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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4153) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2012
12 oz single from Spirits Brick. Poured a slightly thinner body of orange/copper under an average sized frothy white head. Aroma does not deserve the name "Hop Explosion" maybe "Hop(s) Added". Notes of citrus rind, caramel malts, dry gains, bread, lemon zest. Fuller body with stronger carbonation and a full creamy mouthfeel that really fizzes up once it’s past your lips, dry bitter finish with some nice lasting power. Flavor is better then the aroma with notes of bitter grapefruit, citrus rind, dry greains, toast, lemon zest. Not bad but the hops are just a touch dry on this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2278) - New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2012
nice golden amber brew has a pronounced grapefruit hop aroma and taste with a bit of tropical fruit and some noticeable spring water freshness that can sometimes take on the flavor of shampoo. harsh caustic moment near the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2012
I thought this was really good. Well balanced IPA, lots of hops and and a clean crisp finish. Bonus points for a super smooth complex palate and the high volume white lacing it left on my glass. Sessionable as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1566) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on April 4th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a dark cloudy orange.
Aroma: Aroma is mostly grapefruit.
Taste: Medium bitterness, some grapefruit, nice bite.
Palate:Medium light body, lignering aftertaste.

Summary: Thanks Ben for this bottle! I enjoyed this IPA, nice amount of pine and grapefruit, not too overbearing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
petermethot (26) - Westfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bitter IPA with hints of grapefruit. Mild to medium body missing hop finish for the amount of bitter smell and taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2012
12oz bottle pours copper with a rocky white head. Floral aromas of hops pine and grapefruit with citrus rind. Flavor is bitter with lots if dry hop flavor. Body is medium and finish is astringent

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goodgrief (1804) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle purchased at Allentown brewpubs, consumed within a week. Beer is honey amber color, hazy. Aroma is fruity. Sweet but slightly foul, like overripe pink grapefruit. Hugely bitter and not pleasant (yes, I’m a hophead). Just not great, which is disappointing because I thought Hop’solutely was fantastic.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pineypower (2527) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle from Canal’s Berlin. Pours out an attractive copper color with a small white head. Aroma is of some grassy/earthy hops, light tartness and bready malts. Taste is of some white grapefruit, citrus, earthy, spicy hops, stale bread, and some sweet malty notes. Meh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (789) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2012
On tap Allentown Brewworks. Copper pour with foamy white head. Grapefruit, pine. A bit sweet. Relatively high bitterness. A little unusual in that the aroma comes out on the tail end. Crisp and dry body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2287) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Huge hop nose, lots of grassy notes. Hint of sweet malts. Slight diacetyl. Astringent, oily, dry finish. Smells better then it tastes. This beer could use some work.


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