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Urthel Hop-It - De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)

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very good

790 Ratings
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Ratings: 790
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 21
Gots: 30 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

bluetrevian, Dec 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

BillRoth, Dec 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -49.1%

AlaskanYoung, Dec 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

valianes, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

sweetlou25, Nov 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Keiner, Nov 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

IdrinkGas, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of KFBR392
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: golden copper color. Thick creamy head of about one finger on the pour. Thick lacing left behind after each drink. Highly active carbonation in glass while drinking.

Smell: rustic, grassy front to the brew. Doughy buttery yeast presence is very potent. Mild fruit and spice are also picked up. A golden ale with a lot of earthy hop character.

Taste: leafy greens and spices immediately jump the palate. Those rustic earthy hop tones return in the body and linger on the palate for a long time. The finish is a creamy medium heavy yeast finish with a grassy hop character left behind.

Mouthfeel: a very interesting and bold combination of traditional golden ale characteristics and earthy hops.

Overall: a really interesting brew. Love the seamless transition of flavors and stages. Massively complex while being very drinkable at the same time. Cheers!

KFBR392, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

dcmchew, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

hotsudge, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ste5venla, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

EmperorBevis, Nov 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

artwithaB, Oct 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

RyanKappler, Oct 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

pkalix, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of beertunes
3.45/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle code K27F11. Hated large format bottle. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a slightly hazy straw gold color with 1/2 inch of bright white head that had decent retention and lacing.

The aroma was hop forward, but in a musty, mellow way that I attributed to the yeast. On the tongue, those aspects were there, in addition to a funk that is clearly due to Belgian yeasts. There was a sharp hop bitterness, and some alcohol burn as well.

The body was medium, typical for an IPA, but heavy for a Blond, which is what the label calls the beer. Drinkability, was OK, but the alcohol burn was a negative in my view. Overall, a decent and enjoyable brew. In general, I'm not a fan of "Belgian IPAs", I don't think the fruity yeasts and bitter hops generally used play well together. This is a solid and relatively enjoyable brew, but I would have been satisfied with a 12oz bottle.

beertunes, Oct 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

discharmingly, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of FLima
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden color with lots of thick head with great retention and leaving an incredible wall of laces. Some floating particles.
Aroma of Belgian yeast, oranges, pineapples, molasses, a distant sourness, herbs and Cointreau.
Flavor of brown sugar, Belgian yeast, oranges, pears, medicine and herbal hops. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Medium body with good carbonation. Alcohol of 9.5% abv is perceived, but brings the whole beer together.
Good beer and faithful to the style. Belgian complexity tuned up with hops. Though I believe, they still haven’t figured out the right type of hop combination to perfectly match Belgian Ales.

FLima, Oct 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

ThisMoonlife, Oct 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Carpentiere, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

NickBeery, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Anatole, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle from LCBO into a pint glass

Appearance - Golden yellow in color, some sediment is visible to the naked eye. About two fingers of creamy head slowly recedes leaving a nice white cap and significant lacing. Quite impressive looking.

Smell - Yeast (from being a crossed - Tripel), some citrus,, grapefruit maybe? and minimal piney scents. Very nice but a little less than expected.

Taste - Definitely tastes like a cross between an IPA and a Tripel. Some sweetness is available, but the surprising thing was how subdued the IPA flavors were, the big hop filled flavors were present but simply strong.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, moderate body with nice level of carbonation. Good moderately dry finish as well.

Overall - a very good beer but not a great beer. Would repurchase is availability was better, however only saw this in the LCBO superstore in Toronto.

DenisKolkin, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of Jwaks
2.15/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a dull gold color with little to no head. I must have gotten a bad bottle because this has little to no hop flavor or bitterness and was all flat malt. The drain enjoyed it more than I did. Carbonation is lacking for a belgian. I'll have to try it again and revise my review then. sorry guys!

Jwaks, Sep 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

clevelandhops, Sep 15, 2013
Urthel Hop-It from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
89 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.