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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goodgrief (1907) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pineypower (2834) - Ocean County, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (878) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2716) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5787) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy apricot color with a huge creamy orange-white head that lingered and left incredible lacing. The aroma was sweet grapefruit, pineapple and pine. The flavor was bitter with a very strong grapefruit presence and moderate notes of pineapple and pine. Underneath were tangy malts, sugar, faint caramel and honey. The finish was long with grapefruit and pine lingering. Fairly full bodied. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5089) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 1/27/12

Aroma: The nose is rather hoppy with some grapefruit/citrus, pine, resin, and a little caramel
Appearance: It pours a cloudy, rusty orange color, a small off-white head and mid-heavy lacing
Flavor: Medium sweet up-front, it is strong on the grapefruit, and has a mid-heavy hop bitterness later on
Palate: The body of this one is medium, it is slightly sticky on the mouth, with a soft and fairly dry finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was a fairly nice IPA. It does a pretty good job of living up to its billing, as it is bitter and hoppy. It has a pretty good flavor, with a nice citrus and resiny feel. This is a nice IPA for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmm635 (957) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Rich golden color with a tight white head. Big hop aroma. Citrusy and piney. Sweet flavor with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (1945) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma s citrus, pine and a touch of caramel. Taste is sweet with a bitter finish. Smooth with a sticky finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (11810) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with uneven off white head. Nose/taste of dry hops, caramel, pine wood, resin and dried fruit. Some metallic bitterness in the finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2012
(Bottle) Pours medium dark amber with an off-white head. The aroma holds typical hop notes of pine, citrus and tropical fruits. Also some currant/orange flavoured tea, white flowers and resin. Malt brings toasted caramel. The flavour is light sweet, near heavily bitter and light to medium acidic. Citric, resinous and floral. Malt stays in the background. The mouthfeel is clean and astringent with a light to medium carbonation. Long resinous finish. Light to medium bodied.

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