Hopbloem - Ithaca Beer Company
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4.25/5 rDev +8.1%
Pours golden yellow. 3 inch fluffy white head providing substantial lacing. Very piny aroma. Medium body slightly oily in texture. Hop forward flavor profile that settles nicely. Mild Belgian presence presides with very a sneaky hint of alcohol present. Overall a very good Representation of the style and definitely an offering I will revisit.
08-16-2014 01:14:20 | More by Akabufflaobilly
4.24/5 rDev +7.9%
Hopbloem has a very hazy, radiant yellow body with a moderate to large, creamy and very dense pure white head with great retention and heavy lacing. Aroma consists or pineapple, mango, tangerine, and grapefruit rind, as well light yeasty bread and a bit of spicy yeast.
Taste starts with yeasty bread, the pineapple, tangerine, and grapefruit, with mango, a bit of spicy yeast, and light bread on the finish. Has a yeasty, grapefruit, and pineapple aftertaste. Feel is a touch light with high carbonation for an 8% IPA, but both go well with the bright flavors of this beer. Has a nice amount of creaminess as well as a touch of yeasty grit.
03-20-2014 18:17:46 | More by JG-90
4.24/5 rDev +7.9%
12 oz bottle was poured into a Mystic pint glass.
Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a hazy pale yellow with vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Floral, pungent, pineapple, mango, pine, chewy malts, vanilla, pale malts, and spicy yeast.
Taste: Wow!!! Tropical and pine up front. Yeasty spice, chewy and sweet malts, and nice mild tingly bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Refreshing, tasty, a little chewy, medium bodied, medium carbonation, and a little bitterness.
Overall: One of the best BIPA I have had. This was the last of 4 from their Belgian inspired variety packs. Pretty cool stuff.
04-28-2014 02:52:38 | More by Flounder57
4.18/5 rDev +6.4%
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 02/03/14.
A: Pours a slightly hazy light golden yellow with a dense white head on top. A bit of haziness from suspended sediment visible in the body. Leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass.
S: Nice citrus hop aroma right off the bat that remind you this is the brewery that brings you Flower Power. Belgian yeast is light but gives it another layer of fruitiness.
T: Plenty of hops in this one rounded out by a solid fruity yeastiness. Belgian qualities certainly come through making it stand out from your typical IPA.
M: Medium body with a nice touch of creaminess. Between the hops and belgian yeast this one comes across pretty dry.
Overall I'm really diggin this beer. Great hop profile with an interesting mix of belgian yeast. May be a bit dry but thats not an issue for me.
03-03-2014 00:10:08 | More by CloudStrife
4.14/5 rDev +5.3%
Got this one from the Box of Belgians today (02/27/14). The bottle has code: 140203, probably meaning bottled on 02/03/14. Poured into one of the Dogfish Head/Sierra Nevada IPA glasses alongside the Fleuf de Belgique to compare.
Golden and hazy with a thin white head and a thin stream of bubbles. Aroma is strongly fruity--peaches, pears, apple. Not much in the way of malt character or typical IPA citrus notes. Tastes pretty much like it smells: stone fruits dominate, probably from the hops, backed up by pear notes. An earthiness that I attribute to the Belgian yeast as well. Hop bitterness doesn't kick in until the end and a nice soft maltiness that carries it throughout without getting in the way.
Overall one of my top belgian IPAs. I used to hate this style, but the use of fruity hops with Belgian yeast really works in this one.
02-28-2014 01:18:41 | More by spokeydonkey
4.11/5 rDev +4.6%
I picked this up in a mix a six at Brass Rail, enjoyed chilled in cervoise from the 12oz brown bottle.
The color is very hazed golden with thick pale cream with extra-fine bead, thick lace sticks on the glass with very good retention. The smell is fruity, floral and slightly citrus drenched with a mild hint of pineapple and light mango -just wonderful aroma of hops. The feel is very good, yeasty, moderately carbonated slight bitter feel up front leads to mild malt with gentle juicy tangy accent with a spicy, drying finish with low alcohol influence.
The taste is very good with moderately yeast driven entry which is peppery leading to a more tropical taste accented by a very intense citrus taste of hops with light grassy flavors in the peripheral. The flavor of yeast adds a mild dried fruit and the hops add a peppery aspect to the IPA which brings a sort of complexity that is not expected since it is so hop forward in aroma, yet the yeast is working in synergy adding dimension with mild pear and woody emphasis to the toast notes from the malt. Overall this is a pretty great IPA, the belgian yeast does not detract and helps to explain why Belgian IPA became its own style to begin with.
04-22-2014 01:53:00 | More by Slatetank
4.1/5 rDev +4.3%
12 ounce bottle purchased as a single at Cable beverage in Bardonia, NY
Best Before dating area on the side of the label but nothing is notched/marked....oh well they tried..
Pours heavily hazed medium tangerine, moderate lite khaki head, leaves some spots and blobs of lace.
I get lime on the nose.
Tasty and zesty BIPA, more lime, some lite gin as well as ginger, Belgian yeastyness. Crisp and flavorful. Nice hoppy snap mid way and then again lime, ginger and gin in the finish. Most enjoyable...go get some
03-23-2014 19:08:38 | More by Billolick
Hopbloem from Ithaca Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.