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Hop - Ruiter - Scheldebrouwerij

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Hop - RuiterHop - Ruiter

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183 Ratings

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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 10
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: crossovert on 09-14-2010)
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Photo of flagmantho
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: light gold hue with a tiny touch of haze and a huge and active effervescence. Head pours three fingers of frothy white foam and dissipates slowly, leaving a few chunks of lace on the glass. Pretty excellent!

Smell: sweet malt aroma with an interestingly sweet graininess. Earthy, spicy, noble, citrus hops are incredibly strong in the aroma -- reminds me more of a Belgian IPA than a BSPA. Think Hugh Malone.

Taste: the hops are pared back a bit in the flavor vis-a-vis the aroma, and the malt really has a chance to shine. Like in the aroma, the overall effect of the malt is a sweet-yet-grainy flavor which really works for me. Hops show up more toward the end and are citrusy and bright, with a moderate and balanced bitterness. Quite good, although it is a bit all-over-the-pace.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a huge carbonation makes for a mammoth creaminess. It's a bit evanescent, but overall quite good indeed.

Overall: I like this beer quite a lot. Its flavors are kind of disjointed, but overall it's very tasty. I'd definitely have this again.

flagmantho, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of OtherShoe2
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours medium cloudy yellow with a big foamy whet head that reduces to a skim. No lace.

Nice yeast and malt aromas, some tropical fruit.
Love the flavor here. topical fruit and yeast, coupled with hops and alcohol that have a nice balance of fruit, yeast, booze, and bitter. 8% seems stronger than it is, and helps clear the palate. Nice boozy fruity note with bitterness in the finish.

Medium to full bodied, good carbonation.

Nice brew. Easy to drink, with plenty of character. Worth trying.

OtherShoe2, May 26, 2012
Photo of ptarmigan98
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

ptarmigan98, May 25, 2012
Photo of nickfl
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

A - Pours with a two finger head of white foam on top of a deep golden body with good clarity. The head settles slowly and leaves excellent lace.

S - Bready malt with some yeasty character and notes of pear, vanilla, and peach.

T - Thick, malty sweetness up front with some earthy yeast. Herbal hop character comes out in the middle with a touch of vanilla and some pear. Finishes with clove, pineapple, and more soft, malty notes.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - I don't get the "American, assertive hoppiness" that the label promises, but this is nonetheless an excellent strong pale ale. The malt character is thick and rich with yeast notes of fruit and spices. Very well made.

nickfl, May 16, 2012
Photo of abcramer
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

abcramer, May 14, 2012
Photo of kiki3drt292
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

kiki3drt292, May 08, 2012
Photo of mightyhef
4/5  rDev -1%

mightyhef, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

drewone, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of BrewtalAlement
2/5  rDev -50.5%

BrewtalAlement, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of samEBC
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

samEBC, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of Mounty4Life
4.65/5  rDev +15.1%

Hop ruiters glass at blue dust!!
Really clear and light in complexity...nice headand real deal lacing
Belgian yeast and fruit with some spicyness. Grabs the nose and is very pleasant! Tastes the same real good with nice balance
One of smoother Belgians I ever had, nice Carb and hop with unbelievable balance of malt!
Overall delicious and for not having prior knowledge of this treat was over top for my expectations. Love hops and Belgian spice that is constant in aftertaste!! Will visit again when available! !

Mounty4Life, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Ryan1423
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Ryan1423, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of muletrane
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

muletrane, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of DSlim71
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

DSlim71, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of beerhorn12
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

beerhorn12, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of TheSarge
4.73/5  rDev +17.1%

Poured this one into a cognac sniffer, and the brew makes a towering presentation of foam, which is about three fingers thick, and the body is golden white and has translucent opaqueness.

The aroma is grapefruit, Belgian candied sugar, yeasty esters, and coriander.

The brew is a medly of grapefruit and Belgian suger, there is some lemon and orange rind, but also that yeasty sugary goodness known to be typical Belgian.

Feels a little dry and powdery, but not much warmth in the end like some stronger beers can be.

TheSarge, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

zonker17, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of PatrickSwayze
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

PatrickSwayze, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of russpowell
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%

Picked this up at the Biergarten in Jenks

Pours a very effervescent & golden color with 4 fingers of pearl colored head, slight haziness. Great lacing & head retention

S: Pineapple, lemon, slight doughyness that later reminds me of Kings Hawaiian Bread as it warms

T: Grapefruit, lemons with a whisper of funk up & boozey pineapple front. Grapefruit & a touch of grassyness as this warms along with a little white grape, mild pineapple that turns bolder slightly acidic once warm. Finishes tropical with bready & grainy & with a kiss of funk

MF: Creamy, slightly chewy, a bit of coarseness in the body as well, nice balance for what this is

A nice Belgo-American PA, by no means cheap, but interesting & damn tasty. Pretty easy to drink for what it is...

russpowell, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of HoistinBrews
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

HoistinBrews, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of Jspriest
4/5  rDev -1%

Jspriest, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Beertracker, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

htrae2014, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of danielp215
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

danielp215, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of sponch51
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

sponch51, Dec 31, 2011
Hop - Ruiter from Scheldebrouwerij
90 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.