Urthel Hop-It | De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
Belgium
urthel.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by feloniousmonk on 10-04-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
858
Reviews:
550
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.45%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
59
For Trade:
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Photo of Zet
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
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 StormAles
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Everydayoff
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
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 paulish
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of donspublic
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
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 desint
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of janubio
3.24/5  rDev -17.6%
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 Antyk
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.9/5  rDev -26.2%
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 IceAce
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.39/5  rDev -13.7%
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 +8.1%
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 Beginner2
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lhwjanssen
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmasher85
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
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 iftcoach
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DispyDnb
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterRigger
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GSS
4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BdM
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karo
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of benlhoest
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Urthel Hop-It from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
3.93 out of 5 based on 858 ratings.
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