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Hopus - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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BA SCORE
84
good

268 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | 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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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

3.59/5  rDev -3.5%

Purchased at the LCBO for $5.80 750ml bottle. Served at 8deg C in a challis.

A- Not that impressive. Opens well with a 2" head on pour that stays for a few minutes.

S- Again not much here. Hint of lemon

T- Pretty good. Nice bitter hoppy beer. Pretty mild and tame though in every respect. Not much heat although it's over 8%.

M- Not that impressive at all.

O- Very easy drinking high alcohol beer. Be careful!!

Food Pairing

This nice light yet heavy beer goes well with.... pot roast

Enjoy

04-24-2014 22:04:21 | More by DaveBar
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -1.1%

750 ml bottle purchased from LCBO for $5.80 CDN. Served rather cool into glassware.

Appearance - Bright clear extremely fizzy beer is poured. Golden straw in color with just a few copper shades. Enormous 3.5 finger dense white head leaves sticky lacing and has a lingering presence. Pretty impressive looking and as the head recedes a large white cylinder of foam remains.

Smell - Mild amount of funky Belgian yeasts with some floral hops presence. Something tropical but the nose is subdued. There's also a doughy aroma that maintains throughout.

Taste - Mild Belgian IPA, as the taste of Belgian yeast is present although subdued and there's a dank earthy undertone to the whole beer. The bitterness and / or fruitiness (to at least some degree) is virtually nil, leaving the flavoring a bit disappointing for the style. Still a tasty beer

Mouthfeel - Very lively but a touch on the thin bodied side, especially given the appearance. Still crazily fizzy even after letting the beer settle. A touch of heat on the back end from the booze.

Overall - A passable Belgian IPA, but this to me is more of a Belgian Pale Ale, than a Belgian IPA. Still worth a try while quantities last

04-23-2014 03:00:31 | More by DenisKolkin
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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-22-2014 04:27:57 | More by WeissBoy
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-20-2014 17:26:37 | More by jrenihan
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-18-2014 05:00:46 | More by RedAleMan
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knot

Belgium

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-23-2014 19:04:44 | More by knot
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poskok

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-10-2014 08:05:56 | More by poskok
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-09-2014 20:28:53 | More by hansavijaticar
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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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VE777

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-25-2014 02:38:04 | More by VE777
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-21-2014 16:03:51 | More by vermilcj
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Beer-Ed

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-18-2014 11:41:23 | More by Beer-Ed
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Gamsy

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-18-2014 06:39:22 | More by Gamsy
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CoCambria

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-30-2014 21:26:08 | More by CoCambria
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hoegaardenhero

California

3.86/5  rDev +3.8%

a: nice swing top bottle that pours a hazy gold/straw with a cray thick white head that looks like meringue and has amazing staying power

s: spicy, sweet, coriander, rounded citrus,

t: sweet, mild hay, rock sugar, spicey, a bit of abv, and a mild bitter hop finnish, a little grapiness

m: the creamy foam adds a nice element to the mouthfeel; medium body, slightly syrupy, it is lightly carbed which i think accentuates the mild syrupiness - it could use more carbonation imo

d: a decent beer (although it is a little overpriced), could use a little less sweetness i think and some more complex balance - good though, but an also ran for beers in the style.

01-16-2014 10:09:49 | More by hoegaardenhero
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Mr_Pink_152

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-04-2014 11:40:45 | More by Mr_Pink_152
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-31-2013 00:10:36 | More by NightINgale
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BILF

Israel

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

12-29-2013 20:17:44 | More by BILF
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discodoni

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-23-2013 11:01:37 | More by discodoni
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Darkhnum

Israel

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-19-2013 22:46:33 | More by Darkhnum
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Genecy

Brazil

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-14-2013 22:13:03 | More by Genecy
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pipinmalikonj

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3/5  rDev -19.4%

11-21-2013 10:20:31 | More by pipinmalikonj
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ivorycannon

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-14-2013 05:43:17 | More by ivorycannon
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

11-13-2013 05:58:44 | More by Gonzoillini
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dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-04-2013 13:52:26 | More by dcmchew
Hopus from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
84 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.