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Hop House - Brewery Ommegang

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85
very good

664 Ratings
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Ratings: 664
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 11
Gots: 108 | 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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Ommegang "Hop House"
12 oz./355 ml brown glass bottle, "PKG ON 01/07/14 BEST BY 01/2015"
$2.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Carefully poured so as not to disturb the lees, Hop House displays a mainly clear golden-amber body beneath a three-finger thick head of rocky off-white head that slowly settles into a dense 1" thick cap. The yeast pour will bring it to a fully cloudy orange and brass appearance with visible particulate in suspension. The head retention is excellent, and the lacing left about the glass is almost as good.

In the nose it's floral, softly piney, and delicately fruity combining soft citrus and tropical fruit notes with more of the usual fruitiness you get from yeast (tangerine, pineapple, mango, papaya, lemon, peach, apple, red berries).

The first sip informs you that it has a light-medium body and a very fine-bubbled, gently effervescent carbonation that gently caresses the tongue. It's 'smooth' but it lets you know it's there.

In the flavor it's both spicy/peppery and gently citrusy over a grainy malt base, and each of the components display themselves clearly but also work with each other to combine as 'one'. Only a moderate bitterness is needed as the spiciness and gently tart fruit work together to balance the lightly sweet, grainy malt.

It doesn't have quite the slap that some Belgian-style hoppy pale ales do, but the trade-off to that is that its balanced refinement leaves it just that much more drinkable: it's complex without being overtly full in flavor, and that keeps your interest as you progress through it, continually looking for more subtleties.

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Hop House from Brewery Ommegang
85 out of 100 based on 664 ratings.