De Ranke Hop Harvest 2012 | Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke

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De Ranke Hop Harvest 2012De Ranke Hop Harvest 2012
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De Ranke Hop Harvest 2012De Ranke Hop Harvest 2012

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Evil_Pidde on 02-22-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of aleigator
3.21/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours sunny yellow with a big white head. Smells of wheat, lemons and spices. Wheaty, sour beginning soon makes space for an upcoming refreshing, grassy hop bitterness. Great hoppiness lingering till the end, dry hopped freshness with only a little bitterness supporting the floral flavors and giving this beer a pleasant medium body. Has a very dry finish, and is an overall easy to drink harvest beer.

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Photo of innominat
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
2/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hated it hated it hated it

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of desint
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Agent1
4.21/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Great lacing. Golden with bright, white head. Nice.

Smell - Plenty of Bavarian/ noble hops on the nose -- definitely more than usual which is exciting. A strong aroma of fermented lemons and pineapple. Lots of funk: plants, marijuana, grass and citrus. Most of this would have been less funky and more floral the fresher the bottle, but this has sat a year. Not offensive in any way. Coriander, sourdough and

Taste - Very clean. Less complex than expected after experiencing the aroma. Sugar comes to the forefront rather than the hops and then stronger, clean bitter notes at the end. Honey, pineapple, pilsner malt, grassy, sourdough bread/ white bread, white peppercorn, pine, grapefruit, orange zest and coriander. Tangy and bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Most felt on the upper portion of the mouth and bitterness on the back, near the throat. Clean and easy drinking; not heavy.

Overall - A nice Belgian IPA. Not quite as adventurous as I hoped, but balanced and delicious nonetheless. I would really like to try a freshly bottled 2013 or 2014. This would most likely be much better without aging. Overall, a delicious Belgian IPA/ Saison.

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Photo of od_sf
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of bennetj17
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in a tulip glass.

A: Pours a cloudy dark yellow to orange. Dirty water style. Forms a big fluffy aired white head. Low retention and no lacings left

S: Malty and hoppy. A bit fruity with some notes of orange. Sweet caramel. Crystal malts. Bready and veeery earthy yeasts. Strong belgian character. Very flowery hops. Citric and herby

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Intense hoppy bitterness. Strong notes of pale malts, crystal malts. Notes of orange. Very bready and earthy yeasts. In overall, a dry taste with a considerable bitter sting

M: Light watery taste. Fainty carbonation. Malty and hoppy aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Nice beer but I was expecting a bit more

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Photo of jbeervt
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, Belgian like yeast and mellow hops. In the taste, earthy hops and Belgian like yeast, with a water feel. A bitter hop bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry earthy hop and a touch water like aftertaste. Mellow hops for what I was expecting, decent, but a bit watery. Easy to drink and enjoyable, but just above average.

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Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of DaPan
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smooth mouthfeel. Light yeasty taste with a mild hoppiness. Drinkable and fun stuff, thanks Josh R. I would like more hop impact, blame the importers for the length of time to getting it here? Very faint hop aroma arising from the yeast. Thick looking liquid.

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Photo of samEBC
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: A really tall white head (wheat-like) light but still thick head fill my glass to the brim. When the head settles the liquid rises, cloudy straw-colored. Decent lacings.

S: Yeasty and sour. Bready malt together with rich floral grassy hops gives it a interesting smell. A bit funky.

T: Bitter and sour. Rich floral hops brings grapefruits, pine and lemon peel. Spices and yeast. Bready malt.

M: Aftertaste will probably last until tomorrow, bitter! Body is medium while carbonation is mild.

O: Bitter and sour, nice! Yeasty and spicy, still nice!

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De Ranke Hop Harvest 2012 from Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 21 ratings