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Hop House - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
85
very good

456 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 8
Gots: 48 | 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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dwoolley1

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-28-2014 00:34:04 | More by dwoolley1
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AMCPhD

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-27-2014 22:41:58 | More by AMCPhD
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Brinks

Alabama

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-27-2014 22:08:30 | More by Brinks
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magictacosinus

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-27-2014 01:39:09 | More by magictacosinus
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SpecialPatrolGroup

New York

2.95/5  rDev -21.5%

I hate to do this because Ommegang is fairly local to me and I am a big fan of many of their beers...but this isn't one of those. Just plain boring, bitterness not balanced well and the high hop content doesn't really mesh well with the other flavors in the beer. I honestly took two sips and poured it out. When Ommegang focused on a few solid beers, they were untouchable, but now they are trying to be all things to all people and I think their products are suffering. I'm sure they don't want to brew Hennepin or Rare Vos all day every day, but the difference with those beers and this one is they are delicious

06-26-2014 02:03:49 | More by SpecialPatrolGroup
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Schimms

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13%

06-26-2014 01:34:38 | More by Schimms
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paulish

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-26-2014 00:42:45 | More by paulish
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -20.2%

06-25-2014 04:37:25 | More by brpendergast85
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-23-2014 23:48:18 | More by zeff80
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%

$ 2.79/12 oz bottle at Lager Mill
Undated bottle at 40 degrees into Duvel snifter
Aroma of conifers
Head large (7 cm), off white, creamy, slowly diminishing to a broken 2 mm layer
Lacing good, irregular rings and islands of medium bubbles
Body medium yellow, hazy
Flavor of resinous hops, slightly bitter, dry; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, dry, lively carbonation

A pleasant pale ale, somewhat atypical because of the dryness. The aroma, appearance, and palate are all good, but the monoflavor becomes rapidly boring.

06-23-2014 17:38:05 | More by Ozzylizard
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TL33

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-23-2014 00:23:20 | More by TL33
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-22-2014 19:15:58 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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demosixt

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-22-2014 15:57:12 | More by demosixt
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NikD

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

06-20-2014 11:06:23 | More by NikD
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SirMango

New York

3/5  rDev -20.2%

06-20-2014 02:42:00 | More by SirMango
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev +2.7%

Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty yellow/beige color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of dry floral hoppy notes with light rustic malt notes also perceptible. Taste is also dominated by dry floral hoppy notes with some rustic malt and some bitter notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation. I actually quite enjoyed the mix between the Belgian ale notes and the hoppy notes.

06-19-2014 02:56:38 | More by Phyl21ca
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CHickman

New York

3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

6/21/14-Bottle: Pours hazy yellow gold color with a ton of sediment floating around in it and a massive pillow-y 2 finger snow white head that faded slowly, leaving very good foamy lacing coating the sides. Clearly this is the beer I expected from Ommegang and not the abortion that I was served the other night in the Bronx which was definitely not the same beer, so this review will be based on the bottled version and I leave the notes from that other crap below for my own reference and amusement.

Smells of floral hops, herbs, light caramel, fruit like pear or apple, citrus hops, lemon zest, grass and a light yeast funk. Aroma is very earthy and herbal, with a strong citrus presence and hoppy tea leaf or minty notes that also has funk come in and out of the dance.

Tastes like it smells with floral hops, herbs, lemon zest, grass, coriander, light caramel, fruit like pear or apple, citrus hops, yeast funk, piney hops, tea leaf, faint clove, bubblegum and dry crackers or lightly toasted grains. Earthy and herbal, the dry hops show through and add nice flavor and the Belgian essence.

Mouthfeel is light but still on the chewy side, with light zesty carbonation, a medium body and a slightly bitter aftertaste that has a sweet grainy flavor after the dry bitterness fades.

Overall a very good beer. I'm glad I tried it out of the bottle and did not accept that what I was served and drank the other night was the beer I just had. This was a nice light drinking Belgian Pale Ale that was flavorful and hid the ABV completely. Whatever crap I drank the other night was nowhere near this tasty beverage. I would certainly have this again

6/19/14-On tap at Tosca in the Bronx, NY: Pours clear yellow gold color with a small white head that faded fast, leaving zero lacing which was very surprising and disappointing.

Smells of caramel, malt, pear, cereal like Frosted Flakes and light citrus hops with a kiss of lemon zest. Smells like an adjunct lager, so unless the bartender made a mistake this is pretty lame smelling.

Tastes like it smells, with caramel, sweet malt, apple skin, cereal, citrus hops, light lemon, graham cracker, light floral hops and herbs or tea leaf. Like it smells, it tastes like a slightly tastier adjunct lager, which like the aroma was pretty lame. I seriously hope the bartender made a mistake otherwise this is a total flop.

I need to try this from a bottle as I can't imagine Ommegang would put out a beer this bad and lacking any true flavor.

06-19-2014 00:44:40 | More by CHickman
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leansean88

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13%

06-18-2014 03:13:15 | More by leansean88
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-17-2014 02:44:21 | More by PursuitOfHoppiness
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-16-2014 14:09:14 | More by spinrsx
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nyyfanatic213

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13%

06-16-2014 01:56:24 | More by nyyfanatic213
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VTEno17

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +13%

06-15-2014 23:38:23 | More by VTEno17
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.2%

06-15-2014 22:26:55 | More by hmmmbeer10
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-15-2014 19:02:04 | More by BarryMFBurton
Hop House from Brewery Ommegang
85 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.