Urthel Hop-It - De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
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Reviews by RixBeer:
4.38/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
The cork comes off with a nice crisp pop. Pours a lively pale yellow, highly carbonated brew with a 2 finger, fluffy head that seems to take its time dissipating as it leaves a ton of lace in its' wake. I will let it sit a moment. No need to rush it.
A zesty, spicy brilliance that can has pineapple and apricot blended softly with a hint of lemon and/or lime in the midst of this floral masterpiece.
Nice light zingy spiciness with a nice lively dance of carbonation on the is a long lasting flavor that is both floral and slightly bitter at the same time. Nicely balanced with really good flavor definitions. You can taste
The fruity/bitter aftertaste help convince me of the full body of this beer. Fills every inch with a really nice feeling of drinking a good full beer.
This beer is drinkable in the sense that it is delicious. With every sip you are reminded that this one is not for the faint of heart at 9.5%ABV.
This beer puts many Triples and Goldens to shame.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2008 02:03:11 | More by RixBeer
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4.03/5 rDev +2.5%
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)
88 out of 100 based on 742 ratings.