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Hop House - Brewery Ommegang

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85
very good

420 Ratings
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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 7
Gots: 39 | 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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batfireman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

04-03-2014 00:29:47 | More by batfireman
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MeganandDana

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-02-2014 22:18:16 | More by MeganandDana
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GreenEggsHam1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-02-2014 11:35:40 | More by GreenEggsHam1
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy-golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of apricots, bready malt, yeast and spices. Body is full, creamy and tangy. Citrusy hops come through on the palate, while pale malt, ripe fruit, yeast provide some balance. Finish is long and dry. It’s not my favorite from Ommegang.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 14:25:38 | More by mikeg67
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jwswigs

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-27-2014 17:35:55 | More by jwswigs
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ralphw56

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-27-2014 01:27:16 | More by ralphw56
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-25-2014 20:36:41 | More by KarlHungus
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 1/20/2014. Pours fairly cloudy bright golden amber color with a 3 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon zest, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange peel, pear, light banana, clove, pepper, floral, grass, light bubblegum, cracker, bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop, yeast ester, and moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, tangerine, pineapple, orange peel, pear, light banana, clove, pepper, light bubblegum, floral, grass, bread, cracker, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spice and floral hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, tangerine, pineapple, orange peel, pear, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of hop, yeast ester, and moderate malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian IPA. All around good balance and complexity of hop, yeast ester, and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 02:34:28 | More by superspak
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MightiestBeard

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-23-2014 17:53:03 | More by MightiestBeard
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.4%

03-22-2014 23:08:17 | More by dcisco44
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dunlap926

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

03-22-2014 22:22:00 | More by dunlap926
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csustar001

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-21-2014 21:54:54 | More by csustar001
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Slatetank for sharing this with me. Poured into a wine glass, the brew appears a clouded copper color. Rising bubbles maintain a film throughout the duration.

The smell includes faint notes of wheat or hay with a belgian yeasty spice like clove mixed with earth and some fruitiness somewhat reminescent of pear/apple. Overall not bad, just a bit earthen and spicy.

The taste opens up with a yeasty spice mildly like clove, then wheat/hay that transitions to pear and apple skin fruitiness. There is a moderate hoppiness here that is herbal, catty and mildly fruity with a balancing bitterness.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. The yeasty spice and hoppy bitterness clashes a bit slightly reducing the overall drinkability in my opinion but overall it is not bad. Thanks Matt for sharing this with me.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 19:16:42 | More by stakem
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-21-2014 02:05:09 | More by Burkbom23
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ctwybeerguy

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

03-21-2014 01:57:25 | More by ctwybeerguy
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jakea

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-21-2014 00:32:38 | More by jakea
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a huge quickly rising fizzy pillowy head that hits 3 fingers and forced me to stop pouring prematurely, fades semi slowly with lots fizzy bubbles and fizzy lacing, very hazy sediment laden bright orange honey color.

Nose brings lots of nice Belgiany aromas, floral, grassy and little hay like, hint crackery and hint floral spices, mild citrus rind, bit of esters, touch of a spicy hop with the floral and citrus.

Taste brings a mild sweet malt, caramel copper malt, with little cracker and grainy notes. Quickly into hops, very floral, grassy and mild citrus rind, lighter pith, with fair bitterness. Plenty of Belgian yeast additions, esters, floral spices, more citrus and fruity notes, little hay like doughy note, bit of pear and apple rin skin, hint of grape skin too, nice fruity musty notes. Finish gets pretty bitter, mild pith and rind lingering with mild citrus and floral hops, little grassy, fairly dry and little fruit skin.

Mouth is med bod, effervescent carb.

Overall great, this is exactly what I want in a Belgian Pale, nice floral grassy citrusy hops that aren't overpowering and just destroy the beer, a great Belgian yeast addition with esters, fruit skin, crackery notes, floral, etc, and a nice mild base malt to blend it all together, with a great effervescence. I think people completely miss the point of a Belgian Pale and expect it to be an American pale, like Flying Dog Raging Bitch which is just an American IPA as there is no Belgian note at all in it. I continue to love what Ommegang is doing and glad I can get regular access to most of their beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 23:55:25 | More by jlindros
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blameo

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

03-18-2014 03:12:27 | More by blameo
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

03-16-2014 20:08:29 | More by Knapp85
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powdersoldier

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-15-2014 18:50:08 | More by powdersoldier
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-14-2014 23:46:19 | More by Brushkanna
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Bubbalito

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-14-2014 22:58:17 | More by Bubbalito
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-14-2014 22:31:54 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Kings Row Gastropub in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, spice, and Belgian yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, chalk, and Belgian yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop and yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a better combination of yeast and hop qualities in the aroma.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2014 22:39:36 | More by UCLABrewN84
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-13-2014 19:19:02 | More by ste5venla
Hop House from Brewery Ommegang
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