Hopus - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
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3.76/5 rDev +1.1%
From a 750 ml bottle to a tulip
A: Pale gold with an enormous 3 finger soapy head that breaks relatively quickly leaving tons of lacing behind.
S: spices - cloves especially, grains, yeast, malts and some grassiness.
T: a bit of sweet immediately followed by spices and pepperiness, grains, yeasts and some bitter on the tail.
M: highly carbonated with a feel toward the creamy end.
O: I quite enjoyed this beer. I like the bitter finish and I found it incredibly easy to drink. To me the idea of a Belgian IPA is confusing, perhaps this is a BSPA. I'm glad I picked up a couple of bottles, I will enjoy it again.
05-04-2014 17:45:49 | More by polloenfuego
3.79/5 rDev +1.9%
750ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $6
Appearance - Gold colour with a massive size fizzy/frothy white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some greatg lacing. The head lasted for a long time before it was gone.
Smell - Cloves, lemons, breads/grains, ginger
Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains, cloves and lemon juice. There is also some floral notes, hops, and a peppery finish.
Overall - A little unrefined at times and a touch medicinal, but still a pretty solid beer. Not something I'd pick up again though, something about it just tastes a little home brew-ish.. far too many other beers available to come back to this one.
05-04-2014 00:28:20 | More by spinrsx
3.75/5 rDev +0.8%
11.2oz bottle poured into a snifter. Best by 2015 02 13.
A: Pours a cloudy golden amber with a dense white head that froths up quickly. While the head dissipates, some good lacing is left on the glass. Lots of visible carbonation.
S: Belgian farmhouse blended with a bitter hop backing. Maltiness comes through giving it a cereal of bready type aroma. A bit of harsh alcohols in there.
T: As with the aroma, the focus of this is on the Belgian characteristics. Spoiled with the IPA's of America, this is much lower on the bitter spectrum. A real nice carmel malting comes through that rounds this out into a tasty beers.
M: Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a good level of carbonation. Alcohol is warming but not overly hot. A bit sticky from the hops and malt sweetness but still quite drinkable.
Overall this is certainly one of the more bitter beers from Belgium I've tried. That being said the focus still seems a bit heavy on the malt flavors, which do make for a quality beer.
04-25-2014 00:03:13 | More by CloudStrife
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!!
This nice light yet heavy beer goes well with.... pot roast
04-24-2014 22:04:21 | More by DaveBar
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
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
Hopus from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
84 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.