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Hopbloem - Ithaca Beer Company

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88
very good

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: justintcoons on 02-25-2014)
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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
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twenteone

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

04-01-2014 23:19:41 | More by twenteone
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Hoggo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-01-2014 13:38:51 | More by Hoggo
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metter98

New York

3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy light golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that gradually died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and lots of lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate aromas of tropical fruit and citrusy hops—grapefruit, orange and pineapple seem to stand out in particular—are present in the nose along with hints of Belgian yeast.
T: Like the smell, the taste starts off with lots of flavors of citrus and tropical fruits but then notes of Belgian yeast begin to appear during the middle of the taste and diminishing some of the hoppiness. A light to moderate amount of bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this to be a really interesting hybrid beer as it seemed to taste more like an American IPA compared to a Belgian IPA with all of the hop aromas and flavors. It's almost a shame that this wasn't just an American IPA as the Belgian yeast seemed to somewhat mute the interesting aromas and flavors from the hops.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 03:22:06 | More by metter98
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -30%

03-30-2014 15:22:04 | More by BARFLYB
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Iamstryker

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-28-2014 20:32:01 | More by Iamstryker
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smb71481

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-26-2014 22:15:56 | More by smb71481
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markdrinksbeer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-25-2014 14:26:53 | More by markdrinksbeer
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Billolick

New York

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 19:08:38 | More by Billolick
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-22-2014 18:12:21 | More by kwjd
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JG-90

New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 18:17:46 | More by JG-90
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logicalparadox

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-19-2014 01:36:00 | More by logicalparadox
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BourbonJersey

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-18-2014 21:53:24 | More by BourbonJersey
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BryanK

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-18-2014 15:36:54 | More by BryanK
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xungmound98

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-17-2014 17:21:04 | More by xungmound98
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Copper tan, golden brown, 1 inch foamy head with nice lacing.

Smell - Citric hops, sweet yeasts, spices , orange, grapefruit, some apricot and mango.

Taste - Starts off with bitter floral hops with a Belgium yeasty influence. Lots of orange, lemon and grapefruit along with added spices like lemon peel. Rather sweet fruits with a underlying amount of bitter/sour fruits like apples, grapes and a little plum. Slight caramel malt shows up in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Plenty of sweet fruity notes nail the tongue. Palate gets more hops, some Belgium yeasts and spices. Aftertaste is sweet, hoppy and a little dry.

Overall - Its ok,its too much ipa and not enough Belgian inspired. Nice sweet fruits, decent spices, yeasts are too muted. Still worth a drink and easy to enjoy, just needs a little tweeking.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 22:55:00 | More by wvsabbath
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-16-2014 00:25:34 | More by hoppymcgee
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-15-2014 22:03:50 | More by tedho21
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timmy2b

New York

2/5  rDev -49.1%

03-15-2014 15:37:33 | More by timmy2b
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vfgccp

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-13-2014 21:47:47 | More by vfgccp
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tviz33

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-13-2014 20:14:04 | More by tviz33
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np75rw

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-12-2014 23:16:23 | More by np75rw
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Mineo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-10-2014 20:06:38 | More by Mineo
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comradekyle

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-09-2014 23:04:11 | More by comradekyle
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright honey golden hue with a big white head at least three finger width, fine Belgian style lacing. Aromatics spicy yeast, earthy citric hops, a bit of pepper, and a touch of vegetal/garlic notes from the hops. The American hops and the Belgian yeast are competing with each other. Reminds me of other versions especially the Stone's Belgian IPA...harsh on the palate citrus peel, Belgian spice bitterness comes off like perfume accidentally swallowed super bitter and not so cohesive with the light golden base malt here. Mouthfeel, a bit aggressive with the carbonation medium bodied some cloying aspects on the palate. Overall I'm happy I got to try this new Ithaca release, thanks to wvsabbath for the sample.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 02:42:06 | More by WVbeergeek
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utopiajane

New York

4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours the color of sunshine. Yellow gold. If it weren't for the particles in suspension to offer haze, you would need sunglasses to look at this bright beer. Fat white head of foam that fell slowly and left great lace.

Nose is decadent with hops. Fruity hops run the gamut from citrus and citric tartness to mango and stone fruit softness and depth, to a graceful pineapple that screams hops,with a touch of twang. There's the brightness of citrus zest and this yeast is the funkiest of the entire box of Belgians. Dry earthy yeast. mango , Pineapple with it's bit of acidic tang, and mango with it deep stone fruit soft sweetness. A floral like flower petals and let's have some.

Taste is IPA all the way. Light body. No slickness no heaviness. The malt is crisp dry wheat that offers a bit of sour and a refreshing middle. It almost puckers but not quite. Delightful! The fruit is stellar. With so many fruits to create the idea of complexity, until you drink it and realize that without the characteristic IPA bitter this was fruit punch. Light wheat cracker malt brings you a crisp dry floral with a bushel of fruits that do not realize their intense sweetness because on their heels is an IPA bitter. It swoops in like a predator and takes the finish but you are satisfied.

Crakery, crisp wheat with a touch of natural sweetness, dry and crisp from carbonation. Beautiful Congratulations Ithaca. The bit of funk did this beer good and I enjoyed it immensely. It's as though the sun came out today and I put it in my glass.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 18:15:54 | More by utopiajane
Hopbloem from Ithaca Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.