Brut IPA
Brewery Ommegang

Brut IPABrut IPA
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From:
Brewery Ommegang
 
New York, United States
Style:
Brut IPA
Ranked #9
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,812
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 7.38%
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
83
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 22, 2022
Added:
Sep 22, 2018
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  13
SCORE
88
Very Good
Brut IPABrut IPA
Notes: Ommegang Brut IPA is brewed with pilsner malt and flaked corn and hopped and dry-hopped with Mandarina Bavaria, Calypso, and Citra varietals, followed by a two-week bottle conditioning process to achieve exceptional levels of carbonation. It pours a light straw color with crystalline clarity. Aromas of dank, resinous pine, grapefruit, and pineapple precede a lively effervescence and a crisp, dry finish.
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Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.37 by Highlonesome1 from Texas

Aug 15, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jan 21, 2021
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Reviewed by jmbranum from Oklahoma

4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Purchased from Homeland Grocery store in Oklahoma City, poured from a 12 oz bottle into a glass.

Some slightly malty, mostly hoppy aroma. Flavor is very dry (per style) but also some citrus, spices, pineapple, . Crisp very carbonated mouthfeel.
Jan 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I've only had 1 other brut and I wasn't really a fan, but it's comforting knowing that Ommegang brews one, so it'll probably be pretty good

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a massive (3+ finger) rocky white head that fades very slowly and leaves patchy lacing. Very alive in the glass

A lot of tangerine up front in the aroma, backed up by orange, melon, a touch of honey, and citrusy hops

Starting off the taste, I get some more bitter hops than the nose suggested but nothing too crazy. Some grassy hops mix with light tropical fruit at first, still primarily tangerine with subtle grapefruit. The swallow turns both the fruit and hops up, with the hops becoming oily and resiny, which pairs well with the vinous and acidic notes of apple skin. Light bready malts bring it together for a wonderfully balanced beer

A light medium body is paired with sparkly carbonation to lead to one of the most refreshing beers I've had in a long time. Finishes almost entirely dry and crisp, but there is still some sweet juiciness to it

Damn, this was really good! I never really thought I'd be a huge fan of the style, but now I think I need to search for the more acclaimed examples of the style.
Sep 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.67 by pkalix from California

Jul 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by CervezaNY from New York

Apr 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.9 by craigbelly from Iowa

Apr 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Noelito76 from New York

Mar 28, 2020
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Reviewed by dmacxxl from Pennsylvania

3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Great look with a bright straw color and lots of bubbles. Billowy thin head. Great light mouthfeel and dry finish. The resinous hop flavor is solid but seems to clash with the rest of the experience.
Mar 11, 2020
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Rated by hogrider from Florida

3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Ok, where to start? A champagne style IPA...fizzy, light. A brew to have on hand instead of bubbly. Ok in my book. HOG
Feb 22, 2020
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Reviewed by hardy008 from Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy pale straw color with a huge billowing head of foam. I need to let it settle down a while before pouring more in the glass. a lot of carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass. Has excellent retention and lacing. The aroma has lemon, citrus zest, floral hops, and Belgian yeast. I can taste lemons, citrus zest, Belgian yeast, and pepper. Moderate hop bitterness with a dry finish and a light mouthfeel. Nicely made.
Feb 16, 2020
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look: A whole five fingers of foamy white head even on a careful pour, though it dissipates fairly quickly. Slightly hazy yellow, not quite as pale as champagne.

Smell: Strong piney and citrusy hops, apples, grapefruit, pineapple.

Taste: Begins with a quick burst of pineapple and grapefruit that quickly gets taken over by a sweeping yet understated hop bitterness and pine flavor.

Mouthfeel: Thin and highly carbonated.

Overall: This is my first time with this unique style. I think I would prefer it if they reduced the bitterness a tad to let them fruitiness and character of the hops shine through more.
Dec 08, 2019
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Reviewed by viking77 from Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Very pretty head, frothy white tiny bubbles. Scent not discerned. I prefer ipa that has more piney or citrus taste than this— not sure that I’m a fan of this style.
Nov 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I like the classy looking label artwork, great use of color & style. The pour is light yellow (similar to pear juice) with a lively head of foam. The taste is lemon, slightly vegetal, wth dry twangy finish. The thing that I like about this IPA is that you can drink 3 to 4 months past the best by date & still holds up imo. This is one of the better Brut IPA's that I've had. Cheers! B
Nov 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.54 by mickyge from Massachusetts

Oct 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Australia

2.88/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
BOTTLE: It's 11.2 or 12 fl oz...the bottle doesn't list its volume. Brown glass. Crown cap.

Currently #17 in the Top Rated American Brut IPAs list.

APPEARANCE: Pours champagne like with its carbonation and effervescence, filling up the entirety of my nonic pint with white foam despite a slow side-pour. Overcarbonation is possible. As the head dies over ~9 minutes, the clear pale yellow body is revealed. Looks filtered/clean.

Not a great looking beer overall, but not unappealing.

AROMA: Dried fruit peel. Graininess. Floral hop aromatics. Mineral-forward water. 2-row/pale malt. Dry starch.

Not particularly pleasant, inviting, or even hop-emphatic. Suggests a dry depleted simplistic beer with a dull hop profile.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Lemon tang. Minerals. It's a dry depleted beer with minimal hop presence...I don't see why any IPA fans would applaud it. Fails to showcase any specific hop varietal well...I just get subdued lemon and vague grassiness with maybe some generic floral hop character in there too.

Smooth, dry, thin, depleted, unrefreshing, light-bodied. Soulless, simple, shallow. There isn't much here to latch onto. It's well-carbonated if we're damning with faint praise.

OVERALL: Drinkable, sure. But it's an IPA with poor hop pungency, horrible flavour duration, and painful simplicity. And why a brewery that was committed to Belgian styles and tradition for so long is now brewing a Johnny come lately substyle of American IPA is beyond me. No one will love this, and no one will hate it. It's just a shrug of a beer I don't see any inspiration behind whatsoever. I guess Ommegang is throwing shit at the wall and seeing what sticks?

C (2.88) / AVERAGE
Oct 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Velivolus from Vermont

Oct 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.64 by robebo44 from Virginia

Sep 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by ajdemma from New York

Sep 08, 2019
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From the bottle, it pours a hazy light amber with a large white head that lasts.in the nose, it is a bit grassy and citrusy. In the mouth, the dryness comes through, with the sharp impact of malt and hops.
Aug 31, 2019
 
Rated: 3.81 by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

Aug 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Samlover55 from New York

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle into IPA glass
Pours light clear straw with bubbly white head
Smells like champagne for whatever it's worth, some funk as well
Taste is equally funky and not much else going on
Feel is as advertised real dry and bubbly.
Overall this drinks more like a Brett beer than a Brut IPA
Aug 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by Boone757 from Virginia

Aug 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice little Brut pours a
clear straw color with a nice head of white foam that settles to a thick
big bubbled ring, thin light layer, and shows some very nice lacing.
Nose of grapefruit, white grapes, subtle sweet malts. and herbal
hop notes. Flavors expand on the nose with soft wheat and
sweet corn notes awash in grapefruit, white grapes, and zesty
herbal hops. Excellent mouth feel; medium light body, crisp,
refreshing, effervescent, and finishing lightly dry and
moderately herbal.

Overall a solid little brew from a great little brewery!

Cheers
Aug 09, 2019
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Reviewed by sjrider from California

3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle , a not quite clear light lemony straw color with billowy white head leaving blotchy lacing. Nose is mild grass and lemony citrus, slightly earthy. Taste follows more or less with lots of carbonation and an almost dry finish. Steady hand required on the pour or the head will overwhelm the glass.
Aug 03, 2019
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Reviewed by nicholas2121 from Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Brut IPA brewed by Brewery Ommegang, with an ABV of 6.50% This American Brut IPA pour out of a 12oz glass bottle into a pint beer glass. The color is a nice light gold amber color with a nice white head. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is Rich with hop bitterness mixed with spices. You also pick up a nice amount of earthy grains and malts in the smell as well. So far, Brut IPA is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors. You pick a good amount of hop bitterness mixed with earthy notes. The ending of this brew is nice an smooth. The body of this IPA is a solid medium, there is nothing overpowering about this brew it has a super nice balance to it. It is really hard to pick up on the 6.50 ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. The mouth feel is Bold, Hoppy, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Brut IPA a solid 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the opportunity too. Brewery Ommegang, did a real nice job with American Burt IPA.
Aug 02, 2019
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Reviewed by damndirtyape from Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle, best before 05/13/19. Lot #111318. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Slow pour yielded a mostly clear pale straw beer with a nicely thick head that slowly died back to a thick ring and some skin across the top. Some islands of lacing noted. Plenty of fine bubbles noted rising up in the beer, much like a glass of champagne.

Smell: White grape & citrus. Very strong white grape aroma.

Taste: White grape and citrus rind, no malt sweetness - maybe a bit of cracker like malt in the middle - and a crisp bitter finish of pine and citrus with more white grape notes.

Mouthfeel: Very dry and lots of brisk carbonation that scrubs the tongue clean.

Overall / Drinkability: My first beer for the style and yes, it really does seem like a IPA combined with characteristics of dry champagne. Quite enjoyable and refreshing - definitely something I should pick up again. I wouldn't want more than one in an evening, but combined with the right food, this beer should be excellent. Not sure what to pair it with though - I'll have to experiment. A very good beer.
Jul 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by morrowd3 from Vermont

Jul 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

Jul 19, 2019
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pour a very slightly hazy goldenstraw with a two finger head; solid retention along with dots and dashes of lace

Smell: Vinous and grassy with hints of melon and sulfur

Taste: Dry and vinous, from the outset to the finish with melon, grass and sulfur, emerging in the middle; the finish is crisp and dry

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: My first Brut IPA and I could see liking this more if not for the sulfur
Jul 16, 2019
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Brewery Ommegang "Brut IPA"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BESTBY6/17/2019"
$3.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Carefully poured to leave the lees behind it's a just slightly hazy. The body is light-yellow in color beneath a short head of bright white that drops away quickly. Plenty of effervescent bubbles can be seen rising quickly inside the glass. The aroma is floral, citrusy, and resinous over a grainy, Pilsner malt base. It's enticing. On to the flavor... it very much follows the aroma. It's kind of like a Pilsner except that there's some orange and lemon flavor to it - although I sometimes get a bit of lemon in Pilsners as well. It's got some malt to it but it is also very "dry". The bitterness is quite firm. If they were going for something that was Champagne-like they've achieved it. Unfortunately I don't find it really compelling. The first few sips were good but now it feels vapid. There's some pine, and orange and pineapple in the finish, along with the lingering bitterness. I can imagine drinking this alongside food, maybe some sharp or buttery cheese, or something rich like foie gras, but I wouldn't want to just enjoy a pint of it on its own. I'm not even that interested in what I've got left in my glass right now. In the mouth it's medium-light in body and crisply effervescent. Overall it's OK, and it certainly represents the Brut IPA style but I've always found them a little off balance and this is no exception.

Review #6,613
Jul 07, 2019
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Reviewed by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a light orange-gold body crowned by a lofty, airy, white head.

Smell: Floral, fruity notes of orange, lemon-lime, even some pineapple and pine atop straw-like maltiness.

Taste: Light pale malted barley with a touch of white bread, a little grain and a hint of powdered sugar sweetness. Tangy citrus incursion, minute tropical, pine hints. Medium bitterness. Has an overall amiable citrus quality leading to a touch of marmalade and crackery grain on the smooth yet spirited finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Highly carbonated.

Overall: Sufficiently dry, wonderful effervescence and a pleasant hop character.
Jun 30, 2019
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Hazy, lightly green with whitish gold color. Frothy head which leaves chunky blotches on the glass.

Predominately hoppy but the pale malt shows up in a dry way.

Dry enough to make the malt have a grapefruit essence. Relatively thin, enhanced by the elevated carbonation. Lasting finish with a clean aftertaste.
Jun 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by sd123 from Georgia

Jun 23, 2019
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is super light straw, a bit of hazy likely remnants of the bottle conditioning process, head presents 2+ inches thick and then dissipates to solid top with some great lacing.

Smell is a bit subdued, mainly light malt some biscuit, feint piney and citrus rind hops.

Taste is clean, crisp malt, dry and then moving to some earthy/piney hops, hint of citrus rind; hop flavors seem to have mellowed, but i don't get that off note that I've experienced in other brut ipas that reminds me of light beer.

Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, well carbonated on the pour but it quickly softens but the hop bitterness lingers well - where you would expect this style to present.

Overall this is likely the best example of the brut ipa style in terms of clean flavors and mouthfeel, hops are subdued, but i think my bottle is a bit aged.
Jun 23, 2019
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Reviewed by DanielAron from Illinois

3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Beautiful bright yellow with a massive white rocky head. Some malt and hops on the nose. It's very light with, as the name would suggest, a very dry finish and bitterness lasting for a long while.
Jun 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.01 by jenrhart from Minnesota

Jun 14, 2019
Brut IPA from Brewery Ommegang
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