Type A | Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by nrs207 on 02-25-2012

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4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at Bethlehem Brew Works. I listed this as year round when adding the beer, because every time I've been there they've had it. Could be a coincidence, so I could be wrong. Their website only lists it as being on tap, with no mention of the actual beer.

A - Really nice golden yellow with a finger to 1.5 fingers of head. The head looks like a pillow blanketing the beer. There are basically no bubbles, they are extremely tiny, making the head just look like a cloud or a pillow. Leaves a ridiculous lacing down the glass. Great appearance.

S - Some good citrus smells. Not really any pine or earthy hops to speak of. This is definitely citrus/fruit forward IPA. A very good smelling beer for only a single IPA.

T - Really nice taste. Not overly bitter, although on the front of the tongue I got a lot of bitterness at first, but the middle and the finish were smooth and citrusy, with a touch of sweetness kicked in by the malt. It is pretty hop forward, but by no means unbalanced. It isn't an extremely dry bitter finish like many west coast IPAs.

M - Probably giving this a 5 because I had it from a cask. The carbonation was incredibly smooth. It just felt fantastic in the mouth. This is the first cask beer I've had, and I'm definitely going to be seeking it out in the future if possible. I have had a sample of this on tap before, and it was also good. But the cask just puts it over the top.

O - Overall, this is a really solid IPA. I really enjoy the fruitiness of the hops. It's not too bitter, and it's a good east coast IPA. While I do like hugely bitter beers, this was nice and refreshing with an amazing mouthfeel. Just really tasty, and I'd definitely order this again without question. It being casked probably helped it's overall rating, but this is the best beer I've had from Brew Works, and I've had about half a dozen including other IPAs.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.17/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a golden copper color with a minimal layer of frothy white foam and mild carbonation. The color is bright and clear.

S - Aroma is incredibly weak, the serving temp is pretty cold so I'll let this warm up a bit. From what I can detect, light caramel malt citrus, again, all of which are very, very faint.

T - Lightly toasted caramel foundation up front for a brief second before the hop bitterness starts to gradually build and past midway and carries the rest up the sip through with a pretty assertive citrus and pine bitter finish. The hops linger for quite awhile. There's a little bit of a malt tang.

M -- Medium tang and prickly, perhaps mildly grainy?

O -- A straightforward hopped up IPA.

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Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Bethlehem Brew Works. Served in a standard pint. Reviewed from notes.

A - Pours a slightly hazy light yellow-orange. There is a one finger fluffy head that dies pretty quickly. Leaves a great lacing down the glass.

S - Great citrus aroma with some spicy hops. There is a fruity, malty quality to this beer that makes it sweeter than most others of the type, but the hops are present. Pleasant and balanced.

T - Very citrusy, specifically orange and grapefruit. The hops are peppery and up front. There is just enough of a malt backbone and sweetcitrus to cut down the bitterness, without overpowering the hops. This is an ipa after all. Has the hopiness and citrus notes of a west coast style without an overly dry, puckering finish.

M - Well carbonated and smooth. Maybe a little bit thin but decent body. Not bad, but probably the weakest characteristic of this beer.

O - Brew Works is all over the place with their beers both in style and quality. This was a definite success for them and I consider it to be the best hoppy beer they brew. The flavors meld well and make for a very balanced, refreshing ipa. Well done.

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Type A from Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
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