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Poperings Hommel Bier - Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

651 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 651
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 36
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001)
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dbell23

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The 750ml bottle opened with a loud pop. Always a nice sound. Poured into a tulip glass. Hazy golden orange in color with large white head. Good head retention with good lacing. A very nice looking beer.

Smell is oh so nice. Honey, maybe apple, phenols, Belgian yeast, maybe a little hop bite. Really nice.

Taste is superb. Like a hoppy Tripel. A little fruity spice with mild hops to start, hoppy Tripel in the middle with a clean mild hop finish. There seems to be a mild honey undertone throughout. Very good and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is great. Perfect carbonation with a little smoothness. Nice smooth crisp finish if that's possible.

Overall an outstanding beer. Not many good Belgian ipas out there but this one is really good. Like most European beers the tastes are very subtle as compared to Americans that tend to be out front. I've had it a few times and will definitely be back.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 21:35:16 | More by dbell23
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JCarey

Delaware

4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Goregeous pale yellow, slight haze. Nice pillowy head that sticks around and decent lacing.

Big Sasion-y nose, similar to a Brooklyn Sirachi Ace

More Saison. Lemongrass, bubble gum, light but punchy hop.

Wouldn't consider this in the IPA trademark, but overall a great Belgian Pale/Saison.

*you really get the hoppy IPA-ness in the backend of the swallow, it's coming to me now*

Quite a fantastic beer, and cheap(8$ for 750mL) for being so highly rated by the bros.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 19:26:30 | More by JCarey
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up a few weeks back at Top Hops in New York, having never tried this before. I was expecting this to be a "benchmark" beer that would serve as an example as to what other Belgian IPA's should aspire to and for the most part this fit that bill. The flavor was a little too complex for me but the drinkability was there and I was also hard-pressed to remember when something this light in hue had a pour that was this memorable!

The pour to this was astounding as the fluffy head, dark golden hue, cloudy appearance, and bubbles on the *side* of my pint glass all combined for an extremely pleasing first impression. The lacing was up to snuff as well, as lots of soapy layers made themselves felt once I worked my way through this. Not a strong aroma to this beer but there was some yeast and apple to be found in the nose. Both of those were present in the taste, along with the grassy hops, pear, candied sugar and booze underneath everything else.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 12:17:27 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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josvemden

Belgium

5/5  rDev +23.5%

07-14-2014 17:51:25 | More by josvemden
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ruckus232

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-13-2014 21:01:12 | More by ruckus232
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mte1972

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +23.5%

07-07-2014 22:46:27 | More by mte1972
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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-06-2014 14:55:42 | More by tkdchampxi
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david18

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

07-04-2014 20:26:01 | More by david18
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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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Italy

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-21-2014 03:20:45 | More by kylehay2004
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China

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-20-2014 16:02:48 | More by patre_tim
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Colorado

5/5  rDev +23.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-26-2014 22:07:40 | More by outoffocus
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bkeller04

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-26-2014 20:27:21 | More by bkeller04
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-22-2014 04:19:06 | More by oriolesfan4
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-22-2014 02:39:15 | More by Durandal_777
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Poperings Hommel Bier from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 651 ratings.