Hopus | Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

HopusHopus
BA SCORE
60.1%
Liked This Beer
3.72 w/ 351 ratings
HopusHopus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
Belgium
brasserielefebvre.be

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Absumaster on 01-29-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,906
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
351
Liked:
211
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
13.17%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
50
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 351 |  Reviews: 155
Photo of The_Bujon
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Got to be one of the best looking beers, a lovely light body topped with a meringue style head, like the best retaining head I have seen....bulges out above the glass and stays put like a whippy icecream.

Aroma is light and hoppy, refreshing with mild honey.

Taste is a touch disappointing, just hit with alcohol, and at 8.3% I can see why some BA reviews suggest tripel like, it is just very sharpe.

Aftertaste is a continuation of the taste, no hiding from it, it stays with you until your next quaff.

Overall I would say this is a pretty good beer, which could have been better if it had some taste of note, and perhaps dare I say it?, less alcohol!!

Still worth a few bottles of the stuff for sure.

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Photo of mishi_d
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackVeg
2.92/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.69/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

What's the deal with this appearance? Doesn't look professional, looks ruddy, lacks clarity. Aroma wasn't ipa/hoppy either. Yeast, sweetness, clove and spice rack? Ugh.

Taste did have bitterness but lacked hop flavor. Fuckin' Belgian ipas amiright? Alcohol is over the top. This just tastes like a tripel for the most part. Some of the apple yeast notes there. But too much clove.

Glad I knocked this tick out with a small sample size, would not bang again.

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Photo of Dzu
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of parpalapelix
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patrunjelu
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JakeScully
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An excellent belgian style IPA. A massive head reminescent of Duvel... Smells like bread with five varieties of hop. Drinkable yet relatively strong. Will buy this one again.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NilocRellim
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellow/gold colour. Smells very bready, and a little sweet. Tastes a bit boozy, yeasty, a bit of spiciness, and a clean aftertaste. Very crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of Antyk
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of burnstar
4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of louislouis91
4.34/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YvesB
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A light bodied hoppy ale, bordering on tripel territory. Pours hazy golden with towering foamy, yet lasting head. Hops are at the forefront (duh!), semi-sweet and flowery. Still has a way to go to reach Chouffe Houblon class, but pretty good nonetheless.

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Photo of MerapiTom
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BryanLogaru
4.54/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After reading some of the negative reviews for this brew, I realized that I have not had the same experience as any of them . . . and the only difference was that they had bottles and I had it on draft. I was not expecting much from this beer, I simply saw it on the beer menu at a restaurant and decided to give it a try and wow did I make a good decision. Poured with BIG head which did wonders to release the wonderful floral aroma of the beer. Upon first sip I was astounded as to how smooth it was. A juicy taste of citrus fruits and mostly lemon with maybe a hint of malt dominated the experience with a smooth bitter hop finish that dissipated faster than expected. Others have compared part of the taste to soap, and I can see where they are coming from but I do not believe soap is what they are tasting. My guess is that it is orange or lemon peel they are tasting. I Definitely not your typical IPA, but honestly it makes for an easy and enjoyable experience.

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Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBreeg
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of educorgan
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of -YJ-
4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From elcervecero. In La Trappe chalice. After dinner. Nice but a bit more sugary than desiderable. The high alcohol % isnt noticeable

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Photo of BdM
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hopus from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
Beer rating: 60.1% out of 100 with 351 ratings
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