Urthel Hop-It - De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
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Reviews by FLAbeergutinMASS:
3.85/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I have to face it, I don't like Belgian beers. Much hyped, and not too bad really. But it's just too sour for me. Yes, I do appreciate the uniqueness and craftsmanship, but I simply don't dig it.
Nice presentation, well rimmed, nice lacing. Big time fruits on the nose, honeydew, green grapes and Granny Smith apple. Sickly sweet bosy, finshed off by a spicy kick with Ron Jeremyesque hop finish.
If you dig hoppy Belgians, this is for you.
Serving type: on-tap
02-17-2007 01:17:49 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
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4.03/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
330 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO; coded K12J12. Finding Belgian IPAs locally is a bit of a challenge, so this bottle will serve as a small treat for me. Served slightly chilled and poured into a tulip.
Pours a bright amber-blonde colour, topped with just under two fingers of puffy, billowing white head. Very effervescent, with great retention; gobs of sticky lacing are left clinging to the glass as the froth gradually seeps away. This is an attractive beer, no doubt about it. The aroma is similarly enticing, and includes a mixture of pale malt sweetness, lemon citrus, candi sugar, apricot and yeasty, spicy phenolic notes. Nothing wrong structurally here, but the bouquet could stand to be a little less muted.
This is a tasty BIPA, but not a flawless one. The malts provide a grainy sweetness that is a bit lacking, with apricot and candi sugar notes somewhat making up for its lack of assertiveness. A touch of lemon peel also comes through, with the profile concluding amongst a cacophony of grassy, floral noble hop bitterness and phenolics muddled up with a moderate ethanol flavour. Mild heat in the aftertaste, with a lingering bittersweet flavour that I am really digging. Medium-bodied, with aggressive carbonation that contributes to the lively, crisp mouthfeel of the beer. I don't usually have good results when I mix sweltering summer days with high abv beers, but this strong ale is surprisingly refreshing.
Final Grade: 4.03 a solid A-. Urthel Hop-It should be considered well worth a try for any fan of Belgian beers looking for something with more of a bitter, grassy hop bite than usual. As a bonus, the price point in this market ($3.25 / 330 mL) is outstanding, making it the most affordable example of its style by a comfortable margin. If you're a hophead or Belgian beer fan, you'd be remiss in passing up the opportunity to grab a few bottles while it's available locally.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 19:20:09 | More by thehyperduck
4.24/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Golden with slight haze, medium low carbonation, huge sustained off white slight yellow head with large and small bubbles.
S: Citrusy hops, coke, bright with lemon zest, slight evergreen, light sweetness, light dankness.
T: Citrus hops, lemon zest, blue cheese bite, slight evergreen, medium sweetness, really reminding me of a tripel only with a little more hops and a little more bitterness on the end. Some white grapefruit pith.
M: Medium syrupy body, light resinous tone, low carbonation.
O: Not as hoppy as say Chouffe’s version, but reminiscent of Hopus, and this one is supposedly the first Belgian IPA ever. Glad to have found a bottle in Chiang Mai Thailand.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2014 14:19:02 | More by patre_tim
Urthel Hop-It from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
88 out of 100 based on 741 ratings.