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Fegley’s Brew Works Hop Explosion

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Hoppiest Brew Works beer ever? The smell of grapefruit, a sweet malt flavor, and oh by the way, lots of hop bitterness. Brewed in the tradition of West Coast ales, we have put loads of malt and hops in our kettle to come up with this sensational ale. Brewed with pale, and crystal malts, hopped with Tomahawks for Yakima Valley, WA. This beer styled has made many a microbrewery famous and this one is sure to please all those who love hops.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (872) - - AUG 4, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-3-12- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Served a deep golden with a one finger white head. The head fades fast to give a nice level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is rather light overall, with some pine and a grapefruit hop. Mixed with this is a light caramel and bready base. Overall it is very light. Taste – The taste begins with a bready and caramel flavor with some notes of a pine hoppiness. The sweetness fades out more toward the middle of the taste and a lighter grapefruit flavor comes to the tongue. The breadiness remains strong till the end, where the grapefruit fades. While the grapefruit fades, a nice surge of the pine as well as a earthy hop flavor comes to the tongue, in the end a nice slightly bitter hop flavor is left on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the average side with the carbonation level being very average as well. Good for the style, although it may have been a little better with a slightly thicker body. Overall - A very easy drinking IPA with some nice pine flavor. Give it a go if you have a chance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1816) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Pours clear amber into the glass, with a minimal head that leaves trace lacing. The nose is of musty citrus. Flavors are of caramel and grapefruit with a finish of nice hoppy bitterness. The mouthfeel is round and lively on the palate, with plenty of substance, complexity and a full body. Nice IPA here.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
grundsow (71) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Really enjoyed this beer. Hoppy and bitter. Not super-permeating, but good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (717) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2014
Hoppy aroma with some citrus notes, metal, wheat, grapefruit and something else that brings out the alcohol. Flavor is the same. Bitter. Very bitter. Well balanced IPA. The smell has some kind of liquor feel/very potent. Just don’t know.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2031) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 29, 2014
On Cask in Allentown. Aroma: Mild Grapefruit, Mild Bready Malts, Mild Bittering Hops Appearance: Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Creamy White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Grapefruit Rind, Malty Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (300) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
Pours a darker golden color with a green tinge and white head. Aroma is simply citrus. Taste is bitterness up front, citrus, slight grassiness, biscuitty maltiness. Solid IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1128) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Sweet malts with nice citrus hops. Not quite a "hop explosion", but a good IPA nonetheless.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4106) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Muddled label, standard US longneck. Misty green-ish, light brown beer, dense off-white head. Caramel and light diacetyl aroma, with moderate vegetal hops. Heavy hopping, but not too bitter. Woody, some grassiness, caramel. Nice, bittersweet finish. Oily body. Diacetyl starts to get a little clingy. Thanks to LuckyDog.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Listigovers (293) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
What’s nice refreshing IPA, brownish in colour, huge hop flavor without going too overboard. Very easy to drink, dry but not too bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcgavin12 (486) - Madison, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Pours a cloudy orange with light lacing head. Aroma of grapefruit, resin, and a substantial malt backbone. Flavor is moderately sweet but balanced with a long lasting bitterness throughout. Very hoppy but balanced as well


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