Hop - Ruiter | Scheldebrouwerij

BA SCORE
89
very good
221 Ratings
Hop - RuiterHop - Ruiter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Scheldebrouwerij
Belgium
scheldebrouwerij.nl

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by crossovert on 09-14-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
221
Reviews:
88
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 221 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of shelby415
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zet
3.36/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks nice, with a full head of soapy foam and a golden haze. It does not deliver though: it is branded as an IPA, but the hop profile tends to stay low. It is more like a BSPA, like it is categorized here. A decent one, but let's face it: it fades in comparison to a Duvel.

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Photo of BrewmanCapote
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy pale yellow colour, long lasting foam. No date of any kind on the 750mL bottle. Oh, and it's an oozer.

Smells of bubblegum, yeast, candi sugar, a touch of banana.

Taste reflects the smell but much milder than what I expected. Considering the ample abv. Don't get me wrong. It's a nice drop but shows up a tad under when it comes to value for the money. Worthy of a try.

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Photo of MJ64
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Euroglot
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of irrevjim
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

look; pours a hazy cloudy burnt orange with visible bits of yeast. tiny slow moving bubbles, a3/4" dense white head that fades to a thin covering that lasts, some lacing.
smell; general hops, not piney or citrusy, pineapple tart cherry bubble gum
taste; honey, banana, bubblegum, yeast, hint of hops, danish pastry, hint of alcohol
feel; simultaneously honey smooth and bubbly, yeasty, full bodied but not heavy feeling, just the tiniest bit boozy
overall; nicely done very tasty slightly hopped up belgian golden, very tasty

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Photo of DBosco
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutBoi
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of k3ve
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylesobrien
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy yellow orange. Really nice stark white head and plenty of lacing. Aroma is really enticing and complex -- I can't quite describe it, but something like a mix of fresh bread, toffee, figs, and honey. The scent is fascinating, and something about it really appeals to me.

Mouthfeel is nice, moderate and a little sticky. While the hop flavours are evident, they are well balanced with a faint lingering sweetness. Carbonation is fairly light. I don't really notice the alcohol too much, and this ale is not nearly as dry as I anticipated.

A really interesting beer, a lot going on here and my (very limited) palate is unable to discern exactly what I'm tasting. Definitely worth checking out, and I will certainly try to pick this one up again.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed form the bottle in a snifter glass. This nice BSIPA pours a light peach color with a moderate head of white foam that dissipates to a thin layer and modest ring with very nice lacing. Nose of apricot, bubblegum, mango, light yeasty goodness, and Belgian candy sugars. Flavors surpass the nose with fresh rip fruits of apricots--sweet and candied in a sugar, light bubblegum, and lightly bracing grassy hops that were undetectable on the nose creating a nicely rounded flavor. Sweet and carbonated mouth feel keeps it lively without being syrupy, and finishes with a subtle yeasty dryness. Excellent.

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Photo of Celtics76
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Hazy straw gold head crowned by a persistent 2” rocky and clingy white foam collar.
S: Fruity, yeasty bread nose with some hops.
T: Fruit over soft, yeasty bread, light grain flavors, melon, faint funk of over ripe fruit, with a moderately bitter hop finish.
F: Very creamy and soft on the palate, with a medium light body and medium to medium high carbonation.
O: this has a very light feel for as big as it is.

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Photo of BcOneSeven
3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFields
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Petegrieco
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Masters
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful golden yellow with a thick and lively pale cream head. Strong aroma is yeasty and fruity with a malty undertone. Flavor is mainly fruity, mostly pear and apple with some banana, good yeasty note, underpinning of malt, hint of honey. Texture has good fizz and firm, smooth body. Finish is fruity and malty with just a hint of hops.

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque deep straw/pale gold producing 3 fingers of a white, foamy, lasting head that leaves motes & webby splotches of lace. Aroma is tangy mixture of bready pale malt, dough & biscuit, yeasty white fruit, orange & pineapple esters, a heady Noble hop presence of lemon & with some grass & herbal/floral notes with just a hint of Belgian funk. Taste is biscuit & dough malt, Belgian yeast funk, apricot, pineapple, orange & lemon, cloves, alcohol, pepper, some thin banana & coriander, with a sweet Belgian yeasty esters of apple, pear & honey undertone. These yeasty esters become more dominant and intense as the brew warms. The finish rapidly transitions to more apple & pear underwritten by pine resin bitterness with the bitter becoming dominant in the astringent doughy, grassy/pine/citrus aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderated high carbonation, smooth & silky but prickly on the tongue becoming astringent before it fades. A treat or the mouth and nose, an explosion of aroma and flavor! I would call this a Belgian IPA instead of a Belgian Pale Strong Ale and certainly not a Blonde Ale. Maybe in color but not in style.

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