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Hop House - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
85
very good

599 Ratings
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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 8
Gots: 87 | 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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3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pretty standard. Copperish with brown and yellow tinges, and a roughly 1/4 inch off-white head.

S: An abbey ale foundation with IPA elements at the top.

T: Much like the smell. It's like the combination of a decent abbey ale and a decent IPA. In this regard it is distinctive. The sharper and more floral hops compliment the underlying smooth taste. The combined elements of both styles evoke a sense of warmth, greatly adding to my enjoyment of the beer.

M: A bit of an IPA bite. A swirl of flavors that leave an enjoyable aftertaste.

O: If I were in an IPA mood or an abbey ale mood, I wouldn't go for hop-house. However, as a middle-of-the-road, every-day beer, it's a tasty and unique choice. Nothing earth-shaking, but more enjoyable than your average fare. I'll likely buy again.

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3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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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.

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4.26/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

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Hop House from Brewery Ommegang
85 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.