corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was somewhat interesting and unique, but it's the first ommegang beer that I haven't thought was fantastic. I found the aroma, flavors and mouthfeel to be thin. Light aroma of fresh hops, light hop flavors, light malts, thin/light mouthfeel. Just nothing really stands out on this one. Perhaps if I tried it on a warm day...
BroSpud (1881) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden with an extremely frothy white head. Decent beer for the style though I find the hybrid to be less enjoyable than a pure IPA or a straight Belgian ale. It definitely has some great hop notes similar to a Californian IPA but then the yeasty Belgian notes show up and throw my taste buds into confusion.
Darwenus (659) - Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hop House is a heavily hopped Belgian/IPA hybrid. It’s as sweet as a Belgian and as hoppy as an IPA, and there are many beers like it. Which is fine, because it’s a good style, and this is a good example of it. It pours pale orange, the head is average, the aroma is floral hops. The flavor has a mildly fruity, dry white wine kind of quality. There is a rush of hoppy burn at the end.
blutt59 (6247) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled, golden orange with white foam head, soft fruity yeast aroma, flavor is hoppier than typical Belgian, some lemon and bready yeast, good finish
Mark_Eck (1229) - - AUG 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden orangish color. Aroma and taste are fruits, pine, and some citrus.
ContemplateBeer (1777) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Bottled. Aroma: Light musty lemon; slight gum; moderate grapefruit; light spiciness. Appearance: Opaque rich gold (w/yeast) with a frothy white head that maintains a whipped cap. Flavor: Moderate citrus and semi-sweet up front; really dries out with some light lemon and spiciness towards the finish, which has a pleasant bitterness. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Really nice stuff; well conceived and executed.
seymour (1684) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12oz brown bottle into nucleated schooner glass, a hazy light golden amber colour with white foam and lace. Light body, highly-attenuated, leaving almost no grainbill complexity, emphasis on fruity hops and spicy Belgian yeast. Black pepper, clove, banana, leaf compost, wildflower honey, grapefruit, cedar. Spritzy carbonation, nice smooth alcoholic strength, bone dry finish with slightly hoppy and spicy aftertaste. A hoppier Belgian pale ale, reminiscent of New Belgium Long Table Farmhouse Ale or Perennial Hommel Bier. An easy-drinking summer beer with more complexity than most, but nothing spectacular especially for its high price. Good not great.
ryecatcher (1032) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Not sure what makes this a Belgian anything... tastes like an average Pale Ale, with no trace of the signature yeasty funk I expect from any beer style with the word ’Belgian’ in it (Ommegang just trying to cash in on the hop rage after all these years). Fuckin lame.
yngwie (15568) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at the Corner Foodery, Philadelphia. A creamy, off-white head forms over a hazy, orange colored body, releasing aromas of oranges, zest mostly, some Belgian yeastyness and a spiced touch. Nice bitterness in the flavor, not too sweet, with citrus zest and some sweetish malts. It’s full-bodied, smooth and with a nice carbonation. Rather dry. Long belgo finish with oranges and a decent bitterness. Nice indeed. 150622
Shot (273) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a large fluffy white head. Aromas of sweet malt and loads of citrus hops. Flavors are citrus, cut grass, biscuit and herbal hop notes. Clean, citrusy finish with a balanced hop bite. Very refreshing. Nicely done!
burleybrew (69) - - JUL 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Buffalo NY. Fat fluffy head w/citrus hop aroma. If this was a blind taste test I’d say "A very nice IPA." Very drinkable & tasty.