Hop Explosion | 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 IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by goindownsouth on 03-22-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
102
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
13.28%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +41.2%

Photo of vicsju1991
4.6/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass
A - dark amber/gold pour two finger head, with good lacing
S - delicious citrus, particularly grapefruit
t - hop explosion on my tongue, with a wonderful grapefruit finish
M - creamy and easily drinkable
O - delicious small ipa that was highly drinkable, and local and wonderful

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of Categart
4.46/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopdog
4.32/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the BBW Brew Pub.

Poured a deeper orange/amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of overall citrus (grapefruit), pine with a splash of caramel. Tastes of the same. Very light alcohol in the finish. Nicely bitter. Light lacing left on the glass. Menu had the Alc Content @ 7.2%,

Notes from 9/9/06

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Photo of Blackmajic
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of thain709
4.09/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served with a glowing amber body and a small, white head...the head didn't retain very much and didn't leave much lacing

S - Big, juicy, citrus hops...very nice aroma

T - The hops are the star in this beer...up front they are juicy and sweet with traces of grapefruit and some orange...in the middle there is a touch of caramel malt for balance...the end is bitter piney hops

M - Medium bodied...crisp and refreshing...good bitterness

D - This was a nice surprise from the Brew Works...this was a mild version of their Hops'lutely which was a little over the top if you ask me

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Photo of lccrunchy
4.04/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of JeffKowalek
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rdoggg
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overheard a story about this beer about a month ago, apparently it got it name due to a freak accident at the brewery. Something left loose during the brewing process and it actually made the beer spray all over the place. This was just a story I heard not I don't have any facts to back it up. However the beer is pretty good. It poured out as a copped yellow color with a creamy white head on top. The smell of the beer was loaded with grapefruit and pine aromas. The taste of the beer is pretty good also, has plenty of hop sweetness and bitterness. The mouthfeel was good and overall I found this ipa to be enjoyable. I would drink it again if they ever have it on tap again.

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Pencible
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear dark gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like lemon and mango, with some copper and bready malt and a bit of honey.
T: It tasted like citrus zest and copper and grapefruit, with some honey and mango. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was slightly thick with a little carbonation. Oily body.
D: This was a nice IPA. The scent and taste were enjoyable. The body was good with a pretty smooth finish, so it was easy to drink. Nothing ground breaking, but a nice brew anyway.

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Photo of StonewallSipper
3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
3.87/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hop Explosion from Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
3.54 out of 5 based on 102 ratings.
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