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Hop House - Brewery Ommegang

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85
very good

408 Ratings
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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 7
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
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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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
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

03-12-2014 01:21:26 | More by Gww1864
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-11-2014 22:29:53 | More by CelticAleMan
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gr0g

New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, yellow-orange appearance. A tall head with good persistence forms, leaving tattered lacing. Smells par for the course for a hoppy Belgian, with plenty of bright lemon zest taking the lead. Yeasty with an aspirin bottle note. A little bit herbal and minty.

More of that mint when it first hits the palate, like a mint tea. Bitter but not super hoppy like an AIPA. Dry with a light pilsner malt profile. Some tart apple and pear, then citric hops take over. Carbonation is a bit harsh but otherwise appropriately lively.

I liked this but it doesn't seem as good as the "Fleur de Houblon" hoppy BPA that Ommegang released as a seasonal previously.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 03:34:02 | More by gr0g
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Tumble

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-10-2014 21:04:48 | More by Tumble
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-10-2014 05:31:49 | More by Giantspace
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rajendra82

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Cloudy body was amber colored, with large head forming, at over 3 fingers thick. The smell was hoppier than any other Ommegang beer I recall having, but not quite hopped up enough to be in IPA territory. There was a distinct yeast presence evident in the smell, and it was cleared in the taste in the form of banana, and white pepper. The hops were there in the taste, but more like a spice, than a dominating element. The body was however a lot thinner than I would have liked, as the hop flavors seemed fleeting due to it. What lingered in the aftertaste was candi sugar, and more of the yeast. Drawing properly from the Belgian tradition and American adventurousness, although it's a lot closer to the Belgian roots than others that have ventured this way.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 04:41:31 | More by rajendra82
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-10-2014 02:07:49 | More by crowsnest
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a clear, golden brew. The tall white head is brilliant. The smell is hoppy and clean. There is a bit of a Belgian yeast scent, but not a lot of fruit scents. The taste is drying, with a pleasant hop bitterness. Clean and fairly quick finish. Refreshing and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 19:14:21 | More by Suds
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timoteo833

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-09-2014 03:26:20 | More by timoteo833
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-09-2014 03:21:06 | More by Gatordaddy
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-09-2014 02:23:58 | More by Stinger80OH
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lic217

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

03-09-2014 02:17:57 | More by lic217
Hop House from Brewery Ommegang
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