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Hop House - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
85
very good

658 Ratings
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Ratings: 658
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 9
Gots: 106 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful hazed orange apricot appearance glowing in my glass clouded off white head forming thick looks like a dimpled biscuit sitting afloat on the body of this beer. Belgian style lacing all day, looks great and a name like Hop House from Ommegang I was sold off the bat. Aroma has citric earthy herbal hops, bitterness is almost caught by your nares...expressive bready/biscuit malts to complement not much in the way of perceived sweetness seems like a beautifully constructed Belgian pale ale. Just a touch of citrus/mango juicy hop character going on here. Flavors combine nicely herbaceous herbal hops, bitter citrus peel, lemony notes with a spicy black pepper blast the yeast spiciness kicks hard I don't know how to keep the yeast out of this glass it seems like part of the dry-hopped BPA experience. Mouthfeel has smooth effervescent carbonation light to medium bodied a touch of slick hop oils all very enjoyable along with that bone dry finish. Overall I can't get enough of a well crafted easy drinking complex ale with moderate alcohol, and high flavor this will get better and better as it warms up outside.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap 4/7/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House, in Warwick, RI served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a short foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, earthy hops, Belgian yeast, some citrus and some spice.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a hearty malt character and Belgian yeast backbone quickly follow. The hops presence is strong but subdued and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid flavorful beer to drink for along time.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of chinchill
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.
Poured with medium body and carbonation.
Unmistakeable Belgian character from the yeast blended with a higher hop load than a typical Belgian IPA but lower than an American IPA. Mildly bitter. Some coffee sneaks in the in the lingering aftertaste.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

an excellent example of a belgian pale, but i hope the rumors arent true that this is replacing bpa. this is less distinct to me, not as yeasty and farmy, more in line with convention, although i love the grassy and bitter complex of the hops here. more body too i think than bpa, although the two beers are cut from the same cloth. a bit more of a copper color as well, equally pronounced white head with ring lacing. more grassy than floral, but summery in nature on the nose, some wheat malt may be in here as well. im missing yeasty haze, and although this beer is dry and has a very recognizable belgian yeast character to the finish, it simply doesnt stand out the way fresh bpa always has for me. i know the two beers are minimally different, but i prefer the original.

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Hop House from Brewery Ommegang
85 out of 100 based on 658 ratings.