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Hop House - Brewery Ommegang

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219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.96%


Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: madtrixter787 on 12-14-2013)
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Packaged on 11/25/13. Best by 11/2014.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Huge four finger off white head that slowly recedes into a thinner creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A juicy, earthy, and fairly spicy aroma with good hints of juicy hops and Belgian yeast. Upfront scent of earthy and floral hops with some hints of wet grass and pine. Citrus hop hints of orange, grapefruit, mango, lemon, and pineapple. Big presence of Belgian yeast with hints of clove and pepper. Also some hints of green apple and banana. Pale malt with hints of biscuit, straw, and cracker. A very good Belgian IPA style aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a juicy, earthy, and yeasty Belgian IPA type taste with good notes of hops and Belgian yeast. Good mix of floral, earthy, and citrus hops upfront. Notes of grass and pine. Citrus fruit notes of orange peel, grapefruit, lemon zest, mango, and pineapple. Also some fruit notes of banana and green apple. Belgian yeast with notes of clove and white pepper. Soft pale malt with notes of biscuit, straw, caramel, and cracker. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Creamy, spicy, and juicy with a drying finish.

Overall: A very solid take on a Belgian style Pale Ale. Good mix of Belgian yeast and lush hop flavors.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 07:12:29 | More by MattyG85
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Kind of an odd one here. Definitely Belgian in character, but the hops are kicking in on this. Seems quite earthy overall with that almost clay tone I pick up off some of these hopped Belgian ales. Could really stand some smoothing out. But it's a nice enough drinker. Always fine with trying something from Ommegang.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 04:26:59 | More by RblWthACoz
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.21/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - Golden, cloudy, thick white head has good retention and lacing.

S/T - Quick whiff of juicy hops, then in comes the banana, clove yeast. Taste is more on the grainy side, with some lemon, grass, hay. Finishes with an ambiguous bitterness, abrasive.

M - Light body, high carbonation, voluminous feel. Abrasive on the back end.

O - Bitterness seems out of place with hop flavors lacking a bit.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 12:03:32 | More by garuda
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3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful hazed orange apricot appearance glowing in my glass clouded off white head forming thick looks like a dimpled biscuit sitting afloat on the body of this beer. Belgian style lacing all day, looks great and a name like Hop House from Ommegang I was sold off the bat. Aroma has citric earthy herbal hops, bitterness is almost caught by your nares...expressive bready/biscuit malts to complement not much in the way of perceived sweetness seems like a beautifully constructed Belgian pale ale. Just a touch of citrus/mango juicy hop character going on here. Flavors combine nicely herbaceous herbal hops, bitter citrus peel, lemony notes with a spicy black pepper blast the yeast spiciness kicks hard I don't know how to keep the yeast out of this glass it seems like part of the dry-hopped BPA experience. Mouthfeel has smooth effervescent carbonation light to medium bodied a touch of slick hop oils all very enjoyable along with that bone dry finish. Overall I can't get enough of a well crafted easy drinking complex ale with moderate alcohol, and high flavor this will get better and better as it warms up outside.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 02:35:52 | More by WVbeergeek
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Virginia

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Hop House from Brewery Ommegang
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