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Hop House | Brewery Ommegang

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by madtrixter787 on 12-14-2013

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Ranking:
#17,949
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
803
pDev:
10.32%
Bros Score:
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3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
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3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.1/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

**
04/05/2014
AROMA: Aroma grapefruit hops, pine.
LOOK: Nice white head, pale yellow.
TASTE: Taste is fruity, bitter late. Pine taste also. Alcohol is present.
FEEL: Feel is lively and creamy. On tap at JoJo's."

Not that tasty, but well crafted.
**

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3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought back from my trip to NYC. Pours a hazy golden orange with good carbonation and a fluffy white head. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty, with a touch of fruit. Taste is moderately sweet, Belgian yeast spicy, herb, citrus, some flower, straw, light hay with a long medium to fairly strong bitter finish.

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4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev +4%
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4.52/5  rDev +19.6%
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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a cloudy light amber with a thick, off-white head. Initial impression is lemon and pine resin. A little bitterness, but just enough to remind you that this is dry hopped. Medium mouthfeel, solid carbonation. Fairly smooth citrus finish.
I'm not a fan of the Belgian style, but this was pretty good.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
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4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Like all Ommegang beers, Hop House looks picture-perfect. Its clear, golden body has a fetching sheen and bleach white, perfectly molded head that sits stoically at about a finger's thickness. Bubbles are lively throughout and refuse to tire. Mind you, keep the sediment out if you want to fully enjoy the appearance.

When a classic Belgian-style producer releases a pale ale with "hop" in the name, one thing comes to mind immediately: Orval. I'll admit I opened this bottle secretly hoping for something along those lines, the closer to that iconic ale the better. Well, it may not have the Brett but it sure is dry-hopped...

And we're not talking just the old-school Styrian Goldings here. Bravo and Columbus - both more flamboyantly fruity American varietals - are used as well. The resulting aroma has underlying elements of earth, whole-leaf florals and spice, but also a markedly tropical, almost bubblegum fruitiness.

Hops have their way on the palate too. Its 54 IBU are surprisingly formidable for a beer with such a pleasant, inviting air. That blend of pale malts is broad enough to hold its own but doesn't interfere with the earthy, spicy bitterness; to get the finish just scoop fresh hop cones into your mouth like popcorn.

The grassy, floral hop notes more traditional in a Belgian Pale stand up surprisingly well to the more zestful lemon peel impressions imparted by the US varietals. Blindfolded, I'd have a tough time telling you if this was made in the States or in Belgium (and that's typically the case with this brewer).

Ommegang has got to be one of the most consistent and high quality microbreweries over the last 10+ years. They are responsible for some of the early and highest rated Belgian-style ales made Stateside and their newer brands, like Hop House, are equally fantastic. They're still at the top of their game.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Hop House from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 803 ratings
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