Urthel Hop-It - De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
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Reviews by silenius:
4.33/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
A Belgian version of a NW US IPA? Had to try this one. Glad I did.
Pours a dusty looking yellow-gold with a generous head that laced nicely. Smells like hops, but not like any American IPA I've ever had. That's probably because the hops they list on the bottle are not all that common in the beers I drink. It had a more dark herbal character to it that a massive piney aroma. It reminded me of a beer I have had before, but I can't quite place it. Something from De Dolle Brouwers maybe?
Taste balances the herbaceous hops with the substantially clean malt flavor. Both are big and both compliment each other. The hops are much more "herby" than an American IPA and that is a welcome change. The Belgian influence is really noticeable.
Mouthfeel was creamy with small and active carbonation that squished a bit as I drank it.
A nicely drinkable, highly enjoyable hoppy beer that many American brewers should sample to help them expand their hop portfolios.
Serving type: bottle
10-25-2005 14:09:49 | More by silenius
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4.04/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
0,33 l bottle (09-2016) into a tulip. Clear golden color, large white foamy head with pretty good retention and good lacing. Faint smell of belgian yeast and a hint of grass right after pouring. The taste starts off slightly sweet with malts, sugar and belgian yeast, drying up towards the slightly bitter end with a nice citrusy hoppiness. Balanced taste with no alcohol in it Medium body and carbonation. Overall a pleasant, drinkable and well balanced belgian IPA. Nice complexity, almost tripel-like with a bitter aftertaste.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 19:14:13 | More by JTuomi
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.