Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States | website

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by paulieatworld on 03-17-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
466
Ratings:
1,371
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
18.55%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
104
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 466 | Ratings: 1,371
Reviews by BradtheGreat7:
Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review taken April 2013. 2nd time having it. 1st review.

12 oz brown bottle with classy looking neck and body labels. I love Ommegang's style and approach to their labels. This one is as good as their others. I actually got 2 of these out their variety 8 pack. I poured this into a stemmed standard Belgian glass/port glass as some English lovers may call it.

A - golden yellow to a light orange color with a massive white head on the pour. Some real bright beauty to BPA. Good looking stuff sits in the glass leaving some nice slow motion stick.

S - fruity with an excellent yeast aroma. Zesty lemon peel with a bright fruitiness followed by a quick note of Belgian spice.

T - similar to the nose with the yeast strain that's almost too pleasant. Zesty lemon rind and semi sweet orange. A bit more hop profile than in the nose, but the Belgian style spice is spot on. Fruitiness and peppery spices balance out a soft bitter finish.

M - good texture and easy going. Great feel for a wide crowd. Just about anyone could drink and enjoy BPA. Really easy drinker and very session like yet still keeps a good texture in the mouth.

O - is it special? Probably not to most. But for me, this is a real gem from Ommegang. We live in a world where hops, massive amount of abv, and huge stouts rule every inch of our country. This offers something everyone can enjoy. Lighter beer drinkers will appreciate its generously fruity palate, there is some hops there for the everyday hop head, the belgo freaks get a traditional Belgian style all the while those looking to expand their hop palate will find this a great beer to gradually bring you to those gifted places. All in All, BPA is a fine little ale and a part of the Ommegang family of fine American- Belgian ales. This is the perfect spring time beer. I know it'll be in my fridge when we start seeing green in nature again next spring.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a lighter shade of amber with a fluffy one and a half finger bone white head that held well.Phenols dominated the nose for me,spicey with some clove and lemon pith.Flavors are lightly medicinal with some lemon oil,and a bit of funk in the finish.Its good beer but the yeasty flavors are a little bit much for me.

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Photo of aszatk01
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of DavyJones
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of MadScientist
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Zakk
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Marc33
1/5  rDev -74.9%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

In my tulip glass this beer was a clear golden color with a medium-sized white head. Aroma of yeast, sweet fruit, and spice. It had a taste of banana, mango, and coriander. Sweet malt background. A very smooth beer, and very drinkable. I would buy more of these.

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Photo of MJLatimer
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of generallee
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 750ml bottle into a tulip glass. There is a short description of the beer on the label as well as its ABV with is 6.2%.

Appearance: The body is hazy and has an orange/gold colored body with a creamy light beige head. Its head is tall and frothy which makes nice spotty and slippery lace on the glass. As I slowly drink the head slowly settles to thin cap of foam that lasts to the last sip.

Smell: In the nose I pick up sweet fruity and funky yeast with some bready maltiness and light floral/citrusy and spicy hops.

Taste/Palate: On the tongue there is a similar mix of what was picked up in the aroma. I get notes of fresh peaches, white grapes, dried apricots, and funky/doughy yeast. This has a sweet character that begins to dry out as some of the hops move in and adds there mild bitterness and floral, citrusy grapefruit flavor.

Notes: I am glad to see some more brews being bottled from Ommegang even if they are only limited releases. I really liked the BPA and hope it will become a yearly release.

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Photo of kbt5273
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Beerswag
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml brown bottle with a freshness date.

Color: Clear gold.

Smell: White tea, white chocolate, chalky yeast, peppermint stick, clementine, mango and pita bread.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Very dry, very smooth with a crisp bite. Dried grass, yeast, light alcoholic esters, tropical fruit and lemon grass. A bit phenolic, faint honey, more graininess. Dry dusty finish.

Overall: Drinkable obviously. Packed with flavor, high on complexities. The subtle note of Cascade hops works in the dry hopping. Recommended.

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Photo of Billolick
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Typical Ommegang presentation, caged and corked bomber, $8.99 @ DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY. Medium golden amber, semi clear with a olive oil almost greenish hue. The head is HUGE, slow to fade to a loose fluffy froth merainge. Leaving more loose and thick lace all the way to the top of where the head once was. Pineapple and resiny hop nose, nice, amirillo? Tasty, hoppy, tropical fruity, toss in some light Belgian spiceyness/yeastyness, including the lovable nutty note from the final yeasted up pour. Yum. Great to see another offering from slow to expand their line Omme. Nice job here, nice new beer to enjoy right now and surely as part of some enjoyable summer lunches.

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Photo of Homebrew35
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 5/18/11, darn i even bought this when a rep was in the store. I thought this was much fresher. Anyways lets see how it is.

Pours a classic nice fluffy three fingers worth of pillowy white head. Slightly hazy golden body with champagne like bubbles coming of the bottom. Nice lacing and very good retention.

Smells of bready belgiany yeast, banana, clove, hints of tropical fruit, passion fruit or mango. This is one of the best parts of this beer.

Tastes like a pilsner at first, bready malts, banana, clove and pepper. Some white grape and light grassy hops round out this finish. Initially when this was served it had a noticeable metallic taste, as it warmed up this for the most part went away.

Medium thin body, high carbonation with a firm dry finish.

Overall this is a refreshing crisp, fairly hoppy beer. The metallic taste I detected was a bit off putting but was muted as it warmed. I love the belgain bottle presentation and the pop of a cork makes this purchase seem like a good value. The smell and look are fairly classic while the taste is more hoppy and pleasing to my american palate. I'd love to try this fresh, the date is clearly stamped on the neck.

$8 a 750

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Photo of tigg924
3.4/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: 1.5 inch head, orange/yellow in color, cloudy

Smell: citrus hops, clove, lemon, and orange

Taste: dry citrus hops, clove, lemon, touch of orange and coriander

Mouthfeel: light bodied, slightly bitter start getting progressivly more bitter, high carbonation

Drinkability: Above average for the style. A nice and bitter sipper. Could have a couple but not likely to purchase again for the price.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy golden orange color with a white head. Thea aroma is yeast, lemons, oranges and alcohol. The flavor is very similar. I get notes of grassy hops, yeast and oranges. The beer is very hoppy for a beer of this style. The bitterness is low to medium and the hop flavor is very apparent. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of JC333
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of MikePags
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of NoetheMatt
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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