Always Sunny | Allentown Brew Works

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Durge on 12-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
131
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
14.12%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of DuaneL
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

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.

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Photo of csrbv
4.45/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great summer beer. From a bottle pored into a Corsendonk Christmas Ale tulip glass. Nice head then nice lacing afterwards. Has a great summer taste and smell--lemon or somekind of zest. Great mouthfeel and just enough zip to give you a nice buzz without being overly boozy. Really nice spring/summer brew!

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of jan_acker
4.24/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Durge
4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A yellow amber color with good carbonation activity, clear and bright with a very ample white froth on top and seriously blanketing gobs of lacing left behind. The aroma is unmistakable pissy hops, sharp and citrusy over thick biscuit grain. A happy encounter for the hop enthusiast. Definitely more resembling an IPA. The flavor brings a very grassy grain hops, biscuit brightness, befitting the name. This is fairly light in body with a summery, refreshing feel, full of luscious carbonation. The flavor seems a bit one dimensional but it’s drinkable enough and it reveals more bready grains as you go through it. A tad watery but overall, for pure hay flavored grassy hop pleasure it’s quite a decent choice.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of bcsbeer
3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into my Goose Island tulip glass.

A: Light amber with a slight haze. Tall white head with good retention and lacing.

S: Nose picked up hints of dusty flowers and soap.

T: Was similar mostly floral hops with a orange kick.

M: Medium to light. Finish was dry and tangy.

O: I like this one, it brought back memories of the decorative soap I use to see in the guest bathroom at my grandparents house in the 70's. Plus I live in Florida and its always sunny here.

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Photo of Pencible
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like lemongrass with some copper and fresh wheat
T: It tasted like copper and lemon hops, with some honey and fresh wheat. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was a nice pale ale with ok scent, but great taste on par with many IPAs. The body was good with a mellow finish, so it was easy to drink. Not ground breaking, but a solid and enjoyable brew.

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Photo of microbrewlover
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours with a very fluffy white head, strong carbonation and is about 50% opaque. It is a nice clear yellow when held up to the light and a brown/orange color when not held up to the light.

The smell is piney hops, soapy, pine resin, orange and other citrus hops.

The taste follows the nose with piney and orange hops at the beginning, moving to a malt backbone the dry piney hops at the end. A dry aftertaste is left in the mouth after swallowing along with a little pine resin.

The feel is solid and chewy but also dry. This goes down kind of rough due to the bitter, dry aftertaste.

Overall this is a solid but unimpressive American IPA. It has potential but the dryness is a real turn off for me; a little more hop oil would be better. However, if you like a brew with a dry aftertaste, go for it. A little more flavor complexity would be nice as well.

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Photo of tempest
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint at the Allentown location. Appeared clear gold with a short white head. You know, there's no massive hops or big kick, but this is fine example of a sessionable pale ale. The clean citrus spice has a crisp bite and stands out over the mild caramel malts. This beer leans to the hops, but the brewery calls this "West Cost style" and it fits the bill.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of 50marathons
3.72/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of JC333
3.69/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Always Sunny from Allentown Brew Works
3.4 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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