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Urthel Hop-It - De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

743 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 743
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 20
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 10-04-2005)
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ausonius

New York

3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From 750 into a big Riedel.

Golden straw color.
Big, fairly fluffy head that settles in ~ 5 minutes to a thin, rocky head with light patchy lacing.

Aroma: Forthcoming medium sized Pilsner malt nose. Even a bit Lager-like. Some lightish Straw-like hops. Fairly simple, but balanced. Definitely light on the hops, as I've found most Belgian "IPA's" to be. No Belgian yeast on the nose.

Palate: Lightly sweet malt palate of no great size, yet carries it's 9.5% ABV with some grace. Sweetness balanced well by light, but earthy, herbal hops, but certainly not hop-dominant.
Tastes like a high gravity Lager. No Trace of Belgien yeast on the palate either.

Overall fairly lightish nose & palate, but with excellent balance.

Don't see a relation to an IPA, or a Belgian by any stretch here, although the brew is pleasant enough. A high gravity Heineken seems closer to the model to me.

Quite a stretch calling this Hop-It, if ya ask me.

85 Points

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 23:24:24 | More by ausonius
More User Reviews:
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

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
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mizx

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-26-2014 11:44:24 | More by mizx
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Mark_Robinson

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-24-2014 02:01:02 | More by Mark_Robinson
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Cpastor1119


3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-19-2014 21:30:04 | More by Cpastor1119
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parintele

Romania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-09-2014 17:34:32 | More by parintele
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Joestradamus91

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-07-2014 22:51:36 | More by Joestradamus91
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josvemden

Belgium

5/5  rDev +26.9%

07-05-2014 21:00:24 | More by josvemden
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

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
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Grasshoppa18


3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Ohio

3/5  rDev -23.9%

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Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-11-2014 06:05:27 | More by DaftPatrick
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

05-06-2014 00:19:34 | More by TypsiYpsi
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ortie

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Sound_Explorer

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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dipso123

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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tommy5

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-26-2014 02:43:37 | More by tommy5
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baylz

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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Urthel Hop-It from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
88 out of 100 based on 743 ratings.