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Urthel Hop-It - De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

774 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 774
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 20
Gots: 26 | 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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Photo of SmashPants
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: standard brown 330mL bottle with a pretty awesome craft label - better than the usual Belgian package.

Appearance: pours a slightly hazy golden copper in colour with a thick and creamy head that sits around one-finger. Pretty decen,t with patches of lacing per the style.

Aroma: different to most IPAs I have had - still some herbal hops present, but plenty of citrus and Belgian yeasts.

Taste: more of the herbal and citrus hops come through here, with plenty of biscuit malts backing up. Those earthen characters come through also.

Aftertaste: the typical hop bitterness comes through with more of the earth and a tiny bit of alcohol.

Mouth feel: a moderate body with enough carbonation to carry plenty of flavour through. Nice.

Overall: a good quality Belgian IPA - a good combination of hops, yeast, earth and malts. It still isn't worth AU$150 a case of 24 x 330mL (2014), but I'll take one every now and then.

SmashPants, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Saind
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Saind, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of rrski198
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

rrski198, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of TerryW
3.39/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Big white head that leaves gobs of chunky lace before settling to a heavy film. Brew is hazy golden. Looks good.

Hoppy yeasty nose, very clearly Belgian in style. Some earthiness, slightly sweet. Smells appetizing. Whiff of booziness.

Slightly bitter to start before going sweet in a big way and then finishing dry and bitter. Bready and hoppy. A touch of orange peel. Interesting but overall too sweet in character.

TerryW, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of rudabegga9
4/5  rDev +1.8%

rudabegga9, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of wizo
4/5  rDev +1.8%

wizo, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

lacqueredmouse, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of jzlyo
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

jzlyo, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

bumchilly25, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of bluetrevian
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

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

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

valianes, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of sweetlou25
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Keiner, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of IdrinkGas
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
Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

hotsudge, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

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

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

RyanKappler, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of pkalix
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
Urthel Hop-It from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
88 out of 100 based on 774 ratings.