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Hop House pays homage to the historic hop farm that stood on the brewery grounds over 100 years ago. Hop House combines the delicious aromas and flavors of a Belgian-style ale with generous hopping, including dry-hopping. A well-balanced, yet ample, hop character defines this fine pale ale, bringing Belgian-style beer lovers and hop-heads together to enjoy our Belgian-American love child.


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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Underdogs88 (96) - New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2014
Floral, spicy hop aroma with citrus orange peel. Color is golden slightly, with a large head with good retention. Citrus, grainy flavor with strong pepper notes on the end. Hop bitterness is high and the balance is more towards the bitterness side. Mouthfeel is medium light with a high level of carbonation that tingles the mouth. Astringency is noticeable on the end. Overall, a disappointing beer from Ommegang. Aroma is pleasant, but the flavor has too much going on between the hop bitterness, the Belgian esters and the strong astringent pepper notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4024) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with two fingers of sticky off white head. Nose is earthy with some yeasty notes and peppery/spicy quality. Citrusy hops and some orange flesh. Mandarin orange. Dry and peppery/spicy in the flavor with lots of citrus rind. Very light bodied and dry with lots of citrus rind

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1289) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw gold with a monstrous creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is straw with some earthy yeast and a little spice.

The flavor is straw and doughy malts with stale grassy hops and a touch of fruit. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, the first sips were just stale hops and earthy notes, but as I finished the bottle more sweet fruity notes came out that were nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiveacestx (592) - Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle - cloudy dark gold color with a soapy chunky head and foamy lacing. Has a hopped up dark fruit yeasty taste. Medium dry. Good!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
12 fl. oz. bottle. Pours a hazy golden colour with nice thick white foamy white head. Aroma is floral, fruits. Taste is floral, spices, hops. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (2854) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Great beer. This is close to an Orval clone which is always welcome! Aroma was Belgian yeast, dank hops and light tropical fruit. Pour was very Belgian like and beautiful. Hazy light gold with lots of seiment and a 2 finger white head of tiny little bubbles. Taste was nice. The yeast and stale hop flavor played perfectly together. Light mango and bubble gum in the finish. Carbonation started out nice and strong but died down rather quickly. All in all a great beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OPIE788 (336) - Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle. Poured a cloudy yellow with a white head. Aromas of citrus, bread, banana and some spicy notes. Super fizzy with a lasting resinous flavor. A bit of banana and floral as well

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
355 ml bottle from czar, thanks buddy. Pours a veiled pale golden with a thick, resilient white head. Aroma is yeast, peach, vanilla, bread, fruity hop and citrus. Flavor is belgian yeast, vanilla cake, peach, pear. Finish is fruity hop, herbal notes, some grapefruit. Medium body, average carbonation.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2224) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Man this stuff is freaking good. Poured with a huge long-lasting cream colored head with lots of lace and a hazy amber color. Aroma is resin hop yeast malt spice. Flavors like aroma more like an IPA. Great body. Super drinking beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Draft at Hunger and Thirst. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma of lightly spiced orange candy. Taste is bittersweet candy with an edge of light funk. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1788) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle shared with hakes at club w family dinner night... hazy orange pour with thick white head...fruity aroma with soapy hop taste very said on like.. good shit


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