Hoppy Table Beer | Allagash Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
While Hoppy Table Beer was inspired by the Belgian tradition of low-ABV, easily drinkable beers, it still occupies a hop-forward spot all its own. Brewed with our 2-row malt blend, Maris Otter malt, and oats, the beer is then spiced with a subtle addition of coriander. We ferment it with our house yeast for classic Belgian citrus aromas. Hoppy Table Beer is hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Comet, and Azacca hops, then dry hopped with more Comet and Azacca. A mildly hoppy aroma full of grapefruit springs from this straw-colored, light-bodied ale. Flavors of pine and stone fruit balance the beer’s clean, slightly bitter finish.

Added by zimm421 on 06-25-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,850
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
295
pDev:
8.25%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
71
Trade:
0
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Photo of bschmidt_37
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
3.4/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle that was bottled way back on 07/28/17. Sampled on March 25, 2018.

Milky straw yellow pour that appears unfiltered. The white foamy head is large at first and then fades.

Since it is so old I am probably not getting the best aromas that it has to offer. I can pick up hints of herbal and citrus notes with a toasted white bread backdrop.

Medium body.

Unfortunately this long after it was bottled, it has become more of a malt bomb with a tobacco-like and herbal quality to the taste. But it seems to finish clean. I'll try a fresher one next time.

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Photo of Vanscurvy
3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ltdsaint
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NHbeerfishing
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GTO_scott_1967
1/5  rDev -75%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is awful. Horrible look, smell, taste....... the aftertaste is even worse. I'll never understand how anybody could give this a good rating. I paid $9.99 for four and have never felt more ripped off. Not sure I will even drink the other three. Do yourself a favor and do not try this.

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Photo of Gatch
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at The Thirsty Moose in Portsmouth, NH!

Just what I had hoped for from a Table Beer. Properly hopped, slightly spicy and funky, with an outstanding feel and body. Top notch offering from Allagash, as expected.

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Photo of brewnme
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BennyProfane
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevem1206
3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden color with a huge and Rocky head. Light stone fruit and citrus are the top notes. Very yeast-driven too. Dusty. Coriander and pepper, briefly. Grain bill keeps things very light and dry with a crackery taste and round fluffy/creamy feel. Mild astringency from the hops. Hops lend some citrus and orange as well before going earthy and piney into the finish. A hop forward and crushable Belgian table beer. Tasty.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HattedClassic
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice, white foamy head that is slightly creamy but dissipates very quickly. The beer itself is a clear pale gold. It looks nice and solid but nothing mind shattering.

The smell is fairly simple but still good. The beer has a good clean grapefruit bitterness contrasting well with the fruitier Belgian yeast and spice notes. The oat note isn't anywhere to be found

The taste is good. It has as good moderate grapefruit bitterness upfront with a lighter Belgian yeast note. The oats finally make an appearance but are still pretty faint, yet lingers on alongside the hop notes.

The feel is good. It's a light bodied beer that has a fairly dry finish to it.

Overall, it's a pretty good table beer and worth getting.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a snifter from the 12 oz bottle via Zid----Cheers!
This ale pours a lightly cloudy pale yellow with a nice head of white
foam that dissipates to a thick ring, a thin layer, and shows some very
nice sudsy lacing. Nose of light pine, subtle citrus notes, strong herbal
hops, and soft grain notes. Flavors nail the profile of a hopped table beer
with soft grain and sweet honey touched malts awash in light peach and orange
zest. Light grapefruit and subtle coriander spice falls nicely on the rear of the taste
and finishes with subtle cracker notes. Excellent mouth feel; light body, medium
high carbonation, and a lightly dry finish.

Overall, a solid representation of a Belgian table ale with an American flair.

Cheers

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Photo of Element1290
4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LoudRed
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WickedBeer
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle tried at Ladyface Alehouse. Bottled 5/10/17.

Pours a really nice hazy straw yellow, thin head of foam, thin lace.

Aromas are light but pleasant. Coriander, citrus, little hints of grain.

Bitter, light, but super crisp. Floral, bitter, sharp hops. You get some yeast and spice to balance it all out. Very complex beer for being so light.

Light bodied, crisp, a little dry, seltzery carb. Very good summer beer.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of worldkrysis
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Branlott42
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucoli
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JayQue
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Robust session beer. Pours a hazy light straw yellow color with a huge bubbly/frothy head. Excellent retention and thick blobs of lacing all over the pint glass. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, a little coriander, malt but very little yeast or other spices. Plenty strong for such low abv. Flavor is similar to aroma but there is a distinct grassy hoppiness in the finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and rich. The citrus, maltiness and grassy hops blend very well. A good summer beer.

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Hoppy Table Beer from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 295 ratings