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Jopen Hoppenbier - Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

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BA SCORE
85
very good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.21%


Brewed by:
Jopen Bier BV Haarlem visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Vancer on 11-30-2006)
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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 17 | Show All Ratings:
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PapaEugene

Netherlands

4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured it into my Jopen glass. A great hazy yellow/light orange color and a 2 finger thick bubbly head.

S: Floral hops up front but also a toffee like sweetness. Orange peel, grains, malts and a hint of vanilla.

T: I guess it's the cascade hops that make this beer taste like grapefruit. Malts, citrus terpenes and a bit bitter in taste and aftertaste. Has a metallic tone in the background.

M: Medium carbonation and a great creamy feel.

D: Wow, another Jopen that I really dig. Amounts of hops are perfectly dosed for me. Some similarities with Pliney. Will be on my list for another round. Not a fan of metallic notes though.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 19:36:43 | More by PapaEugene
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle. Appearance clear with a durable white head.

Malty aroma with oats. Spicy,

Great balance with a spicy front end and finish. Mildly bitter. Fairly low hop level (name derived from the old [1501] recipe). Hops dominate the mildly bitter aftertaste.

Crisp, near medium body. Lively carbonation.

O: distinct and interesting.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 22:33:58 | More by chinchill
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gnikola

Serbia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-02-2014 21:18:04 | More by gnikola
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Brewhemoth7

Netherlands

3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 300ml bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear golden color, with a hint of orange/amber. Nice thick head, about two fingers. Good head retention - kept a thin layer throughout the drink. Moderate lacing, not as well defined as i expected. Light active carbonation visible.
S: Quiet yeasty - did not expect that, nor was it something that i wanted. Sweet bread and light fruits (peach? and citrus hop tones).
T: Pale malts - a nicely balanced sweetness compared to the hops. Hoppy (obviously). Not as bitter as i had expected, but its there. A tad bit of yeastyness, but super minimal. Medium-light dry finish, which works nicely. (Major hop flavor after burping. Very nice)
M: Medium bodied, light on the carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 18:53:19 | More by Brewhemoth7
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-21-2014 15:53:16 | More by vermilcj
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rpopescu

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-11-2014 22:51:29 | More by rpopescu
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Saind

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-06-2014 22:32:39 | More by Saind
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-05-2013 16:39:36 | More by dcmchew
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-16-2013 20:39:08 | More by Zach136
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svanet01

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-14-2013 20:04:33 | More by svanet01
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

07-06-2013 00:38:15 | More by jwat
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DoubleJ

California

4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle served at In den Uiver in Haarlem. On to the beer:

This Jopen beer is light orange colored and topped with light lacing and spots around the glass. The kiss of citrus peel, yarn, blanket, and fun rustic aromas warms up the anticipation. Success! The dry and pleasing bitterness starts the beer's flavor in a good direction. Grass and lemon peel add character to the beer while maintaining balance. It's medium bodied with a veletey texture.

Nice! I thought this was a beautiful find. It's delicate, so be gentle ;-)

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 17:44:54 | More by DoubleJ
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Perducci

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-12-2013 02:45:13 | More by Perducci
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metter98

New York

3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Jopenkerk, Haarlem, Netherlands

A: The beer is pale yellow in color and has a slight amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dense white head that consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Aromas of sweet fruits and pale malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of fruity yeast and pale malts along with hints of alcohol in the finish. It has a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation with some hints of dryness.
O: This beer isn't very complex, but when you consider it is based on a recipie from 1501, it isn't that bad compared to today's beers.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2013 05:30:59 | More by metter98
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mscudder

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-04-2013 01:14:02 | More by mscudder
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rao2100

Malaysia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-27-2012 07:44:25 | More by rao2100
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Douberd

Netherlands

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Long neck bottle of 330 ml, at home. Poured into a tulip glass. Ingredients are water, hops, yeast, barley malt, wheat malt and oats. ABV is 6,8%.
Poured a beer light orange in colour, slighty hazy. Head was froathy, almost three fingers in height. Quickly half of it was gone but the remaining half had a very good retention. Very little lacing left behind.
Nice fruity smell, apricots, citrus hops, . Some alcohol if you smell really deep.
Taste is bitter right from the beginning until the very finish and the bitterness seems to stay for ages on the palate, along with the dryness. Some bready notes can be found as well.
Medium carbonation and a creamy body.
Overall, a nice sipping beer, that balances between being a pale ale and an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 21:55:17 | More by Douberd
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a beer from the Jopen Brouwerij in Haarlem and therefore can be bought all over Nordholland in the right places. This beer is brewed following a recipe from 1501, when Haarlem exported beer from France to Russia with a turnover of 6 million liters a year (about the consumption of one entire Oktoberfest). I drank this at home in a original Jopen Stem-glass.

L: murky yellow orange body, nice 1-2 finger medium bubbled white head that reduces to a thin layer after a few minutes and leaves some lacing.

S: hops, floral aroma, yeast

T: really great on the hops, bitter, some sweetness

F: fine tingling on the tongue, could be more refreshing, some velvet feel

O: A very nice blonde that is clearly on the bitter side. I wonder if in 1501 this beer tasted somehow similar. It was probably not that clean and I doubt they had the same quality hops available all the time. However, this is a simple very drinkable beer that could improve a little on carbonation in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 17:04:33 | More by safaricook
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HiPpYcHoP

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-10-2012 21:21:27 | More by HiPpYcHoP
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kevinhughes

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-03-2012 21:40:37 | More by kevinhughes
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supermeniscus

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-01-2012 19:08:21 | More by supermeniscus
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Jose9e

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-30-2012 11:51:37 | More by Jose9e
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Keegan

Germany

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-17-2012 02:33:59 | More by Keegan
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sfprint

Germany

2.33/5  rDev -39%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

exp 08/17/12

A: Single finger head, tons of chunky suspended sediment, looks like a pond. Not so much rising carbonation, dark orange.
S: Thick, heavy peach bread, slightly nostril opening, a hint sour.
T: Funny, artificial, plasticy alcohol. Also pretty bitter in a planty sort of way, the kind of plants that you shouldn't eat. Those are the two very dominant flavors. Underneath there is something kind of peachy.
M: "Tart," kind of, whatever that plasticy element is doing to my mouth.
O: Two major flaws to what would otherwise be a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 23:45:36 | More by sfprint
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rekel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-30-2011 18:09:29 | More by rekel
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Jopen Hoppenbier from Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
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