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Hop'solutely | Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works

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3.82/5
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186 Ratings
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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:
Hop’solutely is a premium, flagship offering from Fegley’s Brew Works. This triple IPA has become a craft beer fan favorite. The addition of brettanomyces is the logical evolution of this brew. Brewmaster Beau Baden commented about Brett Hop’solutely, “We are excited to have this beer finally available after aging for nearly 4 months. This beer is fermented with 100% wild yeast (Brettanomyces). the wild yeast gives this beer a dryer flavor, light fruitiness and an effervescent finish. This beer weighs in at 11.5% ABV just like our regular version.”

We used Brett (brettanomyces – a wild yeast) to ferment Hop’solutely instead of regular brewer’s yeast, which typically ferments our beer. Brett yeast takes approximately 3 to 4 months to ferment Hop’solutely rather than 14 or so days with typical brewer’s yeast.

Added by TurdFurgison on 03-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,812
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
186
pDev:
13.09%
Bros Score:
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3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JimandTracey
4.41/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Heavy malty beer with strong beginning, middle and lingering end. Good in small doses.

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2.94/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Smoother than I thought. One beer is enough

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3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a reddish dark amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Alcohol and some sweet malt that makes for a barleywine-like aroma.

T- Very boozy with some more of that sweet malt trying to balance things out, but it just doesn't work. I don't even get the IPA side of this as all I'm tasting is alcohol and malt.

M- Sharp and hot from the booze with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Way too hot. This is not an IPA, it's a barleywine and one that's gone wrong at that. Very little character and way too much alcohol. This is the first beer I've had from this brewery and it's a rough introduction.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass, far clearer and more golden than expected for a "triple" IPA. A thick white head was fairly quick to fade but left quite a bit of lacing.

Smelled of hops, hops, grapefruit, hops, citrus, hops ALCOHOL and hops.

The bite of the first sip is the hops but the burn that follows is the booze highlighting the malt. Amazingly the grapefruit and other citrus flavors seem to survive this and come through pretty well. The finish is sweet malt and hot alcohol while the hops lay waste to all.

The beer is thinner than I expected and the carbonation a little too pronounced but overall this is a very nice, very big beer. At 11.5%, you can feel it before the first glass is gone.

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Hop'solutely from Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 186 ratings
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