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Hop House - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
85
very good

585 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 585
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 8
Gots: 85 | 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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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Stinger80OH, Mar 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

lic217, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

AGust82, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

MikePags, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

cbyrd4088, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
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

Slatetank, Mar 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

logicalparadox, Mar 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

thegerm87, Mar 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

BigMike, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of Beejay
3.13/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: Pale yellow straw in color, slightly hazy, with an enormous soft white head.

S: Belgian yeast character shows up in the form of strawberry, raisins, and maybe a touch of champagne. Some light floral notes as well as a little spicy note. Not too much hop character.

T: More bitterness than I would think. The hops come across as herbal and earthy with a touch of tannins. There is a crispness to this, as well as a lemon grass type of flavor before the hops come in to dominate.

M: Medium light in body, with effervescent carbonation.

O: It's a good enough beer, but I'd like some more hop character. This comes out with bitterness a swinging, but not lot of flavor from the hops, and I don't know if the base beer is solid enough by itself.

Beejay, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

jopezu, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

nosavingsaccount, Mar 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

bigred89, Mar 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

musicsherlock, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Kerne, Mar 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

smooth_aleing, Mar 02, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Rich, cloudy orange with massive, frothy, clingy head. Now I have to wait awhile to drink it despite pouring very slowly. Well, I guess I can keep admiring it.

Smell: Smells halfway between a fruity & spicy Saison, and a citrus & pine driven IPA. While still clearly brewed with Belgian yeast, this has a more "American" aroma than anything else Ommegang has made.

Taste: Tastes like a Saison that has been demonically possessed by Humulus Lupulus. Fruity and spicy core with crackery malts, fleshy fruits, clove, pepper and banana. Just a great Belgian malt and yeast backbone. The hops are rich with grapefruit and pine. Somewhat bitter.

Feel: Highly carbonated and effervescent. Body is on the lighter side and refreshing. Very dry finish.

Overall: Sort of a Belgian IPA, but more like a hoppy Saison. I have had a couple of attempts at hoppy Saisons before, and, while tasty, they were a little muddled and confused. This is not; this is superb and underrated on this site IMO.

bsp77, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

tsp247, Feb 28, 2014
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MPSTARR, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Inglewood, Feb 25, 2014
Hop House from Brewery Ommegang
85 out of 100 based on 585 ratings.