyed it much more this time. Its a good full tasting IPA that can be appreciate in a number of areas.

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Photo of Soste87
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Radwagon
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Kuhnzie8637
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of yuenglingade
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of pavpav12
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of hiphops24
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of davehuebner79
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of beerded_drunk
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of rydev24
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of zapahoppa
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of dsnyder61
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of augie
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of prg1976
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of JArmour15
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of hophead81
4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Slatetank
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Thirsty's enjoyed chilled from a willybecker.

The color is deeply hazed amber with a mild golden accent and thick cream cap of over 2 fingers. The bead is very fine. The lace sticks in a thick pattern and the bead is fine. The smell is very fruity and pine accented from the hops w/ slight lemon rind odor and hint of pineapple with light tinge of floral from the hops throughout. The feel is mildly bitter with subtle sweet base and a moderate carbonation with mild astringency and semi dry finish.

The taste has a hint of tropical and slight herbal hop flavor with lemony accent and light pine-like bitterness with a subtle pepper in the peripheral that is only mildly vegetal with a light tinge of malt sweetness underpinning the hops with a balance more toward bitter than sweet. The subtle toasted taste is noted as it warms with very mild alcohol and slight grassiness in the finish. Overall a good beer with plenty of hop flavor. I enjoyed this version better than the tap so it may have been a not-so-fresh keg...uncertain.

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Photo of newbeeraday
4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Hop Explosion from Allentown Brew Works
Beer rating: 46% out of 100 with 215 ratings
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