Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor | Brouwerij Het Anker

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4.04/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Anker
Belgium
hetanker.be

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Paddez on 04-09-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,145
Reviews:
363
Ratings:
624
pDev:
10.64%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
64
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Photo of hockeyfighter19
4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wonothesane42
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If under penalty of death I had to choose my favorite Belgian brewer and defend that choice in our snakepit of beer opinion, it probably would be Het Anker. While their BSDAs I find luscious and often indescribable, they produce some amazing blonds as well. Hopsinjoor is one such. This review is from my second bottle.... and I just might not die fulfilled unless I have a third.

You can Look at Hopsinjoor and be excused if you do not find it better than an average blond. But if you stick your nose into it and you do not Smell a yeast working that is far above average, then you should give up drinking beer and play cards sober. Tastes improve more and honestly because you know this is hoppier than normal and it delivers a fine blend of hops. But what few hoppy beers can do, Hopsinjoor then does: it sits in your mouth and, at least for me, makes mine soft. To me, this is the King of Beers.

My mentors, "The 1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die" have made mistakes in their selection. But by including Hopsinjoor, they get some redemption. The reviewer (Chuck Cook) also gives a great review of the beer and the brewer. (It makes me want to read his book on Belgian brew culture.) If you have had Hopsinjoor only once, keep it on your bucket list.

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Photo of DioS
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nateclarey
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big yellow vibrancy to the pour. 1" white head, dense. The aroma was belgian but without all the spice rack shit I hate like clove. Banana was missing too, but it had plenty of band aid.

Taste was hoppy by Belgian standards, hid the alcohol well. Very mild citrus notes from the hops. One of the better examples of an ipa/dipa from here.

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Photo of BenBreeg
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rbenitez25
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Catalin90
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cambabeer
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've taken a recent liking to Belgian IPAs. This one has a nice yeast character, very Belgian in the nose as well. Bready, apple-y, maybe a little cloves and grassy, with a little bit of hops. Most of the hops are in the flavor, but even there, not overpowering. Still very yeasty and malty in the taste and somewhat sticky in the mouth feel.

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Photo of Electros
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antyk
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of geofort78
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MerapiTom
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AudioGilz
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elimav
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of janubio
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gloden colour, with medium head that leaves a ring and a good lace. Smell of banana, cloves, tropical fruits, herbs. Medium compact body, with good carbonation. Taste is hoppy, fruits, flowers, pepper. Anotherone very good Carolus.

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Photo of GSS
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djura
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Found it here in Serbia, bottle 0,75l

A - Golden honey with steady white head. Representative.
S - Very close to Tripel aromas.
T/M - And again Tripel with more hops in it. Bitter finish. Creamy.

O - This is goid brew.

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Photo of JoeAmerican77
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - Large white head sits on top of the old golden brew and refuses to subside.

S - The smell is sweet, malts and bready yeast reminiscent of the style.

T - More of the same which the nose presents, holiday breads, yeasts, belgian candy sugar, and light citrus notes.

F - Medium bodied, slightly warming, a bit chewy.

Overall it is exactly what you would expect. A good Belgian Ale.

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Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor from Brouwerij Het Anker
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 624 ratings