Hopbloem - Ithaca Beer Company
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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
4.18/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 00:10:08 | More by CloudStrife
4.14/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 01:18:41 | More by spokeydonkey
Hopbloem from Ithaca Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.