Urthel Hop-It - De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
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Reviews by Mistofminn:
2.98/5 rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured into a pint glass. Passed this one up many times and finally gave it a shot.
Color is golden, with a significant amount of floaties suspended in the beer. About two fingers of light tan head sit on top, with decent retention and leave some nice lacing.
The nose is distinctly Belgian, and significantly more malty than hoppy, which disappoints me. This bottle probably has been sitting on the shelf for a while which is a bummer.
The taste is borderline awful. This would pass off better as a Belgian Tripel than a Belgian IPA. Fruity and malty and extremely boozy, what a malt bomb. I don't get any fresh hops what-so-ever, but possibly some stale old dry spicey hops in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium, with a light carbonation, definitely not enough to make this taste better. Drinkability suffers because of the bad taste.
Overall, I just wasn't feeling this. Definitely not the freshest bottle, but this one didn't hold up well at all. For what it's worth, I can't see a fresh bottle being much better. This just isn't what I'm looking for in the style.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2010 03:32:54 | More by Mistofminn
More User Reviews:
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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