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Hopbloem - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

108 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 2
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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle from the brewery.

Crystal clear deep golden color, decent lacing. Smells of dank hop resin, medicinal herbs, yeast and tropical fruit. Fruity palate with an oily grassy hops throughout, orange pith and passion fruit in the middle. A whole lot of hop flavor, it goes deep into this tasty fruity Belgian ale though the bitterness lets the beer keep that Belgian tone.

Very well done, a real testament to the Belgian IPA style.

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.

Photo of misternebbie
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

Photo of s35keith
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%

Photo of Art_Vandalay
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of lillitnn92
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%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
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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Hopbloem from Ithaca Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.