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Hop House - Brewery Ommegang

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510 Ratings
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Ratings: 510
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 8
Gots: 62 | 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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Photo of ThisWangsChung
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

ThisWangsChung, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

KevinPumbaa, Yesterday at 04:34 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

HarmonMW, Sunday at 10:07 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Vivelepositif, Sunday at 03:55 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ConorGolden, Sunday at 12:42 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

PaleAleWalt, Saturday at 06:26 PM
Photo of CraftyViki
3/5  rDev -20.2%

I enjoy the majority of Ommegangs brews, truly, however this one misses the mark for me.
I do not enjoy the sourness. The zest character I think is what I dislike. If I am in the mood for a Belgian Pale Ale, I go with St. Bernardus.

CraftyViki, Saturday at 02:15 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

atlbravsrno1, Friday at 03:54 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Bubbly, darker shade of gold topped with marshmallow head that floats around. Aroma of sharp tropics, citrus rind, zest, and grass. Tastes of pine, grass, lemon skin, sour pineapple, wildness, and a faint flavor of sea salt towards the finish. Finishes surprisingly clean. Medium bodied with high carbonation.

JRed, Thursday at 11:20 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

GRG1313, Sep 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

LutherBrau, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

311bulldog, Sep 14, 2014
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1/5  rDev -73.4%

Scott67, Sep 13, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +11.7%

batt6343, Sep 13, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

wwheeler, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Dylanjf, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

J_Dub, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

tykechandler, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of droomyster
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Pours a hazy bright golden body with a white foamy head with good retention. Aromas are Belgian yeasty, a hint of bubblegum and tropical fruit, but largely subdued and uninteresting. Taste is surprisingly sour (I expected sweet, based on the nose) and yeasty, with hints of unripened pear and apples. Very dry. Overall not bad, especially if dry Belgians are your thing.

droomyster, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw gold with a monstrous creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is straw with some earthy yeast and a little spice.

The flavor is straw and doughy malts with stale grassy hops and a touch of fruit. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, the first sips were just stale hops and earthy notes, but as I finished the bottle more sweet fruity notes came out that were nice.

Beaver13, Sep 09, 2014
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Hop House from Brewery Ommegang
85 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.