Urthel Hop-It - De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
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Reviews by erz316:
4.43/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
330cl bottle into la fin tulip
A - looks really good. the body is a very warm golden honey orange colour. the head is big and very bright. lacing is good, and the head retention is above average. there are some pretty big yeast chunkies in the mix, thus preserving the hybrid tripel look, or so I think.
S - a real floral, hoppy, almost lemon grassy nose. quite good. there is also a notable malt body and yeastiness, and somewhere in the mix is this intriguing sweetness. maybe its a bit of vanilla and orange, I don't really know, either way it smells quite good.
T - really good, very balanced, and not too bitter. the initial taste is a good bitterness from the hops, it is a bitter herbal and dry kind of taste, almost feels like it is drying up the tongue. the alcohol come out at the back of the palate. there is a definite vanilla and honey aspect, this is what I think I am classifying as a sweet flavour. the finish is a bit more blunt with the alcohol, giving a bit of a dry scorching down the throat, but the beer is still quite smooth. the aftertaste is at first qiute boozy and dry, but it comes down eventually to the hops, and there is a bit of malt to even it out.
MF&D - the body feels a bit thin for some reason, but the carbonation, which is quite small and plentiful, pumps up the body to a mouth coating medium.
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2009 00:02:06 | More by erz316
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)
88 out of 100 based on 743 ratings.