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Hop House - Brewery Ommegang

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577 Ratings
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Ratings: 577
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 8
Gots: 79 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

BigMike, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of Beejay
3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
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
Photo of jopezu
4/5  rDev +6.4%

jopezu, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of nosavingsaccount
4/5  rDev +6.4%

nosavingsaccount, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +13%

bigred89, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of musicsherlock
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

musicsherlock, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of Kerne
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Kerne, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of smooth_aleing
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

smooth_aleing, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of bsp77
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
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 +6.4%

tsp247, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

BeerBeast, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

SlainteAlbanyNY, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Soloveitchik
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Soloveitchik, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of complexnomenclature
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

complexnomenclature, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Givemebeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Givemebeer, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of MPSTARR
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

MPSTARR, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of Inglewood
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Inglewood, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of theoceantakesme
5/5  rDev +33%

theoceantakesme, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of gatornation
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

on tap @town hall lanes

A-pours a hazy golden color with a white frothy head nice amount of lacing
S-juicy hop smell with some earthy funk spice and lemon bread smells
T- quite hoppy with notes of tropical and pine there is a small amount of belgian yeast which adds a musty trait notes of pepper and other spices
M-crisp with a bitter pine hop finish
O- this brew has traits of both a BIPA and a saison

gatornation, Feb 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ZEB89, Feb 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

timmy2b, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of micromaniac129
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An inviting looking beer with a tall frothy white head, golden color and great carbonation. I don't know if this was bottled conditioned but there is a load of sediment that i can see in this semi clear beer.
The aroma is dominated by the breweries house yeast and that's mostly what I'm picking up. Yeasty esters have a spicy, earthy smell. I didn't pick up much hops either. This is a BPA so I wasn't really expecting anything like an APA but still as stated on the label it is dry hopped so I should be able to smell something I think. But I don't. Yeast and malts aplenty.
The taste is like the nose with yeasty esters having an earthy spicy taste. Malts are sweet. Quite dry and bitter well into the aftertaste.
A good beer either way you look at it.

micromaniac129, Feb 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Dodgerrigo77, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of SoupKitchenBeerSnob
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Man, I absolutely love Ommegang's beers. They truly believe in making a world-class Belgian here in the U.S. and it shows. If you've read any of my other reviews, you'll notice that I'm not a fan of hop-based brews. This, unfortunately is a brew designed to accommodate the hop-heads in America. I bought one solely on the fact that Ommegang made it. While I believe that Ommegang can do no wrong, I will quietly disregard this beer as an attempt to satisfy the misguided American palate which seems to believe that beer begins and ends with the advent of the IPA.

SoupKitchenBeerSnob, Feb 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

MacStinson, Feb 22, 2014
Hop House from Brewery Ommegang
85 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.