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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Aroma of grapefruit, sour funk, and slight pine. Very punguent. Pours orange with a small frothy head. Tastes more bitter with grass, spout citrus and funk. Very hoppy but not necessarily tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Solid IPA and had bottle at brewpub as they ran out of the draft version. Plenty of citrus notes and some dryness which came from the dry hopping process. I disn’t relize this was a double ipa though as the bitter flavors didn’t seem too complex and the malt conte, however flavorful, didn’t seem that compact. I liked it but wish they hadn’t run out of hopsolutely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
reggiedunlop (3536) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Pours a clear golden/amber color with a medium lt tan head...nice lacing. Aroma is not exactly a hop explosion but has a bit of citrus and herbal notes...some sweet malt backing. Flavor is a bit more hoppy than the aroma suggests...dry, spicy grapefruit and some herbal hops, lightly toasty malt. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit lifeless...finish is bitter, earthy, and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattShizzle (572) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle. Dark golden color, mostly clear. Clean, hoppy aroma. Strong and very hoppy. Quite good. Doesn’t taste as strong (10.5% ABV) as it actually is though!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Amber colour with brief, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with grapefruit, orange peel, hints of pine needles and crystal malt. Hoppy, slightly fruity taste with notes of grapefruit, pine needles, crystal malt and a dry finish with a fresh, hoppy bitterness. Slightly more than medium body, quite dry. Very nice and highly drinkable. (As some of the raters before me have pointed out, the abv is 7.0%, which is also stated on the brewery’s website. Could this be a new version?)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (4589) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
On tap at ABW. Like the reviewer below, this was an Allentown beer at 7%. Perhaps a different beer under the same name? It pours a very clear golden color with a nice creamy white head. Good lacing. The aroma has lots of West Coast style citrusy hops and hints of grass. The flavor is nicely balanced with a good malt character and potent citrusy hops. Pretty dry with hardly a hint of caramel malt if any. Lacks the hop bite of some of the top IPA’s, but still well above average. A nice surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (4386) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Draft pint at Anthony’s in Harrisburg. Clear golden with a small head Nose is resin, grain and light citrus. Flavor is the same muddled mix with not much standing out. The beer I had under this name was now by Allentown brew works and was listed as 6 to 7% abv; certainly it was not an Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7621) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2011
Draught @ Akkurat, Stockholm. Rated @ 23.5.2011.
Pours a clear copper colour with a small, white head. Aroma of floral hops, citrus and some mild spices. Flavour of sweet tropical fruits, citrus, hops and some malts. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel and a fruity, bitter finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1004) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 19, 2011
on cask at al’s. light gold, dry, creamy but warm. Sweet and floral up front. crisp, bitter, lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Beautifully clear amber pour with a white head that leaves an entire glass full of sticky lacing rings. Big grapefruit aroma with a pine kick. Taste is wonderfully bitter. A lot of citrus hops, backed up by smooth amber malt backbone. Mouthfeel was solid but a little over carbonated. Very impressed by this beer. If Joe Sixpack wants to compare Hopsolutely to Pliny the Elder, it’s a wonder he hasn’t compared this beer to either SN Celebration or Nugget Nectar.

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