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:
854
Reviews:
548
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.45%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
59
For Trade:
0
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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

Photo of drmeto
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of starclimber
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
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 iRun2Beer
3.13/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of CJNAPS
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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