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RATINGS: 127   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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Draft at Capones. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Sweet and malty body (hardly the explosion) with some light pine like accents. Malty with paper (oxidation notes...) hardly hoppy some light earth tones but that might be more dryness from the crystal malt. I dunno what to say, this is ON DRAFT, WTF! Update, looks like i am not alone).

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Tap at Capones. I took a sip of this and immediately thought WTF? I don’t know if this batch was off or what but this beer was just not right. Red brown pour with a greyish tan head. Some clove and spice on the nose. Slight citrus flavor. Virtually no hops.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scouser (261) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2010
aroma was great vanilla, rose hip, cinnamon, really nice! Amber/honey with a little white lacing. Tastes vanilla, spices with a bitter citrus punch on the back end a great beer!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Draft at Capone’s. Surprise, surprise, surprise. A decent hop-monster brewed right in the backwaters of PA. Clear amber/orange with a decent head. Aroma of grapefruit and other more exotic tropical fruit. Taste was in your face hop brashness without a lot of syrupy sweetness that plagues some IIPA’s. The high ABV is barely noticible. End is bitter and fairly clean and my growler is going to prove invaluable for the next few nights.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2009
On tap at Allentown. Pours orange with a nice white head. Has a nice citrus hop smell to it. Has a piney, citrus taste to and is actually pretty well balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Hazy amber with a small off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus, pine, sticky caramel, and grapefruit. Taste of citrus, pine resin, some honey, vanilla, and bitter grapefruit. One of the better brewpub IPAs from PA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2009
On tap at the Allentown works. Pungent hops aroma and hops texture, balanced with malts and grains. Great layered lacing with a hop seasoned finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Decent IPA. Great aroma though light appearance. Bitter finish...not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Draft in Alentown Pours a nice copper with an off white head. Strong aroma of hops, very citrusy grapefruit and malts. Taste has a very good blend not overly hoppy but still alittle bitter a very nice blend. Has a great mouthfeel. Body is in the middle not too strong or too light. Has a great finish with a nice aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5095) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2009
On tap, Allentown location. Pours a clear dark copper with a small creamy off-white head. Intense hop nose, very citrusy and bright with some slight caramel pushing through. The flavor is very bright and grapefruity without being harshly bitter or over the top. A good bit of malt backing up all these hops, but it’s far from being the focus. Long lingering finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and sturdy without being sticky or clingy. Nice soft fizzy carbonation. Very nice, and at 7% ABV, a few of these could put you in trouble!


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