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

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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


pilif's rating

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilif (25) - zedelgem, - JAN 18, 2011
the hopruiter is brewed with 3 kinds op hop the brewer used the 2 new kinds (no further information about that) it smells citrus and pamplemouse it ends quite bitter and a little bit flat


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5588) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Light straw color, with a bit of fish food. moderate sized, diminishing white head. Aromas of light pale malt and floral hops. Flavors are moderately sweet, lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Slightly acidic. 8/10

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2477) - - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle at Porte Noire. Delicious exotic hop tart with pulpy notes of pineapple and papaya, clean finish, no trace of alcohol. A tasty surprise.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (756) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2016
33cl bottle at home (Amsterdam) on 11-Aug-2016. ABV 8%. Hazy golden amber colour with a medium sized white head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, citrus, Belgian yeast and spices. Medium body and carbonation. Medium sweetness, slightly sticky. Heavy taste of Belgian yeast, with fruity citrus and lightly hopped. Dry bitter finish. Slightly sweet, but a decent Belgian style IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
paulvanpelt (524) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2016
Mistig goudgeel bier met medium witte schuimkraag. Hop in de neus, minder in de mond. Grapefruit, cactus, gist, mout. Bitterzoet. Licht melig, medium tot veel co2.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (5447) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle 33cl, a cloudy amber beer with huge head and very good retention. Nose is on grassy hops and belgian yeast. Aroma is on agrumes, sugar, light spices, belgian yeast, quite robust, some grain and malt at the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TrefwoordPunk (943) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear yellow to golden with a medium white head and an aroma of malts, citrus hops, spices and yeast. The taste is medium sweet with a short to medium lasting hoppy bitterness. Nice beer, but nothing too special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (872) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2016

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, spices, hops and citrus.

Appearance:
Turbid golden/amber beer with a slight while/off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel and Belgian yeast; ends slightly dry with spices, hops and citrus.

Overall:
This beer tastes rather intense, complex and balanced. The aroma could have been intenser and the flavour could have had more depth.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wixie (335) - BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2016
Hazy orange/yellow liquid. Large head. Fresh aroma of hops, fruits. Light body, little bit carbonation. Taste is bitter and fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilman (100) - Taverny, FRANCE - APR 28, 2016
From what I remember, nothing spectacular, but very pleasant. Classic Belgian Strong Ale that reminded me of many other beers, that’s why I can barely say it’s very special, but it surely isn’t disappointing. APPROVED BY TAVERNY BLACK METAL CREW !

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonBlok (249) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2016
33 cl botle at home. Appearance: unclear golden with medium white head. I end up with a cloud of yeast particles, eventhough I didn’t pour out all the yeast. Aroma: Hops are dominant in the aroma. Floral notes combined with pine resin, citrus and pepper. Taste: medium sweetness with medium bitterness. Bitter citrus and cereal notes. Yeast in the finish. Palate: full bodied, oily texture with fizzy carbonation.


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