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RATINGS: 1233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1394) - BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2013
Blonde spéciale houblonnée, et comme dit le brasseur « rare quality brew ». On a placé la barre à 9,5 % abv. (on veut ou on ne veut pas....). Couleur blond doré foncé. Clarté nette . Bulles fines très vivantes partout. Mousse blanche épaisse bien crémeuse en haut. Arômes de pomme, poire, houblons très fins, avec une pointe de citron et de camomille. Texture soyeuse, quasi veloutée. 1ère bouche de houblons très fins et céréales. Arrière-bouche entière, fine, et de très grande longueur. 2ème bouche de houblons et malts fins, avec une pointe de banane verte. 3ème de grande fraîcheur, bouche pleine et malt en fond. Longueur très belle, constante avec des alternances entre les houblons. Levure adéquate, précise. Alcool très bien dosé, de haut niveau. Pour la finale, on clôture en finesse... Très grande bière parce qu’elle répond parfaitement au lourd cahier des charges qu’elle s’était donnée. 5. (son premier...)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BernieLomax (19) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Words cannot express the overall joy I derive from Hop-It. This beer is so battle tested and easy to drink it should rank amongst the best beers ever made when you look at all aspects of what you are looking for in a beer. ABV, taste, complexity and satisfaction. A complete and utter master piece that is under rated by the shear fact that those who know about take it for granted. With the explosion of craft beers, trust I know, it is always more exciting to try something new, but if you know about Hop-It than I know when you circle the wagon and end up back at Hop-It you wonder why you ever left. In my book the title speaks for itself. Superior Hoppy Belgian Ale and that may be an under statement. Tell your distributor to order you a case ($90.00) bring over some friends and let it rip and drink as much as you can!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (5122) - Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Pours a nice opaque dark honey golden with a VERY thick and persistent head - it is thicker than B.S. in Washington and stays better than whipping cream on hot coco. Aroma is strong and mainly malty with a touch of sweetness and a strong hop undertone. Flavor balances hop and malt components, with a little malt sweetness and some hop fruitiness, and a touch of bitter. This is a very drinkable and enjoyable ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jybi (48) - FRANCE - AUG 13, 2016
Une féminité certaine émane de l’Urthel Hop-It. Le fait que celle-ci ait été élaborée par une brasseuse, Hildegarde Van Ostaden, n’y est surement pas étranger. Déjà au regard, l’Urthel sait vous séduire. Sa robe, jaune-orangée surmontée d’une dense dentelle et son caractère largement pétillant sont une invitation au voyage. Son parfum malté tirant sur les agrumes (orange) ne vous troublera qu’un peu plus. Après une première attaque succincte sur les céréales, son caractère houblonné prend largement la parole sur des nuances de pommes. Avec une excellente tenue en bouche, apparait en dernier lieu son côté acidulé sur des notes citronnées. La forte teneur en alcool (9,5 % Abv) passe complètement inaperçue sans pour autant que le sucre ne prédomine. Les amateurs d’IPA seront peut être déçus. Mais la Hop-It sait allier à la fois douceur par sa rondeur et force par son amertume, tout du raffinement féminin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mr_Vogel (55) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
One of my favourite beers ever. Looks great with a decorated glass, golden colour and big fluffy head that simply does not disappear. Smells of hops, at least two; one citrus and one spicy. Some yeasty sweetness as well. Maybe malts, but hops dominate. Taste is fresh with hops, fruits, citrus and some bread. Bitterness swells towards the aftertaste that ends dry and hoppy. Impressive that the hops are so distinguishable, given the high volume of alcohol (that was completely hidden by the way). What a delight.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TarcisioVasco (131) - Ribeirão Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - MAY 17, 2013
Cerveja excepcional, frutados em combinação com um suave amargor , muito sabor e aroma a disposição dos apaixonados por ótimas cervejas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Pours golden w/ parachute opened doin’ terminal velocity, creamy froth. It just won’t settle down. In the glass and mouth. Cold or warm, like popcorn kernals, the chute opens and expands like an explosion in evey sip. Champagne size bubbles.The froth settles into a sweet cream leaving a light nectar w/ ample residuals. Aromas of ripe banana and spice. Flavors are bracingly hoppy with lime rind and green bitter herb stems. Big piney hops up front with banna spice at mid palate, then finishing with a bitter asprin burn. The alcohol is well hidden. Well balanced. Overall: a complex brew to add to your list. A new style from Belgium for the hop-heads. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - NOV 14, 2006
11.2 oz bottle. Pours to a hazy golden color, with a tall, soapy, white head, and a lively carbonation. The nose on this beer is fantastic. In fact when I opened the bottle, hop aromas literally hit me from a foot away. Very fragrant, herbal/grassy hops flood the nose with some estery fruity aroma, and spicy yeast. The palate is firm, with really good pale/biscuity malt flavor, with some estery fruit flavor, and light notes of funky yeast flavor. This beer finishes with more good biscuity malt up front, then ends with a yeasty and grassy hop bite that lingers. Outstanding beer. This beer is 80 IBU and 9.5% abv, and is amazingly refreshing and drinkable for a beer so strong and with such bitterness. The ultimate aperitif beer, or after drink cocktail. I loved this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbobWFM (17) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 21, 2008
I loved this beer, I can’t say enough about it, definitely my new favorite belgian beer for sure. the color was a beautiful haze yellow, almost lemon curd like. nice thick white head. The flavor was subtly sweet a nice hoppyness, citrusy and slightly peppery the finish was great ,a little hoppy and a tiny bit of alcohol warmth, all in all a great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
high%alcohol (8) - Philadelphia, USA - DEC 24, 2009 does not count
This is one of my favorite beers. I see this and I buy it. The fact that this beer is 10.5% and yet so quaffable is gorgeous. This is a beer. Has a nice funk to it. Those that say this beer is "OK" are wrong. I’m not being arrogant. It’s not my opinion, it’s fact. This is a well made beer. Produces a full flavored, boisterous, crisp, through the nose burp, if executed correctly. Do yourself a favor....don’t eat food with this beer. In fact, drink two of these on a empty stomach to appreciate the flavor and alcohol content.

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