Hop House - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
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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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 413 ratings.