Hop Explosion | Allentown Brew Works

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Hop ExplosionHop Explosion

Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Deuane on 11-23-2007

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had high hopes with a name like Hop Explosion. Strong showing I must admit. Color was orangy amber. Head was thick but faded quickly. Nose/aroma was good when opened but also faded quickly in tulip glass. Finally taste was unsurprising the same mighty tasty at first "sip" than not much afterward. All said, best to spend money elsewhere!

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3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Typical appearance for an IPA, slightly murky golden copper leaning a bit towards the look of an APA

Hardly any hop "explosiveness" heading up my nose. Was let down here

One dimensional flavor which reminded me of Harpoon's IPA (I'd choose a Harpoon over this anytime). Just went from muted pineyness to bitter without any compexity or play on any of the other lovely hop flavors available like grapefruit, floral, mango, etc...

Was a touch too soapy/syrupy which canceled the carbo. Perhaps this is where the major problem is with this beer, because the hops are hardly to be found.

I am railing on this beer because at $16.50/sixer it falls into Sculpin territory and there is absolutely no comparrison. (I live an hour from the brewery also).
After I finished this one I downed a Green Flash West Coast IPA and was so much happier...

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3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - clear copper color with a fluffy white head that left sticky lacing.

S - a mix of pine and citrus.

T - sharp pine with citrus rind bitterness finishing things off.

F - medium bodied with mild carbonation making the beer go down easy.

O - a decent beer but just an average IPA.

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