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Hop House - Brewery Ommegang

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very good

477 Ratings
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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 8
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
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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MikePags

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-07-2014 04:08:50 | More by MikePags
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.74/5  rDev -0.5%

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is two fingers high and white in shade. It has a very bubbly, foamy texture - even better (or worse), retention is quite good. This head just sticks to the glass, leaving huge blobs of lacing on the glass. (3.5)

Smell: It's called "Hop House"...and the hops don't disappoint. Mainly, they're of the citrusy/fruity variety. There are some solid notes of grapefruit, berries, and mango coming through. Letting it open up will bring the spicy yeast forward, as well as some breadiness. Yes, this works nicely. (3.75)

Taste: It also works down on the taste buds. Starting off with nice grapefruit notes, it quickly transitions to a spicy, bready backbone and then right into its crisp, dry finish. The balance is excellent, as expected from the brewery. It's not complex, but it purports itself very nicely: a drinkable Belgian-style pale ale with a big dose of 'Murican hops. (3.75)

Mouthfeel: Very dry, just the way I like it. While there are pockets of astringency that I don't like too much, this still manages to hit a good balance between drinkability and richness. Carbonation is nicely concealed behind the medium-full body. (3.75)

Overall: I don't think Ommegang could make a bad beer even if they tried. This simply proves that point: it's refreshing, it's hoppy, and it's rich all at the same time. And to think this isn't the freshest bottle! See, typical Ommegang quality. (3.75)

3.74/5: American hops in a Belgian-style pale ale are a great thing

08-26-2014 22:06:39 | More by ThisWangsChung
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MadScientist

New York

3.89/5  rDev +3.5%

A: A pale golden beer that pours with a very enthusiastic four finger of head, pour gently my friends. There is a slight, glowing haze to beer along with a light orange hue.

S: Aromas of tropical fruit and citrus with a light grassy note. The hop fruit is There is a mild spice aroma.

T: The flavor matches the aroma so it's a hops focused Belgian Pale having tropical fruit and citrus hops flavors dominate with a medium-strong bitterness. There is a light biscuit malt flavor and a slight sweetness in the middle progress to a fairly dry finish.

O: A great

01-18-2014 01:40:54 | More by MadScientist
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-12-2014 00:00:19 | More by tbryan5
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-15-2014 22:38:06 | More by woodchipper
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Bitzer

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-23-2014 23:07:48 | More by Bitzer
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-17-2014 23:03:53 | More by DaftPatrick
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warnerry

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

04-10-2014 23:03:51 | More by warnerry
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.76/5  rDev 0%

08-22-2014 20:12:07 | More by Doomcifer
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Billolick

New York

3.96/5  rDev +5.3%

12 ounce bottle.
Packaged on 11/26/13
Enjoy by 11/2014
Etched onto the neck of the bottle.

Pours light yellowy/near golden amber, looser light khaki head thats a sloooow fader, Leaves thick swathes of low foam and slowly sliding thicker lace.

Yeasty and spicy hop nose.

Bright and flavorful, with Belgian yeast, citric hops, tropical fruit coming to mind. Carbonation on the higher side. All adds up to a complex and highly enjoyable new brew from Omme.

Well worth a try if ya like Belgians and ya like a well hopped pale ale with a nice citric and yeasty snap to it. I'll get a sixer (or a four pack - boo) next time...

01-15-2014 01:16:07 | More by Billolick
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-08-2014 00:28:27 | More by reitzbrewing
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-14-2014 22:31:54 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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JC333

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-16-2014 13:02:21 | More by JC333
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +14.4%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Rich, cloudy orange with massive, frothy, clingy head. Now I have to wait awhile to drink it despite pouring very slowly. Well, I guess I can keep admiring it.

Smell: Smells halfway between a fruity & spicy Saison, and a citrus & pine driven IPA. While still clearly brewed with Belgian yeast, this has a more "American" aroma than anything else Ommegang has made.

Taste: Tastes like a Saison that has been demonically possessed by Humulus Lupulus. Fruity and spicy core with crackery malts, fleshy fruits, clove, pepper and banana. Just a great Belgian malt and yeast backbone. The hops are rich with grapefruit and pine. Somewhat bitter.

Feel: Highly carbonated and effervescent. Body is on the lighter side and refreshing. Very dry finish.

Overall: Sort of a Belgian IPA, but more like a hoppy Saison. I have had a couple of attempts at hoppy Saisons before, and, while tasty, they were a little muddled and confused. This is not; this is superb and underrated on this site IMO.

03-01-2014 22:48:16 | More by bsp77
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

04-18-2014 01:05:02 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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ChaseBacon

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-14-2014 21:59:25 | More by ChaseBacon
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +12%

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.

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

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-18-2014 22:59:21 | More by Mantooth
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DrKarl

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-01-2014 23:27:56 | More by DrKarl
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.89/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

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

South Carolina

3.49/5  rDev -7.2%

12 oz bottle.
Poured with medium body and carbonation.
Unmistakeable Belgian character from the yeast blended with a higher hop load than a typical Belgian IPA but lower than an American IPA. Mildly bitter. Some coffee sneaks in the in the lingering aftertaste.

04-07-2014 14:35:40 | More by chinchill
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Beer21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-28-2014 19:09:37 | More by Beer21
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-02-2014 12:12:34 | More by Schlafly33
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-13-2014 19:19:02 | More by ste5venla
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CloudStrife

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Packaged on 11/26/13.

A: Pours a cloudy pale golden yellow with a full white head sitting on top. After a couple minutes the head finally dissipates leaving some lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Very nice hop aroma right off the bat. Nice citrus fruitiness to the hop. Can still get some malts in the background giving it some crackery breadiness. Belgian yeasts come through mildly.

T: Belgian qualities come through more in the flavor than aroma. Nice yeastiness that adds a bit of a spiciness. Hop bitterness is certainly there adding a bit of fruitiness. Malts add a touch of sweetness along with that bready quality.

M: Light to medium body with an effervescent feel. A touch sticky from the hops but still easy drinking. Crisp and refreshing finish.

Overall as Ommegang says this is a Belgian American love child. Does have a nice bittering flavor that sets it apart from other belgian pale ales on the market.

01-04-2014 23:12:08 | More by CloudStrife
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Hop House from Brewery Ommegang
85 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.