1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hopdinger - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

Not Rated.
HopdingerHopdinger

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

240 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 240 | Reviews: 100 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of green_plastic
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

green_plastic, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of jwerner23
4/5  rDev +13.6%

jwerner23, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of optimator705
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

optimator705, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of robear
3/5  rDev -14.8%

robear, May 24, 2014
Photo of jwc215
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours deep bronze with a lasting head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is piney, slightly citric with a grainy background.

The taste leans hoppy, but balanced with firm grainy malt. Pine, floral notes, some citrus with a grainy/honey sweetness. It has a crisp, dry-ish finish.

It is easy to drink. Smooth. Hits medium-bodied.

A nice APA that lands on the hoppier side of the spectrum.

jwc215, May 20, 2014
Photo of TEdubbaD
4/5  rDev +13.6%

TEdubbaD, May 17, 2014
Photo of TGanyone
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

TGanyone, May 13, 2014
Photo of ackeeper
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

ackeeper, May 12, 2014
Photo of BeerandWhiskeyHQ
3.66/5  rDev +4%
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

BeerandWhiskeyHQ, May 12, 2014
Photo of WiscoTerr
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

WiscoTerr, May 11, 2014
Photo of JimGlonke
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

JimGlonke, May 03, 2014
Photo of martyl1000
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

martyl1000, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of d5001986
3/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

d5001986, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of PickwickHopz
3/5  rDev -14.8%

PickwickHopz, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of SkinniePost
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

SkinniePost, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of derkfromwi
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

derkfromwi, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of maDUECEgunner
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

maDUECEgunner, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Dovers
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Dovers, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Dover
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Dover, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of KTCamm
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

KTCamm, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Cooper
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Cooper, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of kguard
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

kguard, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of DerekJC
4/5  rDev +13.6%

DerekJC, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of combatFlexo
2.5/5  rDev -29%

combatFlexo, Jan 26, 2014
Hopdinger from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
80 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.