Hop Whoopin - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
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3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip?
A- pours a light golden with a 2 finger white head. Some blotches and amoeba lacing remains.
S- light caramel, big bitter grapefruit and citrus and pine.
T- sweet pale malts, citrus, big bitter grapefruit and orange going on here with some pine bitterness at the finish.
M- medium body and carbonation. Light feel with slight slickness.
O- nice ipa. Definitely citrus and hop bitterness forward but has just enough malt balance.
09-11-2012 00:28:20 | More by kawilliams81
4.05/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
07-28-2013 20:38:02 | More by Mdog
3.38/5 rDev -13.8%
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.
06-06-2013 01:19:29 | More by vette2006c5r
4.33/5 rDev +10.5%
Pours out a semi-hazy golden color with a two finger frothy whipped foam head that recedes to a half finger cap in about a minute, which does stick around for quite some time, as does the rings of curtain-y lacing. Smells and tastes of raw blasts of nigh-overwhelming hop power. We have onion, garlic, grapefruit peel and pith, pine tree sap with slivers of bark in it, orange and lemon peel, burnt honey, tropical fruit medley, and a caramel malt holding all of these things together structurally. Body and carbonation levels are both medium.
This hop bomb is a bit closer to the sweeter and balanced side of things than most other hop bombs I've tasted, for whatever that opinion may be worth.
03-18-2012 06:27:54 | More by WastingFreetime
4.11/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
02-04-2013 15:42:13 | More by Scotchboy
4.25/5 rDev +8.4%
DirectionalDowns weekend continues. The school year melts into summer and the knot in my back somehow loosens and transforms itself into a long well needed vacation.
Growler into a glass pours a soapy ladden medium clear orange. Pinpoint tiny bubbles march upward from the center. Clunky coverage seems to predicate a slightly dated tap.
Hops are up my alley. Fruit bowl white tangerine, peach, pineapple, and light bitters. From my understanding of when this growler may have originated, this still shows brightly, though I'm left to wonder what could have been.
Fleshy nectarine skins, pine, and dank woody greens. Faint bitters and tropical fruit ride throughout. Left wondering where this stood upon release, but still really liking what sits in front of me.
Mouthfeel is a lowly carbonated hop juice deliverer. Fresh, I can imagine this as being a real treat. As is, it's just really good.
06-12-2011 00:21:52 | More by BarrytheBear
4.25/5 rDev +8.4%
I'm told the only spot you'll be able to enjoy this brew is at the brewery in their taproom. Hopefully that changes because this is a brew everyone should be able to sample... even if you can't make it to P-lover.
A - Red body with a thick, frothy off-white head. It leaves a very nice lacing as it recedes.
S - The aroma of hops are prevalent. They consist of citrusy grapefruit.
T - The flavors match the scent. Tons of citrusy grapefruit hops. This is a great tasting IPA. Loaded with hops but well balanced against the malt to create and allow the hops to shine rather than overwhelm.
M - It feels as a good India Pale Ale should... thick, sticky and even slightly chewy.
~ This is a very good beer and I hope the folks at O'so continue to brew it. If they don't, now is the time to head on over to get your Whoopin'!
09-26-2010 15:13:37 | More by cdkrenz
Hop Whoopin from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
88 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.