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Hopus - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

292 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 7
Gots: 22 | 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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Photo of DaveBar
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 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

DaveBar, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

DenisKolkin, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of WeissBoy
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

WeissBoy, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of jrenihan
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jrenihan, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

RedAleMan, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

knot, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

poskok, Mar 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

hansavijaticar, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

MaevaS, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

VE777, Feb 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

vermilcj, Feb 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Beer-Ed, Feb 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Gamsy, Feb 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

CoCambria, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of hoegaardenhero
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

hoegaardenhero, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of Mr_Pink_152
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Mr_Pink_152, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

NightINgale, Dec 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

BILF, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

discodoni, Dec 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Darkhnum, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Genecy, Dec 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

pipinmalikonj, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ivorycannon, Nov 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Gonzoillini, Nov 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

dcmchew, Nov 04, 2013
Hopus from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
85 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.