Hop House | Brewery Ommegang

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3.78/5
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803 Ratings
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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,442
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
803
pDev:
10.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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21
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Ratings: 803 |  Reviews: 124
Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy gold under a pillowy persistent 3” light cream colored foam collar. Even after a few minutes a large mound of foam floats on top.
S: Spicy earthiness with traces of yeast and some light, slightly over ripe fruit. Definite grassiness as it warms up with traces of mint.
T: Complex layered flavors. Soft mildly biscuit malt, orange, pear, tropical and stone fruit, hints of pepper with a bitter hop accent on the finish. A little light sweetness that is well balanced by the hop additions and there is an assertive but not overbearing bitter accent on the finish. Finishes dry.
F: Very creamy, medium body, medium carbonation, very soft.
O: I like this as well if not better than any of the import Belgian Pale Ales I have had.

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Photo of normanbeats
3.29/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kvgomps
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Five word fail from Ommegang

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Photo of vfgccp
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbcrunch
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leantom
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really well made beer, like everything from Ommegang. Here goes:

A: Clear yellow-orange. Has a ton of carbonation, a great head, and leaves significant lacing. Good.

S: Lots of floral and tropical hops. Grass, flowers interspersed with pineapple, lemons, and oranges. Very good.

T: Good hops, but the yeast is significantly muted. I get some bready yeast, but it's just too faint. However, the hops make the beer taste quite good (they follow the nose).

F: Good carbonation and mouthfeel.

O: A solid beer. Wish it had more of that yeasty Belgian taste, but it's still good.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pencible
3.1/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: This poured a nearly opaque dark gold with fluffy white head.
S: It smelled like citrus and grassy hops, with some minerals and spicy Belgian yeast.
T: It tasted like minerals and grassy hops, with some citrus zest and spicy Belgian yeast. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was oily with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was not the best Belgian pale ale. The scent and taste were below average, although the body was decent. The finish was a little harsh, so it wasn't that easy to drink. Not recommended.

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Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden yellow-amber with a thich foam head. Great resiny-hop aroma and taste. An excellent pale ale.

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Photo of WOSean
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TimWakimika
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Molson2000
4.59/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice resiny hop aroma. Okay malt body with a citrusy hop presence. Very, very well done.

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Photo of loudidonato
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of keng1343
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andresa
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Geoffq
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwjon1
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Why did it take so long for me to try this beer? Belgian yeast drive the profile, which is quite nice, and hops dominate a very dry finish lingering with fruity esters. Must be a fresh bottle, as I'm getting very minimal malt backbone, and I like it. Belgian Pale Ale all the way. Rated to style, I'm hard pressed to think of a better American-made iteration (admittedly there aren't too many well distributed versions to compare against). But even outside of style, this is quite nice. Very nice in fact. Shame on me for not trying this earlier.

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Photo of cultclassic89
3.32/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yesdog
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wilshade
3.26/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Belgian Pale Ale
ABV: 6.0%
Glassware: Pint

Appearance: Translucent gold with a luxurious creamy white head

Smell: Citrus dominates with floral notes

Taste: Grapefruit bitter, long lasting aftertaste

Mouth feel: smooth effervescence with a heaviness on the tongue

Overall: My least favorite of the Ommegang stable.

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

Photo of mmmbeerNY
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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