Hop Whoopin - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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234 Ratings
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 7
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2010

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Photo of drpimento
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Kind of a West Coast IPA - huge hop bitterness with resin flavor, not a lot in the malt department. Good fine carbonation. Nice hop aroma. Thick, tight off-white head, that slowly settles. Good drinking beer.

Photo of TX-Badger
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear bright yellow golden color with white head. Pine, citrus, light fruits, and some floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with plenty of resinous hops and a nice hop bite. Great example of the style.

Photo of MaximalC
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy straw color with a good inch of coarse, rocky suds--fantastic head. The aroma smells of grapefruit, lemon, tropical fruit (guava?), and suggestions of bready malt.

The taste is, unsurprisingly, hop forward, but not over the top. The bitterness is resinous, peppery, and only slightly citric. Biscuity malt affords some balance, while vague hints of tropical fruit add a touch of nuance. Medium body and carbonation afford a creamy mouthfeel that complements the taste nicely.

Overall, this is a solid IPA that comes off pretty balanced for what it is. The bitterness is complex enough to be interesting, and the beautiful presentation certainly doesn’t hurt.

Photo of Imhere711
2.24/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Good, might be a bad batch. Had a weird slime on cap.

Photo of Bshaw22
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a solid beer. I had it out of a growler fresh. It has a really dank smell on he nose. Almost like pot.
Taste is hoppy but vegetal in a way. Really good.
This beer kind of femmes me of Lagunitas Sucks. I thinks it's a little underrated.

Photo of MamaNess
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Light crisp and bitter. Very pale color and super clear. Looks like a pilsner. Tasty!

Photo of Stevedore
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Cooper's Tavern. Served in a mason jar 10/26/2014.

A- Clear orange-copper body, half finger white head, no retention time, nice lacing. It's a bit hard to see in the mason jar, but it looks solid. [3.75]

S- Resinous pine and grapefruit hops, a hint of sweet caramel malt. A bit of grassiness. [3.75]

F- Caramel, pine, grapefruit, herbal flavours, resinous. Not complicated but it certainly meets any definition of a solid IPA. Good balance of malt and hops. [4]

M- Medium bodied, a bit too bitter for my tastes on the finish but nicely carbonated and soft on the palate. [3.5]

O- Solid local IPA, nice bitterness and hop aromas abound in this beer. Would definitely recommend trying. [3.75]

Final score: 3.84

Photo of kkleu357
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

From notes on 10/31/13

Pretty good. Poured nice cloudy brownish orange with a very big frothy white head. Very very bitter. Lots of grapefruit flavor. Very nice IPA.

Photo of Bretttt
4.37/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from nitro tap in an american pint glass

Beautiful hazy yellow color that was especially creamy looking from the nitro character.

I haven't tried the regular version of this (not nitro) so I can't compare tastes but I loved the smooth hoppy flavor of this beer.

Had a slightly floral smell to it and a wonderful mouthfeel.

Photo of JerUrbans
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy pale yellow color, with white head that dissipates rapidly. When you put your nose down in the glass it literally slaps your face with its big citrus flavor. Lemon, lime, and grapefruit combined with a thick piney aroma. Taste is phenomenal. Absolutely one of the best IPAs I have ever had! Taste resembles the smell of balsam fir trees, and reminds me of... no,... not Christmas,... but shearing Christmas trees as a teenager. Mouthfeel is a lot like the nose over the top, slap you up, I AM an IPA. You will pucker up on this beer.

Overall, I would absolutely seek this beer out, because until you find something else like it, you won't find anything else like it.

Photo of barnzy78
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - hazy peach colored ale topped with a creamy off-white head
S - fruity aroma with plenty of toasted grain and bready malt; milder citrus and pine
T - actually sweet and malty up front with caramel, bread, and toasted grain; bitter pine and grapefruit follow and completely punish the palate with bitterness
M - medium-full body, resinous and drying, while the pine lingers on. Alcohol is a bit warming but not overly hot
O - nice, unique IPA. Definitely gives the palate a whoopin' with the hops, but there are nice flavors with a solid and present malt backbone here.

Photo of x37x
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very hazy blend of some combination of amber, orange, and gold. The smell is mostly pine with a faint hint of something floral and citrusy. I get a smooth, very full mouthfeel along with a huge bite of intense piney bitterness. The pine carries into the aftertaste. Bitter and piney are the two words to describe this beer, and you will love it or hate it depending on how you feel about those two words.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a hazy orange body with a thick ring of white and a few bubbles trailing up the sides.

S- The green woody hops lead to some herbal hop aromas and a pineapple weed hint in the finish.

T- Nice malt sweetness is soon covered by a full green herbal flavor with some slight pungent hop finish. A slight sweetness in the finish leads to a slight bitterness with some unripe fruit hops.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- Nice full delicious hops flavor with a good malt sweetness to support it. The bitterness is gentle enough to make this quite drinkable by the pint.

Photo of Mdog
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazy gold, good head.

Smell: Juicy citrus rind, hint of herbal.

Taste: Dry citrus bitterness, moderate to heavy bitterness. Starts to give a hint of garlic/herbal flavor.

Overall: An interesting take on the IPA from O'so. The garlic/herbal flavor starts to come through but stays in the background where it gives a nice counterpoint to the citrus bitterness. I normally don't like the hop that gives the garlic/onion flavor, but here it works.

Photo of Ri0
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into teku.

A - Dark rust orange with a solid 1.5 finger white head that leaves almost no ring behind. Some lacing on the glass.

S - This is borderline IIPA. Nice dank, floral pungent hops. Hints of citrus and big pine. This really showcases the dank hops and hides the malt.

T - Hit up front with bitter and dank hops. I'm not a fan of garlic onion flavor and don't really notice it as others have commented. I get more floral, earthy, and bitter hops with some pine and citrus mixed in. The malt is definitely there, but still hides behind the big hop profile. This could really pass as a IIPA.

M - Sticky and resinous with nice body and decent carbonation. Lingering bitterness on the finish.

O - Nice effort Oso. I enjoy the flavor of this dank IPA and usually stay away from these. Best to drink this one fresh. Too bad there is no date on the bottle.

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.35/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hop Whoopin pours a hazy golden color, with very small head. Their is a slightly floral. The taste has a sharp hoppyness, bitter and then finishes rather sweet. Nice subtle malty backbone. Nice carbonation, could be a bit dryer. Overall a nice IPA, a sweeter hoppy flavor does make it unique.

Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Excellent IPA. Big IBU yet the mouth feel was what I would call tangy, very drinkable stuff well crafted. A generous amount of lasting head, not foaming up but ready set to drink. A little cloudy golden. Mango, grapefruit, resiny. Bottle from 20 West Wine and Spirits.

Photo of parejkoj
4.52/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Can't ask for a better looking IPA. Bright amber with a little haze from yeast sediment. Medium white head that lingers.

Smell: Lots of citrus aromas, most notably grapefruit. Also some sweetness from the malt. Really clean. The aromas meld really well. Almost verging on fruity.

Taste: Tastes much like it smells. Up front citrus with tangerine and grapefruit. Bitterness coats the mouth throughout with a little bitterness toward the back of the mouth. A little different than other IPAs in that respect. A little piney and resiny as well.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and without any noticeable abrasive or astringent notes. Surprisingly easy to drink for a malty IPA.

Overall: Very tasty in my opinion. As a single malt and single hop beer (S.M.A.S.H.), I'm impressed by the balance they were able to attain. But it works really well with the hops they used (Summit apparently) as it's not overwhelmed by citrus. I'd say it rivals some of the West Coast IPAs that everyone loves (I'd say it could easily go toe to toe with anything Lagunitas does). Highly recommended!

Photo of brewandbbq
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle.

Pour hazy copper with a half inch head of white. A partial skim coat and some elongated dots of lacing for the duration.

Aromatics lead off with citrus and pine resins. Grapefruit, tangerine, and tropical fruits aplenty.

Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel.

Pungent, resinous hops start the palate. Quite piney with apricots, mango, and tangerine zest. Light malt to balance on medium bitterness. Dry and tropical in nature.

Finishes with a drying bitterness under plenty of pine and tropical fruit.

Really nice beer, although the nose is a bit subdued. The hops on the palate though are right on and quite tasty.

Photo of SerialHiker
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a light caramel brown with orangish hues…sort of a hazy middle, it’s color is dense and mildly transparent…a pinky finger of off white head forms and remains…head does thin a bit, but livens up with a couple of swirls…this is a good lookin’ brew…(4/5)

Smell: Tons of fresh citrus hops aroma, with orange, mango and pineapple bursting right away…I could smell all that citrus as I was pouring it…sweetish caramel malts balance things out a bit, but this is an inviting citrus hop bomb…there is a touch of piney resin as well…very lively and fresh…(4/5)

Taste: Yum! Whole cone, citrus hops flavor up front…very fresh and flavorful…orange, tangerine, pineapple and mango all apparent…malts are sweet, caramel and lightly pale…flavor isn’t explosive, rather subtle and clean…there isn’t too much hops bite or bitterness, though both are present...it’s just a simple, easy drinking flavor that stands out without being overly complicated…much like the nose, there’s a touch of piney resin showing late and becomes more apparent the more I drink…very well balanced…(4/5)

Mouthfeel: Light body with medium carbonation…brew fluffs up bringing orange/tangerine bitterness to the palate…very fresh, light, crisp and clean…finishes with light citrus bitterness, but it’s very soft and has more flavor than bitterness bite…(4/5)

Overall: This is a solid brew, consider it a hopped up pale ale…the flavor is very fresh and well balanced…there is a noticeable lack of bitterness and bite for all the hops, which is nice and makes this a more sessioinable brew than a typical IPA is…it comes in 4-packs and carries a slightly heavy price tag, but it’s worth it for a true beer aficionado or hop head…I’ve only had two O’so Brewing Company’s brews, both hops heavy and both very tasty…if you see this come around or in a friend’s fridge, I recommend grabbing some for yourself…a very good brew, perfect for watching your Maize and Blue whoop up on Syracuse…(4/5)

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Photo of TheSSG
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a HUGE, dense, resiny head that clings vigorously to life (and the side of my glass). Big notes of citrus and a little pine in the background. Slightly hazy, golden color. Starts extremely bitter with a punch of pine sap (and a touch of caramel in the background). Builds in bitterness...and then just VANISHES. Smooth, biscuity malt comes through, but then the hops come back in for the finish! The finish is wonderful. A nice, pleasant pine on top of smooth malt.

This one is interesting. It starts off INTENSE and almost unpleasant, but then just converts into a smooth, wonderful finish.
What a wild ride!

Photo of Strix
3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden.

Floral hops the main scent.

Caramel malt and muddled floral hops. I am not being whooped.

Mouthfeel a bit flat.

Maybe this bottle is a bit old, passable but not really feeling this one. Pretty one dimensional and lacking that extra bite.

Photo of Scotchboy
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty cool 12oz bottle sent from an awesome BA and poured into a Hill Farmstead tulip.

A: Hazy dark gold; medium lacing on the glass.

S: Pungent, dank orange and herbal hops (a lot of hoppy beers I've had lately seem to follow this profile - Simcoe and Citra seem to dominate). Similar to these other beers, there is a piney/tropical frutibowl thing going on with the hops here as well. Smells like its pretty fresh. No malt presence really.

T: Same flavor profile - pretty floral and juicy as well. Dank citrus, hints of pine...faint suggestion of toasted malt as well.

MF: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Moderate dryness, and the bitterness isn't too high.

O: Solid drinker, feels more like its trying to be a DIPA so its even more impressively a single IPA, or a less alcoholic DIPA depending on which was you look at it. Tasty stuff.

Photo of joeseppy
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dense head with sticky lacing. Kinda a murky cider appearance.

Aromas of resinous pine, grapefruit rind and weed . No fruity esters or malt sweetness to speak of.

Taste is orangey bitter and earthy. Bitterness grows on the palate and backdrops light caramel malts. Finish is vegetal, bitter and dry. No juicy fruits, but plenty-o-weed.

Somewhat oily mouthfeel and light carbonation. I'd like to dry out the lacing, scrape it off the glass and see how it smokes.

I was expecting more from reading the reviews. This is a straight forward hoppy beer-no frills. Weediest IPA I've had. It is very smooth and palatable. No problem finishing the sixer. Bitter lovers-this ones for you to give a shot. I'm glad I did. It's not just a good time, but a Whoopin time.

Photo of Jparker37
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured softly into an Imperial pint glass.

A - Nice medium sized white head. The foam is comprised of mostly tight small bubbles. Good clarity on a golden brew. Plenty of lacing.

S - Fresh hop aroma. Grapefruit is there but also a lot of pine to it. Faint little bit of base malt.

T - This beer is jam packed full of hops beginning to end leading me to believe they used a lot of "hop bursting". Flavor is bright and citrusy. No real sign of malt anywhere. For 95 IBUs, this beer doesn't taste overly bitter. Hop finish is pleasant and moderately lasting.

M - Medium to medium-full bodied, medium carbonation, dry.

O - This beer was quite impressive. I really enjoyed how much flavor the hops produced not so much bitterness. Aroma was good and mouthfeel was right on par.

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Hop Whoopin from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
88 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.