Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a light orange-ish color with a nice white head and a pretty decent amount of lace rings as it goes down my glass. Nose brings a really nice amount of citrus hops with orange and grapefruit zest coming to mind. A bit of floral hops as well. Taste brings in a tiny bit of slightly-sweet pale malt, but mostly there’s some hop bitterness and some citrus flavor. Feel is somewhat light with a good bitterness and nice carbonation. Drinks quite well; a good first experience with Allentown.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-15-2010
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Caramel and biscuit nose, some ice tea, maybe a touch of citrus hops. Sweet caramel and toffee taste, some grapefruit, some dark fruit. This is an IPA?
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Poured a copper color with a small head. The aroma was sweet grapefruit and pine. The flavor was grapefruit, pine, hops, and sweet malts. Overall, a very good DIPA.
acearl (401) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at WFS, yellow hue with white head, spruce hop smell, good back end hops, not too bitter or strong, very good PA IPA
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler filled at the Allentown Brew Works. Pours a clear golden amber with a moderate linen white head that lasted until mid-glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of malt along with some resinous pine and grapefruit. The flavor is malt up front followed by a wash of pine and grapefruit that is both fruit and pith. Moderate-strong bitterness at the finish lingers for about thirty seconds beyond the swallow. Alcohol is well hidden. Very solid.
omhper (20325) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy pale amber, creamy head. Intense grapefruit aroma. Mif-sweet with solid body snd clean rounded mouthfeel. Some caramel underneath he sweaty grapefruit. Long salty bitterness. Remains quite drinkable.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of hops, pine, tropical fruit, and light grapefruit. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, light resin, slight tropical fruit, light toasted caramel, and lemon. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium bitter, hop, pine, and resin finish is lightly dry. 10.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
r464 (1956) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy, amber, and fairly strong. Not bad, with hints of fruit and a balanced flavor for an IPA. The strength is there, but doesn’t knock you on your butt.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap poured a clear brown color with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a quick finish.