Hopdinger - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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263 Ratings
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.88%
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:
49 IBU

(Beer added by: DaPeculierDane on 06-06-2008)
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Photo of ackeeper
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of BeerandWhiskeyHQ
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance

A golden honey color, off white/eggshell head. Moderate amounts of lacing slightly hazy

Nose

Light roasted malt, hops, pine, flowers, honey

Palate

Light and fruity, velvety mouthfeel, moderate hop presence, pine, decent malty presence,bitter finish

Overall

I’m very happy with this beer, it is one of the better IPAs in my opinion and fits what I like in an IPA perfectly. It has a sense of balance and harmony with all of the tasting notes that you rarely find in an IPA anymore. Perfect drinking man’s IPA for any occasion

-BeerandwhiskeyHQ.com

Photo of WiscoTerr
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of JimGlonke
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of martyl1000
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

This is one strange brew. At first sip, it seems entirely pleasing: an engaging floral crispness, with a flash of simple syrup sweetness. But it instantly turns strange. The simple syrup sweetness morphs to a honey-like . . . . wait, I was gonna go through the changes in detail. But I now see the whole problem is a metallic tinny flavor dominates and changes all the pleasing flavors into something muddled and uncertain. It attenuates the complexity, flattens it, mashes it down.

Photo of d5001986
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into 'The Lost Abbey' teku.

A: Pours a slightly hazy amber with a finger of cream colored head.

S: Lemon, grapefruit, and slight pineapple.

T: Bitter, perfume like floral and pine up front, followed by grapefruit and very slight tropical fruit. Bitterness hangs for a while at the end.

M: Med-light body, moderate carbonation. Clean and refreshing, but also seems a bit watery. Bitterness just keeps it from going down smoothly.

O: Best just to avoid this one. Not very drinkable due to the unpleasant bitterness and perfume like qualities.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of PickwickHopz
3/5  rDev -15%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of KTCamm
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. 2/6

Pours medium dark cloudy amber, with thick heavy white foam. Loads of lacing. Sharp pine nose with floral hints. Punchy carbonated peppery spicy malt. A little pop backed by a tasty malt. Good IPA for sure.

Photo of Cooper
3/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of DerekJC
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of combatFlexo
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of vbiliyar
3/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Cujo65
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Ryan011235
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Bell's tulip on 7/26/12

111 12 Hopdinger printed on the bottle

A) Rustic orange color with faded gold highlights at the stem. One finger cap of foam dissipates to a bubble, soapy layer leaving some lace along the way.

S) Notes of sticky pine and zesty lemon comprise most of the aroma. Seems like it will be pretty dry. A spot of sweet cracker and biscuit dustings round out the aroma.

T) Hot dang, this is a bright and snappy hop profile ripe with lemon, pine and herbal hops. Modest bread notes quickly give way to a resin-laden, dry and prickly finish. Definitely hop-forward.

M) The feel is a nimble medium, made so by vigorous carbonation ripping across the whole of the palate. Very subtle granular undercurrent.

D) Hopdinger is a feisty creature. Well-constructed and easily drinkable. I'd reckon this is a treat on tap.

Photo of scottwurst
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Hopdinger from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
80 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.