Hop House - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
3.88/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked this up recently at the Bottle King down in Livingston. Wasn't sure what to expect of this beer as this seemed like it was a Belgian Beer with an American Twist to it. Although the hops could have been more pronounced, this had a great feel to it in terms of taste and mouthfeel and this went down so easily without feeling weak or watered-down. The yeast influence was here but never did this feel feel sour or funky and it's a good session beer even thought he alcohol is just a bit too strong to be considered as one.
Nice golden pour to this with a pronounced, foamy head and not a lot of cloudiness to this. Nothing had to be swirled out of the bottle either and the carbonation was more than sufficient. Lots of grass, clove, and chalk in the nose with the latter being quite pronounced in the taste. A good amount of yeast here along with some earthy hops underneath that. The mouthfeel was slightly oily without having any resin to it left a nice coating on my mouth once after each sip. A little bit of peppery spice could be detected here as well, which gave this a nice and subtle kick.
I couldn't taste the alcohol here either and I only felt it once I finished off this bottle. If it were possible to create a new style of beer that combined the taste of a BPA with the strength and more aggressive hops of an American counterpart, this would be a good start. Not strong, overly bitter, or potent, this beer would please both Ommegang fans and hopheads alike. This new direction on a standard was worth the effort.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 20:40:50 | More by JerzDevl2000
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3.96/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Beer pours a light orange copper color. Clear but you can see little "floaties" in the beer. Finger of head. Looks like a Belgian Pale Ale in the glass. Smells of strong citrus and grapefruit peel. Definitely smells dry-hopped and lives up to the "Hop House" name. The taste is a solid Belgian pale, with a nice yeasty spice and a strong hop character. Tropical and citrus notes. The beer is very crisp and refreshing. Really great brew and a bit different from the rest of Ommegang's lineup. Definitely has the core of a Belgian ale with the American hoppyness and I really like it. It is exactly what it claims to be and I have to give props for that. I would classify this more as an IPA than pale ale however.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 02:06:36 | More by benloho
Hop House from Brewery Ommegang
85 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.