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Hopdinger - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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269 Ratings
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DaPeculierDane on 06-06-2008

49 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No dating that I can see, so I'm not sure how old this is.
Really nice and fresh hop aroma with fruitiness of both sweet light fruit and some citrus. Faint malt background.
Quite clear, darker amber with browns, reds and orange. Tannish head with good height and decent stamina.
Flavor not quite as bold and interesting as the aroma. Little heavier grain quality and not as much of the freshness and lightness of hops as in the aroma. Bittering is soft, but grows with warmth - not yet too much. There is a shot of sticky resinous - of which I am not a fan. However, a little positive pine works fine and that is in there too.
Carbonation on the higher end, but not to excess. Quite soft and moderate feel.
A little unrefined and not quite clean enough in the flavors. Love the aroma, it's top notch. But the flavors are more messy - they blend a little better as warms.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Onenote81
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a Surly pint glass. I picked this one up on my recent trip to the Motherland.

Pours a dark rusty amber with barely a sheet of lace on top. The nose is a little musty with notes of wood, green veggies, and malt. This fades out to a sweet syrup like aroma that is quite pleasant though. There's a good amount of bubbles bolstering this beer. Good creamy smooth finish, but a tad drying.

The hops in this beer aren't all that juicy and flavorful, though they do impart a good amount of bitterness. Biscuity malt with a lack of residual sweetness. This is a dry, bitter beer, that is decent, but not all that refreshing. I probably wouldn't reach for this one again, as there are scores of better options of this style out there.

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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2.84/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to a pilsner glass, the beer is amber, with chillhaze. It has a strong head, initially, which recedes to a thin white foam the clings to the side of the glass.

Piney hops are the dominant component of the aroma and flavor profile. While it leans towards hop bitterness, it is not unbalanced as there is a slight sweetness that it plays against.

The beer is slightly dextrinous in the mouth.

This reminds me a bit of Bells Two Hearted, maybe not quite as agressive, but that is not too shabby.

UPDATE: 8/4/13
Maybe a little too much sweetness, and some diacetyl detected. Hop flavor leans a little towards dankness.

Update: 4/4/14
This beer now seems like a diacetyl bomb to me. The fact that I have five bottle in my fridge is a huge disappointment.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip.

Poured a golden/slightly hazy color with a 3 finger fluffy white head that disappeared quickly.

Smell is not quite as strong as I would have hoped, but some nice piney/grapefruit scents.

Taste is refreshing - would like a bit more complexity from the hops and a slightly maltier backbone, but not shabby.

Mouthfeel - nothing notable.

Overall a solid APA, but one that I will likely not seek out.

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3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a nice golden color with a very large white foamy head on top. The lacing is clumpy and sticks to the glass with every sip. The smell of this beer was very hoppy with some notes of earthy yeast in there that kind of reminded me of some Belgian ales. The taste of the beer was bitter, loaded with hops that go from citrusy pine to earthy dry. The finish still reminds me of some Belgian Pale Ale's I've had in the past. The mouthfeel of the beer has a lively carbonation to it and had a medium body as well. Overall I think this beer was good, I expected it to be an IIPA from the label it had but after tasting it I thought it was supposed to be a Belgian IPA and turned out that it's an APA on here. So it's a little scattered in my opinion. Not a bad brew though at all.

Hopdinger from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
81 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.