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Hopdinger - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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240 Ratings
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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | 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:
49 IBU

(Beer added by: DaPeculierDane on 06-06-2008)
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Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

zonker17, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of smb4087
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

smb4087, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of robo90124
4/5  rDev +13.6%

robo90124, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of BigStrongBoss
4/5  rDev +13.6%

BigStrongBoss, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of atone315
2/5  rDev -43.2%

atone315, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle tried 24 Oct 2010. Courtesy of R&S, thanks! Served in the 0.5 L Adambrau becker.

Large tight creamy light beige head. Well carbonated. Coppery with a faint haze. Piney, resin and floral in aroma with quite a bit of orange zest too. Starts with a lot of sweet piney resin upfront. Juicy and fruity with lots of resin throughout. Becomes more orangey in the finish and aftertaste. Medium body, moderate ethanol.

Quite easy to drink, thirst quenching.

htomsirveaux, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of cavedave
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Very cloudy, dark amber, thin beige head, finally a whispy cap. Some spotty lace. Not the most beautiful pale for sure.

Not much of an aroma either. Some sour yeast, biscuity malt, hints of pine and herbal bitter.

Low/med. strength flavor. Starts with that sour yeast, not tart, definitely sour flavor, some caramel sweet joins, then some hops try to muscle in, but the limp pine and sallow citrus do little more than make me wish for a better beer. Finish gains a touch of bitter to end sour and unsatisfying.

Mouthfeel is too low carb., not clean flavors, not dry enough finish, doesn't clear out very well.

This beer is not a hopdinger, it is not a good pale ale, and is not recommended.

cavedave, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of zenwatts
3/5  rDev -14.8%

zenwatts, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of inlimbo77
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Portsmouth pint glass. I think I got this bottle in late November, but no bottle date information to be found as to the age.

A: Clear orange amber color. Finger and half of fluffy white head. Sticks around a while and leaves some lacing trails.

S: Smells like a pale ale. Clean citrus hop aromas. Mild maltiness. I thought this was old, but still smells good actually.

T: Actually a really enjoyable little sip. I get a really clean and bright hop bite in the tip of the tongue. Malt balance is perfect in the mid mouth. And a crisp clean finish. This is still a tasty bottle. Low ABV easy drinking pale.

M: It's light but probably still fits in the medium bodied category.

O: It's a solid little B grade pale ale. I find it hard to go over that for a simple pale ale that doesn't wow me with hops etc.

inlimbo77, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.68/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured in to Founder's tulip glass.

A - Deep amber colour with orange and yellow glow around the edges. One finger of cream coloured head formed with good retention.

S - Earthy and citrus notes with a big sweet malt backbone. There is a slightly off-putting aroma that won't go away (yeast?). The bitterness is apparent by not overly pungent.

T - Bitterness up front with floral and earthy notes coming to the forefront. The citrus notes that were evident in the nose are very subdued and almost unnoticeable. A slightly sweet caramel malt backbone provides some balance. The bitterness lingers in the finish.

M - Medium body. Light to moderate carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -14.8%

whartontallboy, Jan 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Grebdioz
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Grebdioz, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of augustgarage
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Burnt orange with flame highlights roils beneath a soft placid beige cap which recedes to a thin but lasting layer of foam. Delicate sandy lacing, no real legs. Good retention.

Surprisingly malty aroma with biscuity elements reminding me of an English Pale Ale or even a Bitter. Grassy hops with a touch of citrus emerge slowly. Faint oxidized papery smell as well.

The palate follows the nose (including the slight off notes, which mar the presentation of the more gentle hop flavors), leading into a crisp dry finish with a long grassy/weedy aftertaste.

Fairly light-bodied, but nearly creamy as well. Moderately carbonated with a zesty feel.

It seems like there is a decent beer lurking beneath the surface, but sloppy product handling leads to a mediocre brew.

augustgarage, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

BrooBub, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

RTrain12, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

wallrock, Nov 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Gatordaddy, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

I2uss, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of allouez86
4/5  rDev +13.6%

allouez86, Nov 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of RoamingGnome
3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From 10/23/11 Tasting Notes

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

A) Amber with a little haze. Not much head, half finger. The head was gone pretty quickly, leaving a few little foamy islands floating about. Some patchy lacing.

S) Piney with some citrus zest, mainly grapefruit.

T) Mostly pine... I was looking to the malt for some better balance, but it didn't happen with this bottle. Quite a bit of citrus peel in the finish, and it definitely lingered.

M) Medium body and pretty well carbonated. Decent texture. The aftertaste was a drawback for me.

O) Had this in Door County two years ago, and I was pretty impressed. Not so much with this bottle. I'll probably give it another try sometime, but not for awhile.

RoamingGnome, Nov 02, 2011
Photo of beagle75
4.15/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic glass.

A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with one finger of off-white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass and a few streams of bubbles ascend through the column.

S: Caramel is heavy, with resinous piney and tropical hops adding to the illusion of sticky sweetness. Aromatic malt makes this beer smell like a cake doughnut.

T: Begins dry, with balanced toasted malt and freshly piney and herbaceous mint hop aromatics. Acidity is mild and appropriate into the middle, where bready qualities become a bit more pronounced without upsetting the overall evenness of the profile. Earthy hop flavors accompany the moderately bitter finish.

M: Medium viscosity, sticky on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: Here is a beer that does not taste like it smells--while decadent for the style, the aromas suggest a beer that could get messy once tasted. Instead it boasts a well-executed profile of flavors that come across as being taut and in perfect balance. It shows plenty of late-addition hop qualities, but the overall bouquet could be improved with the involvement of some more interesting cultivars, such as the ever-popular Simcoe or Citra.

beagle75, Oct 28, 2011
Photo of lurpy1
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Split a few bottles with several friends, but I did get enough of a taste to draw my own conclusions. Came in expecting a clean, highly hoppy experience, didn't really get either of the above. Balanced drink, which is not bad, but to the point that the hops were not sufficient. Also came with an earthy, almost dirty feel to the beer, which didn't create much of a "party in my mouth" sensation.

Not horrible, but it was quickly discarded in search of more interesting beers. And it gets an F minus in truth in advertising - if the beer is not extreme, don't give it an extreme name.

lurpy1, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of richkrull
3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy copper color with about an inch of beige head on it.

Smell has a light hop aroma but is pretty balanced overall.

Taste is a little more hoppy than the smell. Pretty good flavor throughout.

Mouthfeel is fairly light. Very easy to drink beer.

Overall pretty enjoyable beer. It grew on me more and more as I drank it. Nice and hoppy for a pale ale. I'd definitely drink this again.

richkrull, Oct 04, 2011
Hopdinger from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
80 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.