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%
 
 
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15
Gots:
70
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2
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3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 07-09-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: Single from Let's Pour mailorder

A: Semi-clear, golden beer capped with 2 fingers of offwhite head, with very good retention and a nice amount of lacing.

S: Aromas are all hop-forward, with citrus, grapefruit and floral notes.

T: Sharp bite from the citrus hops is in the forefront. I also get a little bit of honey-like sweetness. Quite a bitter brew here

M: Body is medium, with what I'd call an average amount of carbonation. The aftertaste has a prominent astringency that is unpleasant. This improves a bit as the beer warms to room temperatures.

O: A good beer but the astringency was a negative.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Photo of hopflyer
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unknown bottled date but I know it's a few months old.
last of my 4-pack

Vigorous pour, little head. Slight haze, light gold.

Fruity and earthy. Having this outside just after cutting the grass so leaning more earthy, grassy. Remembered the other three more on the citrus spectrum.

Tangy and a touch bitter on first sip. Some alcohol burn but barely. Hides the abv well. a bit of lemon and orange and fresh cut grass again. Pineapple. Not much malt, a touch of biscuit, but not overly hoppy either

Medium body and medium to high carbonation. Pretty clean and crisp for such high abv. Surprised.

This is a pretty good surprise beer. Was expecting this to be overly boozy but it's a really flavorful and refreshing DIPA. Under-rated in my opinion. Seek this one out.

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3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
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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Hop'solutely from Allentown Brew Works
3.7 out of 5 based on 472 ratings.
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