Urthel Hop-It - De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
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Reviews by IBUnit63:
3.75/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Big pop of the corked & caged 750 and a solid pour into a Duvel tulip.
Excellent eggshell-unsalted butter-colored chunky head with a nice seam and some good lacing. It's a little congealed, like proofing dough. Body color is pure, clear, blond honey. There is moderate carbonation that moves up through the slightly viscous body.
I enjoy the daylights out of that slightly sour Belgian yeast strain and the electricity that comes along with it, backed by some extremely light grains. It sweetens up a little bit with warmth but leaves some nice hop pine, as moderate as it may be.
Y'know, the taste falls down a little bit, at least at first. Slightly metallic - there is a hop bite but it's way in the back and gives it a little clammy feel - the malts, while light and austere, bring more of a sweeter, thicker feel and taste to match. Not bad...but maybe a little too mild and maybe a little disjointed. Actually, after a while it even gets a little creamy, which is kind of interesting.
Palate feel isn't too bad. Again, a little clammy...the malts have that creamy deal going on, the hops are a little more grassy than piney, with a pinch o' clamminess. The finish is more slightly sweet than anything. The mild booze burn isn't too bad, either.
I do enjoy the character of many Belgian yeast strains...this is no exception. It could use a little more Beautiful Chemistry but it is indeed an interesting concoction...and one for its few minor flaws I am still extremely eager to power through. Light on the hop bite for a BIPA but still enjoyable. Good, solid product.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2009 22:34:58 | More by IBUnit63
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4.04/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
0,33 l bottle (09-2016) into a tulip. Clear golden color, large white foamy head with pretty good retention and good lacing. Faint smell of belgian yeast and a hint of grass right after pouring. The taste starts off slightly sweet with malts, sugar and belgian yeast, drying up towards the slightly bitter end with a nice citrusy hoppiness. Balanced taste with no alcohol in it Medium body and carbonation. Overall a pleasant, drinkable and well balanced belgian IPA. Nice complexity, almost tripel-like with a bitter aftertaste.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 19:14:13 | More by JTuomi
4.05/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Golden light amber color. Soppy white head reduces to a thick ring. Love looking at it in its own glass. Typical Sharp Edge proper glassware service.
Apricot fruitiness, floral hops, tangerine-like hops, meyer lemon, and pale malt sugars. Excellent nose. Prime authenticity.
Sweet stone fruits, leafy tartness, sweet lemon, flowery hops, grapefruit, spicy bitterness, estery pear, and slight alcohol. Rosewater and candied fruit. Unreal good.
Soft body with hefty wetness. Sparsely carbonated with a late push in the finish. Somewhat spicy.
Awesome Belgian IPA. Highly recommended, on-tap.
Serving type: on-tap
07-27-2014 02:45:59 | More by thecheapies
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
Urthel Hop-It from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
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