Urthel Hop-It | De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)

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Brewed by:
De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of The_Bujon
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden, topped with small head. Retention fair.

Aroma is quite artificial, almost a medical scent. Elements of fruitiness, but over bearing alcohol.

Taste is pretty good, although really potent on the alcohol, dare I say almost too strong?....there I said it.

Feel is quite sharp, but again due to the alcohol hit.

Overall this is a very good beer, but it feels and tastes like a quad.

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Photo of REVZEB
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A garden variety belgian ipa, in both meanings. For the flavors there are elements of grass, leaves, earth, apple, cherry, orange, sugarcane, and mushroom. In the other sense, it is a typical belgian ipa with plenty of yeasts, good amount of hops for style, and golden raisin flavored malts.

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Photo of claminat420
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured heavily into a libbey porter/stout glass. 13:50 K20F 13 stamped on product code on back.

Appearance- hazy straw color with a frothy white head that dissipates quickly. notice some yeast floating around. nothing crazy.

Aroma- yeasty with some biscuit. do get a hoppy smell but to me it's completely spicy like saaz hops. different. almost like a imperial lager that's hopped up.

Taste- like the aroma but with some soft caramel malt. bitterness is light. abv is undetected.

Mouthfeel- medium/ light bodied. good carbonation. has a slight silky texture to it. really nice.

Drinkability- definitely gonna grab more of this in the future.

Overall- didn't know what to expect coming from a hoppy belgian. this brew has no common hop characteristics of an american ipa. i don't get any grapefruit, pine, pineapple, grass, etc. almost reminds me of an imperial pale lager. it's spicy with the slightest bit of that belgian clove flavor. different but good.

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Photo of Zet
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hazy golden colour with a fluffy head that's quite stable. Quite a lot of yeast flakes, but that could be due to poor pourmanship ;). The smell was a bit weird at the start: all i smelled was sour apple. The taste wasn't very thrilling in the beginning either: it actually tasted a lot like a buffed czech pilsener, which is not what i was looking for in a beer like this. Luckily however, this beer evolves as it warms up. Flavours like honey, orange, fig, cinnamon and banana make their way in, turning this beer into some sort of tripel/quadrupel hybrid. Mild bitterness in the finish. Full-bodied and smooth. Lowered the overall score though: the amount of hops i noticed do not justify a name like "Hop-It" (love the pun though).

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into an oversized wine glass.

Hazy golden brass in color, the pour quickly builds massive silky white head that very well retains itself with remarkable retention before slowly collapsing to an eternal fluffy layer that won’t die down until the last sip and leaving plenty of sticky lacing patch and spot.

The aroma is sweet, floral, and fruity that is mostly led by fruity yeast and fruity hop with notes of citrus, lime, banana, peach, apricot, ripe mango, and some spice. Malt is solid and upright with its bread, caramel, and honey. There is also an obvious evidence of sugar and molasses as well as slight alcohol.

The taste is dominated by fruitiness from both hop and yeast providing the flavors of citrus, lime, banana, peach, apricot, ripe mango, spice, and moderate herbal bitterness. Sweetness from malt participates in the middle with notes of bread, caramel, and honey as well as the addition of sugar and molasses. The end and aftertaste is quite lasting with some bitterness, some residual sweet fruitiness, and a hint of alcohol.

Medium body with very smooth mouthfeel and good crisp yet quite lively carbonation through the palate, the feeling is well-rounded and in good harmony with its aroma and flavor. Finish is very dry from alcohol dryness.

This one is a real deal. It is tasty and bold with lots of aroma and flavor together with a very good palate feeling. Alcohol is hidden at first but starts to reveal only just a glimpse when it gets settled.

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Photo of donspublic
3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from big bottle into tulip (getting cork out was a bitch), aggressive pour yielded very little head, no lacing. Hazy dark amberish in the glass, hazy with yeast particles visible. Smells faintly of belgian yeast, some orange liquor type smell going on, combo of orange and alcohol I guess. I am not sure if this has gone to the dark side, but getting more of a orange blossom honey laced malt bomb. Yeast isn't playing any part of this game

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Photo of janubio
3.24/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy golden colour, with a medium head that fades soon, leaving a good lacing. Aroma is weak, oranges, flowers, spices, meaybe coriander. Medium body, creamy palate. Carbonation is OK. Taste of oranges, fruits, spices. Strange beer, but I like it.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.9/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber, hazy. White foam fine and medium bubble, relatively high average life.
Aroma: very weak, very clear, little notes of hops, a little flower and honey.
Taste: it is very similar, the whole little clear, lacking any particular accent.
Gentian very clear, hop, dry, grassy. It is quite long but it did not bother and "pulls". Saturation medium, fits. Alcohol perfectly hidden.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.39/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I liked the color, a mixture of red and orange, looks hearty and alive. Drops substantial yeasty phenols from Belgium and alcohol on the nose. Hops conspicuously absent from something with Hop in the name. . .

Taste was like a tripel with citrus, lots of that stuff, compared with orange liquers before, not entirely off point. Ultimately the hopping fell short of what I was looking for in this one. Gave some citrus for sure, but maybe the carbonation could have been higher to help it out where it needed it.

Format and price are expensive, would not bang again. Would bang a dry hopped version though.

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a rich, gold colour. Mostly fruity, Belgian yeast smell. Tasted crisp, fruity, sweeter, typical Belgian-beer taste; not much hop, but a crisp bitterness at the end.

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Photo of jmasher85
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

See, this beer right here, and also De Brabendere's 1894, are great examples of what the Belgians do with their hops. They're there to create variation and complexity in the flavor, not to overwhelm it as the American IPAs do. This was introduced to me as a Belgian IPA, and if that's the case, then those guys a pond and a half away are doing it right!

Heavy-medium body with some nice creamy carbonation yields a golden ale that it sweet, fruity, and hoppy all at the same time. The flavors I most detect (both in scent and taste) are pineapple, peach, and mango, with a bit of some oily pine and bitter hops. Most apparent, however, is a sweet and malty honey flavor that gives some oomph to the flavor. I would say that overall, it's fairly well balanced, but with a bias towards the sweet as Belgians tend to have, with a bitter finish that makes a late entrance and then lingers forever, much like my Mom at parties (minus the bitterness). Truly, a delicious beer and a good lesson for American brewers on how to use hops well, though a bit less sweetness would not have gone unappreciated.

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Photo of drmeto
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

-pours a hazy golden with a big,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-lots of particle floaties
-pineapple,white bread,biscuity,lemon zest,coriander
-pineapple,grapefruit,lemon zest,spicy,pine
-high,unbalanced,lingering bitterniss
-high carbonation
-medium body
-no alcohol detectable
Quite nice, but the cloying bitterniss is off-putting

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Photo of starclimber
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a chunky light amber. Reeks of fresh delicious apples and butterscotch. Starts off sweet yet finishes dry. Burnt brown sugar. My reduced mental function says 'boozy' but my tongue is all over the bitter finish. Was marked down to clear, at which price I'd certainly buy again.

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Photo of bushbeer75
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz brown bottle - coded K12D7 08:08

Urthel Hop-it body is a slightly hazy peach color producing a 1-finger bubbly white head that left a nice lacing on my tulip glass. The nose is a mix of citrus, yeast and a bit of hops. The taste of citrus and malt is up front followed by piney hop bitterness and pepper/spice. The aftertaste is slightly hoppy. Mouth feel is smooth, and crisp with a medium body.

Overall, a very drinkable ale that is not too hoppy for this non hop heads.

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Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-more of a strong pale look
- light hops mostly yeasts
- a very sweet hop taste with a lot of yeast notes as well
- smooth as can bee taste medium to full body
- great Belgium IPA, they are all treats

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Photo of 57md
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy straw color. Lightly funky in nose and flavor. Light-bodied but the flavor profile has more malt than hops - even on the finish. The hoppiness becomes more assertive halfway through the glass but a sweet note remains throughout.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Urthel signature beer glass. (Looks like a flat-bottomed tulip glass)

Appearance: A dark transparent amber color with light bubbles to the body. Thin (white) head with a hard pour and at best rose to about 1/4" off the body.

Smell: Bland light smell with a yeast after tone scent. Super light, once it warms up it kicks up a notch but doesn't mean it smells anywhere near addicting.

Taste: Complex but has a over powering lemon feel to it that I can't quite shake the sourness off of my mouth. Heavy hops and super malty which in most situations is great but this brew is definitely not built for everyone.

Mouth: Citris feel with a heavy carbonation to the body. Sticky, and quite honestly rarely I say this...best property of the beer.

Overall: Not a bad grew at all but factoring in the price and availability it has major holes in it. Hate to sound like this but it could use some tweaking. Worth just to split it with a friend or maybe like I did and watch some reruns of SoA. Salud!

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Photo of SurferEric
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Incredible carbonation, despite not disturbing the bottle there was no containing the foam once opened. Quite good once I finally got to drink something other than the foam.

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Photo of BerkshireGuerrilla
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this beer on draft served in a goblet; Smell was great, had an all most barrel-aged flavor to it. Definitely a Double IPA. Awesome hazy look with a big head.

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Photo of ordybill
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330 ML bottle into a tulip glass Aroma- Has a big yeast smell, not that appealing. Appearance- A clear amber color with a small white head. Taste- Has a strong lemon flavor that is fairly sour. the next flavor is the hops and malt. Pretty unique and uncommon Palate- A medium bodied beer with heavy carbonation. Overall- A better than average beer but not for everyone.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tried this classic Belgian IPA on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary, 12 oz. as memory serves. A burnished gold color with a slight reddish tint and a finger or so of white foam. Surprisingly fruity aroma with the requisite dose of Belgian yeasty spice, although to my sniffer the hops steal the show ... Some toffee and whiskey notes underneath gummy bears, nectarine, orange, pineapple, kiwi, clove. Sweet for the style despite the hoppy power on the nose. I get a healthy dose of cantaloupe and butterscotch with some pine needles to complement the clove-like medicinal burn. It is indeed bitter but the butterscotch and fruit elements really dial this aspect down for me. The complexity on the nose does not quite translate perfectly onto the palate but I'm not really complaining. Some alcohol detectable on nose and palate. Body on the high end of medium, with mellow gentle carbonation. Quite a nice brew that I would seek out again. My impression does not jive that well with the written impressions of the masters like Micheal Jackson, who emphasize the bitterness. Aw well. Gustatory impressions differ across tasters, and these guys probably haven't blasted their taste buds with modern DIPAs to the extent I have. YMMV.

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Photo of titvs
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Review according to BJCP 2008 guidelines (style 18D). Aroma: light sweet malt aroma, honey alcohol and spices. Very subtle hop aroma and esters (orange like). moderate alcohol aroma. Appearance: deep gold with material in suspension, so not clear. white creamy head with good retention and lacing. Taste: bitter taste from hops (this is a special blond) that linger to the finish. Medium bitterness balanced with high alcohol content. Some orange zest flavor present. dry finish and moderate bitter aftertaste. Palate: medium-high carbonation with medium body, giving a creamy sensation. Overall: a complex blend of aromas and flavours that combine well together.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glagow (£4):
Bright, golden amber with a slight haze & a 1.5cm, foamy white head with excellent retention, it holds steady for even after I started drinking the beer.

Light spice & yeast the medium strength citrus hops with pine & grapefruit. Some sweetness, mainly from some sugar & background fruits, mainly oranges & some pineapple with subtle hints of alcohol then some earthy hops & grassy notes at the end.

Hops, citrus & pine hops to begin alongside the spice & yeast. Orange & some grapefruit feature & it's well balanced with some sugar from the fruits as well. Some herbal & floral flavours come through with hints of alcohol at the end.

Almost full bodied. It's smooth with touches of alcohol without being too boozy or hard to drink. Sweet throughout with low carbonation.

A fairly good example of a Belgian IPA with more hops than I'd anticipated. Easy to drink & the dry hopping definitely made a difference with this one. Definitely a beer worth looking out for.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Champagne blonde with lots of floaties and puffy cratered white head.
Noble spice, pear esters, and rubbery yeast on the nose, plus some candy sugar.
Country white loaf, big lemon zest, some yellow apple, then herb, anise and grassy hops.
Banana chew finish and seriously numbing linger.
Creamy, hot, light-medium.

Pretty, good nose, luscious feel - technically sound. Nice layers of flavor, too - restrained phenols from the yeast, just a touch of white pepper. But too hot and underhopped (relative to each other) to work as an IPA.

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Photo of JTuomi
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

0,33 l bottle (09-2016) into a tulip. Clear golden color, large white foamy head with pretty good retention and good lacing. Faint smell of belgian yeast and a hint of grass right after pouring. The taste starts off slightly sweet with malts, sugar and belgian yeast, drying up towards the slightly bitter end with a nice citrusy hoppiness. Balanced taste with no alcohol in it Medium body and carbonation. Overall a pleasant, drinkable and well balanced belgian IPA. Nice complexity, almost tripel-like with a bitter aftertaste.

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Urthel Hop-It from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 868 ratings