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Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)

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1,345 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,345
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 74
Gots: 90 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: paulieatworld on 03-17-2010

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Ratings: 1,345 | Reviews: 463
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4.68/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: pours a vibrant amber with about two to three fingers of dirty white head that's there for the long haul and leaves a good amount of lacing. Poured into a ommegang brewery chalice.

S: citrusy hops and biscuit presence, large pine notes. Grassy and very hoppy.

T: grassy and pine like, with an even amount of malt to balance the beer. Fruity, curacao oranges and plums.

MF: very effervescent and smooth, not to heavy but not watered down.

D: an awesome offering from ommegang at a fair price. A great beer and a quick re buy

Photo of Messiinnnaaaa
4.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ommegang has again outdone themselves. I have a soft spot for Belgian beers and Ommegang never disappoints. On first sight of this beer in the glass I knew I was in for a treat. The color was a hypnotic glowing copper color that bubbled nicely under a creamy fluffy white head. The smell had that signature Belgian aroma with an herbal hint and spicy citrus notes. It has the perfect amount of hop flavor and bitterness that doesn't draw attention away from other flavors highlighted in this beer. I had this beer first just to drink but then my second glass was paired with some phenomenal hot wings and the two were just a match made in heaven.

Probably my favorite Ommegang at this point and I especially enjoyed how easy it was to drink. Sometime with Belgian beers the flavor and/or alcohol presence can make them more of a sip slowly and appreciate kind of beer. BPA has a little less of that overpowering alcohol flavor and a very mellow balanced body that makes it excellent to drink a few with friends or pair with a meal.

Photo of MrOH
4.73/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy gold with a big fluffy head that doesn't seem to want to die. Had to wait 5minutes after the intial pour to fit the rest of the 12oz bottle in my SA perfect pint glass.

Bright citrus, woody herbs, slight earthiness, a touch of esters, and a nice dose of phenols jump from the glass, with a nice bready malt lying underneath. Nice lace.

Lemon and orange, green hops, white pepper, crepes? a lot going on. Tastes great, I enjoy drinking it more than thinking about it, so I'll move on.

Nice med-light body with high carbonation keep this beer quenching.

If it weren't for the price, this would be in heavy rotation all spring and summer.

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4.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to tulip. Best by date of 04/2011. Sampled shortly after its release.

A: Pours with a huge, 4 finger mousse-like head. Deflates slowly and unevenly while clinging to the glass's edge, resembling a a bright white snow dune. The body is medium-light orange-cream in color and 90% opaque, even when held to light. A fair amount of randomly slung lace remains on the glass. Yet another gorgeous brew from Ommegang.

S: Above average malts of hay and straw backed up by breadcrust. Dry hopping with Cascade provides strong notes of orange, lemon and floral qualities. The yeast imparts delicate aromas of must and new leather. This nose is nearly perfect.

T: Additional notes of peach and mango sweeten the bouquet and develop further on the tongue. Lightly sweet and lightly bitter with some spicy yeast phenols. Mild paper comes through as well. The balance of flavors are phenomenal.

M: Again, perfection. And this is a style I'm not particularly wild about. The body is full, the texture is thick and creamy with a mineral-ness that suits the fizzy carbonation well. Finishes lightly chalky with a pleasant bitter backdrop.

D: Highly palatable and highly drinkable. I'll purchase the BPA every time it is released.

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4.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Holley Molley, this was one surprisingly good beer. I am always in search of next great Pale Ale. This beer was a new addition to our are market. I was pleasantly surprised. It is excellent blending of Belgian style beers and IPA's. Very good beer at a very reasonable price.

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Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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