Hop'solutely | Allentown Brew Works

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Allentown Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by yourefragile on 11-07-2009

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Photo of MikeWard
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Part of a flight at Good Ta Go Chambersburg, PA yesterday. Had several times before, so here's a review.

Slightly hazy amber body. small off white persistent head leaving some lacing.

Faint hit of hops, nothing else.

Now this is billed as an 11.5 "Triple" IPA. The alcohol is extremely well hidden, to the point you dont even notice it. However, the hop level is quite low. Decent enough malt background, with a very nice pepperiness to it.

Just about medium on the mouth. Disappears on the finish rather quickly.

On the whole, I have to say it's an okay tasting beer. I rarely had such a high abv beer that you felt like slamming, even in the 5oz glass. This can be dangerous. I just dont think of it as a TIPA.

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Photo of epyon396
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ColdWaffles
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Spiegelau "IPA" glass.

Looks somewhat disappointing. Keeps a nice steady white head, but it is a light apple juice amber with very evident carbonation. 3.25/5

Smells good enough. Grassy hops with a hint of underlying sweet malt character. 4/5

Pretty one dimensional excess hopped IPA with a tiny bit of sweet malt character at the end. Not assisted by the mouthfeel at all. 3.5/5

Way too thin and way too carbonated. 3.25

I was really hoping to fall in love with this given it's ease of availability, but I have to grade this down on the style for sure. Even as a relatively easy regional find for the style, it seems to disappoint.

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Photo of BradC
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ruddy orange color, thin head with a little lacing.

Smells of hops, resinous, onion?

Taste is a punch in the face with hops, not much malt to balance it out. Slight sweetness and a little bit of alcohol. Hop taste is citrus, vegetal, some green onion flavors and pine. Bitterness lingers.

Kind of an oily mouthfeel, lightly carbonated

Overall, not one of my favorites, is way unbalanced towards the hops and the smell kind of puts me off. Wouldn't try again in the near future.

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Hop'solutely from Allentown Brew Works
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 475 ratings