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Hop House - Brewery Ommegang

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85
very good

665 Ratings
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Ratings: 665
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 12
Gots: 109 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: madtrixter787 on 12-14-2013

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Ratings: 665 | Reviews: 101
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3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of TheBullsHorn
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Kind of an odd one here. Definitely Belgian in character, but the hops are kicking in on this. Seems quite earthy overall with that almost clay tone I pick up off some of these hopped Belgian ales. Could really stand some smoothing out. But it's a nice enough drinker. Always fine with trying something from Ommegang.

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3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up recently at the Bottle King down in Livingston. Wasn't sure what to expect of this beer as this seemed like it was a Belgian Beer with an American Twist to it. Although the hops could have been more pronounced, this had a great feel to it in terms of taste and mouthfeel and this went down so easily without feeling weak or watered-down. The yeast influence was here but never did this feel feel sour or funky and it's a good session beer even thought he alcohol is just a bit too strong to be considered as one.

Nice golden pour to this with a pronounced, foamy head and not a lot of cloudiness to this. Nothing had to be swirled out of the bottle either and the carbonation was more than sufficient. Lots of grass, clove, and chalk in the nose with the latter being quite pronounced in the taste. A good amount of yeast here along with some earthy hops underneath that. The mouthfeel was slightly oily without having any resin to it left a nice coating on my mouth once after each sip. A little bit of peppery spice could be detected here as well, which gave this a nice and subtle kick.

I couldn't taste the alcohol here either and I only felt it once I finished off this bottle. If it were possible to create a new style of beer that combined the taste of a BPA with the strength and more aggressive hops of an American counterpart, this would be a good start. Not strong, overly bitter, or potent, this beer would please both Ommegang fans and hopheads alike. This new direction on a standard was worth the effort.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - Golden, cloudy, thick white head has good retention and lacing.

S/T - Quick whiff of juicy hops, then in comes the banana, clove yeast. Taste is more on the grainy side, with some lemon, grass, hay. Finishes with an ambiguous bitterness, abrasive.

M - Light body, high carbonation, voluminous feel. Abrasive on the back end.

O - Bitterness seems out of place with hop flavors lacking a bit.

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Hop House from Brewery Ommegang
85 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.