1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,331 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,331
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 71
Gots: 82 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paulieatworld on 03-17-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,331 | Reviews: 461 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of GrabMeAnAbbey
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

GrabMeAnAbbey, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of hawkmage
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of smithmd4
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

smithmd4, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of Mosstrooper
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into 330ml St. Bernardus goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy pale amber in color with a thick white head that hardly dissipates at all, leaving behind a thick ring of lace.

Smell: Woody and earthy hops backed up by nuttiness and citrus with bread.

Taste: Begins nutty, rounding out to bready malt and finishing with sweet fruitiness and citrus, along with a balanced bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with balanced, natural carbonation. The middle of the beer is watery, but the finish is dry.

Overall: This is an excellent beer. Faithful to its Belgian roots, but with a great American hop character. I would love to have this again and am disappointed to have not sampled this one earlier!

Mosstrooper, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of brentk56
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives the color of light amber and is capped with a very nice head that leaves splotches of lace

Smell: Bready, with peppery yeast complexity and an earthy hop character

Taste: Bready, up front, with apple and pear elements; the peppery yeast makes an early entrance, as well, but by mid-palate, the earthy hops take over; the finish combines all the flavors in a well-balanced blend

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: I really like Ommegang's take on the style; the fruity elements, the hop character and the well-balanced finish are very appealing

brentk56, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of suspect
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from on tap into a standard pint glass.

A: crystal clear honey color. Received with a thin half finger head that disappears to thick, consistent lacing.

S: bready yeast smell that is very typical Ommegang brews shines through beautifully. Some hop bitterness picked up followed by delicious malt blends.

T: taste follows nose but the bready yeast takes a back seat to the lovely malt concoction. Hops round out the end of the sip.

M: creamy mouth coating makes for a wonderful feel. Aftertaste sticks around and lingers for a while. Smooth finish leaves me wanting more.

O: a delicious BPA with wonderful complexities yet a very easy drinker. Easily one of the best beers I've had.

suspect, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of stephenjmoore
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Deep golden color with white head that stays around. Some lacing.

S- Spices dominate the nose with some orange.

T- Spices are apparent, some fruit follows with some grassy notes through the finish.

M- Easy drinking, medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O- Very good Belgian pale ale. Easy drinking and refreshing.

stephenjmoore, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +0.3%

jak, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of htrae2014
4/5  rDev +0.3%

htrae2014, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +0.3%

cdwil, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of sigej
3/5  rDev -24.8%

sigej, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Gregwa
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Gregwa, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of Edwaka01
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Edwaka01, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

jpd7374, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of casualfan
4/5  rDev +0.3%

casualfan, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into chimay chalice, color is a nice opaque golden to slight copper and presented with a nice thick head that dissipates to a nice frothy top and lacing.

Smell is mild esters, yeast and hint of malt sweetness, a nice surprising hop fruitiness in there as well.

Taste is estery upfront with a nice malt sweetness to balance, hints of bread and yeast in there as well, nice lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is a touch strong on the tongue, hard to distinguish between the esters or the bitterness.

Overall, very nice looking and tasting brew with a lingering mouthfeel and mild scent.

mvanaskie13, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of cbgbslev
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

cbgbslev, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of CelticAleMan
4/5  rDev +0.3%

CelticAleMan, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of Marc33
1/5  rDev -74.9%

Marc33, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of paxchristi
4/5  rDev +0.3%

paxchristi, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of craigdb
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

craigdb, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of jsurfs82
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

jsurfs82, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Ralphs66
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Ralphs66, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of eristicrat
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

eristicrat, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Biketopia
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Biketopia, Dec 17, 2011
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
90 out of 100 based on 1,331 ratings.