Jopen Hoppenbier | Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

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Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Vancer on 11-30-2006

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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 22
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4.88/5  rDev +30.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of PapaEugene
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured it into my Jopen glass. A great hazy yellow/light orange color and a 2 finger thick bubbly head.

S: Floral hops up front but also a toffee like sweetness. Orange peel, grains, malts and a hint of vanilla.

T: I guess it's the cascade hops that make this beer taste like grapefruit. Malts, citrus terpenes and a bit bitter in taste and aftertaste. Has a metallic tone in the background.

M: Medium carbonation and a great creamy feel.

D: Wow, another Jopen that I really dig. Amounts of hops are perfectly dosed for me. Some similarities with Pliney. Will be on my list for another round. Not a fan of metallic notes though.

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Photo of TKempe
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The head on this beer is grand and very fine. Underneath is a rusty orange or yellow (somewhat hazy) and lots of carbonic activity.

Smells malty sweet with many fruity, orangey notes. Hops are spicy and have a slight citric quality. Wheat is apparant if you know it's there. A mild touch of yeast seems somewhat out of place.

A sweet and smooth malty start with a nice spicy punch while the fruity, estery flavors cannot be missed. A great finish follows that is bitter and dry and has a complicated hoppy dimension to it. Aftertaste is bitter and still malty.

There is a creaminess to this beer that supports the overall taste perfectly. It's probably the oats in this 1501 recipe that have got something to do with that.

An ale that is refreshing and indeed hoppy (although not heavily), but also quite sweet. A terrific blend that makes for a mature and delicious beer.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle served at In den Uiver in Haarlem. On to the beer:

This Jopen beer is light orange colored and topped with light lacing and spots around the glass. The kiss of citrus peel, yarn, blanket, and fun rustic aromas warms up the anticipation. Success! The dry and pleasing bitterness starts the beer's flavor in a good direction. Grass and lemon peel add character to the beer while maintaining balance. It's medium bodied with a veletey texture.

Nice! I thought this was a beautiful find. It's delicate, so be gentle ;-)

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4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Oleg85
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rvdoorn
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: the beer pours a hazy yellow-orange color with medium head
Smell: Orange zest, lemon, yeast, grains, malts, toffee and floral hops
Taste: Grapefruits, caramel malts, citrus and some hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste
Mouthfeel: dry with a full body and medium carbonation
Overall: Nice beer

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Labeled as Haarlem 1501 for the US market. Best by 12/3/17.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny partilcles of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, floral, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and floral flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice citrus forward hop qualities that I wasn't expecting from this one.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of safaricook
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a beer from the Jopen Brouwerij in Haarlem and therefore can be bought all over Nordholland in the right places. This beer is brewed following a recipe from 1501, when Haarlem exported beer from France to Russia with a turnover of 6 million liters a year (about the consumption of one entire Oktoberfest). I drank this at home in a original Jopen Stem-glass.

L: murky yellow orange body, nice 1-2 finger medium bubbled white head that reduces to a thin layer after a few minutes and leaves some lacing.

S: hops, floral aroma, yeast

T: really great on the hops, bitter, some sweetness

F: fine tingling on the tongue, could be more refreshing, some velvet feel

O: A very nice blonde that is clearly on the bitter side. I wonder if in 1501 this beer tasted somehow similar. It was probably not that clean and I doubt they had the same quality hops available all the time. However, this is a simple very drinkable beer that could improve a little on carbonation in my opinion.

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3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is deep golden with brass tones, clouded, a white high and firm head that leaves very good lacing.

The smell is somewhat malty, nuts, bread, but also citric, grape, and fruity, lemon and apples.

The taste is initially sweet, candy and toffee, some lemon, bitter oranges and grape peel. Well balanced.

Medium carbonation, soft and refreshing, a dry long finish.

A good American IPA I would say. Well balanced.

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Jopen Hoppenbier from Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 78 ratings
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