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:
#4,915
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
297
pDev:
8.25%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
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Reviews by wisrarebeer:
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4.52/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle purchased at local store.

Mildly hazed pale golden yellow, great looking white lace. Fruity and phenolic, bready and herbal, earthy and grassy ... a very aromatic brew. Lots mellow juicy hop flavor on the palate, ample bitterness as well. Pithy, melon rind, green tea, and dried grass in the middle. Finished dry and refreshing, makes me want to keep on knocking them back. By far one one of the easyiest drinking brews Allagash produces, looks like I need to mare room in the fridge for this one on a regular basis.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

This one pours a slightly hazy golden yellow, with a tight fluffy white head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like grapefruit, pine, grassiness, hay, subtle funk, lemon, and spicy clove.

This is very simple beer, but it's also very satisfying. I hate the word crushable, I really do despise it, but it's honestly the best way to describe this beer. It's got a nice firm bitterness, that encompasses flavors of grass, fresh pine, and grapefruit rind, with a light citrusy lemon, orange, and grapefruit flesh sweetness. Allagash's house yeast is tasty and restrained, as it tends to be. There's a tiny hint of funk, but it's mostly a bone-dry clove sort of flavor.

This is light bodied, with a super crisp and incredibly clean mouthfeel.

Allagash does not get the love they deserve- this is an absolutely wonderful beer.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A pale yellow color with a small white head that left a little lace.
Citrus and spice aroma, with a background of grass/herbs. Somewhat earthy.
Mostly pine taste. Some grapefruit and, surprisingly, peach. A bit of funk.
Light-bodied, very drinkable.

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Photo of ordybill
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a 20 OZ mug at the Taco Mac in Atlanta. the appearance is a clear golden straw color with a small white head. the aroma is wheat and some hops. The taste is a very nice hop flavor.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

Pours a hazy golden straw color with a massive soapy white head. The head retention is straight redonkulous and leaves a fair amount of lacing.

The aroma brings a good amount of citrus hops, followed by some peppery yeast and doughy malt. Fairly grassy throughout.

The taste is citrusy and grassy, with loads of peppery spice. Yeasty, doughy, with a fair amount of pine on the finish.

The feel is medium-light bodied with hefty carbonation. Very crisp and refreshing. Faintly dry.

Overall, a delicious and refreshing Belgian pale. The hops really compliment the yeasty flavors and aromas. Will definitely be getting this one again.

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Photo of metter98
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high bright white head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of coriander seeds and citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, but has stronger flavors of coriander spices and lemon and orange hops with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The light-bodied nature and low alcohol content of this beer definitely makes it a table beer and something that would pair well with a meal.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of dar482
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a medium hazy straw color, a wonderful fluffy cloud-like head.

The aroma offers pineapple, white grapefruit, floral, coriander spice.

The flavor follows with more of that fruit quality upfront, grapefruit flesh and peel, pineapple, a bit of grain and crackery malts. A fluffy lively carbonation, while the mouthfeel is still light and gentle. The aftertaste is actually quite piney and medium bitterness hits as the only thing that seems a bit distracting from the beer. A very clean and crisp Belgian pale beer.

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

12oz bottle dated 12/14/16.

Pours light gold with a haze, fluffy white head, and plenty of lacing throughout. Aromatics are mildly hoppy with shades of cut grass and pepper-rubbed hay. Light to medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. Dry as crackers on the palate with a peppery bitterness and plenty of Saison-like character. Cloves, appleskins, and bubblegum. Finishes with a lingering grassy bitterness.

A nice BPA and certainly would be great with many foods on the table. In today's world though the moniker "hoppy" stands for something much more hoppy than what is found here.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice session beer. Dry overall with a mild fruity aroma. Fruity Belgian yeast flavors. A touch of grain notes in the flavor. Mild hop bitterness in the finish.

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

as much as i love the more wild allagash beers, its stuff like this that they really excel at. these seemingly simple beers are harder to dial in than they ever appear to be, and this represents a wonderful example of the session beer, far more nuanced than any of the low abv and low ibu ipa types that have become so popular in recent years. this instead is equally driven by grain and yeast along with the hops. while it isnt necessarily bretty funky, it has some interesting rustic old world sort of yeast to it, loosely belgian but without all the fruit, sort of bready along with the delicate cereals in the malt base, complex but understated, if that is understandable. the hops are a nice mix of old and new school it seems too, some grassy earthy front end with a bright citrusy back end, low bitterness but still pungent, cleaner than normal. very light body without being watery, mild biscuit, white grape, lemon, and floral notes to the finish, very cohesive and forever drinkable. the first sip i took here i thought it was under flavored, but as my palate got used to the pace of this one, i started appreciating it a whole lot more. a little farmhouse nature to this, highly refined, beautiful all day beer!

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Photo of BeantownBrews
4.72/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got to try this as an extra thanks to @thegerm87
On a soft pour, two finger head with good retention. Looks a bit like a dry-hopped pale ale.
Smells of some hoppy undertones but mostly of malt and wheat.
Tastes a bit sweet with slight hoppy bitterness that fades into a sour like aftertaste.
Feels a bit light due to carbonation but crisp.
Overall a great beer from Allagash, glad I got to try this one!

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love citrusy IPA's like Lizard King or Fortunate Islands, but they're missing a certain depth. With Hoppy Table Beer, that citrusy hoppy brightness is accented with that mildly spiced Belgian yeast. It's joyous and warm, a pleasure to drink!

My only complaint is the four pack format, a beer like this kind of necessitates a six pack.

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Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Came in a stemmed glass a slight hazed lighter straw color with a thick bone white head atop.Sharp grapefruit and toasted grain stood out most in the nose,with light yeast.Really liked the grapefruit rind-like sharp bit on the palate with underlying lemon,very refreshing and dry.A very quaffable hopped up 'table' beer,could drink alot of this on a hot day and still feel like I was drinking something of note.

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4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.42/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of chossboss
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of deebo
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 doremite
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CervezaNY
4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Hoppy Table Beer from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 297 ratings