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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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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Photo of alwaysanswerb
2/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Pours a light golden yellow with great clarity. The initial one finger head dies slowly to a thin film with a halo. Spotty lacing.

S - Very sweet citrus and malt aroma coupled with faint alcohol.

T - Strong bitter pine hops mixed with some sweet orange and sugary malt. Alcohol is very noticeable on the front and afterwards with a burn. Numbs the tongue a bit after it goes down.

M - Medium bodied, favoring the thinner side. Good, tingly carbonation.

O - This beer was a bit off the mark. The alcohol isn't well hidden and the flavors don't meld well. The sweetness comes across a bit like sugar water, but the initial hop bite is nice. I probably won't get this one again, although the alcohol bang (or burn) for your buck is certainly there.

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Photo of Fitzmke
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Hopstimatic
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of redliner8
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of gkatsoris
4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Beautiful golden in color. Small fizzy head. And slightly murky. The color does it.

S: Pine and flower hops. Honey. A little alcoholy. Pretty malty for an IIPA. Vanilla pudding. Vanilla icing. Slight, slight woody. Butter. A buttered roll.

T: Buttery. Flowery. Caramely. Vanilla. Really sugary sweet.

M: A little oily. Thick and chewy tho. Good coat on the tongue.

O: We drank this next to Capt Lawrence's IIPA, Hop Slam, and Hop Riot; and this hung with 'big boys' for sure.

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Photo of themind
3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a good micro brew from Fegleys. This beer has a kick and a four pack would level most lesser men. That said it has a good aroma and the taste is very satisfying.

The alcohol content can be tasted in the beer, otherwise I would give it a higher rating. When you drink this you know where your headed if you grab another.

Overall if you like hoppy beers and seek the hard to find beers this one is for you...if you dont live in the tri-state area.

Bottom line...its worth drinking!

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Photo of ReelBigwigFish
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Stella chalice

A: Clear filtered golden light amber color with minimal bright white frothy head after an aggressive pour

S: Lots of hops and malt in the aroma, very sweet, and a good amount of boozy alcohol. Sharp pine resin, grapefruit, fresh green apples, and some earthiness in the smell. It actually stings my nostrils a bit.

T: Follows nose with a pretty noticeable alcohol feel, and somewhat overpowering sweetness. There is an earthiness in the finish that doesn't jive with the rest of the flavor. This is a tough score to give for taste because many DIPA's that get an "average" taste score, are just that, average. This one is actually too much of everything, and needs better refinement.

M: Boozy, syrupy mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation.

O: Hop'solutely is like they turned every dial to 11 and hoped for the best. Lots of alcohol sweetness, lots of malt, and LOADS of hops. Which might sound like a good idea, but it's just too much to be a great IPA.

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Photo of kennylopez
4.17/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 12oz bottle into a globe glass.

Appearance: a rather clear golden yellow with a big two finger thick head that lasts and leaves rings of lacing as I drink it.

Smells: there is a mild malt character through the citrus/pine hops.

Tastes: A big pine hop that has orange zest and a little malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: weighing in at 11.5% this is a super smooth brew with little burn and great carbonation.

Overall: I really enjoyed this one, and at $8 a four pack I would make it a regular if it was always around

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Photo of jackrodgers77
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of bonez05404
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Beerme09
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of LambicKing
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Marti403
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of JRHope
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of SpillyBeers
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of upsjeff
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of zapahoppa
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of fester71
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ububru
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of Bobancheff
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- This beer was poured into a pint glass. Has a white foamy inch of head. Moderate lacing

S-You can smell that it is packed with hops it smells potent.

T- For being 11.5 percent alcohol it does hide it very well. It goes down smooth for being so potent.

overall- It will sneak up on you and get you. After 6 or 7 you should be feeling alright.

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Photo of JerseyKirk
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy orange from all the hops. Almost looks like a hefeweizen. White 1 1/2 finger head that laced nicely. Head dissipated slowly for a high abv beer.

S: Citrus, grapefruit, hop bite that stings the nostrils. Slight malty background.

T: Lemon, citrus, pine, bitterness, caramel, lime. Really balanced. BU/GU is in good relationship.

M: Light and dry although still a hint of malt sweetness.

O: Excellent beer. Definitely for celebrating something fantastic. Have a 4 pack and you're a goner. Enjoy the deliciousness.

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