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Hop House - Brewery Ommegang

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85
very good

629 Ratings
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Ratings: 629
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 9
Gots: 98 | 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:
Beer added by: madtrixter787 on 12-14-2013

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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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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 +3.4%
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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Hop House from Brewery Ommegang
85 out of 100 based on 629 ratings.