Hop'solutely | Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States
thebrewworks.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TurdFurgison on 03-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
183
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
13.26%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of woodychandler
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First of all, this bottle was from Fegley Brew Works, so both Allentown and Bethlehem get credit, although it reads Allentown on the label. Secondly, it is described on the label as a "Tiple India Pale Ale", despite being lower in ABV than Dark Horse's Double Crooked Tree. Who's zoomin' who, here?

From the bottle: "Handcrafted in our small brewery with great pride. Family run, urban made, and fiercely independent since 1998."

My pour netted me a finger-and-a-half of dense, rocky, off-white head with good retention. Color was a cloudy orangish-amber. Nose was big with grapefruit from the hops, underlain with a caramel malt sweetness. Wahhoo! Mouthfeel was medium and the tang of the citrusy hops was immediate on the tongue, followed by a wash of caramel sweetness and then some heat just after the swallow. Finish was dry as the Sahara and the sticky lacing that was beginning to appear was beautiful. It will hurt to gift the other bottle away, but I have a buddy who has been very good to me and is deserving.

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3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into tulip. no bottled on date.

A: a very bright rich blond color. head has some reddish tints to it, but mostly white. good retention and lacing.

S: lots of ethanol on the nose. sweet raisins mixes with american hop aromas. big sweet hop flowers. citrus. not too shabby.

T: very sweet flavors. sugar in the raw. sweet fruits, mangos. a little piney. finish is combined flavors of alcohol heat and lingering hop alphas. maybe a little butterscotch flavor. toffee. bitterness throughout, but not really at the forefront.

M: carbonation combined with the alcohol gives some feeling of tight carbonation. full bodied.

D: a little too much and needs some refining. calm some of the heat out and focus on the good american hop aromas/flavors.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 10 oz. chalice glass

Appearance – Served a hazy orange color with a moderate white head. The head faded rather quickly to leave a healthy bit of lacing.

Smell – There is a nice buttery biscuit aroma with plenty of good citrus smells. Some hints of pine and tropical fruit aromas are present as well and when mixed with a nice caramel aroma create a very pleasing smell.

Taste – For the most part the same flavors were present throughout the entire taste, but with varying intensities. A big bready malt taste was up front and remained strong throughout the taste. In the beginning the malty taste was mixed with a tropical fruit and light caramel sweetness and a good shot of more bitter pine hop flavor. The sweetness faded over time and the bitter hop grew stronger and stronger as the taste advanced. At the end a strong bitter hop was there and lingered on the tongue with the biscuit malt. While these were the main flavors, one in which I expected, was absent; surprisingly there was almost no alcohol flavor in this rather potent (11.8 %) brew.

Mouthfeel – Thick and chewy with a lower level of carbonation. The creaminess coated the tongue and this coupled without no burn of alcohol made it very easy to drink; somewhat dangerous for such a strong brew.

Overall – It had good characteristics. The flavors were nice, it had a wonderful aroma and it was very easy to drink, but due to all tastes being present at all times and the more subtle changes it was somewhat unexciting. Quite good but not great.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: cloudy deep gold/orange, trace white head,
nice lacing

S: huge peach/mango, pine, malt, sugar

T: big peach/mango, malt/pine, long sticky bitter
finish

M: med/heavy body, big oily/sticky mouth

O: WOW! This is my Imp IPA. Love big citrus
and sticky/oily Double IPAs. Will most
assuredly get again and recommend.

AMAZING, MUST TRY!

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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks maniacal82 for this DIPA.

A - Pours a straw, blonde color with a splash of amber in there too. It starts out pretty clear with the carb bubbles quickly swimming to the surface but gets cloudy after it sits.

S - Very fruit forward and boozey scents. Get some guava mixed with caramelized sugar and a hint of lemon zest. Slight bad unfresh odor came out at first but quickly went away. Probably a note of the fresher the better.

T - A big fruit, pine, punch with a good balance of sugar that isn't overpowering. The booze is in there as well.

M - Sticky and a bit chewy. Light to medium carbonation.

O - Not a bad DIPA. One of the fruitiest ones I've had which I enjoyed.

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Hop'solutely from Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
3.77 out of 5 based on 183 ratings.
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