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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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1,336 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,336
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 70
Gots: 83 | 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)
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Photo of draheim
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle (best by 12/2011) into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color w/ a thick fluffy white head that leaves behind clumps of sticky lacing.

Aroma is yeasty, a little funky, w/ hints of citrus and spice. Floral and slightly tart.

Taste is clean pale malt, Belgian yeast, citrus & pepper. Hoppy and slightly bitter, this was dry-hopped and has a nice subtle tropical juiciness that might have been stronger fresh - BPA is probably a play on words of sorts, as this one is pretty close to a Belgian IPA. Nice smooth mouthfeel w/ a dry finish.

Overall a solid Belgian pale, I'm not finding much fault w/ this one.

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of frankiepop
3.28/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a dry hoppy beer that reminds me of an IPA. I am not a lover of dry bitterish IPA beers so the review here will not be great nor a trashing.

Looks nice fuzzy head.

This is a very dry unsweet beer. Quality clean taste that is good for pale beer likers. Taste like a lager. Nothing special to me.

Odor is OK.

I recommend you listen to the band Kiss with this beer. I figure Kiss lovers will enjoy this beer. Did you know Kiss sold more albums than the Beatles? Gene Simmons likes to remind the world of that often.

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3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 20 ounce weizen glass at Wild Wings Cafe in Charlottesville. From notes. Reviewed 5 July 2011.

A: Clear at the narrow part of the glass and cloudy at the wide parts. A nice head fades, leaving good lacing behind. Golden amber and prettyish.

S: Sweet spice, vague yeast. Not very powerful. Cinnamon and clove?

T/M: Very sour...I wonder if it's the beer or the tap. It's very tingly...not so much carbonated as titillating and dryingly effervescent on the tongue. The beer is less flavourful than expected/remembered, with only a tart, drying yeastiness that fades through the endtaste. Still, it's nice enough.

O: Meh, alright beer. Neither a great Ommegang nor a great Belgian Pale. Still, perhaps a cut above many other 'pale ales' in general. I would drink it again, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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!

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

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.

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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.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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1/5  rDev -74.9%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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