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Hopbloem - Ithaca Beer Company

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88
very good

106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: justintcoons on 02-25-2014

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Photo of Duhast500
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Portsmouth brewing tulip glass.

The color is a very hazy bright orange with yellowish highlights. There is a finger of foamy white head that stayed briefly then left leaving a thin white line of webbing on the glass.

The smell is a bit sugary with a slight aroma of Belgian candy sugar. There is a nice malt aroma here that has some hints of dry bread. Also in the nose is slight white grape aroma that is off in the distance. There is a touch of berry aroma here too but I’m unable to place it.

The taste is has a smooth pine flavor that comes out and just lays down a carpet of hops on the tongue. There is a juicy fruit gum flavor here that is fantastic. There is sweetness but also a small bitterness that remains present in the background. Visited by some white grape, a slight cherry flavor, and a little tangerine flavor gets the taste buds rolling then are directed by bitter slightly pine borders.

The feel of this beer is smooth with a medium body that is highly drinkable and enjoyable. A silky feel just seems to glide down and seems to go fast.

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3.34/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.16/5  rDev +5.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.24/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.96/5  rDev +26.2%

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3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Akabufflaobilly
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.

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated 140203 at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma of pine
Head average (3.5 cm), white, creamy, diminishing to a 3 mm ring
Lacing Ok – many small islands of small bubbles
Body light yellow, hazy, much suspended material
Flavor begins with a solid hit of pine which fades to a light bitterness; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, oily, lively carbonation

A pleasant IPA, but closer to a pale ale, IMHO

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Found this cheap at $2.69 for the single at Vintage Estate. Into a pint glass.

A - Very Hefeweizen like with a light yellow with a deep hazy color. Head is just a 1/4 inch that settles to a thick lace ring. Sticky lacing awesome.
S - In the glass it smells very tame some grapefruit hops fruity yeasts and some citrus zest. I taste.
T - Really digging the sweet fruit yeasts, not dry one bit, and the balancing grapefruit hop bitterness. Reminds me of a Belgium pale with more hops. Tasty.
M - Can't really pick up the 8%. Light to medium very well crafted.

Overall worth picking up as expected not super hoppy but very easy to drink.

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Hopbloem from Ithaca Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.