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Mad Anthony IPA - Mad Anthony Brewing Company

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Mad Anthony IPAMad Anthony IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mad Anthony Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GreenWBush on 04-07-2005)
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Reviews by taylorhamrick:
Photo of taylorhamrick
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a very deep copper color, a little hazy, but still very nice in terms of color. The head that forms goes up to over an inch, I'd guess, then kind of fades back to about a cm, where it stays for quite a while, leaving bits of sticky lacing all around. By the end of the drink, the head has subsided quite a bit, but it's still around. The nose is very pungent, deep, and resinous. It kind of lacks the zippy citrus-tinged smells you normally expect from the average IPA, and I actually think I might like that a bit better. There's still the same floral zestiness, but the resinous smell really are impressive. There's also a nice crackeriness to it, a bit toasty, bready. The only problem is that the smells I'm enjoying are not strong enough to really impress me. I have to dig deep into the beer to find them, otherwise I'm just presented with a nice graininess. The taste really shines it up though. Right off, I get a wonderful combination of cakey, not sweet, but dense and bready and dry maltiness paired up with a nice, almost spicy, floral resinous hoppiness, and it never stops. You also get some nice woody, leafy notes, and a bit of lime, but not the fresh, zesty, bitter peel bit, just some nice lime juice mixed in and balanced out with a nice kick of sweetness. But the dryness prevails overall, really allowing me to taste the nice hop profile and malt profile in this beer. I will admit, that this may not impress a lot of people, it doesn't have the light, overpowering citrus of some of the more beloved IPAs, but it has everything that I really like. The body is good, maybe a bit on the thin side of medium, and the carbonation is just a bit annoying. Better than average, but not quite as good as it could be for sure. The carbonation just rushes along too quickly, almost stinging, and taking a bit away from the finish of this beer. But overall, this is very drinkable. A beer that I would certainly buy (I don't remember the price exactly, but I don't think it was too much) again if it was around. Not a knock your socks off type beer, but one that I could really see myself drinking over and over again.

taylorhamrick, Aug 18, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of merlin48
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mad Anthony is new to the Evansville beer stores so I bought a sixpack of the IPA. Pours a chill hazed, peach body topped by a small almond hued head that leaves some patchy lacing. Aroma is mostly pine and bitter grapefruit with an odd sour apple note. Medium body with solid carbonation. Taste is mostly hops. Pine, grass, and citrus rind. Malt presence is evidenced by subtle caramel sweetness. Very passable, but pedestrian in a market dominated by Bells, Three Floyds, and Founders offerings.

merlin48, Mar 25, 2007
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A-This beer pours a pale golden orange clear body with a very faint haze. The head is a smooth snow-white thin film. It has a nice gentle carbonation of big bubbles.

S- The juicy bold smell of green hops with a little pineapple and earthiness really stands out.

T- The taste of green hops with a hint of earthiness is not huge but very pleasant with a nice fresh pale malt base. The finish is a nice hop bitterness that balances the floral and aroma hops.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a bit of a slippery mouthfeel. No alcohol warmth or astringency.

D- This is a solid IPA made with good hops, malt and American yeast. This would be a good accompaniment to any bar food.

rhoadsrage, Dec 31, 2005
Photo of vallosdck
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%

vallosdck, Saturday at 02:03 AM
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Thanks to Lucas from local BIF 3 for this one. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Extended pour yields a monstrous 3 finger fluffy off white head with nice retention though a bit rought around the edges. Here's where it gets weird... beer is a clear orange at the bottom but cloudy at the top. In addition, as I hold this up to the light, ominous orange swirls can be seen travelling up and down the brew. I'm not sure what to make of that. Cascading lacing is a nice touch though this doesn't stick around for the most part.

S: Heck of a nose on this one. Citrus, grapefruit, resiny hops, piney. Cane sugar sweetness and grassy. Very fresh and lively.

T: Big, powerful astringent and resiny hops upfront give me a swift kick in the mouth. Intensity can only get lower from here, which it does. Flavors turn off as if with the flick of a switch though. Hops fade quickly to be replaced by a slightly sour citrus character. Malt presence is barely felt. Astringeny returns at the finish but is too over the top for me. Leaves an intense hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Light to medium bodied, highly coarse and moderatly carbonated. Watery and bubbly in the mouth with one of the messiest finishes I've come across to date. Leaves an astringent hop taste in the mouth that just doesn't seem to fade.

D: This is your average run of the mill IPA with a great, big, distinguishing nose, but a comparatively poor feel. Flavor is on par but for me, I just can't get over the aftertaste. Way over the top and way too much. I'm glad to have tried it but I'll likely pass the next time around.

SpeedwayJim, Apr 01, 2010
Photo of RickS95
4.4/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's very dark for an IPA. A burnt copper, brownish color that's very hazy. The head is thick and full, couple finger's worth, and lasts forever. Fairly white with a nice sticky lace.

Has a wondeful pineapple-y citrusy smell. Some orange peel and honey. Definite hints of caramel malt.

Citrus bomb. Pineapple and grapefruit fill the taste buds. A bit of pine.

High acid, but not over the top. Huge citrus wallop. Slight resiney oil. Clear bitterness in the finish, but well balanced with the malt and citrus.

I think I could drink this every night. I love citrus in IPAs, especially with a pineapple taste. Very smooth, easy to drink, and the 6.5% ABV can sneak up on you. Top shelf IPA.

RickS95, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a fairly clear copper (there are some light suspended floaties within the body) with a finger of slightly dirty looking off-white head. This stays rather rich, leaving back some frothy swathes of lace behind. I'm just not getting a whole lot at first out of the aroma, having to really get my nose down good in the glass. Notes of floral hops, earthy dankness, and overripe ripe, with some sticky malt across the back of the nose. Not really impressive overall.

The taste has a lot of tangy sweetness to it from bread, caramel, and tropical fruit, but it seems to hang more on the outskirts of the profile. The hop profile itself tastes of pithy citrus peel, earth, and spice, putting a gritty tingle of bitterness through the middle of the profile. The finish lingers with a dirty dryness that sticks a bit harshly in the mouth. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a creamy sharpness to the carbonation and a touch of slickness which helps keep the body on the easier side. The ABV is thankfully nicely kept in check here. This is probably my favorite part of the beer.

Overly sweet in some spots and then overly bitter and gritty in others, this IPA just never really got it's act together. Luckily the body helped keep this in the game somewhat but there are much better IPAs out there.

Kegatron, Jul 07, 2010
Photo of beerhan
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle from a mix a six in Indiana with a ridiculous head. A very light IPA that looks maybe like a pale ale at best but not very hoppy. This really is not what I would think of as an IPA. It just tastes like something watered down. I am reminded of 21st ammendmants brew free or die IPA and I feel this would go great in a can because I could pound these. A very simple beer but nothing I would seek out.

beerhan, Oct 27, 2010
Photo of shbobdb
4.72/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Now here is a good beer. It combines the hoppiness of an IPA with the sessionability of just a regular old PA. Niiiice hop character, pleasant smell and yeah, the taste. A wonderful mix of malt and hops, balanced. Sweet, sweet balance, how so many breweries eschew you . . but not Mad Anthony, no, they know their stuff. Malty and hoppy, this is one great brew.

shbobdb, Dec 16, 2005
Photo of nunzo
4/5  rDev +10.5%

nunzo, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of alleykatking
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle. I've had this beer many times so I figure I might as well review it now.

A- Pours a semi-hazy burnt orange/copper color. One finger light tan head that dies down fast. Light spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Bigger citrus (orange and pineapple) upfront in the aroma. Nothing to knock you out like west coast beers but you know it's there. Some light bready sweet malts make up the backbone. Some light simcoe hops in there as well. Nice smelling beer without being too over the top.

T- Taste is a little more citrusy hops forward than the nose would suggest. This brings out a sweetness that blends with the malts in this beer. Some light bitterness on the back end of this beer along with a off flavor I can't put my finger on. Also, there is some slight metal tinge to this.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Citrus hops left on the palate and in the aftertaste. Light coasting of hop resin leaving the tongue slightly slick. Light off flavor in the aftertaste.

D- This is a good sessionable IPA but I would take something else if offered. Would like to see this IPA beefed up a little. Very BMC friendly beer that could be used as a stepping stone.

alleykatking, Jan 15, 2010
Photo of kirkse
4/5  rDev +10.5%

kirkse, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of toneigh
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

toneigh, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of n2185
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: pours a clear copper with three fingers of white head that fades into a dense, frothy cap with good lacing.

S: Grapefruit and herbal hop aromas dominate with some grassy notes as well. The aromas are somewhat muted, requiring a lot of swirling.

T: Grapefruit, herbal, and grassy flavors are strongest here as well. There's a slight chemical-like flavor in the beer, too. The finish is lightly bitter and dry.

M: Medium body with somewhat soft carbonation, this beer is slightly watery.

O: An alright IPA, though nothing special. While it looks lovely, the nose is too muted and the flavor has a slight off character to it. Still, it's not bad.

n2185, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev -17.1%

LJWalker, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of Highstplz
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Highstplz, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of MichaelBurns
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

MichaelBurns, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of hop_devil
4/5  rDev +10.5%

hop_devil, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of peabody
4.33/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out slightly brown and clear with one finger of white suds.
Smell is wonderful pine and tangerine with hints of grapefruit and malt.
Taste is bitter but with lots of lemon and orange peel with a tangerine finish.
Mouthfeel is a bit dirty but finishes clean.
High in the drinkability for me.
This is just a fantastic IPA from a brewery I just discovered.

peabody, Sep 13, 2010
Photo of mikesgroove
4.58/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to the kind BA who sent me this bottle, I love me a good IPA and this was a very, very good IPA. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 11/26/2008.

Excellent pour here with a rich, and lightly hazed amber color coming through right away. Nice carbonation visible throughout the glass. A small head of light white creeping up the sides of the glass, reaching a height of around two inches and settling down to a pillow covering the entire glass.

The aroma was heavenly. Rich citrus hops, grapefruit and pungent orange leading the show. Light biscuit malt in the backround was secondary to this huge hop explosion. This carried over in the taste exceptionally. Rich notes of grapefruit tearing apart the tongue, earth shattering hops hear only slightly mellowed as it warmed and started to show off a nice touch of light malts mid palate before drying back out with a long winded and biting bitternes toward the finish. Smooth, even carbonation was just wonderful and the drinkability was off the chart for me.

Overall one of the best IPA's I have had in a very long time. I need to get some more of this as it was as solid as they come!

mikesgroove, Nov 27, 2008
Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

tommy5, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of buschbeer
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A - Served in a pint glass. Deep amber body. Barely a half inch of off white head.

S - Subtle grapefruit, tangerine, and pine.

T - The taste is more aggressive. Bitter grapefruit and a citrus medley followed by a lingering pine aftertaste.

M - Moderate. Also offers a carbonation bite.

D - It's a pretty drinkable beer and worth a try.

buschbeer, Dec 31, 2010
Photo of Hoosier18
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Hoosier18, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Cresant
2.88/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this 12 oz. undated brown bottle into an Stone IPA glass. A heavy pour resulting in a meager one finger of off-white head. Chill haze in the clear honey colored body.

Smell was citrus and light pine. Earthy, like an old sock. No alcohol in the aroma.

Taste was hops oils. Fairly astringent. Green hops. Big beer flavor without much complexity. Some alcohol flavor was noted. Not bad but not terrific. There was really no malt counterbalance in this one, just bold hops.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied. I wouldn't turn this one down, but I won't seek it out either.

Cresant, Jan 20, 2007
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Mad Anthony IPA from Mad Anthony Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.