Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor - Brouwerij Het Anker
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3.89/5 rDev -3.7%
Pours a three finger cream head that fades very slowly leaving some lace. Hazy amber color, ton of yeast left in bottle. Strong carbonation and medium bodied. Light caramel nose, flavor is mellow caramel with light grapefruit hop background. Nice mellow BIPA. Part of 4-pack 330ml bottles $18.99 from Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA.
10-24-2013 22:21:07 | More by jdhilt
United Kingdom (England)
3.43/5 rDev -15.1%
22nd Sep 2013 and we are in Brugge, sitting at the bar in Comptoir des Arts checking out the beer list when this brew stood out and called to me.
Bram (the owner and former barman of Daisy) duly produced a 33cl bottle and glass for me and the drinking began.
Golden pour, with a slight haze and deep head.
Aroma of yeast and fruity, citrus hops.
The taste followed the nose, yeasty and hoppy. Fairly bitter in nature and easy to drink, hides it's alcohol well.
A very pleasant beer from a brewery that seems to produce plenty of good beers.
10-14-2013 18:11:09 | More by BlackHaddock
4.2/5 rDev +4%
a really special brew here, best Belgian ipa ive had in memory, just a total gem. blonde and cloudy on the pout, with a permanent and thick white head over three inches tall, this is so lively and robust, as foamy as you make it, lacey and grandiose. the nose is tart and funky like a saison, hoppy, but german and Czech style, not so American and oily, but still plenty dank, not like ganga, but like a wet basement in a good a way as possible. yeast heavy too, Belgian unfiltered goodness. pils type malts, but there is more depth that that here. epic carbonation, one of the best mouthfeels of all time on this one, this beers best feature amongst many. I love the expansive decadent richness, but the lightness and sessionability too. this is everything one could hope for in a Belgian ipa and more, complex, drinkable, refreshing, special. well hopped and gorgeous in feel. a must.
09-23-2013 02:07:25 | More by StonedTrippin
3.93/5 rDev -2.7%
Draft at Brasserie Het Anker
Pours a very cloud light golden brown with two fingers of craggy white head. Head has very good retention and coats the glass with lacing.
Aroma is mostly Belgian yeast, with lots of fruity esters. Not much in the way of hops in the aroma.
Hops are relatively light but present enough to leave a nice slight bitterness throughout the taste. Otherwise, pleasant Belgian yeast taste with some fruity esters, including a bit of banana. These flavors seem like they should clash more than they do, but overall this is a pleasant beer, and after a few days in Belgium, the hop bitterness is much appreciated.
09-11-2013 20:37:11 | More by warnerry
4.39/5 rDev +8.7%
Het Anker's Hopsinjoor fills my tulip glass with a straw golden liquid that becomes even pale yellow when backlit. The body is hazy to the point of being difficult to see through and the carbonation explodes to the surface from every inch of the glass. This lively carbonation helps support the giant head. The head grew to a minimum of three fingers on the pour and at its lowest point fell to two. The head became incredibly dense and meringue like while leaving big sticky chunk lacing on its way down. This is an incredible looking beer that shows one of the best heads I've seen in months.
The nose on this beer screams Belgian IPA, what I think would be one anyway. The first thing that hits me is a dusty, musty yeastiness before the hop additions make themselves known. This beer isn't hugely hoppy but does have a lot more hops then your average BSPA. The hoppiness is of the grassy/herbal nature and rides even keel with the robust yeast characters. There's a good deal of green apple skins and gritty pear before the banana and clove ester qualities come through toward the end. The yeast used in this beer must be magical because the esters it's throwing off are all over the place in the most under control manageable sort of way.
As soon as this beer hits my tongue I know I'm in for a treat. Everything the nose suggested is right here in the flavor. The maltiness, although not very noticeable, is dry sugar cookie like and while it starts things off it's quickly pushed aside. A quick flash of grassy hops hit before they fade away to allow the fruity yeastiness to come forth. Apple skins, pears, and faint peach take over mid palate right before the mustiness joins in the fun. All the hoppiness that was in the nose shows up just before the swallow. Somehow the yeast contributions are so hearty that they more then stand up to the hoppiness of this brew. I'm really digging the complexities.
The body of this beer is on the lighter side of medium with a healthy carbonation that keeps things moving. That great Belgian carbonation is there that makes the body of this beer incredibly airy. The hopping combined with the aggressive carbonation make for a moderate bitterness on the tongue.
I honestly can't believe how easy this beer is going down. The flavors combine to create an incredibly refreshing beer and the carbonation keeps things flowing. Each glass I pour disappears far too fast.
I expected a good beer coming from Het Anker, just like the others, but Hopsinjoor blew me away. This is exactly what I believe a hoppy Belgian should be crafted like and I won't hesitate to pick these up in the future. Het Anker is up toward the top of the list for my favorite Belgian brewers and Hopsinjoor just bumped them up the ladder.
08-31-2013 19:38:34 | More by joe1510
3.79/5 rDev -6.2%
Hazy amber orange color with tons of thick and mushroom head with great retention and leaving lots of laces.
Refreshing and predominant aroma of green tea, oranges and spearmint.
Similarly, flavor of oxidized oranges, green leaves tea, Belgian yeast, lemon and brown sugar. Hints of pepper, honey and cinnamon. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with good carbonation. I was surprised after checking the ABV; it doesn’t feel at all at 8%.
A very unique and hoppy beer with intensive flavors but not heavily bitter. A mix of Tripel and IPA. Worth it a try.
08-18-2013 19:23:35 | More by FLima
3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
On tap at the Thirsty Monk in Asheville.
Hazy yellow gold with a moderate sized but very, very durable head. Superior lacing.
Nice, citruc fruity, aroma with a good bit of lemon; citrusy hops.
The taste largely follows although it has more flavor and more yeast than the nose suggests. Despite the name the hops do not dominate but are in good balance with the other flavor components.
07-29-2013 02:40:13 | More by chinchill
Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor from Brouwerij Het Anker
90 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.