Over The Edge | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by OWSLEY069 on 10-21-2007

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Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JulianBaughman
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gregcordle
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of ramrod666
4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Cylinsier
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Pours a hazy honey gold with white suds for a head.

Apple and citrus aroma with coriander and bretty yeast tartness.

Apple and citrus fruit over grassy malts and notable grapefruit hops.

Full body with soft carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A pretty good ale that marries Belgian yeasts and malt flavors with the American hop infatuation. Definitely worth seeking out.

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Photo of ShrpEdgeMandyG
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of njnj2000
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of maq89
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of randylangford
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of thecheapies
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in its appropriate glassware.

Cloudy tangerine glow with a sticky sudsy head. Laces very well. 4.0

Yeasty strong pale aroma with white grape must and a kiss of hops. 3.5

Nutty yeast dominates along with an intriguing spicy, herbal hop element. Firm bitterness with fruitiness. Apples and pears and almonds and peaches in the bag. Finishes spicy, nutty, and with booze. 4.0

Juicy body with a dryness. Mild carbonation that can't match up to the hop bitterness. 4.0

A solid Belgian IPA/tripel crossover, brewed especially for my local bar/restaurant. When you're in town, stop down and order one. 4.0

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy golden color topped by an inch of head that sheets the chalice

Smell: Bready, with spicy yeast phenols and grassy hops

Taste: Opens with a bready flavor that adds a white pepper and grassy hop character by mid-palate; the hops continue to build in bitterness after the swallow, though there is some residual sweetness that lingers

Mouthfeel: Medium body with prickly carbonation

Drinkability: A nicely crafted bitter Belgian

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Photo of letsgopens
4.65/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This Belgian IPA was brewed specifically for the Sharp Edge locations around Pittsburgh. I've tasted Van Steenberge's Tripel they brewed for Fat Heads and enjoyed it. Needless to say I have high expectations for this one. Sampled on-tap at the Sharp Edge Bistro on Penn. Shows and attractive cloudy, woody, apricot color with more blush highlights. The sticky cap of rocky foam shows off-white and lingers for a long while before fading to lots of sticky, chunky lace. An extremely attractive brew poured beautifully.

Bready, biscuity malt aroma hits me initially along with spicy/earthy hops and lush, juicy date and apricot. Sweet and fruity with grassy, slightly estery, yeast notes. A hint of dairy amongst the malt.

Pungent doughy notes up font. Cooked porridge and grassy, floral hops. The hops mingle nicely with the yeast. Unlike some other representations of this budding style, this beer does not pit citrusy hops against yeasty Belgian character; it melds the appropriate hops varieties and bitterness level perfectly with the yeast notes and deep, complex malts. Earthy hops mix effortlessly with buttered, light, doughy biscuit. Soft spice, apricot and candied date. Yeasty and thick with tons of raw, yet sweet grain that adds a real depth beyond the fruit and yeast. Faint caramel and just a hint of lingering bitterness. Wonderfully balanced and complex.

Lush and full on the palate. Juicy and slick with a slight chalky body near the finish. Some lingering bitterness and mild booze help the yeast to dry it up a bit and finish clean.

Could become a bit cloying after a couple glasses which can effect the drinkability I suppose (I'm really fishing for any negatives here). Otherwise excellent. Certainly my type of Belgian IPA; not a hop bomb by any means, nor should it be. Artfully balanced, especially for a high gravity brew.

Only suggestion would be to correct the listing on the menu which reads 'Triple IPA'. I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer but I found it a bit misleading. Aware of the place's rep as a Belgian brew haven, when I saw it I assumed they meant 'Tripel' but since I've seen a few American "Triple" IPAs floating around I figured I'd find out for myself. I'm very glad I did. The distinction is evident at first whiff but it certainly makes for a little confusion. In any case, try it.

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Photo of BigBry
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A logoed goblet of the house brand at the Pittsburgh location.
Golden color, slightly hazed, small white head. Nice aromas with some candy sugar sweetness and full hop kick. Lots of hop flavor. Not really strong, burning hop bitterness, more earthy and herbal. Sweetness to balance, some yeastiness. The mouthfeel was full from the carbonation, like a tripel, and some tangy hop aftertaste. A good example of the style, would have stuck with this one (a bit too high alcohol level for a sessional) and too many other options available.

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Photo of Boto
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draught @ Sharp Edge Creekhouse. This one poured a hazy, golden color. It had a HUGE white head: the bartender had some problems getting it to pour. She poured a couple of glasses to let the head settle and combined them to get me one glass. The head did leave lots of lacing. The aroma was a bit milder than I would have expected, even after warming a bit. Wheat, slight spice, floral and faint fruits to the nose. The taste is slightly tart, and a touch dry. Bready, wheat, background fruits and spice. Interesting and good.

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Photo of akorsak
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A goblet served at the Pittsburgh-St Clair St. location.

A: The belgian IPA is golden, hazed enough to be opaque. The ale is well carbonated, even if the head never amounts to much.

S: The ale is advertised as the hoppiest Tripel. I'm not sold on that, but it does have a sharp hoppy bite. Tripel sweetness, candi sugars and all, are a sweet contrast to the hops.

T: Plenty of hops, just as you'd expect for a Belgian IPA. The IPA side is floral and earthy, bitter in all the right ways. Tripel flavors are exceedingly sweet, with candi sugars and ample booze. The intersection of tripel and IPA, as with most Belgian IPAs, is inspired, a confluence of sweet and bitter flavors.

M: The mouthfeel combines sharp hops and boozy strong tripel flavors. What more do you need?

D: I went with one glass (we were on our way to the BA Gathering), but wouldn't have minded another glass though. One caveat, as with all prices at Sharp Edge, it is a little pricey.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Over the edge, ontap at the Sharp Edge (Brasserie)

A. Poured into a chalice. Cloudy yellowish orange with lace.

S.Light in the nose. Quite fruity and floral.

T. Noble hopped to the extreme!
Belgian style malt body which balances wonderfully. Bitter fruit. Simple and solid.

M. Punchy, medium bodied.

D. Very fine brew here. As the beer warms the malt takes over a bit. Belgian inspired Tripel/IPA worthy of partaking.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had this several times on-tap at sharp edge but never found it on BA. This is actually a Belgian IPA much like Piraat.

A-typical for a strong Belgian pale on-tap. mildly cloudy straw yellow body with a creamy white head. Head fades to a thick collar and leaves some lacing behind in the glass.

S- floral hops, phenolic esters, and a mild fruitiness.

T- flavor is much like the smell. Quite alcoholic with a nice hoppy (mostly floral) flavor and some sweet bready yeast. A mild fruitiness lies in the background. Finish is pretty dry

M- low to medium carbonation and light body. Alcohol definitely detectable and overall impression is light and dry.

D- this is a good beer but it is very boozy. I usually order this because its cheaper than everything else Belgian sharp edge has on tap. really a great beer to experience if you want a good Belgian IPA.

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