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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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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-31-2013 00:51:07 | More by wizo
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml brown bottle purchased from Leura Cellars.

Pours a fair golden colour, with some floating sediment even with a fairly careful pour (an even more careful pour may avoid this, but I feel I was conservative enough). Head is initially quite bubbly and broad, but settles down to quite a fine if thin white crest that leaves very solidly, firm lacing. Carbonation is fine like the very best Belgian brews.

Nose is certainly missing some hop presence, even the subtle character you often get in a BIPA: only a fine earthiness above the sweet, grainy malt. Ah yes, BB date is 08-2013, so this probably explains it. The base beer is solid though, with solid malt and some fairly neutral but noticeably Belgian yeast notes giving a little bit of spice. With a bit of a brighter hop aroma, it would be very good.

Taste is initially sweet, and slightly nutty, with the malt giving a biscuity tone and the yeast leading to some odd esters of vanilla and coconut. Bitterness definitely comes through on the back, providing a solidly crisp finish accentuated by a faint hint of booze. It's remarkably drinkable for its size at least, leaving a cleanness on the back which makes the beer rather moreish. Feel has some weight, but the fine carbonation helps keep it light.

Overall, I like it fine. I'll try another bottle fresher to check it out with more hop character: more aroma and a tad more bite on the palate and this would probably be a really outstanding beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 06:26:59 | More by lacqueredmouse
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jzlyo

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

12-26-2013 00:54:43 | More by jzlyo
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12-14-2013 04:54:37 | More by bumchilly25
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bluetrevian

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-09-2013 23:11:59 | More by bluetrevian
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12-07-2013 17:22:20 | More by BillRoth
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2/5  rDev -49.2%

12-05-2013 03:28:10 | More by AlaskanYoung
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

11-30-2013 18:25:23 | More by valianes
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sweetlou25

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-27-2013 16:53:06 | More by sweetlou25
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Keiner

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-15-2013 02:27:37 | More by Keiner
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-12-2013 05:45:31 | More by IdrinkGas
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 02:14:42 | More by KFBR392
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dcmchew

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-10-2013 13:32:09 | More by dcmchew
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hotsudge

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-10-2013 01:46:36 | More by hotsudge
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-03-2013 00:00:23 | More by ste5venla
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-01-2013 16:51:19 | More by EmperorBevis
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artwithaB

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

10-28-2013 17:15:52 | More by artwithaB
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RyanKappler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

10-18-2013 22:22:17 | More by RyanKappler
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pkalix

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

10-16-2013 00:53:02 | More by pkalix
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beertunes

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 00:51:54 | More by beertunes
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

10-07-2013 19:03:14 | More by discharmingly
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FLima

Brazil

3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 22:57:09 | More by FLima
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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.9%

10-02-2013 06:00:03 | More by ThisMoonlife
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

09-29-2013 12:34:00 | More by Carpentiere
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NickBeery

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-29-2013 02:36:32 | More by NickBeery
Urthel Hop-It from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
88 out of 100 based on 743 ratings.