Aggressive | Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works

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Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by rfgetz on 01-24-2011

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by DoubleD89:
Photo of DoubleD89
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this the other night with the melter burger.

Appearance is an amber gold with roughly a 1 finger head.

Smells of pine.

Taste is hop forward, just the kind of IPA I like. Tastes like it smells. You can taste the malt backbone in the background, but this beer is all about hops. Not that bitter either. Smooth finish.

I only had 1 with dinner, but I easily could've had a few more.

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Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rfgetz
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Described as a Pacific Northwest Style IPA...

Nice clear amber gold body with cap of frothy white head, good retention and lacing. Scent follows the goal of being a Pacific Northwest Hop with nice notes of pine, spice and light grapefruit, moderate sweet malt presence in nose and some alcohol. Taste starts off with a bitter rush of piney and spicey hops with notes of citrus, a kiss of alcohol follows with a bold, yet lightly sweetened malt background. Medium bodied, oily and dry, lingering bitterness. A nice, bold bitter, well flavored IPA for which the name Aggressive holds well.

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Photo of thain709
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - The body was a clear orange-copper...a creamy white, one finger head formed and showed great retention which lead to nice lacing

S - This one is very hop forward...pine and citrus (mainly grapefruit)...there is a malt backbone in the aroma

T - The citrus stands out up front with grapefruit leading the way...there's actually a bready middle which I wouldn't have expected from the hop forward nose...the finish is bitter pine mixed with some caramel to tone it down just a notch

M - Medium bodied...the finish is bitter with pine resin but there is a nice splash of caramel to keep things in check

D - I wanted to try the other IPA they had on tap during my visit, but alas this was the only one I had...Aggressive has a west coast nose with a bold and bitter hop flavor profile

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Photo of Knapp85
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed one of these when I saw it on the menu, I hoped it would have been like the name suggests. The beer is a copper color with a thick white head on top that had a good lacing down the glass. The smell of the beer had plenty of citrus and pine aromas coming off of it. The taste was full of hoppy citrus as well. The mouthfeel of this beer left my tongue tingling. It was very nice. Overall this beer is good, I'm very happy to have tried it.

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Aggressive from Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
4.02 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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