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Hopus - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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262 Ratings
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Absumaster on 01-29-2009)
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +34.4%

12-23-2011 19:35:11 | More by bostonryan
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beer4

Belgium

5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A Strong Bitter Blond with bulky foam. A round Bitter taste with a hop finisch. Made from 5 different european Hops, the result is a fabulous beer with a unique combination of bitterness and aroma. Served in a beautiful glass and a little yeast glass.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 12:24:06 | More by beer4
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NOLANDMAN

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

05-05-2012 06:43:07 | More by NOLANDMAN
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Jcd1962

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

07-30-2012 21:49:08 | More by Jcd1962
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josvemden

Belgium

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

07-05-2014 20:54:53 | More by josvemden
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TAXODRIVER


4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

03-11-2012 01:52:34 | More by TAXODRIVER
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clevelandhops

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21%

10-27-2013 21:36:06 | More by clevelandhops
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +21%

01-13-2012 18:11:05 | More by bonbini26
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is now my official 'first beer of the day' when in Brugge and has been used in three different bars already (Bierboom, De Garre and 't Brugs Beertje).

This review is however from a home tasting, so I didn't have the benefit of the lovelly glass and the small hop sediment glass that goes with it. I poured most of my 33cl flip-top bottle into a Corsendonk glass and poured the remainder in later, once I'd finished the main contents.

A huge white head sat on top of a golden, yellow, clear, bright body.

The smell is of sweet flowers and summer, with hops added in everything.

The taste is all about spicey hops and uplifting your day, this beer is a great 'pick-me-up'.

Love it!

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2010 20:57:31 | More by BlackHaddock
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Morningstorm

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +21%

01-16-2012 12:06:11 | More by Morningstorm
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Beerstorian

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +21%

02-15-2013 15:20:13 | More by Beerstorian
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer! Served with a big, foamy, frothy, fluffy, off white head that is long lasting and clumpy lace. Color was a clear, dark, gold amber. Nose is malt, grain, leather, yeast, sweat. Flavor has bitterness stand out and sweetness is almost gone to the point of dryness. Not much flavor or aroma hop. Malt flavor is subdued, but unmalted grain is there, plus grass. Body is good and so is carbonation. Finish is long and a little warm. I'd like another, please.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 23:43:20 | More by drpimento
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21%

12-03-2011 19:09:10 | More by deapokid
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lancecenter

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21%

12-23-2012 00:20:41 | More by lancecenter
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

4.48/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like almost a wheatbeer straw and cloudy wild white head. Semolina and white pepper aroma.

Bitter tasting with floral notes ethanol, hops are there with dulled sugars.

Nice mouthfeel good low carbonation, really a class and type of its own

a great beer all round.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 00:02:24 | More by EmperorBevis
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Habanero58

United Kingdom (England)

4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Have just returned from my latest trip to Brussels from the U.K. where I came across "Hopus" in one of my very favourite Belgian bars ... "Poechenellekelder"

It must be hard to introduce a new beer in such a richly stocked market place as Belgium so hats off to "Hopus" for managing to make an impression! Firstly, I do not think this beer is claiming to be an IPA, but it does have 5 varieties of hops used in it's production. The bitterness is there for sure but not pronounced. (I would put it in the Strong Belgian Pale Ale category)

Pours into an elegant elongated Duvel type tulip but Hopus has another glass, a shot glass, into which the last
25ml or so of beer is poured after a vigorous shake of the Grolsch flip type bottle. This gives you a different experience to the main beer via a cloudy sweet yeasty apperitif. It's what a lot of people do with the last of a Trappist Orval pour , but this is the first time I've seen a beer served with an extra glass for the lees!

Hopus itself has a huge foaming head similar to the mighty Duvel, and tastes like a cross between a Duvel and an IPA. It is refreshing and moorish and I don't really see the lager connection another reviewer alludes to?
It is better than that IMHO.
I will be interested to see how this beer fares. I brought a bottle home with some Westvleteren Blonde & Abt 12 as travel companions :o)

Immensely drinkable despite it's 8.3%.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2009 20:23:58 | More by Habanero58
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sample from the bottle at In De Groene Poort in Gooik, Belgium. Right down the street from De Cam. Sampled in the back garden.

A: clear, great head, yellow color
S: great nose, earthy but hoppy
T: earthy, yeast, great malt, great hops but not over the top
M: very nice

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 02:19:34 | More by wisrarebeer
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armock

New York

4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a hazy golden color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of sweet malt hops and Belgian yeast

T - Follows the nose lots of sweet malt upfront then the hops and yeast come through

M - This beer has a medium body with med high carbonation to it

D - I an really liking this beer this is an awesome blend of styles if you like Belgians and well balanced ipas this is a beer to seek out

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 03:12:58 | More by armock
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benclimbs

California

4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at cafe delirium where it is listed as "the best new beer of 2008"

considering the label i had to try it.

This was like nothing else I'd ever had

pours a pale aleish color.

Smell is a mix of wild yeasts and some nice almost americanesque hop character. There were also some nice citrus notes in there.

The taste was so much fruit and citrus it was really incredible, and it finished with a great hop bitterness.

Beautiful and really unique beer - try this if you can.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 22:36:06 | More by benclimbs
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EatsTacos

Yukon (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear and bright golden yellow with a moussy head and good lacing

The aroma is quite hoppy with citrus notes and other sweet fruits as well as a bready malt backbone

The taste is really quite fruity as well as being quite hoppy and bitter. Apples, peaches, pears, some grapes even. The hops are citrusy with lime and lemon being sour and refreshing. Not as much Belgian yeast flavour as I'd imagine but I don't think that was the brewer's aim here. Quite a different BIPA, but very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied (for a Belgian) and the carbonation was pretty high but softer than expected.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2009 10:46:43 | More by EatsTacos
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful and bountiful near-white head. Recedes delicately. The liquid is crystal clear with a light gold color. Plenty of upward carbonation from the base of the glass. Ample spotty/ring lace on the glass.

The smell consists of fully malted barley. Light bread-like yeast aromas which also seems to give touch of sourness. The hop bitterness is quite muted. The warming nose of alcohol is actually stronger. Exceptionally complex.

Far stronger bitter bite than the smell indicates. This is enhanced by the high level of carbonation. Sour notes of lemon peel fade from the initial taste. Excellent pale malt base--no graininess whatsoever. Only the body seems average in this beer.

Side note: The initial head required me to make two pours. The second pour was extremely cloudy from the yeast sediment in the bottle. Interestingly, the flavor really didn't change dramatically.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2011 18:29:53 | More by smcolw
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MaevaS

France

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

03-09-2014 20:05:21 | More by MaevaS
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crossovert

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz flip top bottle. Best before 2011.09.09.

Pours a clear orangeish gold with a huge cap of white head. It rises high and leaves globs and globs of intricate lacing as it slowly recedes.

The smell is pretty good, there is a good bit of noble hop aroma in the smell with some citrus and bready grain.

On the palate is is equally balanced between sweetness and bitterness. It works well here, it is a nice piney and decent bitterness over what I would describe as a tripel. It is very fruity but with that overlying hop flavor. It rivals the best of the Belgian IPAs.

This is one damn fine brew, it is too bad I have only seen it at one place. Gotta get it fresh too.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2010 20:20:27 | More by crossovert
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Savaseri

Turkey

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

04-25-2014 16:55:46 | More by Savaseri
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-16-2012 23:49:57 | More by MisledTitan
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Hopus from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
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