Hop'solutely | Allentown Brew Works

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by yourefragile on 11-07-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
472
Reviews:
154
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
15.41%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
70
For Trade:
2
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5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Has a really hazy look to it I assume from all the hopping but I like that look. The smell reminds me of Nugget Nectar actually with a really sweet tropical fruit/grapefruit like smell. On the taste its really smooth with a sweet tropical fruit flavor all from the hops. The hop flavor is off the charts. Very sweet from the malts and hops coming together in a fantastic unison. On the finish I get such a nice pine/herbal green hop taste and strong bitterness.

The bitterness comes through in a piney green herbal taste. Very delicious. I actually really don't taste that much alcohol and that's awesome for being a 11.5 percent beer. The only hint of it being that high in alcohol is the slight burn it gives you on the way down and the buzz it gives you...wow.

Like I always say.. get this beer, you won't be disappointed. Pennsylvania brews some quality beers wow. The only way you'll be disappointed is if you don't like hops and can't handle a really bitter bite.The IBU's are off the chart here. I'll be sure to definitely try more beers from this brewery. Awesome job Fegley's. To me this is an A plus beer perfect scoring beer to me.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Let me tell you about this beer.
11.5 ABV

It's really really Good.

Been on a tear tasting a lot of East Coast IPL IPA and DIPA on a temporary visit to New England. Bravely picked up a 4-pack.

Poured into a frosty chilled pint glass.

Little or no foam. Really practically no head at all. No lacing. Nada. Not a clue as to what is going on. No legs.

First scent upon opening the 12oz bottle eagerly inhaling the nose spoke of bananas, pineapple, birch sap, maple syrup.

I am not worried about the lack of foam. The smell is hella promising!

A little caution is required. It's a triple IPA. I had to select Double Imperial IPA style on Beer Advocate to rate the beer because there is no Triple category.

Having to settle on just one beer for the night, this one ought to do the job.

The first sip is heavenly. All the scents of the fragrant aroma materialize. The strength of the brew is reminiscent of a top shelf margarita. There is a sweetness that is not the malty kind. It strongly reminds me of the sherry soaked sponge cake at the bottom of the trifle.

The bitterness is very high.

Low carbonation warning. The bubbles are small and few. Still a pleasant fizz, but I know that at the pace I will drink this, it will go flat...and it did.

For this style, I am impressed!

The alcohol is really masked by the fruity hop shellac.

Drank this one as a dessert. It's delicious.

Not sure how a second one of these would sit. That would be something a clown might do!

The finish is peaty like single malt scotch.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Was Highly recommended by good to go Ver close to a Hoptimum but less carbonation and resin

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Hop'solutely from Allentown Brew Works
3.7 out of 5 based on 472 ratings.
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