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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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#17,932
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
803
pDev:
10.32%
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Photo of cratez
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%

Ommegang Hop House - 6% ABV Belgian Pale Ale - Consumed October 14/2014.

A: Cloudy golden yellow with four fingers of white froth and globs of lacing on glass. A few bubbles in the body. Head and lace retain for duration of beer. An attractive brew.

S: Spicy yeastiness, wheat husk, soapy hop, melon fruit, alcohol esters, unripened banana, black pepper, some phenols and lemony notes as well. Nice hop-forward nose.

T: Yeasty-spicy-wheaty flavours upfront, black pepper, melon fruit, phenols and green banana mid-palate, balanced hop bitterness precedes a long, ultra-dry finish. A flavourful and satisfying quaff, and exactly what I expect for the style.

M: Crisp, medium-bodied, oily middle, spicy-peppery carbonation, mild hop bitterness transitions to a bone-dry finish. Excellent palate.

O: A well-exectued hoppy Belgian pale with enticing flavours and aromas. Drying, spicy, and fruity, just like a good BPA should be.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of majorbase2
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a murky light orange color with a big white foam head that dissipates quickly but leaves a nice, thin level head with a small amount of lacing. Aroma is a pleasant burst of fresh citrus, with grapefruit, orange and lemon zest, mango and a bit of grassiness and floral hops. You can nearly taste the citrusy goodness. The taste is similar, with some tangy lemon and orange zest and a bit of citrus hops. The yeast and wheat slowly poke their head in, revealing the interesting nature of this semi-crossover beer. The floral notes are quite noticeable, and pair nicely with the kick from the combination of zest and hops. Nothing too complex going on here. The citrus hops come through a bit more as it warms, creating a very pleasant sweet citrus aftertaste. Par for the style, high carbonation. A bit watery. Very easy to drink. Mouth wateringly refreshing. Overall all a pretty good brew from a brewery that I don't seem to be as big of a fan as everyone else. I hope this one will help me change that!

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - poured into a sniffer with slight head. Has a golden pretty transparent and shows slight carbonation. Leaves good lacing.
Smell - good Belgium malt smell and earthy slight citrus smell.
Taste - good malt to hop balance but of course with a great hop taste. Taste a lot like the smell.
Feel - slight creamy taste, medium carbonation, clean taste.
Overall - great Belgium pale ale, I'd have it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Beric
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving: Bottle
Served: 18 October 2014

Appearance: Had this one from the bottle at a party, but the bottle label is pretty great.

Smell: As soon as I cracked the cap I got a huge whiff of hops, and I knew this beer was going to be good.

Taste: Big clean hoppiness with a decent maltiness as well. You could tell this was a dry-hopped pale ale rather than anything else, since the hops were really present and not interfered with massive maltiness from other beer styles (like a DIPA, for example). Good beer all around, and one I really enjoyed.

Feel: Medium body with good carbonation.

Overall: Not sure why the rating on this one is only 3.75, as this is a really solid dry hopped pale ale. I would get this again and would recommend it.

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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.04/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.52/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Dwkasper
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Good hoppiness with strong Belgian yeast finish. I tend towards IPAS and really enjoyed this beer at first. Halfway through the bottle and the hops went away. Style is great but not my preference.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.64/5  rDev -3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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