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

very good
1,371 Ratings
Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale)

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of TheBrewo
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

We pour a golden honey colored brew. It holds a two finger head of creamy and sharp tannish bubbles. This shows great retention before disappearing into a thick sheet of lacing. There is a chill haze, but no actual sediment. Carbonation appears active. The aroma sings of Belgian yeast, orange, and citric hops. The malts are dry, wheaty, and creamy. There are some clovey phenols and light booze with warmth. Overall it smells very much like a standard wit. The taste begins with warm toasty malts. These support biting phenols, bitter cinnamon, and a washing wheat. The middle boosts the clove and phenolic bite, while allowing for a musky agedness to come through. The latter is dirty with minerals. The malts are paler here, bringing us to the finish, which is lighter with more wet wheat. The citrus finally comes through as lemons, with grassy hops in the background. There is a tart fruitiness to the very back, as well, giving a refreshing berry quality to the tongue. Alcohol is mild on the back, but mixes with more of that mossy funk and mineral vibe for a final balance. The body is medium and the carbonation is on the higher end. There is a tight dryness to the mouth, with decent slurp and froth. The bubbles are big and active, prickling the tongue. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily enough.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the big citric inclusions and the hoppiness. The taste was very much like a mildly hoppy standard Belgian wit. It had all the drying, bittering wheat one could hope for, with a nice dash of clove. We would have liked to see a bolder feel, with a thicker body and more punch from the paler side of the malts.

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Photo of zkoehn
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of wdarcy77
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of albertjr21
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of inbierveritas
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of ltdantheman
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of AJD1201
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of MIBeerRanger4
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of msarver16
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of silentjay
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

slightly hazy golden orange with a huge two fingered pure white head that lasts a while, and laces well.

peppery yeast aroma mixed with some soft bready malts and some citrusy, lemony hops. a bit subdued aroma, however.

peppery yeast comes first with some cloves and herb flavors added in. a bit of toasted bread and some pithy hops. overall, its a pretty harsh flavor that isn't the best I've had in the style.

medium bodied with an abundance of slightly prickly carbonation that does not due the belgian-style justice.

meh. its decent enough, but I expected and hoped for more of a balanced flavor, however the spicy yeast flavor overpowers everything.

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Photo of beerhawk41
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of asafarc2
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of hagbergl
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of littlelorib
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm working my way through a sample pack with 2 each of 4 different Ommegang Belgian styled beers. This is my third Ommegang beer, and i must admit only my third Belgian style beer.

Clear golden colored with lively carbonation producing a luxurious head that takes a while to whither. (And i poured gently.) Smell is not something that i can easily describe. It smells somewhat sweet with some yeasty notes, but i can't separate out all the pieces. As to the taste, i'm getting some hops but other than that all i can say is that it closely follows the smell. The feel is high carbonation with an adequate amount of backbone.

Usually IPAs are too hoppy for me, but this is not only within my tolerance but something i can enjoy. It does challenge my taste buds which are more accustomed to porters and stouts, as well as my beer vocabulary.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of railman
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of KTCamm
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Champagne Ommegang bottle poured into a Duvel glass.

Pours a light to medium copper amber with immense thick white foam. Very sticky, patchy everywhere. Classic belgian yeast smell, and tropical fruits to boot,. Firm hop taste evolves into a fruity malty blend. Smooth, fruity, balanced. On the lighter side, and clean throughout. Finishes easy, very tasty BPA. These guys know what they are doing.

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of wertschy
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of barleyroad
4.97/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice regular gold in appearance. Smell is a nice citrus hop aroma, hits the nose well. This is a tingle on the tongue and the mouthfeel is great. Wet in and dry out of the mouth, well done. Fruity, sweet, hoppy and well balanced. Overall this beer is so fridge worthy we can't afford to fill the fridge. Whoya, wow, ohea, and SMAAKELIJK says the Dutchman. This will go well with an excuse, to have another.

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Photo of TobinMitnick
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Ommegang BPA (Belgian-style Pale Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
3.99 out of 5 based on 1,371 ratings.
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