Brewed by Scheldebrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Meer (Hoogstraten), Belgium


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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Hop Ruiter (Hop Rider) has a full, almost rustic malt body, and pairs Belgian yeast-driven flavors with American assertive hoppiness. It is dry hopped, with two noble varieties which add complexity, delicacy and a bit of funk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15385) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle @ Willems Grobbendonk, Belgium. Pours cloudy yellow with a large egg white head and lacings. The aroma is awesome. Fresh citrussy hops, grass and mild yeast. Very inviting. Flavor is dry, hoppy and crisp. Lemon and red grape. Smooth. Simple yet very elegant, Nice Belgium IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle at Gollem bier/eetcafe. Bartender recommended this when I was looking for something hoppy. And what a good recommendation! Very nice hoppy aroma. Quite bubbly on the palate. Good (in my opinion) American hoppy flavor; fruity and versatile. Once the effervescence settles, itís actually quite smooth. Some sweetness in the aftertaste (malt? donít know), along with the bitterness. The style is Belgian Ale, according to RB, but it sure feels like an IPA! Very nice, and comes in at a close second on my list of hoppy Belgians, after the Viven Imperial IPA . Also tried this on tap later at ít Waagstuk, and it was just as good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8090) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2012
750 thanks to Mike. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a larg white. A sweey yeasty hop nose. Sweet noble hops, light fruity, yeasty dry. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wolfbass (1077) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 10, 2012
Ottima davvero, Ť stata per me una delle piacevoli sorprese del villaggio, nasconde anche molto bene líABV, da bere e ribere...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7698) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2012
(Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels, 20 July 2012) Hazy golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of tropical fruit, dried pineapple and floral hops. Malty, fruity taste with tropical fruit, dried pineapple and a gentle grassy bitterness in the finish. Medium to full body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty and well balanced. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ralphdot (1027) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
8.0% hazy gold colour with a thin head, sweet almond aroma, slightly sweet but dry yeasty and fruity taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thirstyrabbit (1690) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2012
750 ml bottle, 8% ABV. Slightly cloudy pale golden body with a medium head. Aroma has sweet yeast with some honey. Very balanced, very Belgian. Good palate with fine carbonation. Taste has sweet malts with notable hoppiness, which is never overbearing but just right. A bit Tripel-like but mellower and therefore more drinkable. Mellow fruity and yeasty finish with the right bitterness. Did I mention it was mellow and super drinkable?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Orange/gold pour with a white head. Simple aroma of fruity esthers, yeast and light hops. Flavor is much the same, some caramel malt, a bit of tropical fruit. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (5848) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 19, 2012
750ml bottle. Cloudy orange color. Medium fizzy head. Orange, malty, hops in aroma. Orange, mandarin, yeast in flavor. Dry yeasty aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (1042) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
Havey golden yellow pour with small off white head. Aroma of fruits, spices and yeast. Taste is slightly fruity, yeasty, faint malts and strong hop finish. Low carbonation, slightly dry finish. Alcohol present very noticeable.

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