Hop - Ruiter | Scheldebrouwerij

very good
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Hop - RuiterHop - Ruiter

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Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by crossovert on 09-14-2010

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of honkey
4.97/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

BIG thank you to Vanberg and Dewulf for this complimentary bottle.

Appearance: cloudy yellow with a nice white head. Lacing sticks to the glass as the head fades to a thin layer on top.

Smell: Definitely what I would expect from a hybrid style Belgian IPA. This is right up my alley with spiciness from the yeast and earthiness from the hops.

Taste: Thie is to me what a Belgian IPA should be. The hops do not take away from the Belgian character of the beer, but rather compliment it nicely. There is no crystal malt to be found (unlike more commonly available examples)

Mouthfeel: nice and dry with a high level of carbonation

Drinkability: This is just as easy to drink as a light beer. I am enjoying it very much and could easily drink this whole 750 mL by myself. One of my new favorite beers. Hopefully it becomes more available throughout the U.S. In the near future.

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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 tonyseleski
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of MacStinson
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of ColdWaffles
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of msarver16
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of TheSarge
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this one into a cognac sniffer, and the brew makes a towering presentation of foam, which is about three fingers thick, and the body is golden white and has translucent opaqueness.

The aroma is grapefruit, Belgian candied sugar, yeasty esters, and coriander.

The brew is a medly of grapefruit and Belgian suger, there is some lemon and orange rind, but also that yeasty sugary goodness known to be typical Belgian.

Feels a little dry and powdery, but not much warmth in the end like some stronger beers can be.

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Photo of Legend_of_Troybrau
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Gehrig
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on-tap at the first-rate Blind Pig on Walnut St. in Champaign, Illinois's cozy and enjoyable downtown section.

Two light fingers of white froth top a mostly clear (or is it slightly hazy?) golden yellow body. Decorative lacing on the smaller-size tulip. The nose is full of wonderful spices--pepper, ginger, a touch of nutmeg--and plenty of fruit--grapefruit, pear, and apple.

Big, fruity taste that mixes sweet and sour. Sour apple and sweet pear, with some grapefruit and lemon peel, all coated in spices. There is less pepper in the taste than the smell, to me, which is not a bad quality about it. Rather, it is a way to say that, for as rubust as the spices were in the smell, the taste is a bit fruitier, but the spices complement the sweet-sour fruit very nicely. Pepper, ginger, a bit of cinnamon; this is fantastic BSPA.

Nicely effervescent, but not too pronounced, really in check texture. This has so impressed me, this Hop Ruiter. It is well hopped but really a tremendous, flavor-packed, spicy beer that could easily be a rollicking Tripel. A revelation; superb.

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Photo of Mounty4Life
4.65/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hop ruiters glass at blue dust!!
Really clear and light in complexity...nice headand real deal lacing
Belgian yeast and fruit with some spicyness. Grabs the nose and is very pleasant! Tastes the same real good with nice balance
One of smoother Belgians I ever had, nice Carb and hop with unbelievable balance of malt!
Overall delicious and for not having prior knowledge of this treat was over top for my expectations. Love hops and Belgian spice that is constant in aftertaste!! Will visit again when available! !

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Photo of JakerLou
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of ste5venla
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Beertracker
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of ptarmigan98
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Ohiovania
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of REDAMI
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

A - Hazy, medium gold with a thin, lacy white head.

S - Honey, hop forward, some citrus, like mandarin oranges.

T - Citrus hops, buttery yeast, bitter orange.

M - Mild viscosity, moderate carbonation, some astringency.

Well balanced hop character, more citrus than pine. Honey and bread keep everything in line.

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Photo of danielp215
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of htrae2014
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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