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Urthel Hop-It - De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)

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very good

741 Ratings
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 741
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 20
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel) visit their website

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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3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bright and clear gold color, almost a pilsner straw. The beer is topped by a fluffy white head. Wonderful head retention, this beer isn’t going to show the staying power of the Chouffe beer, but I’m not disappointed by what I see. Straight forward approach to the aroma. Some mild grapefruit hops, just a little earth soil, and a light mix of fresh baked bread and mild orange citrus. The flavor has a lot of citrus up front, kind of a simcoe mandarin orange, but it’s much softer than most simcoe beers. The earthiness extends into the finish of the beer where I also find just a touch of spicy heat, maybe a little white pepper. Slick, and mildly smooth mouth feel. Nice drinkability. Lots of comparisons between this beer and the Houblin Chouffe.. I’ll take the Chouffe. It’s a much more complete beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2006 23:51:20 | More by carln26
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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.

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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
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Urthel Hop-It from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
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