Always Sunny
Allentown Brew Works

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Allentown Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States
American Pale Ale
3.34 | pDev: 14.07%
Apr 14, 2018
Dec 21, 2011
Always SunnyAlways Sunny
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Reviewed by drtth from Pennsylvania

3.19/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
The clear amber colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/2” off white head that recedes to a thin layer of foam and a ring around the glass while leaving a partial ring which dome patches and legs of lacing. Sipping creates some scattered patches and several skinny legs of lacing.

The aromas include some bready malt and some light floral and citric character but is not particularly complex.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the malt backed up by some citric hops. There’s also some noticeable sweetness backing up a grassy and earthy bitterness that light but borders on being unpleasant.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and lightly prickly with the finely bubbled carbonation. The finish begins as the sweetness fades to leave the back of the palate filled with some floral character and some earthy, grassy bitterness that is smooth but almost unpleasant for being too heavy handed in an APA.

Overall this is just an ok Pale Ale since it lacks any subtlety in the dry finish which is dominated by the grassy earthy bitterness without really turning completely dry and inviting another sip.
Apr 14, 2018
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Fegley's Brew Works "Always Sunny Pale Ale"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BTLON:012318 12:31 PM"

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's got a lovely head on it, two-fingers thick of creamy white foam. The body below is a clear golden with just a few tiny bubbles rising here and there. The aroma is hoppy with floral notes, some citrus, a light touch of pine, and a bit of earthy spiciness. There's some apple-like yeasty fruitiness in there as well, and some sweetish grainy malt comes through. It's not a bold aroma but it's fresh and welcoming. On to the flavor... the sweet malt comes through fuller, holding everything together, and there's a nice fruitiness across the middle followed by some grassiness and spiciness in the finish. Again, it's not bold, but neither is it lacking in flavor, and the transition from sweetish at the outset to fruity and then spicy and dry in the end is nice. A firm bitterness backs it, and some of that lingers in the finish as well. It's medium-light in body and moderately carbonated, giving it a delicate caress on the tongue before warming to become smooth. Nice! I kind of see it as being English in nature, but then there are some American hops that definitely swing it in that direction - so, a hybrid, which is actually perfect given the picture of Ben Franklin on the label. He was American but a lot of the people around him had English roots, as does this beer. It might not be bold but it's very nicely balanced and rounded, and highly drinkable.
Feb 28, 2018
Rated: 2 by mikr from New Jersey

Oct 13, 2016
Rated: 3.28 by Millersbrewers from Wisconsin

Sep 16, 2016
Rated: 3.44 by mikem0487 from Pennsylvania

May 18, 2016
Rated: 3.43 by tim007007 from Illinois

Nov 06, 2015
Rated: 3.27 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Sep 29, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by wander4 from New Jersey

Aug 03, 2015
Rated: 4.24 by jan_acker from Pennsylvania

Jul 30, 2015
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

2.78/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Date: July 9, 2015... Glassware: Barley Creek pint... Occasion: sitting in between storms, enjoying thirsty Thursday with me, myself, and I... Appearance: a darker amber body than expected--considering its name--with little effervescence; off-white head pours thin but creamy, flattening to a reasonable quarter-inch; ling becomes sporadic but visible.... Aroma: pleasant lemon, citrus and freshly mowed hay; aromas are faint and suggest little malt presence or balance; some odd funk catches at the profile's end, turning a decent allure to a debatable one.... Palate: smooth, fizzy at the throat and a bit warming; creamy at the start, with a little sizzle at the teeth--thin in the middle, with an equally soft aftertaste... Taste: lemon zest battles some earthy, malty undercurrents--both may be losing; light bitterness cannot create a strong profile, though the citric hints of grapefruit and melon give the tastebuds something to contemplate--not a pale ale with a vast array of talent; the faint hint of flowers at the back end does leave me with a desire of another sip... Overall: Not sure how proud Franklin would be knowing he adorned this bottle--Yards offered a much better brew for Ben's image to plug; a decent beer to compliment chips or pretzels, but not much else to say...should I end up in Allentown, I would definitely try Fegley's other offerings before coming back to this...
Jul 10, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by JC333 from New York

Jul 06, 2015
Rated: 3.64 by Profchaos20 from Pennsylvania

Jun 12, 2015
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Rated by 50marathons from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Nice refreshing ale. Good color although a bit cloudy. This brewery seems to be a little over carbonated in the bottles.
Apr 18, 2015
Rated: 2.81 by BrianQuinn from Pennsylvania

Feb 24, 2015
Rated: 3.4 by StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania

Feb 20, 2015
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12/28...on tap in Allentown...pours bright gold with active bubbles. Thick white foam. Pine nose and grapefruit in there too. Same comment on the taste. Medium body lends a nice even flavor throughout. Bitter bite. Sunny indeed.
Dec 29, 2014
Rated: 3.4 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

Dec 21, 2014
Rated: 2.88 by danlib21 from Pennsylvania

Dec 21, 2014
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Reviewed by hoagzzz from Pennsylvania

2.42/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
Hate to be a prick but totally avg stuff. Smells and tastes like the Junior Varsity. I threatened to drain pour but decided to muscle thru. Not sure that was the right decision.
Dec 20, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by Pav5069 from Pennsylvania

Dec 03, 2014
Rated: 3.24 by ILuvBeer from Pennsylvania

Nov 22, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Nov 16, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Shnanign from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by micropale from Pennsylvania

Nov 05, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by WallstreetB from Pennsylvania

Oct 21, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by jgido759 from New Jersey

Oct 08, 2014
Rated: 1.5 by AshlandNacho from Massachusetts

Oct 01, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

Sep 22, 2014
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Reviewed by DuaneL from Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +34.7%
This is a delicious, dependable pale ale with a rich golden hue, and lots of character. Very similar to Southern Tier Harvest Ale; Under-rated so far by the BA members, and I can't fathom why.
Aug 31, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Aug 29, 2014
Rated: 3 by malfunxion from New York

Aug 26, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by ColdWaffles from Pennsylvania

Aug 25, 2014
Rated: 3.36 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Aug 25, 2014
Rated: 3.28 by condorsim from Iowa

Aug 19, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania

Aug 07, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

Aug 04, 2014
Rated: 3 by gunnerlincoln from Pennsylvania

Aug 03, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by srw from Virginia

Jul 19, 2014
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.02/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle, no date.

pours a hazy dark golden color, bright white head. decent head retention. aroma is a mix of of slightly stale hops and malt. almost an earthy soapy citrus smell. taste is also off a bit, tastes old. average body, higher carbonation.
Jul 13, 2014
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Reviewed by Boggdogg from Pennsylvania

2.51/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75
Not impressed at all. Only one flavor profile no head which means no lacing light bodied.
I would not drink again but if you like very bitter very hoppy beers, this is the one for you. I chocked it down but just not my favorite. Slightly disappointing.
Jul 04, 2014
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