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RATINGS: 1223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Superior Hoppy Belgian Ale. White very rich foam, small bubbles. Very hoppy, spicy, fruity flavour and full, heart warming body. Brewed at first at Van Steenberge, now brewed at Koningshoeven - La Trappe brewery.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2007
Get a lot of honey,light fruits and yeast in the aroma.Pours a hazy yellow with a huge long lasting white head.Get some honey and sweet malt in the flavor.Medium to full mouthfeel with a sweet light fruit finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Bottle: Hazy straw yellow color with big, creamy pure white head. Aroma has background of crisp malts, light honey, white grapes, apricot, faint herbal hops. Flavor has notes of honey, faint herbal hops, bit of citrus, fairly carbonated, with a relatively sweet finish. An interesting brew, not particularly "hoppy" relative to west coast IPA however, but still interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Spicy aroma, some hops, some malts. Pours amber with a huge foamy head, very foamy. Some hop flavor, not a lot. It is very hoppy for a Belgian beer. But not the best one out there. But still a delightful beer.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2007
This is supposed to be a tribute to americans IPAís....if so, its not a very good tribute. Tasted like a IPA mixed with a HEfeweiezen, and that makes a not very good brew. Not very hoppy at all either, it is i spose for a belgian, but if there trying to make it like an IPA, it needs more then that.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2007
This beer pours a light golden color with a big old white head. The head was very frothy. I smelled hops, alcohol, citrus, and fruitiness. The taste is very hoppy for a Belgian, but I guess that I should have expected that with the name. This beer is pretty bitter and sweet at the same time. The mouthfeel is good and long lasting. Not as good as other Belgians that I have have and not as good as a many IPAís.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2007
This beer is a hell of a lot of fun. It really has been far too long since I have tasted a beer with originality, particularly one which touts its hops. Of course, in a way, the beerís flavor is what you would expect when you hear of a golden Belgian ale with a ton of hops. But whatís fun is that these elements donít cancel one another out or yield anything unattractive. With its outrageous meringue head and overall flavor and aroma, it actually reminds me of that awesome batch of HOTD Fred I once had (which they never seemed to duplicate in any subsequent bottlings). Like certain other Belgians, its spritziness accentuates its bitterness. There is a ton going on here. It is as if you put Orval and Smuttynose IPA in a glass and then mixed in something sweet, like a maibock or one of those imperial pilsners. The aroma is really incredible. Not in any way overdone. Not like any big boudle IPA, where the aroma might be complex, but is still just a bunch of hops. This one is so much more subtle. I would be tempted to like a less spritzy body, but I think that change would make the beer syrupy. I like it for what it is. I wish I could have shared the beer with a fellow beer geek. Thereís plenty to talk about.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nejhleader (1425) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2007
I was expecting more of a hop bang from this, given itís self proclaimed hop superiousness. Donít get me wrong its a good beer. Has a nice golden colour, sweet, sugary, hop taste, aftertaste is a bit of a hint of alchohol.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (8597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2007
Bottle. High white lasting head. Clear golden body with a lot of carbonation. Spicy hoppy aroma. Dry malt flavor, hoppy and nice bitterness. Alcohol relatively dominant.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
benclarkiii (73) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Unbelievable head - huge! Cloudy. Nice aroma with hint of citrus. Felt great on the palate. Smooth flavor. Some hoppiness but I expected more. Slight lemon taste.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dkoonce (911) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Cloudy tan, looks like dirty dish water. The head is massive, white and loose. Not much aroma. Sour, malty, yeasty and sweet. But, no hops. At least not much bitterness for a beer named hop-it. It is a bit spicy, more like a traditional strong ale. For that reason, it gets good numbers.


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