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Hop House - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
85
very good

600 Ratings
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Ratings: 600
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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased at Brass Rail deli, enjoyed chilled in a tulip.

The color is sunny golden with deep haze and pillowy fluffed up off white head with average bead and random lace. The smell is unique but not necessarily good, it has some belgian spiciness but the hops give a more vegetal almost bell pepper aroma with a light malt accent. The feel is decent yet a little bitter almost to the extent of Belgian IPA with a medium high carbonation and mostly dry finish.

The taste is a little vegetal but more toast with a light hint of spice and gentle yeast which gives a mild woody flavor with slight tangy fruit in the middle and the hops come later with an almost cooked veggie aspect/peppery flavor with residual bitter flavor in the finish.
Overall I was glad I tried this, but probably would not recommend this unless it is something you need to try - it is okay, but has some things I would change to make it more drinkable

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Hop House from Brewery Ommegang
85 out of 100 based on 600 ratings.