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Hopdinger - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

kdwruck, Jul 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

bigpoppa67, Jul 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

Alduya, Jun 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

coz, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of majorbase2
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

majorbase2, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of matjack85
4.95/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I picked up this single 12oz brown bottle as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL, making them $1.67 each. No freshness date. Also of interest, the company website lists the abv at an even 6.0%, not the 5.5% listed here.

The beer poured a hazy honey gold color with 2-finger's worth of white head that lasts a few minutes and leaves some nice lacing.

Wonderful floral hop aroma with a touch of pine and citrus fruit underneath.

Wow, this is really good. Sweet malty backbone with a honey and almost buttery taste, balanced with mild piny and citrusy hops.

Smooth, creamy, medium bodied with higher than average carbonation, which keeps it nice and crisp.

Not a hop bomb, but a really tasty American Pale Ale. I loved it.

matjack85, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Mat_Rampson
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Mat_Rampson, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hopdinger pours a dark golden color, with a very small lacing head. There is a earthy and slightly hoppy aroma. The taste has a nice hop bite to it, lots of earthy like flavors, and a subtle roasted taste. Full flavors, nicely carbonated. Overall a nice solid APA, not has hoppy or floral, but does have a subtle roasted flavor that is a bit of a change up.

vette2006c5r, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Woodman70
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Woodman70, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Larrygto, May 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

gmendez1122, May 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Naters333, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

leedorham, May 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

imperialking, May 06, 2013
Photo of BYOFB
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

BYOFB, May 05, 2013
Photo of brewandbbq
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle.

Pours hazy gold with an inch-plus head of white. Retention is moderate with a partial skim coat and stringy lacing for the duration.

Aromatics have a mild amount of biscuity malt and pine bark. Bread crusts follow through.

Light to medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel.

Toasted malt with balancing, piney hops and a light bitterness on the palate.

Finishes with some lingering toasted bread ends and stale pine bark.

Either this beer is quite faded or totally oversold by the label description.

brewandbbq, Apr 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

mkennedy119, Apr 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

smartassboiler, Apr 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

jreindl, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of KFBR392
3.14/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Beautifully present head which peaked at about two fingers and retailed at about a half a finger. Golden slightly peach color to this brew. Very active carbonation throughout. Heavy lacing left on the glass with each drink.

Smell: Unexpected banana/yeast aroma on the front of this brew. A little bit of malt but that odd front aroma keeps coming back. The hops are felt in a crispy dry aroma.

Taste: Follows the aroma pretty closely. There are some unique flavors going on here for an APA. Yeast and some leafy greens on the front. Buttery taste rides from the body and sticks around on the palette after drinking. Different overall.

Mouthfeel: Bright and active. Active carbonation shows itself quite a bite.

Overall: Glad I gave some local Wisconsin products a shot. This one was okay, certainly a unique representation of the style.

KFBR392, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

ssimpson89, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Hopdinger is ok...I was hoping for something similar to 2Bros Bitter End, but ended up a bit more bitter than BE. Thebeer poured a nice clear copper with finger thick head that is lacing nicely. The smell is floral and slightly bitter....tones of citrus and pine. The taste is essentially bitter from start to finish. There is a slight malty sweetness in the center. Not a lot of pine or citrus but definitely present. The mouthfeel is medium body with big carbonation. Overall it is ok.

WoodBrew, Apr 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

jplopez21, Mar 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Ajlvt, Mar 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

--Dom--, Mar 27, 2013
Hopdinger from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
80 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.