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Hop House - Brewery Ommegang

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85
very good

413 Ratings
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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.11%
Wants: 7
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
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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damndirtyape

Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, best before 01/2015, bottled 01/07/14. Poured into a milkshake pilsner glass.

Appearance: Hazy/cloudy golden yellow. Massive 1" thick persistent rocky foam. Big chunks of lacing here and there. Plenty of bubbles coming up through the beer.

Smell: Orange and citrus.

Taste: Rich citrus, but not orange citrus - lemon, grapefruit, and some tropical fruits. There is a quick transition from that rich citrus hop flavor to a hint of something Belgian, and then some cracker/bready malts. The finish has some herbal and leafy notes, a hint of mint, and some more citrus flavors. A beer with a lot of amazing flavors - a perfect fusion of a Belgian Pale and a highly aromatic IPA.

Mouthfeel: Slick, smooth, not at all sticky on the teeth. Carbonation is not spicy or fizzy, really just right in complement to everything else.

Overall / Drinkability: I'm very impressed with this beer. Very well done and if there was a such thing as an American Belgian India Pale Ale, I suspect this would be the benchmark for the style. It definitely has aspects of a Belgian Pale, but the full hop flavor is all AIPA. Dangerously drinkable - wish I had bought a six pack.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 22:52:16 | More by damndirtyape
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Hop House from Brewery Ommegang
85 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.