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Hop House - Brewery Ommegang

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very good

496 Ratings
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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 8
Gots: 57 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Theogre83, May 06, 2014
Photo of T-34-85
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

T-34-85, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

msondel, May 05, 2014
Photo of hosehead83
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a balloon glass.
Cloudy apricot in color, with a big, fluffy head of off-white foam. Very nice looking beer.
Aroma-Aromatic Belgian spices, subtle hop note
Taste-White grapefruit and pear, herbal hops. Well-balanced and almost Saison-like. Very nice food beer.

hosehead83, May 04, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: lightly hazy orange hue with a strong effervescence and 3+ fingers of pillowy ivory foam. Attractive, but the head is quite inconveniently large.

Smell: rich lemony-yet-resiny hops atop a sweet Belgian pale ale classic aroma. I think the elements work together quite well indeed.

Taste: hops have the same lemongrass and light conifer flavor with a big, sweet malt underneath. There's even a hint of chalkiness which I really like. Great stuff.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a huge mouth-filling carbonation. Satisfying!

Overall: I like this beer a great deal. Someday I'll have to try it side-by-side with Fleur de Houblon, which I loved.

flagmantho, May 03, 2014
Photo of wvsabbath
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Golden tan, yellow, unfiltered floaters, 1/2 foamy head with lots of lacing.

Smell - Floral fruits, orange, lemon. Belgium yeasts, a little funky sour note. Not picking up alot of aroma

Taste - Bitter hop kick mixed with Belgium yeasts. Minor lemon and orange mix with some spices. Pale malts make up the backbone and add more bitter. A little herbal and dry hop note is present but not very strong. There's a real minor citric fruit flavor that comes out in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Tongue gets mostly bitter fruits, and some Belgium yeasts. Palate gets some dry hops, pale malts and spices. Aftertaste is dry, bitter and a little watery.

Overall - Underwhelmed by this one. Very basic Belgium pale ale, no special flavors or twist on the style. Flavor is bland and this isn't even a good take on the style. Nothing special here or anything I want to try again.

wvsabbath, May 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

MakeMineADoubleJack, Apr 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

duff247, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Tom_Gilman, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Danielr26, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of TheBullsHorn
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%

A decent nose on this ale, prevailing with citrus, hops and a hint of the Belgian derived esters. The palate comes across as dry, but smooths out with an initial hop bitterness, and clean, crisp flavors and effervescent mouth-feel. Hints of pine, subtle resin and mint, finishing with citrus, are present in the lingering after-palate. A pleasant drinker.

TheBullsHorn, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Tyrolaspenleaf, Apr 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

jpd026, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Resuin, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

BTHU, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

outoffocus, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Pours out an apricot body with a bit of haze. Head starts off huge, but dies down. Strong, earthy, grassy hops in the nose with light yeast esters and grain body. I get a whiff of brett, possibly. Flavor has some bready maltiness and toasty grains up front. The hops come in full force with long-lasting bitterness. Hops bring some herbal and grassy flavors. Overall more bitter than aromatic. Body is moderate, with lively carbonation. I would kind of like this to be lighter on the tongue. Solid beer, but doesn't hold a candle to some of the great hoppy Belgians.

goochpunch, Apr 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

informaticsDoc, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Texasfan549, Apr 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Drew88, Apr 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

JLapadura, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Bitzer, Apr 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Steve_Trick, Apr 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

fox227, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Dizzy242, Apr 21, 2014
Hop House from Brewery Ommegang
85 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.