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Hop Verdomme - Brouwerij Kerkom

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Hop Verdomme
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BA SCORE
80
good

24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Kerkom visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerdrifter on 07-08-2013)
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Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

mattfancett, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of lgmol
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

lgmol, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +15.6%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of wc94wc
4.28/5  rDev +23.7%

wc94wc, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of josvemden
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

josvemden, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

DrBier, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of justinm4bama
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

justinm4bama, May 25, 2014
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%

Pours a hazed golden color with a white soapy froth that has excellent retention. The aroma is full of estery, Belgian yeast and earthy, herbal hops. The yeast has a bit of fruityness like peach or pear.

In the taste, more of the fruity, lightly spicy yeast and hops coming in with more spicy herb, pine, and citrus. There are elements of damp hay, bubblegum, white pepper, and chai tea from the hop/yeast interaction and the European pale malts used in brewing.

Smooth, medium to full bodied ale with a good medium-high level of carbonation. The finish is relatively clean and moreish if anything.

Overall, this is a really smooth Belgian IPA that has a lot more yeast character than American versions of the style. It takes away from the hops alittle bit, which is fine with me but may put others off. Just a hopped up Belgian pale.

Stinkypuss, May 03, 2014
Photo of smcolw
3.53/5  rDev +2%

Nice three-finger head that settles slowly and in a rocky fashion. Webby, clumpy lace. Dark gold with a yeasty haze.

Low hop nose for the style. More sour than anything. I smell faint green olives and light Belgian yeast.

Sour malt flavor in the beginning but there's a strong black pepper-like hop bite in the swallow. Bitterness lasts a long time through the aftertaste. Belgian yeast flavors throughout the tasting. Good body with an elevated level of carbonation.

smcolw, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Pamola
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Pamola, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

DRBiser, Feb 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

nmann08, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of gillagorilla
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

gillagorilla, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of soccerman7
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%

Poured into a Palm glass.

A - A golden hazy beer with a nice finger of head. Head disappeared quickly.

S - Pepper, gloves, spice, and hops. Touch of sweet bread.

T - A really nice Belgian ipa. Characteristic Belgian character and hops. Really nice balance with the character of the yeast and hops.

M - Very easy drinking and a little different take. Lingers pleasantly.

O - I would gladly buy this again when I see it. As someone stated this is a Belgian IPA not an American. Really well done and cost $3 a bottle. Worth trying

soccerman7, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of comrade_tony
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

comrade_tony, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Dad
4/5  rDev +15.6%

The previous reviews make me think people are confused that this is an American IPA (which would be understandable, if you've seen the label). It's actually a damn fine Belgian IPA, and it's cheaper than most. It's not Houblon Chouffe, but that's the gold standard and a straight-5 rating.

Dad, Dec 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

discodoni, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

OBeerMeGreatOne, Nov 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

The color is a deep, both brightly shining and slightly hazy gold-orange color. A half finger of head keeps itself up pretty well and falls at a reasonable pace, leaving mostly spotting as it does.
The smell and the taste are essentially the same. It starts off with some dank, marijuana-like notes before distinctly Belgian notes of bubble gum, pale fruits and spices come out, but lightly. It comes together for a little more depth in the flavor. The bottle's claim that it's insanely hoppy shows how far ahead American brewers have come with hop integration, though this beer unquestionably is hoppy. It's simply not as hoppy as all that.
The hop character is pretty well integrated in the feel as well but not perfectly, as the pith draws a little too much chalkiness into the finish. Otherwise, it has a good body, about a medium level but fairly bright, nice crisp bite, and some smoothness before it goes that little bit harsh at the end.

Brenden, Nov 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

GraduatedCashew, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
2.95/5  rDev -14.7%

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a bright, copper-gold coloring that is slightly hazed, with a slow carbonation bubbling throughout. Filmy, sparse, whispy, white surface coat of head. Aromas of tropical fruit, melon, spearmint, bubblegum, and a cluster of spices, including clove, jasmine, and nutmeg. This nose is quite a jumble. Flavors are roasted forward, with a very tangy blast of tropical fruits, including melon, pineapple, mango, and grapefruit quickly following. Tangy caramel and toffee backbone, with a funky Belgian spice blend including bubblegum, cotton candy, clove, and all spice. The spices are more muddled than blended, and seem to clash with all of the tangy fruit characteristics. Light, smooth bodied, with a tangy sweet and lingering spice aftertaste. Slightly filmy and frothy finish due to the carbonation, with a tangy linger. This beer is all over the place.

GarthDanielson, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of emerge077
2.69/5  rDev -22.3%

Started out nice enough, deep orange color, sticky lace in the glass and pretty good coverage.

Smells like bubblegum and cooked veggies.

Overly sweet, residual sugars, that stale bubblegum in a baseball card pack. Piney bitterness, aspirin and cooked greens. Medium bodied, sticky sweet, harshly bitter aftertaste. Tastes like a ham-fisted DIPA homebrew attempt with all bittering hops and a weird Belgian yeast strain. Terrible.

emerge077, Aug 31, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35%

DonFrap, Jul 18, 2013
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2.99/5  rDev -13.6%

Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. Clear yellow-orange pour with a one finger white head with minimal retention and lacing. The nose is all Belgian IPA. Citrusy and yeasty with hints of lemon, grass, white pepper, and a touch of banana. The taste follows suit and is pretty typical for a Belgian IPA. Lots of grass and citrus along with hints of bubblegum, soap, lemon, pine, and an off-putting taste of cleaning fluid on the finish. The mouthfeel is somewhat harsh and acrid with little to no balance and a dry, bitter, soapy finish. Overall, this was very disappointing. Kerkom is a fine brewery with some stellar beers, but this was not up to their standards.

beerdrifter, Jul 08, 2013
Hop Verdomme from Brouwerij Kerkom
80 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.