Hop Whoopin - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
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3.89/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
05-30-2013 02:49:19 | More by Sammy
4.45/5 rDev +13.5%
Three drafts at Bomb Shelter in Milwaukee... wow, this is great stuff. Now if only O'So would bottle it. Hop Whoopin' comes across like the IPA version of Lupulin Maximus DIPA, coming out next week for it's annual release.
Hazy saturated orange pour, very creamy texture to the foam. It fluffed up in a convex dome above the surface of the glass. As it was sipped, concentric rings of lace formed. The head never faded, very impressive.
Intense tropical and citrus aroma, mango, melon, orange, resiny and catty. Very dank and resinous, a true hop bomb. I found myself just sitting there inhaling it, even when not taking a sip.
A rush of bitter hop oil, raw orange peel, pure lupulin essence. Dry in the finish, but almost sweet in the middle from the concentrated citrus, and to a lesser extent the malt in the background. Light bodied, low to medium carbonation. Pure hop juice delivery vehicle. Amazing stuff that hopefully gets bottled one day.
11-15-2010 00:43:06 | More by emerge077
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
(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.
09-16-2013 19:40:43 | More by rhoadsrage
3.38/5 rDev -13.8%
Hazey, brass and copper color mix. Ok head, and the foam recedes to a small island or two for the rest of the twelve ounces.There's a few small pockets of tiny bubbles.
Oily, toasted orange peels and pine needles. Can't smell much of the malts. Smells hop dominated for sure.
Strong hop flavor of pine, sticky orange and toasted grapefruit. Can make out some melba toast cracker flavors from the malt. This is a hop forward brew, no doubt. Plate is a little resiny, with a hoppy twang on the finish.
12-24-2012 14:06:24 | More by scruffwhor
4/5 rDev +2%
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.
12-08-2013 17:24:22 | More by barnzy78
4/5 rDev +2%
Pale gold, creamy white head of suds. Some nice lacing.
Really has a fresh/wet hop scent to it. Grassy with some honey/biscuit malt.
Holy sour cream and chive! This is the first time that I have actually gotten the mythical onion flavor out of a beer. I've heard of it before, but now am actually tasting it. It's different, but not off-putting. Grassy at first, them transitioning to onion with some tropical notes and a moderate bitterness. Light malt backbone.
Has a crisp and clean feel. Light-medium body.
The onion really is different, but it really isn't too bad here. This overall beer is a nice crisp easy drinking IPA. Has some fresh/wet hop components to it. An enjoyable IPA.
05-02-2012 01:39:21 | More by jera1350
3.33/5 rDev -15.1%
Reviewing the Hop Whoopin from O'so Brewing Company.
Bottling code is "053121427." My gut says that means that this is from the end of February of this year. Served in a Stella Artois chalice and enjoyed on 03/26/12.
Appearance: Pours a murky, slightly cloudy orpiment color (that's ancient Egyptian for darker yellow). Not much head at pour -- a thin bubbly lacing at best with a foggy cap over the majority of the drink. Below average lacing, above average retention. 3.5/5
Smell: Resinous pine, honey, pineapple, light caramel, orange rind and tropic citrus. 4/5
Taste: Bitter, juicy orange, pineapple and earthy hops. There is a growing, heavy bitterness on the palate as the beer layers. Not much else. 3/5
Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Watery oily mouthfeel that washes away most of the flavor prematurely, save for the bitterness. Bitter finish. 3/5
Overall: Nothing special, but not undrinkable. Smells much better than it tastes. I would not buy this beer again.
Recommendation: Feel free to skip this one, especially if you hate bitterer beers.
Pairings: Swiss-and-almond cheese spread.
Cost: $3.49 for a 12 oz bottle.
03-27-2012 02:49:50 | More by jegross2
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
04-28-2013 21:39:09 | More by brewandbbq
3.53/5 rDev -9.9%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a whisky snifter.
A- Pours a rich gold nearly orange. Very light lacing for te head. Hazy with decent light penetration
S- Very sweet fruity and citrusy with a nice bready finish. Strong notes of orange grapefruit and light mango.
T- Start of sweet for just a quick second before moving into a strong bitterness. The bitterness has strong grassy and slight pine and citrusy notes. Leaves a strong earthy grassy bitterness for an aftertaste.
M- Low carbonation medium/light bodied.
O- A very hoppy ale. Strong in hop taste but not necessarily in the best way. While it is defiantly good and definitely has quit a unique hop profile to it, It is just to strong for me. Glad I grabbed this in a make your own six pack because I probably would only be able to drink just one.
04-19-2012 03:42:17 | More by Zachtheporter
3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
a cloudy orange/amber pour with a finger of head and bits of sediment floating around. smells of pine, grapefruit, caramel. a sweet honet-like flavor up front with lots of sweet citrus hop flavor. some hints of grass and a very bitter grapefruit finish.
medium body with a good amount of carbonation, creamy on the lips. overall a solid ipa, but doesn't even compare to lupulin maximus!
10-26-2012 20:44:57 | More by facundoCNB
4.28/5 rDev +9.2%
Bottled 19 March 2012. Not too bad, though I wish I'd gotten to it a bit sooner.
Pours a pale golden yellow, quite clear, with 1.5 fingers of dense, spongy, very white head. Excellent retention, and loads of lacing. Only the faintest hint of visible carbonation.
This smells freaking delicious. Hops galore, with loads of citrus (oranges, yum), tropical fruits, and a touch of pine. Smells like one of those crazy orange-pineapple-whatever juice mixes. Wow.
Taste comes through almost as well, though, as expected, the aromatic hops aren't quite as prominent. Malts are faint and only in the background. Bitterness is about where I'd like it, which is probably below where most people would like it, but there's enough that you won't forget you're drinking an IPA. The onion flavor definitely comes on in the latter part of that bitterness. Finish is sometimes lastingly bitter, sometimes quick and evaporative. Tasty stuff.
Mouthfeel is fine, a little light on the carbonation, but not bad. Body seems kinda light for an ale this strong.
As with many IPAs, the smell here is what does it for me. Such fantastic hop aromatics, with all kinds of fruits dancing their way up my nose. Taste isn't as impressive, but holds up just fine. One of my new favorite local IPAs.
05-06-2012 03:54:05 | More by zeledonia
Hop Whoopin from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
88 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.