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 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

Photo of gsimons88
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bushbeer75
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
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 ckollias
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brotherloco
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SGerrard
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twonder23
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of TequilaVoodoo
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Catalin90
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 50marathons
4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am intrigued. Interesting style. Great flavor.

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Urthel Hop-It from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
3.93 out of 5 based on 854 ratings.
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