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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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1,330 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,330
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 71
Gots: 81 | 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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

chorkpop, Jan 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

MIBeerRanger4, Feb 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Chad_M, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

RedJim, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of uberez8
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the lovely new Haymarket brewery in Chicago. Poured a nice brownish gold color with a white, one finger head. Not much of a smell to it surprisingly.

I didn't know quite what to expect, Ommegang has been hit or miss for me in the past but at the first sip, I was impressed. A slight hoppy flavor, some what earthy to coppery I'd say, followed by a sweet malty finish, perfectly balanced. The hoppiness lingers just enough to keep all the flavors together, making sure it's not too bitter or too sweet. Nothing I love more than a that perfect balance of sweet and hoppy. I definitely will have keep an eye out for more Cooperstown brews in the future, this BPA has me convinced about them.

uberez8, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of TheLargeMoose
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

TheLargeMoose, Apr 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

DavidWalker, Apr 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

MelissaC, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of zbellino
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid tier of gold with a light tobacco hue. It really builds a sticky head that grips the side of the glass like cobwebs, even if it takes a while for the head to die down.

The aroma is really light, but sweet in the back of the nose like bananas and cream with a gardener's touch of floral and fir.

Tastes sweet like mango and ruby red grape fruit. A subtle herbaceousness infects this brew. Really, this beer is smooth, and all about the taste.

Overall an accomplishment. Well hopped enough to keep you off the heavier stuff, downright refreshing enough to session on a hot day.

Kudos Ommegang.

zbellino, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of 7UCK
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on Tap in a BPA glass that I got to keep

A- A gernerous white head, with a gold/copper coloring.

S- light citrus with a wheat and with a bit of spice.

Taste- the taste is more pronounces than the smell. the hops really hit you, something that you can't smell all that much. Has a nce carbonation and a subtle citrus taste.

Opinion- i enjoyed this beer, a very well done BPA

7UCK, Apr 12, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

cavale, Apr 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Python574, Sep 10, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev 0%

chuckmt, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of jpweisel
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Caged and corked 750ml bottle from BuyRite on 72 in NJ.

Pours a cloudy orange amber into glass. Nice and good lacing. I loved the crisp, light flavor. Great for a hot summer day. This is a well balanced beer and you can taste hints of both the Wheat and the Belgian Styles.

Ommegang has been surprising me a lot lately. I have always liked their beers, but the last few I have had I will get again and again.

jpweisel, Jul 19, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

KelchM, Feb 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

jas30060, Jul 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

TonyMorrell, Jul 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

GalenAnderson, May 26, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.9%

Gillisland, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of trf32
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First review on this site. This beer was included in the Ommegang variety pack along with 3 other terrific brews which I highly recommend.

A- Pours golden, hazy, with an incredible head. This thing looks like it has a nimbus cloud sitting on it. Be careful with this guy or it'll foam over no problem. Beautiful.

S- Smells like a refined pale ale. Definitely some sweetness and fruitiness to it. Soft on the nose.

T- This one is a quencher. Comes in smooth with some fruity undertones and leaves with a dry, hoppy bite. Not incredibly overwhelming. Certainly a bit of tartness.

M- It's like an afternoon nap on your tongue, except for that bitter dryness at the end. It leaves your mouth wanting more.

D- I want to drink this all day. I'd get a case of this in a heartbeat if I found one for a decent price, and I doubt it would last very long.

trf32, Aug 24, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

JeffZano, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of dyoung3
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Iron Horse Taproom, Washington DC.

Appearance: On the lighter side, straw colored - nice consistent, long-lasting head.

Smell: Nothing too surprising - although I did get more hop character than I wanted and less Belgian-yeast aroma than I could of hoped for. Citrus peel, pine needles, etc.

Taste: This is a full-bodied beer disguised as a session brew. Alcohol was not evident and bitterness was the number one most noticeable trait in this beer.

Mouthfeel: Good mouthfeel, nicely carbonated.

Overall I think this is a good beer but being personally overwhelmed with lupulin lately I can't say this is as "Belgian-esque" as I would have wanted. I pictured more clove, spices, banana, coming through and all I got was a normal tasting Pale Ale. Respectable beer, just sort of sounds like their marketing this beer to both Belgian lovers and Pale Ale lovers with the end result of a beer for Pale Ale lovers.

dyoung3, May 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

verceman, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

samurai221, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of orlandomag
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A 750 bought from a Total Wine, poured into a New Belgium Globe.

A - A very pleasing hazy yellow.

S - Light citrus, pine, banana, very light spice in the background.

T - Again, the light citrus (lemon, orange) is the main focus, followed with varying levels of spice, green apple and malty sweetness. Leaves a nice piney hopness at the end.

M - The mouthfeel is great, somewhere between the two styles this beer is looking to produce. I think the Belgian style lends itself very well to this Pale Ale style as the light and bubbly mouthfeel is perfect for the citrus taste you get from the hops. Finishes nice and dry.

O - A great price (I got it for 5.99!) for a very exceptional beer. I love the play between the Belgian and Pale Ale styles, they really help each other out in the best of ways.

orlandomag, Sep 11, 2011
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
90 out of 100 based on 1,330 ratings.